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Oven Mitt Apron

Oven Mitt Apron

Aprons are good for many things. For instance, they are good for helping you keep splashes of food off of your clothes while you’re cooking, giving you quick place to wipe flour off your hands and, if they have pockets, a place to stash a whisk, microplane or can opener until you need it. In the Oven Mitt Apron, classic aprons get a new functionality, ... Read More »

Cupcake Keys

CupcakeKeys

I have a set of Cookeys, Oreo cookie-shaped plastic key covers. They’re cute, food-related and certainly make my keys easy to spot. I’ve noticed that more and more key covers are coming out, both food related and not. I’ve seen donuts and robots, but this set of Cupcake Key Covers jumped out at me as being just about as cute as my sandwich cookie set. ... Read More »

Nordicware Snowman Loaf Cake Pan

Nordicware Snowman Pan

I must be the changing weather that is getting me into the holiday spirit already, because as soon as I saw this Snowman Cake Pan from Nordicware, it brought a smile to my face. The pan is about the size of an 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch loaf pan, which means that it holds about 5 cups of batter in it, so you can ... Read More »

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

Ninjabread Men

When regular gingerbread men become a little too cutsey and cliche for your holiday baking, it is time to upgrade to Ninjabread Men. These adorable – by which, of course, I mean tough and masculine – Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters feature a trio gingerbread men in karate poses. They work just like regular cookie cutters and you can decorate them however you like, but you ... Read More »

Cupcake Corer

Cupcake Corer

Filled cupcakes seem like a challenging thing to make at home at first glance. With a regular cupcake, it’s easy to see how to put some frosting on top of the cake, but figuring out how to get the filling inside is not quite as obvious. Fortunately, it is easier than it looks to fill cupcakes and there is absolutely no reason not to make ... Read More »

Halloween Pancake Molds

Halloween Pancake Molds

Vampire bats, jack o’ lanterns and haunted houses. These are just a few of the icons that you see pop up every Halloween, and they make up the set of Halloween Pancake Molds from Williams Sonoma. The cooking store usually releases a new set every year, with different designs, but these have a nice mix of shapes to them and it’s fun to see something ... Read More »

What is a bench scraper?

Bench Scraper

A bench scraper is one of my favorite tools to have around the kitchen. It’s not something that will steal the spotlight from a shiny stand mixer, but it is something that comes in handy a lot when you work with breads and pastries. A bench scraper a rectangular tool that is used to scrape work surfaces clean in the kitchen. Although there are plastic ... Read More »

Wilton 3D Skull Pan

Wilton 3D Skull pan

Ghosts, jack o’ lanterns, witches and skeletons all say Halloween, and as far as baking pans go, not many of them say it louder than Wilton ‘s 3D Skull Pan, which will create quite the centerpiece if you’re looking for a creepy cake to make this Halloween. The pan bakes a well proportioned skull that grins up at your from its place on the serving ... Read More »

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