Kitchen Tools That Have Improved My Cooking

Here are a few Kitchen Tools That Have Improved My Cooking…

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A Good Grater/Zester

I use a grater/zester way more often than I realized and there is nothing worse than a bad zester. I use a lot of lemons, ginger and garlic so its is perfect for grating straight into sauces, salad dressings, or right on top of your salad, poultry or seafood.

Have Your Favorite Seasonings On Stock

Having salt and pepper at all times is a must because  Salt enhances flavor; pepper adds flavor. I also try to keep seasonings like Cumin, Paprika, Cayenne, Italian Seasoning and more. Below is a good starter pack..

Mixing Bowls of Different Sizes

You’d think you’d only need one, but there are many times where i’m using multiple mixing bowls for storage, working doughs, mixing dry ingredients, mixing salads, shredding chicken, organizing, I could go on and on… 

Vitamix or Blender

I was very lucky to be able to inherit a Vitamix from my husbands mom because I truly love this thing, but it is pricey! They’re powerful, clean super well, and very durable whether you’re blending a smoothie, tomato sauce, soup, or making bread.

Multiple Measuring Cups

Pretty much every day I am measuring at-least something for a recipe. There are many times where I need 2 or more measuring cups so having multiple sets is a very useful tool and helps a-lot with prepping meals.

Measuring Spoons of course

With cooking I normally measure with my heart BUT it goes without saying, measuring spoons are essential in baking and cooking.

A Good Cooking Pan/Pot Set

Frying pans and pots are the workhorses of the kitchen, and if you’re like most home cooks, you may need to own more than one. I’m currently love my Sur La Table cookware set and use them everyday. I’ve used some pretty cheap cooking pans in my day, so you can truly feel the difference when you use a higher quality set.

A Good cooking Pan/Pot Set

Large Cast Iron Skillet

There are many reasons why I love my cast iron skillet – they’re durable, you can bake/broil things in it and they’re very inexpensive. My favorite thing to cook in a cast iron is a ground turkey Shepards pie broiled with cheese. .

Stainless Steel Baking Sheets

Oven baked recipes are my Go-To during the week and having a few baking sheets are very useful for roasting veggies, meat and obviously cookies. One of my favorite recipes using a baking pan is Soy Glazed Ground Turkey Meatloaf with Honey Garlic Carrots. You just throw everything on the pan, bake and Voila!

A Large Cutting Board

This ones pretty obvious but having a large cutting board can save you so much hassle and annoyance. Having the space to prep on is what helps me enjoy cooking the most, it takes the stress away.

A Casserole Dish With High Walls

I love to make Enchiladas, Creme Brûlée and lasagnas so having a casserole dish is a must. We got a Le Creuset Stoneware Heritage Casserole dish for our wedding and I love it. The stoneware feels like it will last forever.

A Good Quality Knife Set

Having a nice knife can make all of the difference when prepping. I am no where near a “knife “expert” but i’ve been enjoying using this Kitchen Aid Knife Set that I got as a wedding gift! It has a knife for every occasion that have stayed incredibly sharp.

Culinary Torch

I have been LOVING my culinary torch lately. It was an item that sat in my kitchen for a while until I got the courage, and the fuel, to use it and wow… it has changed me. There are many ways you can use a kitchen torch, including browning sugar, melting cheese, toasting breadcrumbs, and roasting peppers. The torch takes the place of broiling in an oven. My favorite way to use a torch is with Creme Brûlée… Truly amazing, Recipe HERE.

Kitchen Aid

The last, and probably most expensive is a Kitchen Aid. If you enjoy baking and bread making I would recommend investing. Definitely learn how to knead bread by hand before deciding if its worth it to you. Test my White Bread Recipe if you want to try making bread by hand

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What is your favorite kitchen tool?

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