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Great Jones Just Released the Small Sheet Pan Everyone’s Been Waiting For
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It was the single most requested product!
Feb 16, 2021
6 Can’t-Miss Deals From Staub’s Massive Cookware Sale — Including the Perfect Everyday Casserole Dish for Just $30
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You’ll want to hurry because the best deals are selling out fast!
Jan 20, 2021
We Tried 5 Methods for Cleaning Grease Stains Off Glass Bakeware — And Our Pyrex Will Never Be Dirty Again
Cleaning Showdown
Can a Magic Eraser win our showdown? Let's find out!
Jan 8, 2021
The Very Best Loaf Pans for 2021 and Beyond
Critics' Pick
In case everyone starts making banana bread again ...
Dec 19, 2020
Psst! Le Creuset Is Having a Massive Sale on Their Most Popular Pieces (Yes, Including Dutch Ovens!)
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Build your dream kitchen, piece by piece.
Dec 1, 2020
The 10 Best Gifts to Order from the Small Cookware Brands That Dominated 2020
Gift Guide
Including a budget-friendly Dutch oven, a sleek nonstick skillet, a cool knife set, and more.
Nov 12, 2020
What Are Pie Weights? And When Should I Use Them?
Tips from The Kitchn
You probably have a suitable alternative in your pantry already!
Oct 25, 2020
What You Really Need to Know About Exploding Glass Bakeware
Tips from The Kitchn
ALWAYS set a hot dish on a dry cloth potholder!
Oct 15, 2020
The Bestselling Pie Pan on Amazon Has More than 2,000 Five-Star Reviews
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Snag two (TWO!) for just $13!
Oct 4, 2020
Le Creuset Just Launched a Brand New Color That’s Out of this World (No, Really!)
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And a few pieces are already on sale!
Oct 1, 2020
LEGO In the Kitchen: 5 LEGO Kitchen Accessories
We can’t help it; we are total nerds for LEGO stuff. Remember this slightly goopy attempt at a LEGO birthday cake? And LEGO fosters that nerd-nostalgia for building blocks of youth with all the kitchen accessories they keep coming up with.Here are our current five favorite LEGO kitchen tools from the LEGO store.• 1 LEGO Minifigure Cake Mold, $17.99 — OK, this would be a much easier way to make an anatomically correct LEGO cake…• 2 Rolling Cookie Cutter, $9.
Sep 30, 2020
Le Creuset’s Ingenious Double-Duty Baking Dish Will Be Your Go-To for Fall Cooking — and It’s on Major Sale!
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The durable lid can be used for storage or serving!
Sep 28, 2020
5 Simple Tools All Home Cooks Should Be Sure to Have This Time of Year
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Especially if you're even *thinking* about making a holiday meal.
Sep 26, 2020
The Amazon Kitchen Brand You Haven’t Heard Of but Will Totally Love
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Bonus: Every single item is incredibly stylish *and* affordable.
Sep 21, 2020
The Surprising Reason Every Breakfast-Lover Needs This $13 Whoopie Pie Pan
Tips from The Kitchn
Breakfast sandwiches will never be the same.
Sep 11, 2020
Le Creuset Just Added Dozens of Pieces in This Gorgeous, Limited-Edition Color — and Many Are on Sale
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We can already picture the jewel-toned pieces on a holiday tablescape!
Sep 10, 2020
Le Creuset’s Fall Favorites Sale Includes All Your Cozy Cooking Essentials
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Dutch ovens, stovetop grills, tea kettles...oh my!
Sep 8, 2020
Staub’s Mega-Cute Pumpkin Cocotte Is 25% Off Right Now and Perfect for Fall Cooking
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Is there anything more fall than this adorable cocotte?
Sep 5, 2020
Le Creuset Just Launched the Most Perfect New Lasagna Dishes You’ll Want for Fall
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This isn't just any casserole dish...it's a lasagna dish!
