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Julie’s Original Deliciously Gluten Free Fudge Brownie Mix Review

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A Quick-to-Make Gluten Free Brownie Mix Product Description: The Julie in the product name is Julie Hasson and she has a line of “Deliciously Gluten Free” mixes including this Brownie Mix as well as a White Cake Mix. This review is for the Brownie Mix. Ingredient List: Sugar, brown rice flour, Dutch-processed cocoa powder (processed with…..

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Savory Baking: Win a Free Craftsy Class

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This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. For our second Craftsy review I took a class on Savory Tarts, Quiches and Galettes and invited two young friends to join me. Thirteen year-old Sofia (right in image) has been helping at photo shoots here at…..

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High Road Ice Cream Review

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Alton Brown said, “I’m pretty sure this is the best ice cream made in America,” so we decided to find out. Product Description: A line of premium, craft ice creams developed by chef Keith Schroeder to bring “chef-driven” flavors to food service, now available for home enjoyment. It is made in small batches outside of…..

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Zeroll Extended Length Food Dishers Review

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  Product Description: The Zeroll company refers to this product as the Universal EZ Disher that is a “hand-operated food portioner.” It looks like an ice cream scoop and comes in over a dozen numbered sizes; the smaller the number, the larger the bowl. The handles are individually color-coded. Its shaft and gear are solid…..

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COOKINA Reusable Cooking Sheet Review

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Product Description: COOKINA makes a line of reusable nonstick surfaces (papers, for lack of a better term, since they come in a roll) that can line baking sheets, roasting pans, the bottom of your oven, and can even be used with your grill and microwave. They are meant to be a reusable alternative to waxed…..

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Craftsy Offers Free On-Line Classes

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Sign Up for Free Craftsy Classes This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links. Although this post is sponsored, all opinions are my own. I first heard about Craftsy a few years ago through my friend and colleague Alice Medrich. Alice’s impeccable taste and attention to detail is legendary. When I saw that she was…..

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Zeroll DecoSpoons Review

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Product Description: A set of two spoons, one large (9”) and one small (7.5”), with stainless steel bowls and beechwood handles. They look like over-sized fountain pens in that the spoon is shaped to provide a narrow, controlled channel for sauce to flow to help form decorative patterns on a plate. Interesting tidbit: DecoSpoons were developed…..

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Askinosie Hey, Hey Hazelnut!™ Chocolate Hazelnut Spread Review

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Product Description: Think of this chocolate hazelnut spread as an upscale Nutella with no additives, preservatives or fillers. It comes in a jar and is solid yet creamy, depending on the ambient temperature. Springfield, MO chocolate company Askinosie starts with fresh hazelnuts from Washington to make their own hazelnut butter. They combine that with organic…..

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LorAnn Oils Natural Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste Review

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Product Description: 4oz. jar of vanilla-bean seeds suspended in invert-sugar solution. Product is kosher-certified and gluten-free. Ingredient List: Invert sugar, water, vanilla extract, vanilla seeds, xanthan gum, acacia gum. Test Kitchen Overview: There are many vanilla-bean pastes on the market and they all share a convenience factor. Instead of having to keep plump, expensive vanilla beans…..

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Valrhona Dulcey Chocolate Review

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Product Description: Valrhona Dulcey chocolate is touted as the first blond chocolate with creamy and toasty flavors and a “unique composition, production process and flavor profile.” Dulcey has a delicately sweet taste that marries intense biscuit flavors with a pinch of salt, a creamy texture, hints of caramelized milk and unique blond color. Direct from…..

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Eat Your Way Through Chelsea Market From the Comfort of Your Own Home

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Fifteen years ago, Chelsea Market was brand new. Having taken over an entire city block very close to the Hudson River, the idea was to build a single location featuring several food vendors. Since then it has become so much more, housing Food Network studios and over 35 companies and serving everything from fine breads,…..

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Progressive International Collapsible Dessert Carrier Review

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Product Description: A red, white and clear plastic, collapsible dessert carrier that can be used to safely store and transport cakes, pies, deviled eggs and more. It will carry two 9-inch pies or one tall pie, such as lemon meringue. There are also two removable trays; each will hold 12 deviled eggs. The 12½-inch wide…..

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Mallow Artisan Marshmallows Review

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Product Description: Mallow is a Seattle-based company that makes artisan marshmallows with no preservatives or artificial ingredients in over 20 different flavors, including Cookies & Cream, Lemon Meringue, Toasted Coconut, Cranberry Orange Spice, Mint Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Cup. They are made with kosher gelatin, thus are not vegetarian or vegan, though a vegan…..

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My Experience at the Culinary Institute of America

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People ask us all the time whether they should attend culinary school and turn their hobby into a business, often with the idea of wedding cakes and large celebration cakes being at the core of their business. Stephanie Zauderer, a friend of Bakepedia, is about to graduate from the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) and…..

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Big Picture Farms Goat Milk Caramel Review

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For the full story about Big Picture Farm of Townsend, VT, check out our interview with owner Louisa Conrad. This is a product review of their goat milk caramel. We had noticed a trend at the recent Fancy Food Show in NYC. There were several goat milk caramel purveyors, but of all the ones that…..

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India Tree Natural Food Coloring and Decorations Review

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Product Description: India Tree has created a whole set of decorative embellishments from food colors to sugars and sprinkles, all made from edible, plant-based natural food coloring, as opposed to synthetic derivatives. They are also corn syrup-free. The Nature’s Colors Decorating Set, Sprinkles and Decorating Sugar are approved by both the FDA and the European…..

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Valrhona Caramélia Milk Chocolate Review

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Types of Valrhona Chocolate – Background: White, Milk, Dark; Foreground: Valrhona Dulcey, Valrhona Caramélia Product Description: Caramélia is a type of milk chocolate that contains a caramelized skim-milk-and-butter base. It looks like milk chocolate and comes in Valrhona’s unique “feves” shape, which is a thin oval disc. (Feve means “bean,” by the way). Direct from…..

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SugarCraft Gun Review

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Product Description: The UK-based brand’s craft gun “enables you to produce decorative shapes and finishes using fondant icing, flower paste, Mexican paste, regal ice, soft polymer clay and Fimosoft.” The gun comes with 16 discs, each producing a different shape, from round tubes to ridged logs to spaghetti-like strands, flat ribbons and more. Test Kitchen…..

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Taza Chocolate Mexicano Cinnamon Disc Review

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Product Description: Taza Chocolate describes its Stone-Ground Mexicano Cinnamon Chocolate as organic Dominican cacao ground using Oaxacan stone mills along with whole cinnamon sticks. The 2.7-oz. retail package is comprised of two discs, each scored into eight wedges, in a simple paper wrapper. It is certified USDA Organic, Gluten Free, Dairy & Soy Free, OU…..

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Drink Your Dessert: Republic of Tea Review

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We were walking the aisles at the Fancy Food Show recently in New York City and came upon The Republic of Tea’s large booth. Always debuting new products, our eyes caught a line they referred to as Cuppa Cake Teas. After sampling everything from kimchi to chocolate and Lord knows what else all day, a…..

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