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Easy Bake Oven gets a new look, new heating element

The New Easy Bake Oven

Several months ago, I posted that Easy Bake Ovens were going to get a makeover. The popular kids toy is how many of us got our start in the kitchen over the past half century, since the launch of the original Easy Bake in 1963. The makeover was not just to update the look of the machine to appeal to today’s kids, but to replace ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Individual Pie Mold Pan

Chicago Metallic Pie Mold Pan

As much as I like Breville’s Personal Pie Maker, I’m not yet sure that I need another appliance in my kitchen – even if it is an appliance that specializes in pies. I can certainly make room for a new pan, however, and Chicago Metallic’s Pie Mold Pan is a good middle ground. This pan has cavities for four individual pies, and while they’re larger ... Read More »

ThermwWare Cool & Carry Food Carrier

ThermwWare Cool & Carry Food Carrier

Not every dessert we make is going to be served in our own kitchens. Cookies are packed up and bundled off to bake sales and tucked into school lunches. Cakes and cupcakes are carefully placed in cake carriers to be delivered to parties, potlucks and other celebrations. Delivering a cake in one piece isn’t necessarily that difficult – especially if you’re a careful driver – ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Tiered Cakelet Pan, reviewed

Tiered Cakelet Pan

Multi layer tiered cakes are a feast for the eyes, as well as for the stomach, and I suspect that the number of cake decorating shows on tv has only made them more popular. Elaborate cakes were once only seen at weddings, but now they’re making appearances at birthdays and other special occasions, as well. The downside of these cakes is that they are time ... Read More »

Autumn Cakelet Pan

Autumn Cakelet Pan

Although the weather in all parts of the country might not reflect it at the moment, fall will be here before we know it with color-changing leaves, cool evenings and plenty of excuses to bake spice cake and pumpkin pie. Another thing that might give you an excuse to make some spice cake is the new Autumn Cakelet Pan. The pan bakes 16 small cakes ... Read More »

Spider-Man Comic Book Cookie Cutters

Comic Book Cookies

I haven’t had the urge to make my own comic book in some time – but I will admit that as a kid I spent countless hours (usually on family trips) illustrating my own comic series in journals and notebooks. I actually preferred to make my own rather than read other people’s comics, though looking back I would put money on the fact that my ... Read More »

Cuisipro Apple Corer

Apple Corer

As we approach the end of summer and head towards fall, I start to think about pie season. Of course, you can make a pie any time of year, but there is something about baking a sweet apple pie while the leaves outside are turning golden and red that just feels right. One tool that comes into play when you’re working with apples is the ... Read More »

How do you use paper baking molds?

Paper baking molds

Paper muffin cups are a standard tool that just about every baker will keep on hand in their kitchen. Perfect for muffins or cupcakes, the eliminate the need to grease a pan and ensure that your baked goods won’t have anything to stick to when it comes time to take them out of the pan. Muffin cups also make baked goods much more portable and ... Read More »

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