Category Archives: Product Reviews

Limited Edition Watermelon Oreos, reviewed

Watermelon Oreos

Oreo has been coming out with all kinds of limited edition flavors, giving consumers new flavors to look forward to throughout the year. Some flavors have been bigger hits than others, such as the Halloween Candy Corn flavor that sold out before the end of September the first year it was released. This summer, Oreo fans will find limited edition Watermelon Oreos in stores (I ... Read More »

Macarons, Sprinkles and the Swatch Pastry Chef Collection

Swatch Pastry Chef Collection: Macaron Watch

I have a lot of timers in my kitchen. They keep me on schedule and prevent me from forgetting to check my baked goods at the appropriate time. I have oven timers, microwave timers, cell phone timers and, of course, my watch. A watch is both a tool and a fashion accessory – and I have never seen watches that are more appropriate for bakers ... Read More »

Craftsy & The Wilton Method: Baking Basics Class

Spoon-Iced Vanilla Bean Layer Cake

Layer cakes always look impressive when you set them out for dessert. Professional bakers make them look easy, but when you try the same recipe yourself, you might find that the process of baking a professional looking layer cake is a lot more difficult than it seems. The cakes can dome or crack as you are baking them, leaving you with a lot of uneven ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Marshmallow Pan, reviewed

Marshmallow Pan

I always enjoy having a batch of fresh, homemade marshmallows around the kitchen for snacking and hot chocolate emergencies. Marshmallows are easy to make – especially if you have a stand mixer to speed the process along – but getting them to look picture perfect is a little bit tricky. The marshmallow mixture needs to be molded while it is still warm, preferably in something ... Read More »

Mozo Women’s Fab Canvas Kitchen Shoes, reviewed

Mozo Ballet Shoes

Kitchen shoes should be nonslip and very comfortable, whether you’re working in a professional kitchen or at home. Even though you might not spend as much time working in your kitchen as a pro does behind the line every day, standing over the stove or at the oven can be very fatiguing, especially if you have a very hard floor – such as ceramic or ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Chocolate Chip Scone Mix, reviewed

Some scone mixes require you to add cream. Others require you to cut in butter and add additional ingredients, which is one step away from making scones from scratch (which will likely be less expensive than using the “mix” consindering how much you have to add in yourself). The easiest scone mixes require nothing but water and Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Scone Mix falls into ... Read More »

Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold, reviewed

Homemade Peeps

I was excited when I first saw the Wilton Peeps Silicone Mold because it looked like such an easy way to make your own look-a-like Peeps for Easter. Making homemade Peeps is fun, but it can be a bit challenging to get the shapes just right when you first start out, so a silicone pan that would do all the work for you seemed like ... Read More »

Chicago Metallic Perforated Marshmallow Cutting Wheel, reviewed

Marshmallow Cutter

One of the hardest parts of making homemade marshmallows is cutting them up after they’re set. Marshmallows themselves are soft – but they’re so soft, that it can be difficult to get a clean, even cut. Sticky marshmallows end up clinging to knives and other cutting implements, leaving you with jagged or otherwise less-than-perfect cuts. Homemade marshmallow will taste delicious regardless of what it looks ... Read More »

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