Sep 3, 2020
The 7 Most Essential Baking Pans Every Home Cook Needs
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Even if you're not much of a baker, there are a few baking pans that are still must-haves for every kitchen.
Jul 9, 2020
10 Ways to Put a Muffin Pan to Good Use (Other Than Making Muffins!)
As if you need another reason to use a muffin pan besides, well, just making muffins! That should be good enough, we know. But we like it when our kitchen tools do double duty, and it turns out, the ol’ muffin pan is quite versatile! Here are 10 other ways you can put it to good use in your kitchen: Use it to serve oysters, shown above. Via à la mode. Make giant ice cubes. Freeze single servings of soup. Blend and freeze smoothie ingredients.
Jul 15, 2020
What’s a Double Boiler and What’s the Best One to Buy (or DIY)?
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"Melt chocolate in double boiler," a recipe will say. Here's what that means ...
Jul 15, 2020
These Ceramic Dishes From Staub Are Just $100 (Total!) Right Now — Need We Say More?
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This is one piping-hot deal!
May 22, 2020
How to Get Lingering Smells Out of Silicone Bakeware
How To
Because no one wants their giant cocktail ice cubes to taste like last month’s pesto bombs.
May 6, 2020
7 Sourdough Tools to Make You a Bread-Baking Pro
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Non-essential, but definitely handy.
Apr 2, 2020
The Very Best Bakeware for 2020
Kitchn Essentials 2020
For banana bread, cinnamon rolls, and all other baking projects!
Mar 30, 2020
8 Meals You Can Make in a Muffin Tin
Don’t write off that muffin tin as being a unitasker only good for baking muffins and cupcakes. There are plenty of recipes, even full meals, that can be made in those small baking pans. Plus, it’s a great way to help portion out servings to freeze for later. If you’ve been on the fence about KonMari-ing your muffin tins, let these eight recipes make the case for keeping them. Poaching eggs for a crowd can be a long process.
Mar 3, 2020
Alert! Our Favorite Cooking Thermometer Is 25 Percent Off Today Only
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Trust us, you're going to want one.
Mar 2, 2020
The Slightly Ridiculous $10 Pig in a Blanket Gadget I Actually Love
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There's a science to using it but it really does work!
Feb 2, 2020
A Tip for Finding the Volume of Your Bundt Pan (and Why It Will Help You)
When you buy pans at the store, their size is clearly labeled, but when you inherit them from family or find them at a garage sale, it’s a little harder to decide. You may have a good eye for these things, but for those of us less fortunate, here’s a quick and easy tip for finding the volume of baking pans. Knowing the size you have on hand can make or break a recipe. The trick is actually very simple and requires very little effort.
Jan 21, 2020
How To Clean a Bundt Pan
I’ve gotta say, I love a Bundt pan. My mom has a star-shaped one that she’s had for at least 30 years — a holdover from a few years we spent overseas when my dad was in the Air Force — and she almost exclusively uses it to make flan for dinner parties. If you’re someone who’s into baking shaped desserts, Bundt pans are an awesome solution for whipping out that statement-making cake for a party.
Jan 21, 2020
Our Favorite Spatulas: 5 Spatulas Are Better than 1
We use our spatulas every single day. We couldn’t imagine cooking without at least one, although let’s be honest — even the minimalists among us have multiple spatulas in their kitchen tool jar (or drawer). And can you ever really have too many spatulas? There are so many different shapes, sizes, and materials, and each one has its own purpose. Here are five types of spatula we can’t live without. Don’t be put off by the name.
Dec 17, 2019
The Folks Behind Our Favorite New Dutch Oven Just Launched a Sheet Pan
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It took them more than a year to develop!
Nov 19, 2019
The Under-$20 Costco Find You Need to Buy Before the Holidays Get Here
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You'll need it for cooking AND gifting.
Oct 22, 2019
How I Organize My Baking Pans: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen
We’ve already seen how Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman organizes her food cabinets. The other interesting thing about her kitchen setup, though, is how she stores her baking pans. We thought it was such a smart solution for a small kitchen! Here’s how she does it. Deb uses racks on top of her kitchen cabinets to organize and store all her bakeware, a habit she started in her old (much smaller) apartment. She says it’s one of her “favorite kitchen organizing tricks.
