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Wilton Cupcake Cone Baking Rack

Wilton Cupcake Cone Baking Rack

I don’t remember whose birthday it was, as it was many years ago, but I do remember the first time I was served a cupcake cone. Cupcake cones are cupcakes that are baked in ice cream cones, which have a neat combination of flavors and textures, as well as many fun decorating possibilities. The cupcakes are usually made using plain “cake” cones, which have flat ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Tests Potholders

Cook's Country Tests Potholders

Potholders are a basic piece of kitchen equipment that we all have in our kitchens and use every day. They don’t get a lot of attention, since they’re not nearly as glamorous as a shiny stand mixer, but we just them for everything from taking cookies out of the oven to removing lids from hot pans. A basic potholder is a terrycloth square (or just ... Read More »

Cook’s Cuff

Cook's Cuff

When I’m in the kitchen, I sometimes find myself consulting conversion tables to double check my measurements, especially when I am scaling recipes up and down for different serving sizes. How make teaspoons are in a quarter cup? How many cups are in a quart? The Cook’s Cuff is a lovely piece of jewelry that has some real utility to it – in addition to ... Read More »

The Dipr

The Dipr

One of my favorite after school snacks growing up was cookies and milk. I would dunk all kinds of cookies in milk, letting the milk soften part of the cookie so that I could get both the soft portion and the crispy/chewy portion in my mouth in one single bite. I would dunk cookies in cold milk during the summer and hot chocolate in the ... Read More »

Egg Separating Whisk

Egg Separating Whisk

Separating eggs is one task that almost every home cook or baker will need to do at some point. Eggs must be separated so that you can use the yolks in custardy desserts, like panna cottas, and the whites in airier creations, such as angel food cake and souffles. Even if you don’t bake that much, you’ll probably make an egg white omelette or two ... Read More »

Sweet Tooth Baking Cups

Sweet Tooth Baking Cups

I definitely have a sweet tooth and, while I don’t want things to be tooth-achingly sweet, I tend to think that desserts should be at least a little bit sweet! Sugar not only helps to bring out the flavor of the ingredients in a cake, but it also adds to the texture of baked goods of all types. When I saw the Sweet Tooth Baking ... Read More »

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pan

Williams Sonoma All Purpose Pan

My kitchen is packed with pans of all shapes and sizes, and I put most of them to use on a regular basis. There are a few pans, however, that get a lot more use than the others because I can use them for so many things. In my case, these pans are traditional sheet pans and smaller jelly roll pans, which can be used ... Read More »

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