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Do I need a strawberry huller?

  A strawberry huller is a little tool that is designed to remove the hull – the leafy top and white-ish center “plug” – of a strawberry before you eat it. Unless you’re eating berries by hand and tossing away the hulls one-by-one (or dipping them in chocolate and need a “handle”), you’re going to want to remove the hulls before using the berries. They ... Read More »

Classic Cars Sweet Rides Cupcake Pan

Classic Cars Sweet Rides Cupcakes

Looking at this cupcake pan, I can’t help but think of the board game Battleship, where a bunch of boats are packed together in a rather haphazard way, waiting to be blown up by your opponent.  I’ve played a version of the game with cars instead of boats, which is why the car lineup here looks so familiar to me. Memories of board games aside, ... Read More »

The Great Cupcake Pan

The Great Cupcake Pan

I must have had my mind on cupcakes after hearing about the world record setting cupcake the other day, because when I walked into Williams-Sonoma this week, one of the first things that my eye was drawn to was Nordicware’s Great Cupcake Pan. This pan is pretty new and seems to be another take on the Giant Cupcake Pan made by Wilton, which has been ... Read More »

Aloha Bundt Cake Pan

Aloha Bundt Cake Pan

Maybe it’s because I’m a fan of pineapple, but the Aloha Bundt Cake Pan made me smile the first time I saw it. The pan is from Nordicware and is made up of six small pineapple shapes that form into a ring. The pan is made of heavy duty cast aluminum and has a 10-cup capacity as well as a nonstick finish. The pan has ... Read More »

Mario Batali Chianti Pizza Stone

If you don’t have a super-hot pizza oven installed in your kitchen, it’s hard to achieve that pizzeria-quality pizza because most regular ovens can’t achieve that type of temperature. On top of that, they don’t have a stone floor on which to place the pizza. The problem of the stone is easily solved with a pizza stone, which holds a lot of heat and simulates ... Read More »

Kitchenart Adjust-A-Burger

Grilling is a great way to feed a crowd. It’s done outdoors, so it’s easy to be social while you work, and you can fit a lot more food onto a barbecue than you can fit into a frying pan on the stove. The hardest part about grilling is getting the timing down. This isn’t a big deal for chicken, which really needs to be ... Read More »

Orka 4-Ice Pops

Popsicles are even easier to make than ice cream because you don’t need an ice cream maker or any other special appliance to make them. What you do need, however is a mold to shape them with. The simplest way to make a popsicle is to use a small paper cup or yogurt container, fill it with juice (or whatever else you choose to use ... Read More »

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper

Pre-Cut Parchment Paper

If you’re baking a cake or bread, and you know that you’re going to need to remove it from the pan after baking, it’s a good idea to try and make the task as easy as possible. You can grease the pan well, which is effective, but it is best to line the pan with parchment paper that won’t stick to either the pan or ... Read More »

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