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The OCD Chef Cutting Board

The OCD Chef Cutting Board

I don’t want to play down the seriousness of OCD as a condition that many have to deal with, but if you’ve ever tried to really learn the knife skills that classically trained chefs have used for generations, you’ll know that a small element of OCD might actually be helpful in mastering them. OCD in this case, of course, stands for “obsessive chopping and dicing,” ... Read More »

Wilton Doughnut Twist Pan

Wilton Doughnut Twist Pan

Donuts are a delicious treat and, even though they’re deep fried, they are well worth working your your diet as an occasional indulgence. If you want to have donuts more often, you might have thought about adding a donut pan to your kitchen equipment. These pans allow you to bake donuts easily in the oven, not only giving you the option of having donuts any ... Read More »

Toaster Pastry Press

Toaster Pastry Press

Toaster pastries and pop tarts are treats that we loved as kids, but if you haven’t had one in a while and try to go back for the sake of nostalgia, you’ll notice that they just don’t taste as good as you remember. Part of this could be attributed to changes in the recipes, but it is much more likely that if you do a ... Read More »

KitchenAid Flex Edge Beater

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Stand mixers are great tools to have in the kitchen, as they can handle all kinds of jobs with speed and ease, from creaming butter and sugar to kneading bread dough. One minor annoyance to using KitchenAid stand mixers, which are easily one of the top selling stand mixer brands available, is that the included paddle attachment doesn’t do an effective job of getting everything ... Read More »

Tartlet Baking Set

Mini Tart Baking Set

Tartlets make beautiful desserts. Bite sized and elegant, these desserts aren’t usually the first choice for home chefs to put together because it is a little bit of a hassle to cut the pastry and press it into dozens of individual mini tart shells before baking. Imagine that all of those tart shells were not separated, but were all together in a single pan, like ... Read More »

What is parchment paper?

Parchment Paper

One thing that comes up in baking recipes almost as often as butter, flour, sugar and eggs is parchment paper. It is recommended for lining baking sheets, lining cake pans and being used to roll out pie crusts and cookie dough. But what is parchment paper? Parchment paper is a heavy duty grease and moisture resistant paper that is used in baking and cooking because ... Read More »

MixerMate Bowl, reviewed

MixerMate Bowl, reviewed

Sometimes, it just takes a very small change to make a big difference. This is true in many things, but it is equally true in the kitchen. The BeaterBlade is a great example. This stand mixer attachment has a silicone “blade” that extends from what is otherwise a regular paddle attachment. It scrapes the bowl as it mixes, making blending easier and faster than with ... Read More »

Wilton Bunny Whoopie Pie Pan

Wilton Bunny Whoopie Pie Pan

Whoopie pies are typically round in shape, made with soft, cake-like cookies that sandwich a creamy filling. It may be tradition to have round whoopie pies, but it isn’t written in stone that all whoopies must be round, either. These classic snack cakes are enjoying a surge in popularity right now and to make them a little more holiday-appropriate, Wilton has just introduced a Bunny ... Read More »

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