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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 »

Bug Pancake Pan

Bug Mini Pancake Pan

I was out shopping the other day when I came across Nordicware’s new Bug Pancake Pan. The pan was so cute, I almost couldn’t resist taking one home with me. The havy duty pan is nonstick and has silver dollar sized depressions for pancakes in each of seven designs: the dragonfly, snail, butterfly, ladybug, spider, bee, worm and beetle. The bugs are adorable and much ... Read More »

Spilt Milk Cereal Bowl

Spilt Milk Cereal Bowl

The Spilt Milk Cereal Bowl is one of the cutest takes on a cereal bowl that I’ve seen for a long time. From a practical standpoint, the bowl is deep enough to hold plenty of breakfast, but the real attraction is the clever “splash” detailing of the ceramic that makes it look as through milk is coming right out of the bowl. The effect is ... Read More »

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