Shelf Life: Wing it
Doing some holiday baking? Feel good about it with a Winged Cookie Sheet from Chicago Metallic. Testers liked the "wings" — as handles and for slowing cookies from flying off the nonstick sheet. Best of all, $5 from each pan's sale goes to Share Our Strength, a nonprofit fighting childhood hunger in America. Its suggested retail price: $19.99. For a store locater or to buy, go to: chicagometallicbakeware.com.
Fish baked en papillote sounds elegant, but folding sometimes-finicky parchment paper is tricky. PaperChef comes to the rescue with Parchment Cooking Bags. The 14-inch-long bags worked beautifully with an herbed fish and mushroom recipe. For use in the oven (to 425 degrees) and microwave, the suggested retail price for a 10-bag box: $3.49. A store locater's at paperchef.com.
Need an extra hand in the kitchen this holiday cooking season? The Paper Towel Holder with Wheels from Cuisipro might be the answer. Rubber wheels help stabilize the unit and prevent tipping. A curved base stops a half-dozen sheets from unraveling. Its suggested retail price: $25. At amazon.com.
— McClatchy Newspapers