Some women like receiving shoes or purses. Others, makeup. Me? As a self-proclaimed [somewhat healthy] home cook, I’m kitchen utensil obsessed! And proud of it! When it comes to gifts for my birthday, Christmas, or Mother’s Day, more often than not I’m asking for and receiving some pretty cool kitchen gadgets— all of which I believe are practical, and well-priced gift ideas for home cooks in your life. If you are shopping for someone who likes cooking and spending time in their kitchen as much as I do, here’s what I suggest buying them this holiday season: 2f79f2aca949770384c94b7aeaa27e7430cea9da5754945e54
Who knows— by purchasing one or two of these things for a loved one could result in some tasty meals for you to sample!
[all pictures in this post come courtesy of my cucina—- I really do own these gadgets and use them on a weekly if not daily basis].
I’ll admit, I’ve only used tool for browning ground beef in a skillet. Considering I do that 1-2 times every week it’s totally worth it! Touted for even cooking and seasoning when you chop and crumble foods, this baby is high-heat resistant and dishwasher safe! Yes, I know a spatula essentially does the same thing. But this is one kitchen gadget I wouldn’t replace!
I’m pretty sure my husband would bathe in garlic oil if it were socially acceptable. We’ve been known to amp up the garlic in most recipes from 1-2 cloves to 4-6! Anyhow, I love using this tool when I’m prepping meals for the week and chopping up a whole bunch o’ garlic- then storing it in an air-tight container in the fridge.
I’ve been in 3 different home cook’s kitchen’s this past week and all 3 had this cookbook. Enough said.
Most home cooks would agree that a nice knife makes an excellent gift idea. When the Pioneer Woman told me [well not just me, but shared with her readers] that this was her favorite knife, I had to add it to my Christmas list in 2013! Note: I’ve used this knife almost everyday for the past year and it’s STILL as sharp and effective as can be.
I love using both my big and small French Oven’s from Le Creuset. But there’s something about the smaller size that makes a whole lotta sense to me! Granted, I’m typically preparing meals for 2 adults. If I was feeding 2 + more adults plus a house full of teenagers, I’d likely use the larger size more. For now, this one is a keeper— and on my stove top every other day!
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and here’s to some serious food-inspired SHOPPING!!!