Thursday, January 16, 2014

Bargains & Baking

As a bargain shopper, I find there are not that many brands I'm truly loyal to. I like to mix it up and try new things from the grocery store, for instance, so it's rare that I buy the same products week after week. When it comes to baking pans, however, I am quite, quite loyal to Nordic Ware. I've used their scone and cake pans for years, and earlier this week I wrote about my happy experience with a new Nordic Ware shortbread pan I received as a gift. It occurred to me, then, that I should probably let you know that most of my Nordic Ware pans are bought "out of season" and at bargain prices, like these two recent acquisitions.

The Harvest Bites Cakelet Pan sells for $41.50 right now on the Nordic Ware website. I love the pretty autumn shapes you can use for cakes, or you can sandwich two of them together with frosting. I'm also thinking of making a savory bread with mine, and then I can use the shaped bread for tea sandwiches.

Whatever I end up doing with my Harvest Bites Cakelets, I'm very happy that I got my pan on clearance at Kroger in Carrollton the other day for just $5.29!

This week, I came across another Nordic Ware pan I'd not seen before, the Holiday Mini Loaf Pan which makes little loaves featuring Christmas designs. This pan (currently retailing for $36 on Williams-Sonoma's website) was on clearance at T.J. Maxx for just $10, but I actually got it for free since I had some T.J. Maxx rewards certificates to use. I do love having new Nordic Ware pans to look forward to using next fall and winter. If you're a fan of these products as well, be sure to visit the clearance aisle right about now!


  1. Oh, those are so cute! I'm an "out of season" shopper, too, and I'd say you found some great deals.

  2. I always check the ' scratch & dent' section at my local Kroger. I have some really good bargains in my kitchen!
    Love my Kroger!
    Shari in Houston, TX

  3. Those baking pans are both nice. I like your tea sandwich idea.

  4. Oh those are *really* darling! I have an acorns one and a petit pretty bundts one -- I love the Nordic Ware brand, too -- always beautiful creations! I find the best buys in Homegoods, believe it or not! :)

  5. Well done, Angela! Those pans will truly make a fun looking tea party! there's so much one may do with those cute shapes.


  6. You sure have a nose to sniff out good sales. I've never used Nordicware baking pans but I like all the fun shapes they have.

  7. Now I will be expecting to see sweet little cakes, etc from all the Nordic pans. Just perfect for tea parties.

  8. You find the best bargains! Will love seeing what you do with these little treasures.


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