Sunday, April 19, 2009


Do you bake? No? Well, do you sometimes reheat leftover pizza or make the biscuits that come packaged in a cardboard tube? Gotcha!

You need to get a SILPAT, a non-stick baking mats made of fiberglass and silicone that can be re-used thousands of times. They're especially great for working with sticky materials such as gooey batters, taffy or caramel, nothing sticks to this thing. It will save you a lot of time cleaning as there are no more sticky baked on messes to scrub off your pans! It never needs greasing, which saves both time, money and maybe a calorie or two.

My mom got me my first one over 10 years ago and now I have several on hand as I won't use a cookie sheet without one.

You can get yours at Bed Bath & Beyond. It'll be the best $20 you'll ever spend. Alright, maybe not the best but I promise you won't regret it!


Jill said...

Where did the name J-Kun come from?

The TownhouseLady said...

J-Kun means J-Boy in Japanese. My husband inherited him many many years ago when his owner (his ex)moved back to Japan. She named him while she was learning English and just happened to like the letter "J".

At 17 he's our old man but he's still the biggest lump of love ever. He runs up to greet anyone who comes over to the house. He's also a total mommas boy that follows me everywhere.

He'll still responds to one command in Japanese and while I don't technically know what the actual symbol is, phonetically it sounds like "Go-HAng" which means "Are you hungry?". This always illicits a BIG excited MEOW accompanied by the happy circling dance.

Jill said...

How cool!! A bilingual kitty.