Category Archives: Gear and Gadgets

Vintage Cake and Cupcake Carriers

Vintage Cupcake Carrier

I typically use cake and cupcake carriers both for transporting and storing baked goods. I’ve gone through a variety of carriers over the years, and generally opt for lightweight, plastic containers that have an airtight seal because they are the most versatile and the most durable options for baked good storage. But even the well designed ones don’t qualify as cute (and some don’t even ... Read More »

Corners Brownie Pan

Corners Brownie Pan

When faced with a freshly baked batch of brownies, which piece do you reach for first: the fudgy center or a chewy corner piece? If you are in the corner camp of brownie lovers – as several members of my family are – there is a new pan out that is designed to give you twice as many corners as a regular square brownie pan ... Read More »

Tovolo Frozen Jewel Ice Pop Molds

Tovolo Frozen Jewel Ice Pop Molds

If you grew up during the 1980s – or shopped for candy any time during that decade – you probably saw bright, shiny jewel-shaped Ring Pops on the candy aisle. They were lollipops that looked as good as they tasted, and were an instant hit with their fun and fashionable design. They still sell Ring Pops, and though it may seem like their heyday was ... Read More »

Rev-A-Shelf Mixer Lift

Rev A Shelf Mixer Lift

Stand mixers are a fairly bulky, as kitchen gadgets go, and they take up a lot of counter-top real estate. I don’t mind giving up a little counter space because my mixer is one appliance that I use just about every day. But when you’re not using yours every day, or have limited counter space, you might not want to make space for the stand ... Read More »

What is your favorite kitchen unitasker?

Kitchen Unitaskers!

Unitaskers are kitchen gadgets that have just one use, rather than being versatile enough to be applied to a variety of situations. The term was coined by Alton Brown on the show Good Eats, where Brown was always looking for things that could serve double duty in the kitchen. This is definitely a practical approach and you don’t need a separate gadget for every culinary ... Read More »

Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Molds, reviewed

Homemade Push Pops

There are many fun and interesting popsicle molds out there that you can use to make homemade popsicles or fudgsicles at home. There aren’t too many like these Norpro Silicone Ice Pop Molds, however, and that is what originally attracted me to them. These silicone sleeves don’t require any popsicle sticks. Instead, you simply fill up the silicone tube with your popsicle mixture (or plain ... Read More »

Leifheit Cherry Stoner

Leifheit Cherry Stoner

Cherries have a relatively short season every year and, while you might not think that you need a gadget dedicated to cherries if you’re only going to use it for a couple of weeks, cherry pitters can really be a worthwhile time saver for cherry fans. Pitting a cherry by hand is a somewhat laborious process, because those pits don’t want to come out without ... Read More »

Nordic Ware Quartet Mini Bundt Pan

Nordic Ware Quartet Bundt

Mini bundt cakes are a fun type of miniature cake that always seem to be a little more upscale looking than a cupcake. While you can dress up a cupcake, the beautiful designs of a bundt cake are hard to top when it comes to supplying dessert cakes for a party or other special occasion. Most mini bundts are slightly larger than cupcakes, so the ... Read More »

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