You may have noticed that I have been sharing more recipes around here lately. There are a few reasons for that, number one being that I love food. Also, as much as I love to craft – I’m not the best at it. And photographing it – forget about! Food and I get along. I can make it, photograph it and eat it all in one day. Heck, all in one hour if my kids cooperate. I consider food to be my craft. I’m not perfect [far from it] but its something that I love to learn about and experiment with. Plus, I love knowing exactly what I am putting in my family and my bodies. No hidden junk. Just easy homemade recipes with simple ingredients. [Bam! That may be my new tagline yall!]
I asked on my Facebook page what are your go to kitchen appliances or tools. The answers were awesome! I added them to the must have kitchen gadget list and added a few of my own. If food is your craft too, you’re going to need a good set of tools! [Ps.. some links are affiliate links which means if you purchase anything I will get a small portion back. Things like this help me maintain this blog!]
Kitchen Aid Mixer // This was my Christmas present from my hubby this year. It has been ahhh-mazing! I have used it to make homemade french bread, chocolate cherry trifle and even my homemade laundry soap. Yup. You read that right. I used my Kitchen Aid Mixer for laundry soap. Seriously, if had the right attachment it might even do my laundry.
Silicone Spatulas // I’m just going to say that I’m a spatula snob. I have maybe half a dozen and I only use 2. They just have to feel right in your hand.
Keurig Coffee Maker // I personally do not own a Keurig but my parents do. And as much as I try not to like it, I really love it. And not so much for the coffee, but for the iced tea. [Whaaa?] Yup! You can make iced tea in less then 2 minutes with a Keurig. Sweet tea, peach tea, unsweet tea. All kinds of cool teas!
Dutch Oven // This was another Christmas present this year and I’m in love. When you can take a recipe from the stove top and pop it in the oven in one dish, its called love. I just made the most amazing roast that I can’t wait to share with yall! [No, I’m not tooting my own horn, its that good yall!]
Crockpot // My trusty kitchen stead! We actually have 2 crockpots in our kitchen because we received them both as wedding gifts. Its another one pot wonder. Drop in frozen meat, veggies and a little liquid and you can cook a meal. I’ve used mine for the crockpot chicken tacos, crockpot mashed potatoes and a few others.
Mason Jars // I love a good mason jar. It can be used to preserve, store, drink, eat, and decorate with. Plus, they are oh so pretty!
Food Processor // I just recently acquired a food processor [see: I borrowed my moms] and its so much fun! I made the roasted red pepper and artichoke hummus with it a few weeks ago and I have more recipes up my sleeve.
Silicone Baking Sheets // Oh my gosh. These are the absolute BEST invention! I have used them every single time I have made cookies and they rock my world. No spraying, flouring or greasing your cookie sheet. Add a silicone baking sheet and you are good to go. Seriously. If you are looking for a good kitchen gadget on the cheap – this is it yall! [Ps.. mine made an appearance in my gingerbread blossom post!]
Pizza Stone // This one is on my to-buy list. [That should be my to-buy ASAP list, but you get the point.] I love making pizza and I am eager to try homemade pizza dough, sauce and everything else.Well, these are a few of my picks and a few of your picks! If you could add anything to this list – what would it be?
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I agreed with all your picks. I don’t have a Kitchen Aid Mixer or dutch 🙁 even though I have asked for it for them last 3 years. Oh well, I did get a MacPro so I can’t complain.
Ohh MacPro! I should have added that to my list! 😉 Its on my wish list for sure!
Adelina Priddis says
This is an awesome list! I don’t drink coffee or tea…so will the keurig make hot cocoa?? lol. You definitely need a pizza stone! We have pizza every friday, and I just love making it at home.
Thank you so much for sharing this list on Foodie Friday!
Thanks Adelina! And YES! The keurig does hot cocoa! (Probably not worth the price just for that.. but still cool.)
Adelina Priddis says
true…but now I can enter giveaways for them, knowing it can do hot cocoa 😉
Ahh so true!