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Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream Maker, reviewed

Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream Maker, reviewed

I’ve had a series of Cuisinart ice cream makers over the years, both the type that use a frozen canister and the kind that use an internal compressor. While the frozen canister models work well and I always recommend them as a first time ice cream maker purchase, the compressor models allow you to make multiple batches without any advance preparation. This is because the ... Read More »

Cook’s Illustrated Tests Bundt Pans

Cook's Illustrated Tests Bundt Pans

A bundt pan is a staple piece of equipment for every baker. The pans make beautiful cakes that look impressive the moment you pop them out of the pan, as the fluted designs on the bakeware transfer directly onto the cake. I love bundt cakes and make them on a regular basis.┬áThis month, the test kitchen at Cook’s Illustrated took a look at bundt pans ... Read More »

Epica Electric Milk Frother and Heater, reviewed

Epica Electric Milk Frother and Heater, reviewed

I drink quite a bit of coffee – after all, it pairs so well with so many baked goods! – and definitely like some variety in my coffee routine. I have more than a few coffee makers, everything from an espresso machine to a Nespresso to a Chemex. There are lots of options for coffee makers out there, but there aren’t as many options when ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s It’s Sedimentary My Dear Cookie! Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Sedimentary Cookie Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe’s is always filled with lots of fun treats and the holiday season is when the store really ups its game with items that are not only fun/tasty to try yourself, but that are quite giftable, as well. I spotted the It’s Sedimentary My Dear Cookie! mix in Trader Joe’s the other day when I was picking up a few staples. The cookie mix ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit, reviewed

Trader Joe's Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit, reviewed

Ugly sweaters have become a huge holiday tradition for many and people now seek out particularly “good” examples of the style to wear to holiday parties all season long. The perfect accompaniment to an ugly sweater party is a batch of ugly sweater cookies and one option is to pick up the Ugly Sweater Cookie Kit from Trader Joe’s. The cookie kit contains 10 cookies ... Read More »

Milk Compost Cookie Mix, reviewed

Milk Compost Cookie Mix, reviewed

I can never resist the opportunity to try out a premium cake or cookie mix, especially one that comes from the highly acclaimed Milk Bar in New York City, so picking up the Milk Compost Cookie Mix at Target (they also carry it at other stores) was a no-brainer for me. The compost cookies are a chocolate chip cookie that also includes butterscotch chips, oats, ... Read More »

Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, reviewed

Rodelle Pumpkin Spice Extract, reviewed

Last year around this time, I made my own homemade Pumpkin Spice Extract to use when baking. The extract was a huge hit and I am already making another batch for this year, as it takes a couple of weeks to infuse. If you can’t wait to make your own – or want to get a jump start on your pumpkin spice baking while you’re ... Read More »

Owl’s Brew “Classic” Tea Cocktail Mixer, reviewed

The Owl's Brew Tea Cocktail Mixer, reviewed

The most common cocktail mixers out there are sour mix (lemon/lime and sugar) and sodas, but there are actually a wide variety of mixers out there, including some very unique ones!┬áThe Owl’s Brew is an option that is tea-based cocktail mixer. While there are many coffee- based cocktails, there haven’t been a tremendous number of tea-based ones until recently, when a trend at many cocktail ... Read More »

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