March 2010

Classic French Rolling Pin

Classic French Rolling Pin

Vic Firth Maple Rolling Pins - French

There are a lot of fancy newfangled rolling pins out there. This one's a classic. One piece of solid maple. Easy-to-use. Beautiful. Here's what some folks are saying:

"This rolling pin is so simple, so basic - yet so perfect. The price is perfect too. It does the job. Period. It's light, beautiful, easy to clean, easy to store, not big and bulky."

"Much easier to use than traditional rolling pin... The tapered thin rolling pin enables me to have more control over the thickness of the dough."

and my fav: "...you will truly feel tears of joy and gratitude welling up in your eye sockets the first time you roll out a batch of tortilla dough with this handsome little devil."

(quotes from amazon.com)

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Snow-Day Skillet Cookie

Snow-Day Skillet Cookie

A mega-chocolate-chip-cookie. Baked in a skillet. I love it.

Recipe: Snow-Day Skillet Cookie

A Baker's Skillet

Baker's Skillet

Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 10-1/4-Inch Skillet with Iron Handle in Cherry Red

Beautiful and functional design with a lifetime warranty. Recommended by NYTimes columnist Marian Burrows. Use it on the stove, in the oven, on the BBQ, or over a fire. Great for baking cornbreads, frittatas, giant cookies.... Thoughtful touches include pour spouts on both sides to suit left or right-handed people, a second lift handle that's big enough but not too big, a tough enamel exterior coating that looks great and washes well. When properly treated a cast-iron pan is better than non-stick for cooking on, has amazing heat-transfer properties, and it's healthier too. Available in a wide array of gorgeous colors as well as classic black.

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(If you just want a basic skillet that costs less, this one is pretty awesome too.)

Green & Black's Peanut Sticky Buns with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Green & Black's Peanut Sticky Buns with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

Sarah scores with this dangerously delicious twist on cinnamon buns - using Green & Black's newest organic chocolate bar.

Story: Green & Black's Peanut Sticky Buns with Salted Butter Caramel Sauce

(Recipe will be linked to in the story soon - how exciting!)

The Champagne and Caviar of Mixers

The Champagne and Caviar of Mixers

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixers in Caviar Gloss finish

There are a lot of good mixers out there, but this heavy duty beauty is exceptional. Available in a range of sexy finishes (including our fav Caviar Gloss), this professional-grade mixer can handle everything from whipping cream to heavy bread dough. Featuring all-metal gearbox construction (not found on the Artisan model), a powerful 575-watt motor (nearly twice the power of the Artisan), auto shut-off (saves the motor from burning-out), a Soft Start anti-splatter function, and KitchenAid's acclaimed no-hassle warranty to back it up.

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Zesty Spice Grater

Zesty Spice Grater

Microplane Professional Patented Design Fine Spice Grater

These Microplane graters are famous for a reason. Indispensable for zesting citrus, grinding cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, garlic... This professional-grade grater is super-sharp, strong (the ones with plastic handles tend to break), easy-to-clean, has a helpful anti-slip band to keep it steady, and a protective sleeve. Plus it's one of the few that is all high-grade stainless steel. Beautiful + functional.

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Kale Bagels

Kale Bagels

Look out spinach, look out rapini, here comes kale. More than just another pretty green, kale is a nutritional powerhouse that's yummy and versatile. Put some on a pizza, or make these beautiful green-flecked bagels.

Mixing Bowls Remixed

Mixing bowls remixed

Oxo Good Grips 3-Piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowl Set

These quality stainless steel mixing bowls have one thing that most others lack: a grippy rubberized bottom to prevent slipping and sliding around while you're beating, whisking and mixing your next masterpiece. Everyone who has them loves them. They're well-built, light yet solid, easy to clean, space-saving, plus they look sharp!

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