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Viante Pasta Extruder

Viante Pasta Maker

Homemade pasta is something that I make every once in a while and it is a treat when I do. Like baking homemade bread, it can be a time consuming and messy process that you don’t always have the time or energy for. You can always use dried pasta, but if you are a true pasta lover you might want to look for other ways ... Read More »

Wilton Mini Whoopie Pie Pan, reviewed

Mini Whoopie Pie Pan

I wasn’t entirely sure that I needed a Mini Whoopie Pie Pan when I first heard about them. They’re put out by Wilton and they are lightweight, nonstick pans that bake twenty four tiny cakes at a time. The little cakes are about the size of mini muffin tops, and they are perfect for making bite sized whoopie pies, but they can also be used ... Read More »

Lékué Silicone No-Spill Bakesheet

Lékué Silicone Rimmed Pan

Silicone baking mats are a fantastic kitchen tool to have on hand, especially if you do a lot of baking. These ovenproof mats give you a nonstick surface on every pan and you can use them time after time. One feature that I appreciate about them is that they make it very easy to clean baking sheets, since cookies and breads barely come in contact ... Read More »

How to choose an ice cream maker

Ice Cream Makers

While there are recipes out there for great no-churn ice creams, if you want to make ice cream at home more than once or twice a year, you will probably want to consider buying an ice cream maker. An ice cream maker will help you make ice cream quickly and will ensure that you turn out a consistently great product that is smooth, creamy and ... Read More »

Wilton Cake Lifter

Wilton Cake Lifter

It can be difficult to work with cake layers, especially when you are handing a cake that is quite large. Cake layers tend to be fragile and it doesn’t take much to accidentally break them when you are trying to move them around in the kitchen or stack them up as you assemble your layer cake. I can’t count the number of times I’ve accidentally ... Read More »

Cinnamon Bun Pull-Apart Cake Pan

Cinnamon Bun Pull-Apart Cake Pan

Cinnamon buns can be a time-consuming treat to make because you need to spend quite a bit of time rolling out, rolling up and cutting the dough to form perfect pinwheels of cinnamon-sugar goodness. They’re always worth it in the end, but there are times when you just don’t have the time or energy to put into making a whole batch from scratch. There are ... Read More »

Zak Designs Insulated Ice Cream Tubs

Zak Designs Insulated Ice Cream Tubs

If you’ve ever made homemade ice cream, you’ve probably wondered where to put it once you have churned it. Tupperware, Glad containers and even bowls covered with plastic wrap are often utilized, but while these containers get the job done, they don’t give your ice cream a very professional look. The Insulated Ice Cream Tubs from Zak Designs, on the other hand, are great looking ... Read More »

Lékué Round Silicone Springform Pan

Round Springform

Springform pans are cake pans with removable sides, designed to make it easy to remove your baked goods without having to flip the pan upside down and pop them out. They’re typically needed for cheesecakes and other relatively delicate baked goods that need gentle handling to stay in one piece. Like other bakeware, springform pans are typically made of metal with metal sides – but ... Read More »

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