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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 »

Pillsbury Thin Mint Brownie Mix, reviewed

Pillsbury Thin Mint Brownie Mix, reviewed

A couple of months ago, Pillsbury announced that they would be releasing a line of Girl Scout Cookie-inspired baking mixes. The mixes would include both cupcake and bar/brownie mixes and would be inspired by the two most popular Girl Scout Cookie flavors: Thin Mints and Samoas. Recently, I saw these mixes available at stores in my area and headed out to pick some up to ... Read More »

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds, reviewed

Tovolo Sphere Ice Molds, reviewed

Ice is a very important ingredient when you (a) want a cold drink or (b) are making cocktails. While the size and shape of the ice may not be critical if you are pouring yourself a glass of ice water, the dilution that comes from ice can make the difference between a good cocktail and a great one, as the water that is introduced into ... Read More »

Cook’s Country Rates Dry Measuring Cups

Cook's Country Rates Dry Measuring Cups

Measuring cups are an important kitchen tool that is often taken for granted. I say that because we all know that our measuring cups will be there when we need them, but it’s easy to forget that they play a huge role in the results that we get when baking. In a recent issue of Cooks Country (Aug/Sept 2016), the test kitchen set out to ... Read More »

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