A Kitchen and Its Tools, Gadgets & Cookbooks
Come In & Visit My Kitchen And Discover My Favorite Kitchen Tools and Equipment...
Almost twenty years of preparing mostly healthy and nutritious meals and an occasional treat make me, I think, fairly knowledgeable in my field. "What field," you ask? "Why the world of the kitchen and its tools," I reply!
In the last two years, I have been busily creating a record online of some of my best-ever recipes. However, this page is not about those recipes but rather about the myriad kitchen items which a home cook uses in the process of preparing meals for a family. Items like, but not limited to, kitchen tools, utensils, appliances, gadgets, linens and cookbooks.
This page shares some of the favorite items from MY kitchen as well as a few other products that come highly recommended from other sources. I definitely hope it helps you find what you are looking for!
And, oh yes, I should tell you that I'm sharing some illustrations from a vintage cookbook that I have in my collection. I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. I hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I do looking at them.
Image from the author's recently facelifted kitchen.
The Most Important Kitchen Tools
The Best Kitchen Tools
The Best Kitchen Tools
How To Choose The Best Tools For Kitchen Use
There's nowhere to start but with this page about some of the best kitchen tools out there. It was designed to help set up a first kitchen but it is also a very practical page for people like me who have some pieces in their kitchens that are starting to grow tired and need to be replaced. It includes twenty of the best kitchen tools around including some great OXO kitchen tools like this one wonderful bucket of tools. To visit my page, How To Choose The Best Tools For Kitchen Use, just follow this link:
- How To Choose The Best Tools For Kitchen Use
Whether you are equipping your first kitchen, outfitting a new one or just looking for some new kitchen gadgets, this page will point you to some of the best pieces.
A Salad Spinner
The Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner
Definitely one of the best salad spinners.
I'll have to admit that I haven't tried every single salad spinner that ever was made. However, I've had more than my share of cheap ones and none of them even come close to The OXO Good Grips Salad Spinner. Plus, I've consulted a legion of experts on Amazon. Check out the Amazon Customer Reviews. I find the customer reviews extremely useful when learning about a new product, I figure the people who pay for the product with their own money are pretty well positioned to judge it. I realize this is not an exact science but it sure is a great start and it definitely makes this salad spinner look particularly good.
To read my complete review of the Oxo Good Grips Salad Spinner, follow this link:
- The Best Salad Spinner Is The OXO Good Grips Salad S...
Eating healthily is a little easier when you have great kitchen tools like this OXO salad spinner!
A Kitchen Timer
A Kitchen Timer
If You Are Like Me, You are Going To Want A Great Kitchen Timer...or Three
Busy people everywhere are relying on timers to keep them on time and on track and I am no exception. I'm embarrassed to admit how many I have...and that they are never where they are supposed to be. But no matter, that only demonstrates how invaluable they are to a busy person and my page Distracted? Buy A Timer NOW is full of great timers and reviews as well as ideas of what to think about when you are choosing a timer.
To visit my page, Distracted? Buy A Timer NOW, follow this link:
- Distracted? Buy A Timer NOW!
You should definitely buy a timer if you don't already have one! A recent discussion about the use of timers amongst a group of work-at-home moms showed that they are helpful and led to the creation of this page. Our discussion centered around the...
A Mixer, Blender or Food Processor
KitchenAid's Martha Stewart Blue Collection
A top-quality line of small kitchen appliances.
Here's a series of small appliances that I don't think can be beat. They are a joint effort between KitchenAid and Martha Stewart and I don't think you could ask for a better combination. I do not personally own any of them but, based on the reviews I have read and on KitchenAid's amazing reputation, I know I would love to have them. Adding any one of them to your kitchen is, to quote one very famous lady, "A Good Thing."
To see Amazon's complete collection in the Martha Stewart blue line available at Amazon, clicking here. Learn more about the following products by following these links:
An Apron is a Not-Quite-As-Essential Kitchen Tool That Some Cooks Need More Than Others
An Apron - People are returning to the kitchens and once there, donning a fantastic kitchen apron.
People are returning to the kitchen for a number of reasons not the least of which are the downturn in the economy and the proliferation and popularity of cooking television shows and and, once they arrive in the kitchen, many are donning a fantastic kitchen apron. When you check out the amazing assortment of aprons you'll understand why people are choosing to wear them again.
- How To Make An Apron
If you are looking for resources to make an apron, you'll enjoy looking through the ideas and links on this page.
- Where Can I Buy The Best Jessie Steele Apron?
Jessie Steele makes a large collection of aprons. There's one for everybody!
- Do Your Haunting In A Halloween Apron
Looking for a Halloween apron? You might find just what you are looking for here on this page.
- Cooking For The Holidays? Tie On A Christmas Apron!
If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen at Christmastime, you should definitely own a Christmas apron!
- Real Men Don't Wear Aprons, Do They?
Dedicated to the issue of whether or not real men wear aprons...are you a real man, LOL? If so, do or do you not wear one? Don't miss our selection of fun men's aprons!
A Pie Bird
Pie Birds Are A Pie Baker's Tool
A practical kitchen tool that is cute and fun to use, too!
Pie birds made me wish that I was a far better and more frequent pie baker than I actually am. They come in a wide assortment of styles and colors and I love them. Almost every single one of them. If you are yet to be aquainted with a pie bird or to add one to your tool chest if you are a baker, I highly recommend a visit to this page which is packed with a huge flock of pie birds. It wouldn't be fair, however, if I didn't warn you that you might fall in love with them and wind up with an assortment watching you from your windowsill.
- A Pie Bird, A Pie Baker's Tool
Do you know what a pie bird is? Do you use one? Learn more and see a few beautiful examples on this page.
An essential tool!
- If Company's Coming Use Jean Pare's Cookbooks!
Company's Coming is a fabulous Canadian cookbook line created by Jean Pare.
- American Country: Recipes for Country Cooking, A Coo...
American Country's Country Cooking cookbook features recipes for traditional country fare and is a part of the series of American Country books released by Time-Life Books in the 1980s. More importantly, it is one of my all-time favorite cookbooks...
- Janet and Greta Podleski's Looneyspoons, A Low-Fat C...
Looneyspoons may well be my favorite cookbook, ever. Definitely this great Canadian cookbook is in my top five. This wonderful, low-fat cookbook is jam packed with 150 great recipes, lots of information and some pretty great humor. It makes trying...
- The Family Dinner Book Review ~ Much More Than A Coo...
Planning supper has gotten tougher and tougher as I have gotten busier and busier so I am always picking up new cookbooks to see if I can take away any great ideas. Recently, I picked up a copy of The Family Dinner (really called The Family Dinner:..
- The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook
Harry Potter fans who like to cook ought to have this Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook in their collection.
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