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Chicago Metallic Stuff-It-Up Pan

Chicago Metallic Stuff-It-Up Pan

As we head in to spring and summer, not only do we start to see more flavorful tomatoes, peppers and other veggies start to appear in stores and markets, but we’re a lot more likely to want to eat them than we are during the winter, when many people seek out heartier comfort foods. Stuffed peppers and tomatoes are often a particular favorite, since they’re ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated rates Pie Drip Catchers

Pie Drip Catcher

Anyone who regularly bakes fruit cobblers or pies has probably experienced some spillover of thick, bubbling fruit juices as their dish bakes. These juices taste delicious in a pie – but they’re not so delicious when they’re on the bottom of your oven, nor are they easy to clean up. There are many solutions to try to keep the in check, including putting your pie ... Read More »

Pizzacraft Dough Rolling Mat

Pizzacraft Dough Rolling Mat

A lot of people don’t like to roll out dough, whether they’re making a yeast dough for bread, a pastry dough for pie or a cookie dough for cookies. Rolling out dough usually means that you need to get your countertop a little dirty (which isn’t fun if your counter isn’t a smooth-surface) and that you are going to need to do some guesswork do ... Read More »

Norpro Pretzel Pan

Norpro Pretzel Pan

When you’re walking through a mall or large shopping center, the warm and buttery smell of soft-baked pretzels is likely to catch you, since chain pretzel places are just about everywhere. Soft pretzels are one of the most fun and tasty snack foods that you can make at home, and you don’t need to go out just to find fresh ones. The yeast dough for pretzels ... Read More »

Tulip Springform Pans

Tulip Pans

A springform pan is a cake pan with removable sides. It is most often used to make delicate cakes that can’t easily be flipped out of a regular pan, such as cheesecakes and souffle cakes, though you can use it for baking any type of cake.  These Tulip Springform Pans are another example of a place where a springform wall can come in handy – ... Read More »

Lollypop Men Popsicle Molds

Lollypop Men Pops

To make a popsicle, all you need is a container to freeze your popsicle base – which could be anything from pudding to fruit juice – and a stick. Popsicle molds have been popping up in all kinds of new shapes and sizes over the past few years, and you can find them in classic shapes and funky ones, such as robots. The standard popsicle stick, ... Read More »

Wilton 3D Lamb Pan

Wilton Stand-Up Lamb Pan

A large cake can make an impressive centerpiece at any party, and a shaped cake can even be more attention-getting. Scuplting a cake into a centerpiece is not a project that most of us want to take on at home, since it is a messy project that requires quite a lot of cake. Fortunately, there are easier ways and Wilton makes some cake pans that ... Read More »

Wilton Two Tone Cupcake Inserts, reviewed

Two Tone Cupcakes

Checkerboard cake pan sets have been around for quite some time now. The sets typically include a plastic insert that allows you to add multiple colors of cake batter into one pan without the colors running together, so you end up with a geometric design instead of a marbled one. Wilton took this idea to a smaller format and came up with Two Tone Cupcake Inserts. ... Read More »

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