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Betty Crocker Premium Baking Dessert Mix, reviewed

Betty Crocker Dessert Mix muffins

When you think of an all purpose baking mix, you might think of something like Bisquick. Bisquick is a mix of flour, salt, leavening and fat – shelf-stable shortening – that can be used in a huge variety of different recipes just by adding a few simple ingredients to it. You can make pancakes, biscuits and casseroles, just for starters. But although it can be ... Read More »

Cupcake Creations Muffin Top & Tart Baking Cups, reviewed

Cupcake Creations Muffin Top

I have to admit that I just don’t have room in my kitchen for all of the neat gadgets and baking pans out there. If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably faced the same problem. I try to make room, but I love it when I find a way to make something usually made with a special pan without one. One recent example is the ... Read More »

Breville 5-Qt Stand Mixer, reviewed

Breville's Included Accessories

If you’re in the market for a new stand mixer – or a first stand mixer – Breville’s new 5-quart Stand Mixer is definitely worth a look as a solid option that will preform well in any home kitchen. I recently added one to my collection to see how it performed and what features it brought to the table when compared to the Vikings and ... Read More »

Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop, reviewed

Zyliss Ice Cream Scoop

I have never had very good luck with ice cream scoops. I’ve tried all kinds in search of a scoop that will cut through firm ice cream easily, make decent looking scoops and release the ice cream without a hassle. I know that you can soften the ice cream by leaving it out, but frankly I don’t want to leave my ice cream on the ... Read More »

Jif Peanut Butter & Honey, reviewed

Jif Peanut Butter & Honey

I have always been a big peanut butter fan, so I like to take a chance on some of the more unusual peanut butters I’ve come across over the years, like PB Loco’s peanut butters. Jif’s [new to me] Peanut Butter & Honey peanut butter wasn’t quite as “out there” as some of PB Loco’s offerings, but seemed like it would definitely be worth a ... Read More »

Keebler’s Coconut Dreams, reviewed

Keebler Coconut Dreams

The only way to get those classic Girl Scout Samoas (a.k.a. Caramel de Lites) is to wait for another Girl Scout selling season to roll around – or to set aside some time in the kitchen to make your own homemade Girl Scout cookies. Although I can and do make them at home, I still look forward to “cookie season” and when I saw a ... Read More »

Duff Goldman Chocolate Cake Mix, reviewed

Duff Goldman Chocolate Cake Mix

One last product from the Duff Goldman line that I wanted to review was the Duff Goldman Chocolate Cake Mix. The brightly-boxed cake mix is one of the products from his new line of cake-decorating supplies and sells for a little more than what boxed cake mixes go for in the grocery store. I couldn’t resist trying it after I tried the ultra-expensive Ad Hoc ... Read More »

Duff Goldman Buttercream Fondant, reviewed

Fondant with shapes

Fondant is a really neat product to work with when you’re decorating a cake because it allows you to do things that you can’t quite do with regular frosting. For instance, you can create a perfectly smooth and firm surface that is not only a good canvas for even more decorations, but it helps keep the cake moist underneath. There are downsides, however, and the ... Read More »

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