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Zoo Pops

Zoo Pops

Summer is officially over, as of a few days ago. Fortunately, a mark on a calendar doesn’t mean that we get an instantaneous change in the seasons, so there is still time to enjoy the rest of the warm weather while it lasts. Ice cream, frozen yogurt and popsicles are all still fair game – although it would have been nice to get a set ... Read More »

Head Chefs Kids Kitchen Utensils

Head Chefs Kid's Posable Silicone Kitchen Utensils

Part cooking tool, part toy and – dare I say it? – all fun. I absolutely love the look of this Head Chefs Kids Kitchen Utensils set. Each kid-sized kitchen tool starts with a poseable figurine and is then topped off with a kitchen tool head. The concept sounds strange, but the execution is fantastic. The set is made entirely of food-grade silicone and includes ... Read More »

Romeo and Julienne Cutting Board

Romeo and Julienne Cutting Board

When I was little, I was once given a kids “spy kit” that included things like a magnifying glass, a badge and something that looked like a book, but was really a treasure box. The box was the best part of the kit; it really looked like a book and when it was on a shelf, you’d never even know it was there. I like ... Read More »

Fall Cookie Stamps

Drop cookies are probably more popular than cutout cookies, if for no other reason than they are easier to make. It’s not that cutout cookies are difficult, they just involve a longer prep time while you wait for the dough to chill, roll out the dough and finally cut your shapes out. Using cookie cutters to slice up the dough is the most time-consuming part ... Read More »

Peace of Cake Pan

Filled cake pans have never really jumped out at me. The designs that feature bowl-like shapes, or hollowed out interiors, always looked like things I could reproduce myself with a spoon, or perhaps with a knife. The Peace of Cake pan caught my eye with its very cute name and the design really grew on me the more I looked at it. The pan is ... Read More »

Cake Stand with Nonslip Pad

Cake Stand with Nonslip Pad

Cake stands can be slippery. This isn’t a bad thing when you only use cake stands for serving, but when a cake stand is used as a cake decorating table, it can make putting the frosting on very difficult since the cake might move around a bit. Obviously, it wouldn’t be a good thing if the cake slid right off the stand, either. The traditional ... Read More »

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 »

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