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Mixed Review: Pillsbury's Funfetti Glazed Chocolate Lil' Donuts

Mixed Review Erin Jackson 6 comments

Pillsbury would like you to believe that it's quick and easy to make tasty doughnut holes using this kit. I beg to differ. More

Snapshots from the 46th Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest

cakespy 5 comments

When it comes to baking contests, the Pillsbury Bake-Off is among the biggest and best. Now in its 46th year, this influential contest is the event which has given America such recipes as the Tunnel of Fudge Cake and Peanut Butter Blossoms. See what went down at this year's bake-off, including the million prize winner. More

Taste Test: Boxed Fudge Brownie Mix

The Serious Eats Team 41 comments

Whether you were a kid bringing in a sweet for a bakesale, or a college kid making a late-night study break, we've probably all had brownies made from a boxed mix. They're easy to make, most requiring just vegetable oil, eggs, and water, and typically take less than 30 minutes to bake. So when the moment comes that you too want a dump-and-bake treat to satisfy your chocolate craving, to which mix should you turn? More

Mixed Review: New Pillsbury Funfetti Cookie Pop Kit

Mixed Review Carrie Vasios Mullins 6 comments

I used to baby sit. A lot. While most moms were more than happy to let me destroy their kitchen in the name of homemade, organic baked goods, some didn't have the requisite supplies (not even flour) and they didn't really want me to have to go out and buy them. To compensate, they'd give me a box or two of cake/cookie/muffin mix and a sixer of eggs. More

Taste Test: Holiday Sugar Cookie Baking Mixes

Mixed Review Lucy Baker 1 comment

There are a number of quick and simple sugar cookie baking mixes on the market. But which one is best? Are any even worth using? We conducted a blind taste test to find out which mix yielded cookies worthy of Jolly Old Saint Nick. More

The World's Easiest Homemade Doughnuts

MarĂ­a del Mar Sacasa 51 comments

All you need to start these doughnuts is a roll of biscuit dough, which means no waiting for yeasted dough to rise and not much to clean up. Punch out the doughnut holes, heat up some oil, and within minutes you'll have warm, crisp, homemade (no one will know, unless the pop! of the biscuit tin sells you out) doughnuts. More

Mixed Review: Pillsbury Brownie Minis

Mixed Review Lucy Baker 12 comments

Given my love for Whole Foods two-bite brownies, I was eager to try out Pillsbury's new Brownie Minis mix flavors: raspberry and caramel. If there is any way to improve upon warm, chocolaty perfection, it's by infusing it with gooey jam or sticky, salty caramel. They tasted like a great version of a brownie made with cocoa powder—not quite as sumptuous as one made from chocolate, but certainly nothing to complain about. More

Mixed Review: Pillsbury Fudge Supreme Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie Mix

Mixed Review Lucy Baker 15 comments

Recently, the folks at Pillsbury teamed up with the folks at Jif (no surprise, really, since they're both owned by the J.M. Smucker Company) to create Fudge Supreme Peanut Butter Swirl Brownie Mix ($2.59). More

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