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Upside Down Apron with Cooking Guide

Upside Down apron

Aprons are good for providing a clean place to quickly wipe your hands while working in the kitchen and for preventing you from getting your clothes dirty while you cook or bake. This Upside Down Apron with Cooking Guide is extremely clever because, in addition to performing all the usual apron functions, it actually helps you cook. This apron is printed with all kinds of ... Read More »

Cornucopia Bundt Pan

I hope that Nordicware never stops coming up with new designs for its bundt pans, because the holidays would be a lot less exciting if we never had new designs to look forward to. Take this Cornucopia Bundt Pan, for instance. A cornucopia is a horn-shaped basket that is typically depicted overflowing with food and grains, symbolizing a bountiful year. Also referred to as a ... Read More »

Breville 5-Qt Stand Mixer, reviewed

Breville's Included Accessories

If you’re in the market for a new stand mixer – or a first stand mixer – Breville’s new 5-quart Stand Mixer is definitely worth a look as a solid option that will preform well in any home kitchen. I recently added one to my collection to see how it performed and what features it brought to the table when compared to the Vikings and ... Read More »

Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop, reviewed

Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop

I have never had very good luck with ice cream scoops. I’ve tried all kinds in search of a scoop that will cut through firm ice cream easily, make decent looking scoops and release the ice cream without a hassle. I know that you can soften the ice cream by leaving it out, but frankly I don’t want to leave my ice cream on the ... Read More »

Gift Cakelet Pan

Gift Cakelet Pan

Cupcakes make great gifts and, one could argue, they make even better gifts when they come all wrapped up in a neat little package. Cakes made with this Gift Cakelet Pan come out of the oven already wrapped and ready to go. The nonstick, cast-aluminum Nordicware pan is designed to produce 6 package-shaped cakes, each wrapped with a lovely ribbon. The nonstick interior of the ... Read More »

Chef’n Strawberry Slicester

Strawberry Slicester

Have you ever looked at a pile of fresh strawberries and wished that there was a faster way to cut them up for your strawberry shortcake or strawberry tart? Maybe you haven’t had that exact thought, but if you spend enough time in the kitchen slicing up strawberries it will start to sound like a pretty good idea. This is probably why Chef’n introduced their ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated picks the best nonstick pans

T Fal and Bialetti Frying PAns

I know that I’m not the only one who has gone through multiple nonstick frying pans over the years, replacing the pans as they lose their nonstickiness or treating them like regular pans and simply increasing the amount of oil that I cook with to keep food from sticking to it. I generally assumed that I was doing something wrong with my pans to mess ... Read More »

Meta Cookie gives you real cookies and a virtual experience

Meta Cookie Gadget

Finally, you can have your cookies and eat them, too. Actually, you could always do that – assuming that you could make or buy the type of cookies you wanted to eat. A weird new invention know as Meta Cookie was just unveiled this week in Los Angeles that simulates the visual and sensory experience of a cookie flavor, regardless of what type of cookie ... Read More »

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