I love to bake. LOVE. I’m starting to love to cook, too. Baking, for me, is so relaxing. I love the predictability of baking cookies. All the ingredients are measured out, leveled, mixed, etc. With cooking, it’s a little more unsettling for me. A dash of salt? How much is a dash? Why can’t you just say 1/8 t of salt? Anyways, now that I actually have the time and energy to spend on cooking and baking, here are a few things in my kitchen that I can’t live without.
I got this for Christmas this year from my mom and I LOVE it. It holds 8 cups (2 Qts) and is microwave safe, oven safe up to 350 and perfect. The lid fits tightly on the bowl and keeps cookie dough fresh.
I use this dutch oven all the time. I can go from the stove top to the oven and its a beautiful thing. The one I have does not have the glass lid though, just stainless steel. I can use this to boil pasta, cook a roast or saute veggies. Love this.
I actually do use my Everyday pan every single day. Scrambling eggs, browning onions…anything you can imagine. This is also oven safe and my mom makes a mean frittata in hers.
I’ve had these cups for years and they are great. Instead of getting eye level with the cups to see how much liquid is in the cup, you look down at it. So genius.
I don’t have these exact knives, but I have this brand. My knives have a steel handle instead of the black ones. I use these for just about everything, except opening the mail. haha My mom got me a handheld sharpener that is fantastic. I seriously didn’t need to sharpen these knives as soon as I thought I would. A good knife set can make all the difference in cooking.
This is THE mixer I have…same color and all. If you are going to get a KitchenAid, get one of the older ones when it was still made by Hobart. They have metal gears on the inside, and won’t need hardly any maintenance. My mixer’s name is Ramona and she is awesome. I did have to get a new bowl (I like the kind with the handle) and a new paddle attachment, since the older one had gotten loose. Other than that, I haven’t had any problems with her. The best thing is when you are making cookies, you can seriously just pour the flour in and let the mixer do the work.
Anything I’m missing? Let me know. I love to find a new kitchen gadget that I haven’t heard about. 🙂