I love to cook as many of you have seen in the cooking forum or in chat. I love to talk about food!
I really enjoy cooking for other people mostly. It isn't as much fun to cook for yourself. I prefer to cook meals and I love to try anything new. I
have no problem trying something challenging, the most was Creme Brulee but it came out great! I am not really a baker however but I will for special
occasions. The only thing I love to bake is bread and that is from scratch, no bread machine! I think I'd lose my Italian rights if I used one of
I know for me I love kitchen gadgets they seem to make some things so much easier or they can add to a meal. They are like accessories to a kitchen to
me and I have an addiction, esp the late night infomercials that show all the crazy ones. Yes I admit I have spent many nights ordering those
infomercial gadgets and then another week waiting to get it in the mail and then immediately opening it and making a meal just so I could check it
I am going to post some of my favorites. If you have any please feel free! I could always use more! It's like shoes for the kitchen, you can never
This is probably my favorite!
The Swivel Store!
I am obsessed with spices!! My spice collection use to take up an entire cabinet that had three shelves, that is a lot of space to use for spices, but
I like to keep all kinds because you never know what you will need. I also like to have mine categorized and then alphabetized (that is my OCD for
sure) but for me it makes it easier to find what I need. This little gem I found makes organizing them so much easier and I have my shelves back plus
they aren't all cluttered and I'm not climbing on counters to look in the back. It's a great kitchen accessory.
The Swivel Store
Next we have:
We all know what a pain hardboiled eggs can be when it comes to peeling them. I found this little gem last night and it is on its way! I was talking
to my bf and not even paying attention to him, I was too intrigued by what was on my screen, however he knows my love of kitchen accessories. This not
only helps you make hard boiled eggs perfectly but it has a slicer and it gives you a recipe book on various things you can make and at $10 bucks plus
S&H I am SOLD! I will let you know how this one works out. So far the reviews are pretty good for it. I can't wait to make an egg breakfast
concoction with it...might have to test it out on my bf's breakfast
Then we have another favorite of mine
The Slap Chop!
I have had this piece for YEARS! It easy to clean, dishwasher safe and comes apart for easy and thorough cleaning. This is a time saver when you need
to chop a lot of veggies or fruit esp onions! I have used this for various things while cooking and it has saved me time from having to hand chop
everything. You can dice, mince and chop with this!! I recently needed to finely chopped 3 cups of macadamia nuts, well this took secs vs me messing
around by hand dicing the nuts with a knife! It also came with graty the cheese grater which I also like...heck free kitchen gadget with purchase I'm
Slap chop = epic!
This one is a simple accessory but it works great.
Being Italian I use a lot of garlic! I am not a fan of minced garlic cloves esp with the amount I use and I prefer to use fresh garlic. I prefer to
use everything fresh when I can. I just have to peel put it in and press, then presto I have my minced garlic! These can be found at any store like
Wal Mart, Target, the various department stores and any kitchen store. I don't think I need to post a link for this one.
Then we have
The Double Decker Steamer
I love the steamer! You can make an entire meal in 20mins in this thing. Put some chicken at the bottom and veggies or potatoes on top and turn the
dial, let steam and ding you have dinner! I have made chicken and fish in the steamer as well as pork chops but I usually stick to chicken and fish or
other kinds of seafood. Veggies come out perfect in a steamer, you can add butter or any seasoning you want to either. It's simple and easy and it's
a healthy alternative to frying
This is the one very similar to the one I have, mine is just a different brand.
Black & Decker 6168561
Food Steamer & Rice Cooker - 4 Quart
So there are some of my favorite kitchen accessories that make cooking easier and a little more fun!
If you have any you like to use in the kitchen let me know!