This Cookie Tree Cutter Kit is an easy way to make lots of star cookies, as well as a beautiful cookie tree! It comes with 10 different sizes of star cutters, from small to large, so you'll be prepared to make stars for every occasion!
These heart cookie cutters are perfect for making sugar cookies, shortbread, and fondant hearts! They're double-sided, with scallops on one side and a straight edge on the other, so you get 12 shapes for the price of 6.
This cast iron skillet is my favorite! It's pre-seasoned, so it's already non-stick, it's heavy-duty, so it can withstand even the toughest kitchen abuse, and it goes from the stovetop to the oven with ease!
This gorgeous glass bowl is great for trifle, but it can also be used for so much more! Use it for displaying a gorgeous fresh fruit salad, fill it with bread or rolls, or even use it for decorative displays! The pedestal design is timeless and classy, and of course, it makes the perfect display case for your latest trifle masterpiece!
These round cutters are good for everything! I most often use them for cutting out cookies and cake rounds, but they can also be used to mold round chocolates or hard candies. Because it comes with 11 pieces, you're probably going to find the right size for whatever you need. I've had mine for years and they're still in great shape--they're truly high quality.
Here's the secret to making perfect cookies! A cookie scoop lets your portion cookie dough quickly and easily, and ensures that all of your cookies are exactly the same size. It's a small investment for a big time savings, and you can also use it for portioning many other things, like large truffles or even meatballs!
The 9x9 baking pan is one of the most versatile pans I own! I use it all the time for making fudges and caramels, and it's also great for making smaller batches of brownies and bars. I like this version because the corners are actually square--so many pans have the rounded edges that gnaw at my perfectionist soul! It's also just a solid pan that bakes evenly and handles regular abuse like a champ.
To quote My Big Fat Greek Wedding, "There's a hole in this cake!" Yep, to make the holey cakes with the funny name you'll need a special bundt pan. This Nordic Ware version is sturdy and solid, with a classic bundt design. If you're only going to have one bundt pan, make it this one!
I live in a house of pie lovers, so I make a lot of pies. You can definitely buy some fancy, expensive ones, but for everyday use, I love these affordable nonstick pans. They produce a crisp crust and are great for everything from apple pie to pumpkin pie.
Where would I be without my 9x13 baking pan? Truth be told, I actually have about 6 of them, in various conditions. Nothing is better for baking a family-sized batch of brownies or a sheet cake! These particular pans are amazing--they bake super evenly, have a great nonstick surface, and I looooove the square corners you can achieve with them.
Sure, we all like big bundts (and we cannot lie) but mini bundts are great too! A mini bundt cake is maybe the most adorable individual-sized dessert ever. This pan makes six at a time, which is the perfect amount for many dinner parties. I always spray and flour it VERY well, and find that my cakes remove cleanly from this nice nonstick pan.
If you're going to be cooking and baking regularly, you NEED a kitchen scale! Cooking by weight instead of volume is faster, much more consistent, and is a necessity if you're using a recipe from basically any country besides the US! This is the very mid-range scale I have in my own kitchen. I've had it for almost a decade, and it's still going strong! I love that it converts between grams, ounces, and pounds/ounces with the push of a button. Plus, it holds 11 pounds, which is plenty for most home recipes!
A 3 quart saucepan is the perfect size for many kitchen tasks, like making pastry cream and curds, boiling water to melt chocolate, and frying small batches of doughnuts. This model is a great value for the money: it has even heat distribution, a fairly heavy bottom, and is even dishwasher safe!
These are my favorite baking sheets. They're sturdy and won't easily warp or bend at high heat. They're a large size, so they can hold lots of cookies, and they have a high lip so they can be used for baking thin cakes as well.
I buy my parchment paper by the truckload, and I suggest you do too! Parchment protects your baking sheets and cake pans, greatly extending their life. It's also useful for making paper cones for decorating. These sheets are so much more economical than buying the small rolls of parchment from the store, and they're already sized for half-sheet baking pans, so you don't have to worry about tearing off the right amount.