Jun 6, 2019
How I Organize My Food Cabinets: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen
How does Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen keep her kitchen organized? That’s what we wanted to know as part of our ongoing series this month. From the three things she always keeps on hand to where she stores her dishes, here’s what we learned when we peeked into the Smitten Kitchen kitchen. I don’t. I mean, I try.
Jun 6, 2019
What Are the Most Commonly-Used Casserole Dish Sizes?
Q: A lot of my favorite casserole recipes call for all sorts of dish sizes. Any thoughts on how to modify the recipe or what to do with the leftover that you can’t fit in a pan that’s too small?I’d love to be able to fit a dozen shapes and sizes into my apartment kitchen, but space doesn’t allow. In that vein, any suggestions as to which two sizes are the most used?Sent by cfelliniEditor: cfellini asked this in the comment thread on this casserole recipe.
Jun 5, 2019
Tip: Dry Metal Cookie Cutters in the Oven
After a long cookie baking session, you might be tempted to throw the cutters in the sink and deal with them later. But trust us, you and your cookie cutters will be happier if you wash them promptly (or at least keep them dry until you do) and then … pop them in the oven!Metal cookie cutters should be gently hand washed and then quickly dried to prevent rust.
Jun 4, 2019
Chef’n Mixer Spatula
Chef’n Mixer Spatula• $12• Williams-Sonoma I have a lot of spatulas in my kitchen, but the ones I reach for over and over are the ones that can most effectively scrape out my mixer bowl. Chef’n has a new spatula designed specifically for the curve of a stand mixer bowl, and it gets rave reviews at Williams-Sonoma. It fits around the blades, so you scrape down your mixer bowl without turning off the mixer.
Jun 4, 2019
How Can I Make ‘Pudgy Pies’ Indoors?
Sent by AmeliaEditor: Amelia, I’ve never heard of a pudgy pie before, but now I want to try one! I’ve successfully made braaibroodjie (a South African outdoor-grilled sandwich) indoors with the help of a grill pan and a pot lid, which might work for pudgy pies as well.
May 30, 2019
The Baking Steel
Item: The Baking SteelPrice: $72Overall Impression: Fantastic and durable pizza accessory, one that will help your pizza cook much faster and give it a deliciously chewy, blistered crust. Do you use a pizza stone? Putting a heavy stone in your oven helps stabilize its temperature, retain its heat, and transfer it more efficiently and directly to your pizza. I had a pizza stone a long time ago, but broke it rather promptly, and ever since then I’ve baked my pizzas directly on an oven rack.
May 30, 2019
OodleTip & Little OodleDoodle Bags: Pastry Bags for the Rest of Us
Item: OodleTip & Little OodleDoodle Decorating Bags Price: $9.99 Overall Impression: A very convenient and helpful tool for those of us who don’t have aspirations to semi-professional cake decoration. I love pastry bags. No, I don’t decorate cakes — in fact, if you’ve paid attention to the cakes I’ve shared here, you’ve probably noticed their decidedly rustic appearance.
May 30, 2019
Have Cake, Will Travel: Best Carriers for Baked Goods
For anyone who’s ever cradled a cake in their lap on a three-hour road trip or struggled to pack a dozen cupcakes without smearing the frosting, these handy carriers are for you.Most impressive to me are the tiered containers for carrying cupcakes. The cupcakes fit into individual wells and then a stiff hood snaps over top to keep those precious treats safe.
May 24, 2019
Good Product: Regency Professional Parchment
Looking for an eco-friendly alternative to parchment paper? Try this reusable parchment from Regency!Similar to Silpat, these sheets of “paper” have a Teflon coating that’s nonstick and oven-safe up to 500-degrees. This reusable parchment is thinner and more flexible than Silpat, making it useful for tasks like lining brownie pans or casserole dishes. You can also cut the sheets down to size so they fit perfectly onto your baking sheets and inside dishes.
