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Talenti Sea Salt Caramel.  You guys know I’m one for making as much as I can at home but I tried Talenti Sea Salt Caramel gelato over the weekend and flipped the heck out.  Martha Stewart Living highlighted it last summer, mentioning the price was $8 which I’d never pay for a store-bought dessert, but I found it in my grocery store for $4.29.  It’s still a little on the pricier side but I swear you won’t care about the price after you dig into this rich, silky smooth salted caramel gelato.  Except when you’re staring at the bottom of the empty container and realize you need more.  Stat.

Chrachel Cooks (Not Safe for Work or Little Ones unless you have ear buds/headphones – the language is a little “heavy” right from the beginning).  I came across this YouTube video a few weeks ago and spent nearly the entire 10 minutes cracking up.  At first I wasn’t sure if I should be horrified or flattered that a couple of college kids with an insanely popular YouTube channel would chose to video themselves making my cupcakes with the title of wtf is cream of tartar?! …but it’s all good.  Actually, it’s pretty darn cool to actually see how other people make and react to my recipes in their own kitchens…and make hand washing look sexy at the same time!!

Williams- Sonoma Goldtouch bakeware

Williams-Sonoma Goldtouch Bakeware.  My absolute favorite baking pans!  And hey!  They’re on sale this week – 20% off!  I’ve had a bunch of half sheet pans for at least 4 years now and even with heavy use, they have never chipped, warped (even in a super hot oven), or scratched.  I’ve added a few other pieces over time (the muffin pans consistently produce perfectly domed muffins and cupcakes) and I just ordered a few new 9″ cake pans yesterday.  I realize there are times when spending a little extra money on a product seems ridiculous when there are much less expensive alternatives available but I swear these pans will never do you wrong.  Just read the reviews.

 

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Evernote.  This app is my life saver!  It’s a virtual note-taking tool that allows you to create endless amounts of notebooks that you can clip ideas to – in text and with links, full web pages, photos, or voice recordings.  I’ve been using it for almost a year now and have been keeping those little jots of recipe ingredients and instructions as I make dishes (instead of scraps of paper that I always lose), ideas for blog posts, party and holiday menus, weekend to-do lists, shopping lists, and plans for our vegetable garden this year.  The app can be downloaded to PC or Mac and is available on Apple, Android, or Windows-based phones and tablets.  The BEST thing about the app is that it will automatically sync your notebooks between all of your devices that use the app.  It’s amazing!!  And free!!!

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post and I have no affiliations with any of the companies mentioned here.