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Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Cakelet Pan

Snow White Cakelet Pan

Snow White is a classic children’s story and the original Disney movie is a favorite across generations. I have a feeling that the new Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs Cakelet Pan from Nordic Ware is likely to become a favorite with many people, too. The pan is one of the most detailed cakelet pans that I’ve seen, with the whole body of each of ... Read More »

Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Presses

Cuisipro Mini Ice Cream Sandwich Presses

An ice cream sandwich is a delightful hot weather treat, and they’re even more enjoyable when you can put together your own. This doesn’t mean that you necessarily have to bake your cookies and churn your ice cream from scratch (although that is always a good option). Instead, it means that when you are assembling your own sandwiches you have full control over the cookie ... Read More »

Chef’n Stem Gem, reviewed

Chef'n Stem Gem

The hull is the leafy stem of the strawberry and the small part of the fruit that it is attached to. This part of the berry always needs to be removed before cooking with them, or chopping them up for a salad or other dish, and there are several ways to go about it. You can simply chop off the whole top of the berry, ... Read More »

Nordicware Summer Series 3D Cookie Cutters

Summer 3D Cookies

Cookies are associated more strongly with fall and winter – thanks to the Christmas holiday where cookies are an absolute staple – than they are with summertime. This is a shame because the summer can be a fine time to bake cookies. The days are longer, so we usually feel like we have a little extra free time and, if you have kids around, you ... Read More »

Frieling Layer Cake Slicing Kit

Frieling Cake Slicer

The hardest thing about making a layer cake is getting evenly sliced layers. It never seems like it will be that difficult to level the rounded top off of a single layer or cake, or to cut a taller cake into two even pieces, but even pros end up with uneven layers sometimes. The trick to getting even layers is to have a very large ... Read More »

Oxo Flexible Nylon Pie Server

Oxo Flexible Pie Server

Pie servers are triangular spatulas that are supposed to make it easy to lift a slice of pie easily from a pie plate by offering more support than simply trying to balance a heavy slice of pie on the blade of a thin knife. Most pie servers are made of metal and are fairly stiff, but when it comes to pie servers, stiffness is not ... Read More »

Cook’s Country rates Fine Mesh Strainers

Fine Mesh Strainer

Fine mesh strainers have many uses in the kitchen. They can be used to sift flour into a cake, dust a finished cake with confectioners sugar or strain lumps out of any kind of soup, sauce or pudding. They’re not as glamorous as a stand mixer or blender, but they’re a staple kitchen gadget and it is well worth getting a good one. I was ... Read More »

Cut and Collect Cutting Board

Cut and Collect Cutting Board

Chopping up a large amount of fruits and vegetables, whether you’re baking pies or making a stew, is not a problem if you have the counter space to really spread out. If you don’t, you will probably find that even large cutting boards start to look small as you fill them up with slices, dices and juliennes. When you can cut everything and push it ... Read More »

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