May 3, 2019
Good Question: Help Me Find a Flour Container
Sheri is looking for a good flour canister. Can you help? I am completely hooked on Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day (which I originally spotted on your site). I haven’t bought bread at a store in two months now, which is amazing considering I have an 8-month-old and work full time. My newfound love has required that I acquire some new kitchen tools. I’ve found most things I need, but I can’t for the life of me find a flour canister that will work.
May 2, 2019
Essential Baking Tools: Silpat
Do you use a silpat for your baking? These flexible, reusable sheets jumped from professional kitchens to home kitchens a few years back, and now we can’t imagine baking without one. They’re one of the most useful and versatile products to come around in a long time!Silpats from the company Demarle are made of flexible fiberglass coated in silicone. This creates a flexible, nonstick surface that can be heated up to 480° and used over and over again.
May 2, 2019
Good Tool: Cookie Scoops
Between the baking bug that got us as soon as the weather turned cool and the holiday baking we see looming on the horizon, we’re thinking it might be about time to invest in a good set of cookie scoops. These sturdy tools are exactly what we need for turning out perfect cookies in record time – and plenty of other things, too!
May 2, 2019
Kitchen Envy: Pioneer Woman’s Sugar and Flour Drawers
Oh, what wouldn’t we give for a few of these drawers in our kitchen? When she redesigned her kitchen a few years back, Ree Drummond (aka Pioneer Woman) installed a few of these to house her flour, sugar, and other baking pantry essentials. There are just so many things to love about this design!First of all, the glass fronts on the drawers are genius. Not only can we see what’s inside for easy identification, but we can determine at a glance how much flour or sugar is left.
May 2, 2019
Cool Tools: Spritz Cookie Press
While a cookie press is not an essential baking tool by any stretch of the imagination, they certainly are a lot of fun! We love pulling ours out around the holidays to make a few batches of delicate and buttery spritz cookies, especially when there are kids around who are eager to help out with cookie baking. Do you own one?Cookie presses work by pushing a small amount of dough through perforated plates directly onto the baking sheet, somewhat like a caulking gun.
May 2, 2019
Cookie-Baking Tip: A Quick Way to Cool Hot Baking Sheets
Problem: I live in an apartment with limited kitchen storage space, so I can’t keep a giant stack of baking sheets on hand, which becomes an issue when I am baking cookies in batches. The first round of cookies comes out of the oven, but the next batch can’t go in until the piping-hot baking sheets cool down. Solution: a step so simple I often kick myself for not thinking of it sooner.
May 2, 2019
Don’t Go Breaking My Heart: Heart-Shaped Tools & Bakeware
What better time of year than Valentine’s Day to get a little whimsical in your kitchen? Make heart-shaped pancakes, decorate with tea bag tags, prettify your milk with frozen hearts, or add some lovin’ to your cooking with one of these heart-shaped kitchen products:TOP ROW• 1 Le Creuset Enameled Cast-Iron 2-Quart Heart Casserole, $159.95• 2 Five-of-Hearts WafflePro Waffle Iron, $69.95• 3 Mini Flexible Heart-Shaped Ice Cube Tray / Gelatin Mold, $3.
May 2, 2019
Baker’s Tip: Choosing the Right Pie Dish
When you think of the perfect pie, chances are you don’t think about a soggy crust. And I’m willing to bet you don’t dream about burnt edges either. The dish you bake your pie in is a very real factor in the outcome of the perfect pie. Let’s talk about which one you should reach for next time you’re rolling out a batch of dough. In truth, there are many great pie pans out there.
May 2, 2019
Chic and (Not) Shiny: Matte Black Kitchen and Dining Products
I absolutely love the smooth chicness of anything matte black, particularly in the kitchen. With so much that’s already bright and shiny in that room — stainless steel appliances! Shimmering tile! Glossy ceramic plates! — I find matte textures a welcome diversion. They’re understated yet still glamorous. Here are a few matte black kitchen and dining things I’ve had my eye on lately, from a simple faceted vase to a mind-blowing Bertazzoni range.
