Category: Baking with Kids

Best Vanilla Powder

What’s the best vanilla powder? Looking for a vanilla boost for your coffee? Smoothie? Or do you want a substitute for vanilla extract for baking? Vanilla powder may be the answer—if you understand the different types. We tried six brands of vanilla powder in drinks and recipes for cakes. Which was best? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Cake Decorating Kit

Want to try cake decorating—but don’t know where to start? Cake decorating kits are great for beginnings, with dozens of tools and supplies. We tried out 11 of the more popular sets and started baking. Which offered the best bang for the buck? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Vanilla Beans

What are the best vanilla beans? To find out, we ordered vanilla beans from 9 brands. What was best for making extract? Best for cooking?

FYI: Vanilla beans come in two grades: A and B. Grade A beans are best for cooking, given their high moisture content. Grade B beans are more concentrated and better for making extract. Here are the ones we’d recommend. FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review. Our work is 100% reader-supported! Thanks for reading this article.

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Best Black Cocoa

What is the best black cocoa? And what exactly is black cocoa anyway? To find out, we tried out several brands of black cocoa in cookies and frosting recipes. We also asked our parent readers for their favorites. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Organic Vanilla Extract

What’s the best organic vanilla extract? We did a blind taste test with six different brands of organic vanilla extract—we baked sugar cookies and then looked for the best flavor and texture. Here are the winners!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Cinnamon

What’s the best cinnamon? We tried out 9 major brands of cinnamon, comparing quality and taste. We baked cinnamon rolls, stirred cinnamon into beverages and tried it in recipes. Here is the cinnamon that passed our taste tests.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Rainbow Sprinkles

What are the best rainbow sprinkles? To find the best bets, we baked up some cupcakes and then did blind taste tests. Which sprinkles tasted the best? Looked the best? Here are the ones we’d recommend!

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Powdered Milk

What are the best powdered milks, if you want cow’s, goat or coconut milk? We tried out several different powdered milks before crowning these winners. We judged on taste, quality and affordability. Here are the winners.

FYI: We are Baby Bargains—we’ve been rating and reviewing products for families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Baby Bargains is 100% reader-supported, including our best-selling book.

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The Very Best Vanilla Powder

What’s the best vanilla powder? Looking for a vanilla boost for your coffee? Smoothie? Or do you want a substitute for vanilla extract for baking? Vanilla powder may be the answer—if you understand the different types. We tried six brands of vanilla powder in drinks and recipes for cakes. Which was best? Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Ceylon Cinnamon

What is the best Ceylon cinnamon? And what is Ceylon cinnamon anyway? We taste-tested 7 different brands of Ceylon cinnamon to find the best bets. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and rating products for the home and families since 1994. To keep things independent, we don’t take money or freebies from brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported!

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Best Yeast

What’s the best yeast for baking? For bread machines? What about nutritional yeast? We fired up the bread machine and tried out different yeasts to find the best bets. Here’s what we recommend.

FYI: We’ve been reviewing and ratings products for the home, families and kids since 1994. To keep our reviews independent, we don’t take money or freebies from the brands we review! Our work is 100% reader-supported. Thanks for reading this article!

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Best 00 Flour

What is the best 00 flour? This finely ground flour from Italy is a favorite for pizza crusts and pasta. We ordered in bags of 00 flour from top brands and started cooking. Which was best for pizza? Pasta? Here’s what we’d recommend to you.

FYI: We’ve been rating and review products for the home and families since 1994. We don’t take money or freebies from brands we review—we do hands-on testing, buying items with our own money. Our work is 100% reader-supported! We sincerely thank you for reading this article.

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