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Wilton Mini Pumpkin and Ghost Pan

Wilton Mini Pumpkin and Ghost Pan

Shaped pans mean that you don’t need to spend a lot of time decorating your baked goods, since they already come out in a holiday-ready shape. This is certainly true of Wilton’s Mini Pumpkin and Ghost Pan which  bakes up a half-dozen mini-muffin sized pumpkin and ghost shapes for Halloween. The pan itself is nonstick and, though both the pumpkin and ghost have some facial ... Read More »

Wilton Halloween Cookie Pan

Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks and that means that stores are starting to stock up on Halloween items, from candy to costumes. Wilton has a new Halloween Cookie Pan out this year. This pan is designed with separate cavities for cookie dough balls and bakes your cookies into one of 12 different Halloween shapes. It’s really nice that each of the ... Read More »

Zyliss Soft Skin Peeler

I don’t always peel fruits with thin, soft skins, such as peaches or plums, when I bake with them. This is because the skins usually become even more tender during baking, so you never notice them when you’re eating the finished product. It’s also because peeling these types of fruits, as well as some softer vegetables, like tomatoes, is not all that easy to do. ... Read More »

ChefStack Pancake Machine

ChefStack Pancake Machine

The ChefStack Pancake Machine isn’t designed for home cooks, but it’s such an interesting gadget I can’t resist mentioning it. The clever machine makes pancakes without any human intervention and can turn out up to 200 pancakes an hour. Since it takes a few minutes to cook a homemade pancake after whipping up the batter, you’d need a very large and very hot griddle to ... Read More »

What is an offset spatula?

offset spatula

Spatulas are great for a variety of kitchen tasks, from scraping the last bit of batter out of a mixing bowl to gently stirring some scrambled eggs in a nonstick pan. Spatulas can be made from a variety of materials, but your average spatula seems to be made from silicone more often than not these days. There is one exception to this trend and that ... Read More »

Bakers Sto ’N Go

I really like the Cupcake Courier as a carrier for cupcakes, but cupcakes aren’t the only food that needs to be transported in an easy, secure way. The Bakers Sto ’N Go is an ideal carrier for non-cupcake baked goods, especially cookies. It has flat interior shelves to stack cookies on, allowing you to keep your cookies separated so that they don’t get crushed or ... Read More »

Maple Leaf Pan

Maple Leaf Pan

With fall coming up, it’s time to start looking at products that have a seasonal edge to them, like this Maple Leaf Pan. The pan bakes muffin-sized cakes in the shape of maple leaves – perfect for just about any fall or holiday gathering, especially if the leaves are falling off the trees outside. The pan is made by NordicWare and is made of cast ... Read More »

M Cups Measuring Cups

M Cups Measuring Cups

Matryoshkas, or Russian nesting dolls, are a collector’s item for many people. The dolls are all split in two at the “waist” and open to reveal another, smaller, doll inside. Some sets have an almost unbelievable number of dolls inside as they get tinier and tinier. This set of matryoshkas doesn’t get quite down to that size, but is a little more useful than your ... Read More »

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