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Hershey’s Chocolate Spreads, Reviewed

Hershey's Chocolate Hazelnut Spread

When you think about a spreadable chocolate product, you probably think of Nutella, the popular chocolate hazelnut spread that originated in Italy over 50 years ago. But Nutella isn’t the only chocolate spread on the market anymore, as quite a few brands are coming out with their own versions of the tasty treat. Hershey’s is the latest company to release a line of creamy, spreadable ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray, reviewed

TJ's Coconut Oil Spray

Coconut oil is a natural vegetable oil made by pressing the oil out of coconut meal. The fat is used in many cooking and baking applications, and it is become more and more common in grocery stores. Typically, coconut oil is found packaged in a jar, and I was surprised to see that Trader Joe’s Coconut Oil Spray took another approach to this oil by ... Read More »

Foodie Flashcards

Foodie Flash Cards

The last time you probably used flash cards was when studying for a vocabulary test of some kind in school. They’re usually set up with a word on one side of the card and a definition on the other, giving you an easy way to quiz yourself with a deck. They will work for just about any subject, and these Foodie Flashcards are designed to ... Read More »

Girl Scouts and Nestle launch Girl Scout Cookie-inspired candy bars

Girl Scout Candy Bars

Girl Scout cookies are a treat that usually only comes into season once a year, when Girl Scouts hit the streets (or markets or churches) for their annual cookie sales. The popular Girl Scout cookie flavors can also be found in a few other forms, including Dreyer’s/Edy’s limited edition ice cream flavors and now in candy bars. The Girl Scouts have recently paired up with ... Read More »

Reynolds Wrap Nonstick Pan Lining Paper, reviewed

Reynolds Wrap Nonstick Pan Lining Paper

Nonstick parchment paper is a great tool to have in the kitchen. Perfect for lining cookie sheets and cake pans, parchment paper makes cleanup easy and prevents your baked goods from sticking to your pans. Parchment paper is best used on flat surfaces (such as the bottom of pans), but there are things that I bake that I like to be able to lift out ... Read More »

Consumer Reports notes increase in accidents involving glass bakeware

Glass bakeware

You might want to use a little extra caution the next time you pop a pyrex baking dish into the oven because Consumer Reports has noticed an uptick in the number of incidents involving exploding or unexpectedly shattering glass bakeware that have been reported recently. Not all of these incidents result in injury, but even if you don’t end up with a burn or a ... Read More »

Nestle Tollhouse Dark Chocolate Morsels, reviewed

Tollhouse Dark Chocolate Chips

The standard chocolate chip for a chocolate chip cookie is semisweet chocolate, but over the past few years chocolate chip cookie-lovers have been looking for ways to improve on their favorite by chopping up other types of chocolate and adding them to their cookies. You can grab just about any kind of chocolate bar you like, with any cacao percentage, chop it up and add ... Read More »

Betty Crocker Decadent Supreme Chocolate Molten Lava Cake, reviewed

Chocolate Lava Cake Mix, oozing

One of my favorite desserts to make at home is a Chocolate Lava Cake. They’re the kind of thing that you usually only find in restaurants because they look as though they are difficult to make. When you make them at home, they are a dessert that appears to be as impressive as it is decadent. They’re not that difficult to make from scratch, but ... Read More »

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