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Linden Sweden Baker’s 4-Tier Cooling Rack

Baker's Tiered Rack

Cooling racks are an important tool in a baker’s kitchen because they allow you to cool down baked goods quickly when the come out of the oven. Wire cooling racks with a grid pattern are my go-to style of cooling rack because they offer support for everything from big cakes to small cookies as they cool. The only problem with sheet-style cooling racks is that ... Read More »

Swiss Measuring Spoons

Swiss Measuring Spoons

A measuring spoon set is a multi-function kitchen tool, allowing you to measure all kinds of different things when you are cooking or baking. The spoons may all work the same way, but anyone who has used a set knows that the fact that multiple measurements are offered is what makes a set so handy. Once you’ve viewed your spoons as a multi-purpose tool, it’s ... Read More »

Garden Cookie Cutters

Garden Cookie Cutters

It may not be time for spring as far as the flowers in your garden are concerned (even during a mild winter), but with this set of Garden Cookie Cutters you can get spring started in the comfort of your kitchen. These cookie cutters are some of the cutest cutters I’ve seen in a long time because the plastic is shaped just like the finished ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Sweetheart Rose Cake Pan

Rose Cakelet Pan

What could be better than a bouquet of roses on a holiday like Valentine’s Day? How about a bouquet of edible roses made from cake? The Nordic Ware Sweetheart Rose Cake Pan is a nonstick, cast aluminum pan that bakes cakes into a dozen detailed roses. Each rose looks like a bloom that hasn’t quite opened yet, and while they are very detailed, but the ... Read More »

Pancake Plates

Pancake Plate

A big stack of homemade buttermilk pancakes is a wonderful way to start a weekend morning, especially when they’re topped off with a generous amount of maple syrup. You may have noticed, however, that syrup tends to get absorbed into fluffy pancakes in a matter of minutes. This means that you need to reapply the syrup as you eat, or simply pour it as you ... Read More »

Endurance Spice Measuring Spoon Set

Endurance Spice Measuring Spoons

Most measuring spoon sets come with round spoons. This design isn’t a problem most of the time, but I’ll run into a problem with it from time to time because those rounded spoons won’t fit into some of my smaller jars. This happens with spices, especially with those stored in smaller jars, and even with some sugars that I keep in small containers, such as ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated rates Cookie Jars

Cookie Jars

You might put out a tray of cookies or other baked goods when entertaining friends and family, but to keep them at their peak they should be stored in airtight containers to preserve their freshness if they’re not going to be eaten within a few hours. I used to have a few ceramic cookie jars (and I’m sure that I’m not the only one) that ... Read More »

Playing favorites with food creates new products, new markets

Edge Brownie Pan

When you bake a batch of brownies, which piece do you reach for first? A fudgier center piece of a chewier corner? Some people may like both parts of the brownie equally, but others have such a strong preference for specific parts of the food that they eat that they’ve inspired an industry of people who can deliver just those parts. The Wall Street Journal ... Read More »

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