Is anyone doing Black Friday shopping today? I’m not brave enough to fight the crowds but I might be doing some online shopping from the comfort of my couch. As someone who loves to spend her free time in the kitchen, I thought I’d share some of my favorite kitchen items! Some of these are things I was given and some were… gifts to myself. But all of these things are items I love and use often! So if you need ideas for the foodie in your life, here you go:
Hamilton Beach Food Processor– I have this food processor and I love it. It has a large cup and a small cup so it’s perfect for everything from chopping vegetables to making pesto. It’s also dishwasher safe so it makes cleaning up super simple.
Mixing bowls– How cute are these bowls? I love bowls that nest and have lids. Seriously, that’s a stellar combo. The bright colors are just an added bonus!
Coffee Pot with Carafe– I love my Keriug for weekday coffee needs, but this coffee pot is our go-to weekend appliance. (Yes, we have two separate coffee makers. Crazy, I know.) I love that the carafe keeps the coffee hot for hours but it’s cool to the touch so you can keep it out on the table. No more trips to the microwave to heat up a cup!
Ramekins– Ok fine, I have an excessive number of ramekins (just ask Alex) but they’re so darn cute! They’re also perfect for little desserts, snacks, and sauces!
Silpat– My sister-in-law got me one of these a couple of years ago and I LOVE it. It’s perfect for things that have a tendency to stick to the pan. It’s sort of like reusable parchment paper!
How to Cook Anything Vegetarian– Ok so I’m biased, but even if you’re not a vegetarian, this is an awesome resource! It covers all sorts of ingredients from artichokes to lentils and gives you simple ideas for how to use them. Our friend Andy sent this as a housewarming gift and I’m obsessed. (Yes, I read it in bed like it’s the latest teen fiction novel. No judgement.)
Those are a few of my favorite things! Other favorites include all the tiny little accessories (fun mugs, placemats, tiny bowls, wine glasses) which I can usually find a World Market, Home Goods, or TJ Maxx. I also love all the specialty food items at places like Southern Season. Those places have great stocking stuffer options!