Monday, June 8, 2009

My Favorite Kitchen Toys!

Recently, I got a wonderful post idea/request from a reader, but no matter how hard I've looked, I can't seem to find the original e-mail from the reader. So, I must apologize in advance...Hopefully, this person will read this post and be able to let me know it was from them. ;)
UPDATE: The awesome reader that requested this post was Blondie42107 from the blog Somewhere Over the Rainbow. THANKS AGAIN! :)

Anyways, my wonderful reader suggested that I do a post about my favorite kitchen tools. I thought it was a great idea, so I tucked the idea away in my head for a post. I thought it would be fun to talk about kitchen "toys"...hehe.

So...drumroll are the things that I could not live (or bake/cook) without!
PS - These are all stock photos...not ones that I've taken.

#1: Le Creuset Dutch Oven
***I love my Dutch Oven! It's so versatile and never, ever disappoints!***

#2: Silpat Baking Mats
***These baking mats will change your life! Nothing sticks to them. They help me make everything from French Macarons to Chocolate Chip Cookies.***
#3: "Black Betsy"...a.k.a. KitchenAide Stand Mixer
***"Black Betsy" is just amazing...she works harder than I do in the kitchen! She kneads dough, mixes cake batter, I could go on and on...If I could only have one thing on this list, it would definitely be my KitchenAide Stand Mixer!***

#4: Chef's Tongs
***How did I ever cook bacon without a good pair of chef's tongs???***

#5: Williams-Sonoma Pizza Stone
This pizza stone is wonderful! It makes gorgeous pizzas and can be used on baguettes and other breads. Plus, you can leave it in the bottom of your oven all the need to take it out and wash/store it.***

#6: Wilton Off-Sided Spatula
***Oh, the wonders of an off-sided has brought my cake decorating skills to new heights!!!***
#7: Pampered Chef Zester
***This little guy is great...he always produces long, beautiful pieces of lemon or orange zest...definitely makes my life easier!***#8: Pam for Baking
***I don't know what I'd do without this stuff. It works so longer do I have to waste time buttering and flouring every pan. With a quick spray of this, the job is done! It works equally well on everything from a Bundt pan to a cookie sheet! It even has real flour in it.***

I also got some new toys yesterday at Williams-Sonoma that I cannot wait to try! They include:

Fluted French Tart Pan

Deep French Quiche Pan

Madeleine Cookie Pan

Fleur de Sel


What's Cookin Chicago said...

I love your choice in toys as they are some of my personal faves too!

Risa said...

Thanks for sharing all your faves! I should do this too on my blog. People love to see what other people get plenty of use out of. I love Silpats too!

Anonymous said...

It was me :)

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! I think you get the

I continue to love your blog!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

You have been a busy girl while I was gone!
My favorite tool is one I don't have yet... it is a pair of multiblade scissors that was at the villa in Tuscany. I am on the search...