March 2010

Nice Spoon!

Nice Spoon!

HIC Harold Imports 12-Inch Olive Wood Spoon

There are wooden spoons, and then there are beautiful Italian tight-grained aromatic olive wood spoons. Beautiful, strong and functional. Amazing price for the quality.

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Slow Food Stuffed Crust Pizza

Slow Food Stuffed Crust Pizza

A delightfully wholesome stuffed crust pepperoni pizza made from scratch using organic ingredients and home-made mozzarella cheese - wowee!

Recipe: Stuffed Crust Pepperoni Pizza

Old-Fashioned Flour Sifter

Old-Fashioned Crank Flour Sifter

Mrs. Anderson's 3-Cup Stainless-Steel Crank Flour Sifter

This hand-crank sifter is a classic - most prefer it to the hand-squeezy kind. Great for bakers who sift a lot, and sift often. For those who only sift occasionally, a good fine 8" mesh strainer like this one does the trick. For those of us who sift selectively, and in smaller quantities, a 6" strainer is perfect.

Learn more about Mrs. Anderson's Crank Flour Sifter here >>

Cookie Therapy

Apricot, Almond, Chocolate Chip Cookies

The kind of cookies you make the night before you send in the final draft of your first novel.

Recipe + Story: Apricot, Almond, Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Scoop on Cookies

The Scoop on Cookies

Oxo Good Grips Cookie Scoop

What's the secret to evenly baked round cookies? Uniform cookie size. That's what a cookie scoop is for.

This tool is essential for the avid cookie baker. Less messy and more precise than the spoon-and-finger technique. Ergonomic soft grips absorb pressure to relieve stress on your hands. Comes in 3 sizes. Dishwasher-safe. Built to last. Songs will be written about your perfect round cookies.

(Also great for ice-cream, meatballs, melons, truffles...)

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Max Brenner's Fudge Brownies

Max Brenner's Fudge Brownies

What kind of brownie recipe calls for 2 pounds of fine dark chocolate?! Not that I have a problem with that. :)

Recipe: Max Brenner’s Fudge Brownies

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Professional Steel Measuring Cups

Professional Steel Measuring Cups

CIA Masters Collection Stainless Steel 4-Piece Measuring Cup Set

These heavy-duty dry-ingredient measuring cups are the bomb. Accurate, one-piece stainless steel construction, and a lifetime guarantee. Nice touches include flat edges for precise levelling, tip-proof bottom design, and the handles have metric and ounce measurements on the back. They also cost less than the All Clad ones (which are awesome but some people find they don't nest well, and nesting is important - especially in a small kitchen).

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Dulce de Leche Cashew Thumbprints

Dulce de Leche Cashew Thumbprints

Having recently discovered the sweet gold that is dulce de leche, I'm hooked. Check out these beauties:

Recipes: Dulce de Leche Cashew Thumbprints

The Ultimate Baking Sheet

The Ultimate Baking Sheet

All Clad Ovenware 14 Inch x 17 Inch Baking Sheet

This is it. This is the best baking sheet out there. Yes it's pricey, but you get what you pay for.

- stainless steel with an aluminum core
- exceptional heat distribution
- heavy duty, doesn't warp
- healthier than non-stick and aluminum surfaces
- perfect for cookies, scones, croissants...
- easy-to-clean, dishwasher safe
- made in the USA
- lifetime guarantee

Don't take my word for it - read great reviews and all the tech specs here. I so want one of these. :-)

Three-Cheese Pinwheel Scones

Three-Cheese Pinwheel Scones

A delicious spin on scones from a hot Brazilian baker.

Recipe: Cheese Pinwheel Scones

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