Pizzelles are one of my favorite cookies: they're wafer-thin and have wafflelike patterns baked into them. The patterns can get quite elaborate, with particularly fancy patterns used for cookies meant for entertaining. But pizzelles are nearly impossible to make without a maker like the VillaWare Prego Pizzelle Baker. The cookies are so thin that the only way to get the crisp texture and delicate patterns is to drop dough straight onto the baker's hot surfaces and lock the top and bottom plates together. As little as 30 seconds later, you'll have a hot pizzelle. The baker makes … Read more
When I was a kid, I had a book of animals: each page was cut into thirds so that I could put an elephant's head on a tiger's body with a giraffe's feet. The same concept was used to create the Twist and Press Cookie Cutters, from Williams-Sonoma. The cookie cutters have four sides, divided into three sections that you can mix and match. Currently, the cookie cutters are available in two different versions: a fashion cookie cutter and a robot cookie cutter. The fashion cutter creates different outfits for models by allowing you to change hairstyles, … Read more
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QuickWiper provides users with a simple program to cleanse your computer of unwanted files and folders. In addition, it provides several key features that help clean the hard drive even more, making it a great all-around product.
Most users will not have any trouble jumping right into QuickWiper. The screen consists of only a few command icons, and whenever the mouse is held over them, a brief description is provided. While there is a Help file, most users can skip it and start immediately cleaning their computer. Wiping a file or folder is an easy task. Users simply click on … Read more
Rather than firing up the oven when you want a batch of fresh-baked cookies, the Nostalgia Bakery Express offers cookie-baking capabilities in a countertop appliance. It offers baking temperatures between 375 degrees and 400 degrees Fahrenheit--as long as your cookie recipe calls for a temperature inside that range, you can have cookies ready to eat in just minutes. You place your cookie dough on a nonstick cast aluminum tray that sits inside the Nostalgia Bakery Express. About a half dozen cookies will fit on the tray, assuming that they're 2 inches in diameter.
The Nostalgia Bakery Express comes with … Read more
A computer security enthusiast in India has released a tool designed to allow people to take complete control of strangers' Facebook accounts if they can get hold of the targets' session cookies. It also could be used to manage large quantities of hijacked accounts.
FBController analyzes the communications that Facebook has with computers when they interact with the site and uses that information, along with the cookie data, to allow for accounts to be hijacked, said 26-year-old Azim Poonawala, who wrote the tool and provides details on his blog.
Cookies, meanwhile, can be obtained using network sniffing, cross-site scripting exploits, … Read more
We won't see any variety of this phone stateside, but the LG Cookie has recently released a CDMA version specifically for the Asia-Pacific region.
Dubbed the KX500, it's quite similar to the KP500 Cookie, which is its GSM cousin. Both versions have a 3-inch touch-screen display, a 3-megapixel camera, motion sensor, handwriting recognition, a microSD card slot, and a 3D user interface that looks a lot like HTC's TouchFLO. It has three physical keys underneath the display plus an optional stylus.
While the LG KX500 Cookie is brand new and Asia-only, the LG KP500 Cookie has been … Read more
With hackers monitoring passwords, cookies, and browsing, users need all the protection they can get. Wipe claims to offer that protection in such an easy manner anyone can use it.
This freeware advertises its ease and does not disappoint. We have tested several programs that perform the same task and have never used one as simplified as Wipe. The download consists of a screen listing hundreds of programs that may contain personal data you do not want to share. From Windows XP to temporary Internet files, each is displayed with the number of files and the amount of space each … Read more
Cookies are a big problem for users because they can pile up quickly and possibly track your computer activity. Many browsers come with programs to delete these little problems, but Cookie Monster presents itself as a way to quickly and expertly cleanse your hard drive of cookies.
This freeware program is an incredibly simple way to cleanse your computer of the little bits of information that build up and slow down performance. This program has a very simple display that should not take new users much time to master. Depending on your level of interest, you can browse through cookies … Read more
If you've been looking for a fun cookie-decorating project to do with your children, I have to recommend the Ice Cream Cone Copper Cookie Cutter from Sur la Table. This cookie cutter lets you turn out cookies that are begging for a little icing and sprinkles. It creates cookies that are a little over-size--one of these cookies is plenty at between 3 inches and 5 inches. But the part of the cookie representing a scoop of ice cream offers a good-size canvas for brightly colored frosting and your favorite decorations. When you're done, you can easily use these … Read more