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Nordic Ware Gingerbread Man Pan

Gingerbread Man Pan

Gingerbread men (or gingerbread women) are staples of the holiday baking season, right up there with classic sugar cookies as a treat that most bakers love to make. Gingerbread cakes are also popular around the holidays, although they don’t usually get decorated to the extent that smaller gingerbread cookies do. Nordic Ware’s seasonal Gingerbread Man Pan puts a little more fun into gingerbread cake with ... Read More »

Holiday Rocker Cookie Cutters

Holiday Rocker Cookie Cutters

Cutting out Christmas cookies can be a very fun job, but it can also become a very tedious one if you bake a lot of cookies for the holidays. It is fun to roll out the dough, cut your cookies and decorate them, but when you start to work in bigger batches you will find that you face problems like keeping the cookie cutters from ... Read More »

Sugar Cookies and Gingbread Kitchen Towels

Gingerbread Kitchen Towel

I have a couple seasonal kitchen towels that I pull out for various holidays throughout the year. I have a set with hearts for Valentine’s Day, with bats and black cats for Halloween and all kinds of lights and decorations for Christmas. These ultra-cute Sugar Cookie and Gingerbread Kitchen Towels that Sur La Table is stocking for this holiday season are about to head into ... Read More »

Snowman Cake Pop Pan

Snowman Cake Pop Pan

The holiday season is the best time of year for doing a little extra decoration when you’re baking. Everyone is in a festive mood and it starts to seem like every dessert can use a little extra something special. Cake pops are often decorated, no matter what season they’re made during, but this cute Snowman Cake Pop Pan will give them even more holiday character. ... Read More »

Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools Tablet Kitchen Stand

WS Tablet Holder

I got an iPad earlier this year and find it to be very handy in the kitchen because it allows me to keep recipes from my site and my other favorite blogs handy when I am cooking. It is small, so it takes up less space than my laptop does while being just as easy to work from. The only problem I have is that ... Read More »

Polder Original All-In-One Timer/Thermometer, reviewed

Polder Thermometer

The most difficult part of cooking a turkey is that it is very difficult to tell when the bird is done cooking. A turkey is so large – although the same idea applies to many other kinds and cuts of meat, as well – that it is difficult to maneuver in and out of the oven to re-check the temperature of the leg meat. Fortunately, ... Read More »

Fox Run Pie Saver

Fox Run Pie Saver

Leftover pie is not the easiest dessert to store. Cakes can be tucked away in a cake carrier and cookies can be stacked in a small storage box or ziploc bag. Pies require a lot of space, either in the freezer or on the countertop, and can be quite messy if they start to lose their shape once you’ve served a slice or two. Now, ... Read More »

What kind of pie plate is the best?

Pie plate stack

Pie plates are usually made of one of three materials: metal, ceramic or glass. Metal pie pans range from thin, disposable aluminum pans that might come with a store-bought graham cracker crust to heavy duty steel pans. Glass pie pans, which includes Pyrex brand plates, and ceramic pans are typically thicker and heavier than metal pans. There are so many pie plates to choose from, ... Read More »

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