I am a gadget freak. I love little nick-nacks that help around the kitchen. I could seriously walk around Bed Bath and Beyond and just try out everything. So next time you are checking out BB&B take a seek peek at these
-Item’s My Kitchen Can’t Live Without-
Cook Book Holder
I’m a spiller. I can’t help it. I wish I had something to blame it on like seizures, but no just good ol’ plain being a klutz. But ever since I have had my cook book holder, I just spill on the counter and not my pages. Cause really…I am super tired of having my cook book filled with wrinkled water marked pages.
When they say wizard…they mean WIZARD! I love this little plastic miracle. I like to chop a lot and throw odds and ends into dishes I cook. This makes it sooo easy! Not to sound like an infomercial, but literally you just place and push; and now you have a perfectly diced (or cubed) item! (Especially great for stews and sauces) I can dice tomatoes and potatoes, dice onions and green peppers. Love love love it!
Silicon Baking Mat
These are great for baking and rolling. I use mine a lot for rolling bread, cake rolls, and on my crappy cookie sheets that always stick. They aren’t too bad in price either. They use to be a bit pricy, but I got a fairly good one at Bed Bath and Beyond for $14.
This one is an Alaskan thing. An ulu is a Native Alaskan tool used throughout Alaska. I love them for chopping herbs and slicing veggies. Plus they are kind of fun just rockin’ back and forth on the blade to chop. I guess I am easily entertained.
I don’t know about you all, but I hate buttering my corn. I really do….seriously I won’t even make corn, even though I love it, because I hate the whole process. What can I say….corn on the cob is a high maintenance food. Prongs needed, butter, the rolling, salting, dripping! Yea….its kind of a long process. BUT…with the butter holder I can easily just slide my butter across my corn and done! I swear that I am a little O.C.D. too, so I love the fact that it is also spread evenly.
Eggs Benedict Pan
This is just an essential item for me because Curtis and I love eggs benedict and when I say love…I mean like eternally bound to have these eggs for life love. Yum yum yum! I think I just like the idea of having another food item with hollandaise sauce allowed on it.
This is all because of my husband….he may leave me if I didn’t keep one in the house and use it on a regular basis. Men bring women flowers when they have messed up. I make Curtis fresh bread.
Ceramic Top Stove
One of my big pet peeves is getting food spilled on the stove, especially if it gets burnt and crusted on there. There is nothing like cooking and smelling the aroma of burnt cheese mixed with a hint of spaghetti sauce. Second helpings anyone? But this brings me to my next item.
This cute clip just attaches to the side of your pan and you slide your spoon or spatula into the ledge. Any way to keep food off my nice clean stove top is a good way to keep me from having an aneurism. I like how I can just unclip the holder and throw it into a drawer without taking up a lot of space.
Collapsible Measuring Cups
These are great, especially since I don’t have a lot of room for storage in my kitchen. But unfortunately I don’t technically own these…but my mom does…and I have longed for them ever since my eyes have beheld them! Is it wrong to long for cooking utensils?
This is great for yummy fast lunches, dinner, or even breakfast. I love making pizza sandwiches for us or grilled cheese sandwiches. My mom use to make muffins for us with them too. They always turned out soooo good. You can fill the sandwiches will all kinds of stuff and just clamp and cook. Ours broke a while ago and I have missed having one.
Snap N’ Lock Snapware
I have so many lids for plastic containers and they have warped from microwave and dishwasher use and don’t really fit anymore. I have had on more than one occasion spilled food all over me by trying to force that lid onto the base. The Snap N’ Lock are super because they easily lock on for a firm hold and they don’t warp. These are some of my favorite kitchen items. Cheap too…I got a 14 piece set for $20.
High Counter Tops
Okay so maybe I don’t have this, but I do really really want it, if that counts. I am 5’10 and I get tired of having to bend over too cook and clean in the kitchen. I am dreaming of the day where I can put higher counter tops in my own kitchen. No more Quasimodo cooking for me!