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10 Things to Cook in a Muffin Tin

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Of course, you can make muffins and cupcakes in a muffin tin (FYI: any quick bread or cake recipe, even a boxed mix, will make great muffins or cupcakes), and muffin tins can be used to serve food children. But what else can you use them for? A few of these things are the same as my creative uses for a bundt pan. Why? Because the meal itself is that versatile, and can adapt to almost any container. As with the bundt pan, make sure you grease, wipe with melted butter, or spritz the muffin cups with non-stick cooking spray … Read more

10 Things to Cook in a Bundt Pan

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Some call it a bundt pan, a fluted pan, or even an angel food cake pan. Do you have one? Do you use it? A tube pan is slightly different than a bundt pan. A bundt pan (pictured below) has indentations that make bumps on the finished cake. A tube pan has a flat bottom and sides. They are otherwise the same, and all of the following suggestions will work in either kind of pan. At the opening dinner of the Savvy Blogging Summit years ago, Debba confided that she’d thrown her bundt pan away. Another person at our table, … Read more

Candy Cane Swirl Cheesecake


At this point in my pregnancy, food has no thrill. Unless it’s ice cream. I’m just not feeling inspired where food is concerned. Not wanting to disappoint, I’ve decided to repost some recipes from my archives. I started last week with baked pineapple. Every year, I buy a bunch of Hershey’s Candy Cane Kisses as soon as they are out in stores. I tried to make this cheesecake recipe once, and I couldn’t find the kisses anywhere. I don’t want that to happen again. I made this cheesecake last year, and it was a huge hit for Christmas dinner. There … Read more

Things to Write Home About – 11/7/10

Here are some of my favorite posts from the last couple of weeks: Homegrown: Parenting & Having Fun As A Family Amy at Super Healthy Kids talked about hiking as a family Christy at Superheroes and Princesses showed off her kids’ hand print turkey place mats Heidi from Mt. Hope Chronicles suggested making the day after Thanksgiving Green Friday at Simple Homeschool {I love the idea of making it not about shopping!} Becky Higgins posted a family gratitude activity Home Cooking: Recipes & Kitchen Tips Michelle at Muffin Tin Mom posted peanut butter and jelly cupcakes Amberlea at Giver’s Log … Read more

10 Things to Make in a Springform Pan

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When I asked on Twitter what kitchen tools people needed help with, Hillary spoke up quickly and said her springform pan. To be honest, I had to do some research for this post. I don’t use my springform pan that often. This is the first time I’ve written a post for something that is often stuck in the back of my cupboard, but I have a feeling I’ll be getting it out a little more often from now on. 10 Recipes to Make with a Springform Pan Cheesecake. I feel totally lame making this part of my list, but most … Read more

10 Things to Make with a Scoop

10 things to make with a scoop

I have a confession to make. I love this series. I’ve really enjoyed brainstorming and sharing my ideas for all kinds of goofy kitchen gadgets. It’s fun for me. So far, we’ve tackled the bundt pan, muffin pan, and cookie cutters (for foods and for crafts). Up this week, the scoop. My friend, Casey, asked me to tackle the scoop. She said that she uses hers for ice cream, but thinks there should be more she can do with it. There is! If you haven’t used your scoop to make ice cream balls, you’re missing out. It makes the perfect … Read more