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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 »

Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold

Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold

This Giant Chocolate Bar Cake Mold isn’t the first time that I’ve seen a baking pan that looks like a giant block of chocolate, but it is still a great look for a pan and a fun idea for chocolate lovers. Unlike previous chocolate bar pans I’ve seen, this one is silicone. Silicone bakeware is known for its nonstick properties, virtually guaranteeing that your cake ... Read More »

Chefn Bananza Slicer

Chefn Bananza Slicer

One of the reasons that I bake banana bread and other banana recipes so often is that bananas are one of my favorite fruits and I always have them in the house. I put them on cereal, in oatmeal, in fruit salads and baked goods. I never really though that bananas were a difficult fruit to work with, and that is probably why I never ... Read More »

Breville Personal Pie Maker

The Personal Pie

There are counterop appliances that will cook waffles for us, grill our paninis and even bake mini cupcakes – why not add an appliance that will bake up some pies to the collection? The Breville Personal Pie Maker is a countertop gadget that bakes four individually sized pies at a time in just about 10 minutes. Pie-making doesn’t get any quicker or easier than that. ... Read More »

Branch Skewers

Branch Skewers

When you think about roasting hot dogs or marshmallows over an open fire, as you might do on a camping trip, you probably picture someone holding a rustic looking stick with which they have skewered their goodies. I know that this is what I picture, probably due in large part to what I saw on cartoons as a kid. On those cartoons, there would almost ... Read More »

Oven-to-Table Stacking Bakeware

Oven to Table Stacking Bakeware

Even if you have a very large oven, sometimes it just doesn’t seem like there is enough space in there to bake everything that you want to bake. This is particularly true around holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, where many of us entertain large groups of family and friends for holiday dinners, but can be true any time of year that you are having guests ... Read More »

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