May 2, 2019
A Smart Reader Tip for Better Baking in Flimsy Aluminum Pie Pans
Disposable aluminum pie pans are flimsy and don’t bake crusts as evenly as glass or ceramic pie plates, but they sure are convenient for giving pies away to lucky friends and family. One of our readers shared an ingenious tip for a simple way to hack an aluminum pie plate so it is sturdier and bakes better crusts.Reader Sarahj shared this smart method: she places the aluminum pie pan inside a Pyrex pie plate before baking.
May 2, 2019
10 Beautiful Patterned Pie Plates & Dishes
It’s pie season, friends. Summer fruits are ripening, and the time is right to make a pie and enjoy it sitting out on the porch. With that in mind, we went looking for pretty patterned pie plates to make the experience that much more enjoyable! From polka dots to poppies, here are 10 pie plates that aren’t afraid to show off a little: 1 Grandma Pie Plate, $44.
May 2, 2019
Nibble Pan: Have Your Cake (and Taste It Too)
Making cakes for a crowd can be a little nerve-wracking. Without cutting into the cake and ruining its presentation, how can you make sure it tastes good before serving it? The Nibble Pan is a smart solution for that problem — it’s a cake pan with a little silicone sidecar for baking a small amount of batter alongside the full cake.
May 2, 2019
Chefs Catalog
Have you heard of CHEFS catalog? I’d venture that you almost certainly have, since the company has been selling upscale, high-quality cookware, bakeware, and all manner of kitchen utensils and tools since 1979 — first by mail-order only via their catalog, and now through their extensive online site and brick-and-mortar store in Colorado Springs. Their tagline pretty much says it all: “The best kitchen starts here.
May 2, 2019
Cookie Parlor
It’s cookie baking season, and you know what that means: time to bring out the fun cookie cutters! If you’re in the mood for shapes a little out of the ordinary this season — think owls, anchors, even a KitchenAid mixer — then you should check out Cookie Parlor.
May 2, 2019
Tip: The Secret to Baking Perfectly Browned Cookies Every Time
You’ve double-checked your oven temperature. You’re using a reliable recipe. Yet your cookies are coming out too brown on the bottom, or perhaps pale and under-baked. What gives? The savvy folks at the King Arthur Flour blog may have found the problem — as well as a simple solution that ensures perfectly browned cookies every time. The short answer: it’s all about the pan you use.
May 2, 2019
Make a DIY Heart-Shaped Cookie Cutter
Have a last-minute hankering for something heart-shaped this Valentine’s Day? Even if you don’t have the right kind of cookie cutter, heart-shaped treats can be yours with this smart tip from Heidi at Food Doodle. Heidi makes a cookie cutter out of a cleaned and recycled can, snipped and dented to make the perfect heart shape. If you don’t have the tools for cutting down a can, a shallow can, like one from tuna fish (very well cleaned!) would work well. So simple and cute!
May 2, 2019
These 10 Pans Will Get You Even More Excited About Fall Cooking
Every year, I look forward to ushering in autumn with oven-baked dishes, both savory and sweet. Finally, the weather is cool enough to warrant turning on the oven, and my colorful Dutch ovens and stoneware get to come out of sideboard storage. This year, I may have to add one or two more fall-themed dishes to my collection — check out this adorable assortment of cocottes, Dutch ovens, and cake pans. 1 Staub Cast-Iron Pumpkin Cocotte, $149.
May 1, 2019
3 of My New Favorite Tools for Packaging Freezer Meals
Yesterday I shared the freezer meal party I hosted with my mom and sisters (50 meals, $300!). One important thing to figure out when cooking for the freezer — whether it’s one meal or 50 — is how you’re going to package it. You probably know the basics of freezer packaging (see Jessica Fisher’s rundown of the essentials here), but I wanted to share three of my current favorites for getting meals packaged up neat and tight.
