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Illusion Dessert Bowls

Illusion Dessert Bowls

It really is true that we “taste with our eyes” to some extent when a plate of food is set in front of us. Appearance alone doesn’t trump taste, but it can really help elevate a dessert from being very tasty to being unforgettable. In other words, I’m happy to eat a brownie that has crumbled into bits after I tried (unsuccessfully) to remove it ... Read More »

Pumpkin Patch Pan

Pumpkin Patch Pan

It must be fall when a new generation of pumpkin shaped pans hits the shelves at kitchen and home stores. These pans always have a special appeal for me because there are so many pumpkin breads and pumpkin cakes out there that need absolutely no frosting to be delicious. This means that the pumpkin shapes of the pans usually have more impact than those of ... Read More »

Reynolds Fun Shapes Baking Cups

Reynolds Fun Shapes Baking Cups

Reynolds Fun Shapes Bakware are a line of small, shaped pans sold as disposable bakeware by Reynolds. I would venture to say that the little aluminum pans are a variation on traditional paper muffin cups, rather than a completely new concept in bakeware. No matter what you call them, however, a really versatile product. The pans come in star and heart shapes, as well as ... Read More »

Funnel Pitchers

Funnel Pitcher

Getting batter from the bowl to the baking pan is not always an easy task. Thicker batters, or doughs with a thick consistency, are actually pretty easy to handle at this stage. Cookie dough can be scooped and shaped with relative ease before being plopped onto a pan. Muffin and cake batters, on the other hand, can make quite a mess when you try to ... Read More »

Bear Silicone Baking Cups

Bear Silicone Baking Cups

While I will always have a preference for paper baking cups over silicone cups – or even for just greasing the tin directly – when I am baking muffins or cupcakes, I have to give the makers of the silicone products credit for coming up with some really cute ideas that paper cups just can’t recreate. One good example of this are the Witch Feet ... Read More »

Flour Storage Tips

Buying food, especially dry goods or other products with fairly long shelf lives, in bulk is a good way to cut back on your grocery bill. You get a lower overall price per pound or per ounce. The only problem with buying in bulk is that whatever you buy has to be stored properly to give it its optimal shelf life and to prevent spoilage. ... Read More »

Airplane Mini Cake Pan

Airplane Mini Cake Pan

Aside from baking, traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I’d like nothing more than to be able to hop on a plan and fly anywhere in the world at any time. Who wouldn’t? Unfortunately, that thought is much more dream than reality, but it is what made this cute Airplane Mini Cake Pan catch my eye. The pan bakes up six carefully ... Read More »

Double Kitchen Timer

Double Kitchen Timer

My kitchen has several timers in it. There are timers built in to the microwave and oven, as well as timers on my radio/cd player and a magnetic timer that I stick to any handy surface. I could even use the alarm clock on my cell phone if I had to. It’s rare that I actually need to put all of them to use at ... Read More »

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