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Beekman 1802 Tropics Trade Route Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

Beekman 1802 Tropics Trade Route Lemon Cake Mix, reviewed

You can bake a variety of vintage-inspired recipes from the Beekman 1802 Cookbook, or you can simply head over to their website and order a vintage-inspired cake mix that will streamline the whole process for you. I always love to try premium cake mixes and see how they compare to homemade cakes, since they are priced much higher than your average cake mixes. I like ... Read More »

Rodelle Alcohol Free Vanilla Flavoring, reviewed

Rodelle Alcohol Free Vanilla Extract

Alcohol free vanilla flavoring can’t be called vanilla extract because there are laws that govern what extract is made up of and they require that extracts be at least 35% alcohol. Alcohol is a useful ingredient in extracts because it is a great solvent for flavors and it evaporates during baking so you get the aroma of your extract without knowing that the alcohol was ... Read More »

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 Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl, reviewed

Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl

Trader Joe’s has a store brand of the popular Biscoff spread that is simply called cookie butter. It’s available in smooth and crunchy varieties, and both are popular with lovers of the sweet, addictive brown sugar-flavored spread. Recently, Trader Joe’s introduced a version that will appeal to fans of the classic spread and to chocolate lovers,¬†Speculoos Cookie & Cocoa Swirl. This spread has a cookie ... Read More »

Taste Trunk Sweet Trunk, reviewed

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It’s always fun to get something in the mail – especially when it is a package full of goodies, and not a bill. It is easy to buy yourself a little gift online, but you lose the element of surprise that comes with really getting an unexpected package. One possible solution to this is to sign up for a subscription service that will deliver a ... Read More »

Wilton Mummy Cupcake Decorating Kit, reviewed

Mummy Cupcakes

Halloween cupcakes offer up some of the most fun decorating projects of the whole year. They’re spooky and silly, with lots of bright colors and fun designs, from whimsical Candy Corn Cupcakes to creepy Vampire Cupcakes. Like Halloween costumes, the designs for these cupcakes can get quite elaborate, so you may need to put some time into planning your Halloween creations to get the look ... Read More »

Cinnamon Hill Fresh Cinnamon Grater, reviewed

Cinnamon Hill Grater with Cinnamon

Fresh spices are always going to deliver the best flavors in your foods, whether you are cooking or baking. Changing out the jars of ground spices in your spice cabinet is a good idea to keep things fresh, as you don’t want to cook with a jar that has been sitting around dulling in flavor for more than a few months. Freshly ground spices deliver ... Read More »

Zoku Single Quick Pop Maker, reviewed

Zoku single pop maker

The Zoku Quick Pop Maker is a neat gadget that allows you to make popsicles in minutes, rather than hours. It works because it has a super cold canister that you freeze in advance – much like the canister for certain types of ice cream makers. The slot for the popsicle is at the center of the canister and is designed to create a pop ... Read More »

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