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Ergo Chef Locking Duo Tongs

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Ergonomically Designed Silicone and Stainless Steel Tongs   Product Description: From the manufacturer: The Pro-Series locking DUO Tongs feature 500 degree silicone and steel heads which make them safe for all types of cooking surfaces and applications. They have a drain slot, and a tong head which is slightly angled for picking up delicate foods…..

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The Better Spatula Review

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New Style Silicone Spatula   Product Description: The “better spatula”, by ChefsPlanet is described as “The better choice for cleaning off your beaters…the slots in this neat spatula let you easily clean the blades of your beater without making a mess or sacrificing any of that yummy batter…it can handle anything in the mixing bowl from…..

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BerryBreeze Review

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BerryBreeze: Battery Operated Activated Oxygen Generator Product Description: “BerryBreeze uses clean, activated oxygen to kill bacteria, germs and mold, as well as eliminate odors.” The manufacturer claims that the unit has been proven effective in independent laboratory tests using its patented design. “Activated oxygen”, also known as ozone, has been used commercially for decades for its ability…..

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Review of Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening 12-pc. Cutlery Set with SharpIN Technology

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New Self-Sharpening Knives from Calphalon Product Description: From the manufacturer: “Knives stay sharp for a lifetime with Calphalon Classic Self-Sharpening Cutlery featuring SharpIN™ Technology. Sharpeners are built right into the block, automatically sharpening straight edge knives every time you remove them from the block to ensure peak sharpness at the start of every cutting task……

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Carla Hall’s Baked Goods

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Baked Goods from Top Chef and The Chew Host Carla Hall Product Description: From her press release: “Carla is the owner of Alchemy by Carla Hall, an artisan cookie company that specializes in creating sweet and savory ‘petite bites of love.’ Her approach to cooking blends together her classic French training and Southern upbringing for a twist on…..

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RubyFrost Apples Review

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RubyFrost Apples For Mid-Season Look at those pretty apples! These are a new variety, RubyFrost, that was developed in upstate New York at Cornell. We received some at the Test Kitchen and were immediately impressed with their color. They are a small-medium sized apple with a bright red color, a few of them showing a…..

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Edible Art from Bohnhoff and Kent

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Edible Art for V-Day and Beyond Bohnhoff and Kent, a team of contemporary chocolate artists, is bringing a new level of taste to designer fashion with a line of custom-designed edible handbags. Founders Cory Pohlman and Olivia Bohnhoff launched their company with Lady Gaga as their first client. Their products range from “artistic cubes” (as…..

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Artesão Cookie Molds Review

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Amazingly Detailed Artesão Cookie Molds I saw a small blurb on these unique and custom cookie molds and I knew I had to try them and bring them here to you. I contacted Artesão owner Susan Moniz who was more than happy to send some molds for us to test. You can see from the…..

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Nocciolata Organic Hazelnut Spread Review

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A Smooth and Silky Organic Version of Nutella Product Description: Nutella has quite the following and other contenders have taken note. At the Fancy Food Show this year there were cocoa or chocolate hazelnut spreads in abundance. The 90-year-old Italian company, Rigoni di Asiago, began with honey as their main product, eventually expanding to fruit…..

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Dick Taylor Chocolate Review

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Distinct, Artisanal Chocolates Product Description: The Dick Taylor Craft Chocolate company is located in Arcata, CA. where their chocolate is produced in small batches using European techniques, conching at least 24 hours and up to 72 hours. Their name comes from the two chocolate makers: Adam Dick & Dustin Taylor. They had previously handcrafted wooden boats. To quote from…..

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Perfecting Pie Crust with Evan Kleiman at Craftsy

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Craftsy Has a Fabulous Class on Pie Crust This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. What is it about pie crust? The prospect of making it strikes fear in bakers. I learned by watching my Nana and she never measured. She would scoop flour…..

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Jenny McCoy’s Almond Cobbler Mix Review

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Pastry Chef Jenny McCoy Launches Mixes at Crate and Barrel Product Description: Brooklyn NY based pastry chef Jenny McCoy has come out with a line of mixes to be sold at Crate and Barrel. 12 different mixes will debut between now and November 2014 including cookies, truffles, brittles, bread pudding, crisps, buckles and the this…..

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Craftsy Complete Knife Skills Class is Free!

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Learn Knife Skills for Safety – and Better Results This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. Once again we are reviewing a Craftsy class; this one is the Complete Knife Skills Class, which you can sign up for and take for free! This was at…..

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PaperChef Parchment Paper Lotus Cups and Tulip Cups Review

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Parchment Paper Lotus Cups and Tulip Cups in New Colors Product Description: PaperChef has come out with new colors of Tulip Cups and Lotus Cups, this latter style allowing for the development of a true “muffin top” (seen below on left).  Ovenproof to 425°F/218°C. Cups should not touch open flame and they are not reusable……

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Sticky Fingers Bakeries Original Recipe Scone Mix and Cranberry Orange Curd Review

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A Line of GF Baking Mixes and Sweet Products Product Description: Sticky Fingers Bakeries was founded in 1987 by fraternity brothers Tom Owens and Ted Vogelman of San Diego. The scones were such a hit in their retail bakery that they developed a mix so customers could always have them on hand. We asked them…..

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Ginnybakes Products Review

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A Line of GF Cookies, Crumbles and Baking Mixes Product Description: Ginnybakes presents a line of GF packaged goods as well as mixes. They were founded in 2010, are gluten-free, USDA organic, non-GMO, kosher and also have one vegan product. Their motto is “indulge mindfully”. We asked them to send us some samples and we…..

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Legit Organics: The Shot Caller and Word Organic Candy Bars Review

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Now Your Favorite Candy Bars are Organic Product Description: The Shot Caller is an all-organic answer to a “Snickers” bar, while Word is an organic “Milky Way” bar. These organic candy bars are made by Legit Organics. The Shot Caller is described as a decadent combination of rich milk chocolate, soft caramel, organic roasted peanuts, and…..

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Oliver Farm: Georgia’s Best Pecan Flour, Pecan Oil and More

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A Centennial Farm of Georgia Our Test Kitchen was sent a care package from Oliver Farm near Pitts, Georgia. This Wilcox County farm was named as a Centennial Farm by the state of Georgia denoting the fact that the working farm has been owned and operated by the same family for 100 years or more. That’s Clay Oliver and his family…..

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Pure Vanilla Extract versus Imitation Vanilla Extract

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Is Pure Vanilla Extract The Best? We Found Out Years ago Cook’s Illustrated did a tasting of vanilla extracts and caused quite a stir when they stated that an imitation vanilla came out equal to pure vanilla extract in certain applications. I was intrigued and curious – OK, skeptical – and had to find out…..

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Chronicle Books Pretty Cake Stands Review

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Portable Cardboard Cake Stands Photo taken at Henion Bakery, Amherst, MA Product Description: We have done many book reviews on Bakepedia and always keep track of what Chronicle Books has to offer. I was surprised but excited when I saw that they had come out with a kit that contains 2 compostable cake stands made from…..

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