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Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Molds, reviewed

Homemade Push Pops

There are many fun and interesting popsicle molds out there that you can use to make homemade popsicles or fudgsicles at home. There aren’t too many like these Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Molds, however, and that is what originally attracted me to them. These silicone sleeves don’t require any popsicle sticks. Instead, you simply fill up the silicone tube with your popsicle mixture (or plain ... Read More »

Leifheit Cherry Stoner

Leifheit Cherry Stoner

Cherries have a relatively short season every year and, while you might not think that you need a gadget dedicated to cherries if you’re only going to use it for a couple of weeks, cherry pitters can really be a worthwhile time saver for cherry fans. Pitting a cherry by hand is a somewhat laborious process, because those pits don’t want to come out without ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Quartet Mini Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware Quartet Bundt

Mini bundt cakes are a fun type of miniature cake that always seem to be a little more upscale looking than a cupcake. While you can dress up a cupcake, the beautiful designs of a bundt cake are hard to top when it comes to supplying dessert cakes for a party or other special occasion. Most mini bundts are slightly larger than cupcakes, so the ... Read More »

Wilton Stars and Stripes Cake Pan

Wilton Stars and Stripes Cake Pan

I always try to come up with at least a few red, white and blue desserts around the 4th of July. Not only is it fun to make colorful desserts, whether they’re dressed up with berries or dyed with vibrant food colors, but the 4th of July is a holiday where most people get together at home with friends and family and enjoy a big ... Read More »

Pourfect Whisk-A-Bowl

Pourfect Whisk-A-Bowl

Stand mixers are definitely a useful tool in the kitchen if you do a lot of baking, but they don’t always deliver perfect results. For instance, standard paddle attachments don’t scrape the sides of the bowl, meaning that you’ll have to scrape down the bowl a few times during mixing just as you would if you were mixing by hand or with a smaller hand ... Read More »

Foodie Fight

Foodie Fight

Trivial Pursuit is a board game that has been testing players’ knowledge of trivia on a wide range of subjects – from history to sports – since 1979. It’s a fun game to play, but it can be quite a challenge if you’re not as well versed in some categories as you are at others. Foodie Fight is a trivia game that is similar to ... Read More »

Baker’s Silicone Rolling Pin

Baker's Silicone Rolling Pin

Wood rolling pins are what most bakers swear by, but there are other rolling pin options out there that can perform just as well and offer advantages that the classic rolling pins don’t. Marble rolling pins, for instance, can stay cool while you’re working, making it easier to handle pie crust and other buttery doughs. Silicone rolling pins, like this Baker’s Silicone Rolling Pin, offer ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated tests springform pans

Springform pans

A springform pan is a type of cake pan that has removable sides. The strip of metal that makes up the sides of the pan is shaped into a ring and is held together with an adjustable latch or buckle. It can be tightened by snapping the latch into place, tightening the ring and creating a tight seal with the pan’s base. When unlatched, the ... Read More »

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