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Nordic Ware Mini Citrus Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Mini Citrus Loaf Pan

Mini loaves are fun for entertaining because they’re cute and easy to serve. They’re also excellent for gift-giving, as they can be easily wrapped up before delivery. They also bake up more quickly than full size loaf cakes, which means that you’ll be able to take a bite of that freshly baked cake in almost no time at all. I’ve used a wide variety of ... Read More »

Baking Bites Kitchen Renovation – Part 1

Original Condo Kitchen

Earlier this year, I took a big HGTV-inspired leap and bought my first foreclosure. As you may know from reading my about page, I live in Los Angeles where the housing market is pretty competitive. Foreclosures tend to be in high demand from house flippers, but they’re a great way to enter the market at a pretty reasonable price (for whatever area you’re looking to ... Read More »

FoodSaver Bags: Not Just for Saving Food

FoodSaver System with Bags

The FoodSaver® System is one of the most useful tools in my kitchen when it comes to keeping food fresh. The handy vacuum sealer is excellent when it comes to helping me preserve everything from meat to cookie dough for long term storage, but that isn’t the only thing that it can be used for despite the fact that it is in its name! The things that make ... Read More »

8 Essential Holiday Baking Tools

8 Essential Holiday Baking Tools

December is one of the biggest baking months of the year, as the holidays inspire just about everyone to do a little bit of baking. Holiday baking requires the same basic tools as everyday baking, such as mixing bowls, measuring cups and spatulas, but there are some tools that are a little bit handier during the holidays than they are any other time of the ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Duet Pan

Nordic Ware Gingerbread House Duet Pan

Gingerbread houses are fantastic decorations to make during the holidays. Made with carefully shaped sheets of gingerbread, they’re usually assembled with the help of a lot of royal icing and plenty of gumdrops, sprinkles and peppermints. Gingerbread houses take a lot of effort to put together and they are used as centerpieces far more often than they are used as dessert. If you want a ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Twas Loaf Pan

Nordic Ware Twas the Night Loaf Pan

I’ve seen plenty of fun holiday baking pans over the years, but I have to admit that this ‘Twas the Night Before Loaf Pan from Nordic Ware has already made it close to the top of my list of favorites. The pan features an image of Santa in his sleigh, being pulled through a snowflake-filled backdrop by one of his reindeer. While many pans have ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic No-Drip Pie Shield

Chicago Metallic No-Drip Pie Shield

A great fruit pie will be loaded with juicy, flavorful fruit. All of those fruit juices should thicken up to form the perfect pie filling, but there are many times when at least a little bit of that juice ends up bubbling over the edge of your pie plate and dripping onto the bottom of your oven. A few drips here and there may not ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Pull-Apart Snowflake Cake Pan

Nordic Ware Pull-Apart Snowflake Cake Pan

Winter is a great season for baking. Not only are the warm spices and bright citrus flavors that are featured in many winter recipes delicious, but turning on the oven fills your house with wonderful smells and warmth even when it is snowing outside. You don’t need to wait for it to snow to put this Pull-Apart Snowflake Cake Pan from Nordic Ware to good use. The ... Read More »

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