May 1, 2019
The 5 Best Things You Should Buy from a Restaurant Supply Store
Some might find restaurant supply stores unattractive and utilitarian, but I can’t pass by one without going in. Sure, there aren’t any items with pretty packaging or cutesy gadgets vying for my attention, but I just love wandering down the aisles and seeing what restaurants use to efficiently get food out to their guests. There are so many things to choose from in restaurant supply stores, and usually at such great prices.
May 1, 2019
These 7 Clever Products Will Let You Do So Much More with Your Microwave
Dorm life doesn’t normally allow for a lot of great cooking options. You’re pretty much limited to whatever you can make in a microwave or with hot water if you’re allowed to have an electric kettle. Luckily there are tons of new products that make it easier to actually cook in your microwave. It might not be exactly the same as cooking on a stove, but it’s still better than getting every meal from the dining hall.
May 1, 2019
6 Ways to Take Your Bake Sale Cookies to the Next Level
The kids in New York City went back to school this week. Are kids in your neighborhood also headed back to the books? Well, now that the school year is underway, bake sale season must be around the corner. Whether the bake sale is to raise money for the school carnival, your child’s sports team, or a classroom charity project, you’ll want to bring your A-game. Luckily, these six gadgets will help your treats stand out on even the most crowded dessert table.
May 1, 2019
The 5 Most Important Tips for Actually Cleaning Your Silicone Bakeware
Silicone baking pans — muffin tins, nonstick sheet pan liners, loaf pans — can be great if you are short on storage space, hate using cooking spray, or can’t ever seem to get a Bundt cake out of the pan to save your life. But then you go to clean them. They seem like they should be easy to clean. Yet somehow, they aren’t. There never seems to be a way to get rid of that oily residue.
May 1, 2019
Why 4 Whisks Are Better than 1
In a world of “less is more,” I’d argue that when it comes to whisks, this rule doesn’t apply. I’m sure you’re frowning at this. I mean, who has room for more kitchen utensils in that crock that sits on the counter? Frankly, not most people. But take some of those crummy-looking wooden spoons out and make space for a few extra whisks. Why? Because not all whisks are created equal — each has a specific, important role.
May 1, 2019
Muffin Pans Offer You the Ultimate One-Pan Miracle Meal
How do we take our heartiest dinner favorites and make them possible on a weeknight? We reach for our muffin pan. The magic of this pan lies in its ability to transform recipes that require much time to assemble (in large pans!) into quicker, smaller recipes that can be assembled in less than an hour — definitely a miracle meal. So the next time you want shepherd’s pie or deep-dish pizza on a Wednesday night, know that the muffin tin makes either a real option.
May 1, 2019
5 Things to Know About Cleaning Cookie Sheets
If you’re like me, your passion for baking — both sweet treats and savory dishes — is inversely proportional to your zeal for cleaning up afterward (and unlike many New Yorkers, I actually have a dishwasher!). It’s particularly annoying when, no matter how well you think you’ve greased the sheet, something sticks. Or, ugh, when the oil itself becomes a gummy mess.
May 1, 2019
Here’s What You Need to Start Off Pie Season the Right Way
The best thing about fall is that it’s technically pie season. Apple! Pumpkin! Pecan! It’s time to make all the pies! Even if you’ve already been baking and have an existing pie dish in your kitchen, you should still consider this Pyrex two-pack — especially if you don’t have a glass dish. Pyrex Easy Grab Glass Pie Plates, $9.
May 1, 2019
This Is Why You Should Be Baking with a Cast Iron Skillet
While a cast iron skillet is an incredible tool to help you get dinner on the table, I’d argue it’s equally useful when it comes to desserts; these days I find myself using it more for baking brownies and apple crisp then searing steaks. In fact, a cast iron skillet really can be a key tool in helping beginners become better bakers. Why is that? Here are four reasons.
May 1, 2019