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Halloween Cookie Stamps

Halloween Cookie Stamps

 These Halloween Cookie Stamps are a change from more common cookie cutters. Instead of rolling out dough and cutting out each desired shape one piece at a time, these can be used to simply stamp your design onto the surface of a piece of dough. The pressure from the stamp will flatten your ball of dough into a perfectly even cookie as you work, eliminating the ... Read More »

Baguette wrist rest

Baguette wrist rest

The perfect baguette should have a crisp, golden crust and a light, chewy interior, with a well-developed lavor that arises from a short list of simple ingredients: water, flour, salt and yeast. This baguette doesn’t meet any of those criteria, although it does have a pleasant golden color to it. But this baguette isn’t meant to be eaten, either. The Baguette Computer Wrist Restis made ... Read More »

Rachael Ray Garbage Bowls

ray ray's garbarge bowls

If you’ve seen Rachael Ray’s 30 Minute Meals, you know that there are a couple of signature things that she has and does. Extra virgin olive oil is EVOO and spices and such always get “measured” by wide approximation. She also always has a garbage bowl, a bowl into which all of her trash – wrappers, egg shells, veggie peelings, etc – gets dumped to ... Read More »

How to measure drop cookie dough

measured cookie dough, ready to bake

 The most common type of cookie seems to be the drop cookie. Chocolate chip, oatmeal and anything else that must be scooped and dropped (hence the name) onto a baking sheet without any shaping or rolling falls into this category and, despite how prevalent they are, there is a lot of debate over how exactly you’re supposed to drop the chunks of cookie dough onto your baking ... Read More »

The perfect Cuppa

cuppa mugs

People have always gotten along just fine by “eyeballing” the amount of cream or milk that they add to their coffee. But why estimate when you can get your cup of coffee or tea just the way you like it every time without guessing? One solution is to emulate a few of the more precise coffee drinkers out there and measure the exact amount of milk ... Read More »

3D Halloween Cookie Cutters

3d halloween cookies

Halloween is not a holiday that is as baking/cooking oriented as some others are. The holiday prep in stores tends to focus on candy and decorations, and virtually no one would consider baking something homemade to hand out to trick-or-treaters (unless they were already quite familiar with the children/family in question) because the treat that they had worked so hard to put together would very ... Read More »

Harvest Muffin Pan

As much as I want to hang on to summer for a few more weeks, I personally love fall. The look and smell of the season are intoxicating, with colorful leaves decorating the trees and the hint of winter in the air. Thanksgiving and Halloween are some of the top food holidays of the year, and the flavors that come with the season – pumpkin, ... Read More »

Chocolate Chipper

chocolate and chipper

At first glance, the tool is small and unremarkable, resembling a miniature rake or pitchfork with its wooden handle and metal prongs. Lightweight, but very sturdy, it seems useful and easy to handle, but based on appearances alone, it is hard to figure out what it is for. The tool in question is a chocolate chipper, pictured above with some chipped-up chocolate that makes its purpose ... Read More »

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