They are coated in chemicals that can sneak into your cookies and cakes as they bake. Plus they are basically horrible for the environment and the companies who make them are polluting drinking water everywhere. But, have no fear of broken cakes and cookies sticking, we have some tips and tricks to make sure that doesn't happen. Greasing and flouring your pans or using unbleached parchment paper to line them might take an extra minute, but it works really really well! We promise!
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Gifts! Gifts! Gifts!

Plastic-free, zero waste, and full of heart

As the holidays start to sneak up on us, we have been pulling together some of our favorite homemade gifts. All of which happen to be plastic-free, zero waste, edible (because food!). Bonus, they are all delicious and help cut down on both the plastic you and your loved ones are exposed to, plus how much ends up in the environment. Not to mention they look really awesome and a homemade gift is a unique way to show you really care. One more benefit, you can pull them together super last minute, get pretty much everything you need at the grocery store (most of it in bulk even) and avoid the heinous parking scene at the mall.

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What about what you will be baking all of those treats in? While your nonstick pans might seem like a no-brainer, give us a chance to talk you into some other options. Nonstick pans are often coated in PFAS chemicals, which, while magical at times, can also be pretty bad for your health (and the 🌍.) Instead try baking pans made of silicone, stainless steel, ceramic or cast iron. they are often prettier and always healthier.
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So What's the Deal with Non-stick Baking Pans?

Why you might really need to go on a shopping-spree

Nonstick pans may be great, trust me, I'm a long-time baker who craves those perfectly sculpted sides of cakes and a hassle-free removal of muffins from the tin, but increasing evidence from research is showing that maybe we should ditch the non-stick pans for a safer alternative. Here are some of our favorite baking pans, what they're best used for, and a few great tips and tricks to keep you and the kiddos safe when indulging in those late-night brownies. If you are looking for new bakeware, check out our roundup of some of our favorite baking essentials.

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