I have gathered up the 7 items that are Kitchen Must Haves to me as I am working in the kitchen and wanted to share them with you. Starting with this amazing cookbook that belongs right alongside the classics your grandma handed down to you and working right down to some little gadgets that simplify my life and might do the same for yours.
7 Kitchen Must Have Items
1.Prep- Ahead Meals From Scratch Cookbook- This amazing cookbook by my good friend Alea Milham of Premeditated Leftovers is a must have for everyone from the beginner cook to those very comfortable around the kitchen. It is a great source of ideas for your main dishes and a ton of basic pantry staples like homemade breadcrumbs, beef broth, and Cajun seasoning mix.
Many gorgeous illustrations of the recipes and easy to follow directions with prep-ahead tips make this cookbook a necessity for everyone. I have done away with most cookbooks in my kitchen except for a few classics and this one has found its place on the shelf among my go to classics on my kitchen shelf.
If Buffalo Ranch Chicken Squash Boats doesn’t sound amazing I am gonna have to check your pulse, how about Cajun Pulled Pork Wraps? or Skillet Mac & Cheese with Ham and Broccoli? This book will help you save time, money, and sanity while you impress your family and friends with your culinary skills.
Grab a copy on Amazon in just 2 days for yourself then tuck another Prep-Ahead Meals From Scratch in a basket with a pretty hand towel, and the rest of the items on this list for a great housewarming or wedding gift.
Check back next week when I will be cooking one of the recipes from this cookbook to share with you!
2. Garlic Press- I put garlic in just about everything not just Italian food. I prefer garlic cloves to salt or powder so I consider my press a key tool in the kitchen.
3.Wooden Spoons- This is probably the item that gets pulled out most in my kitchen as I use them for stirring sweet tea, scrambling eggs, stirring pasta sauce, and every other task imaginable.
4.Mixing Bowls- I personally recommend having a set of glass nesting mixing bowls and a set in stainless as well. They work for well..mixing things like pancake batter, cake mix, they can be used as salad bowls, jello molds, etc…
5.Sharp Knives- This is a kitchen must have, most of my life I have had cheap knife block sets and never knew what knife could do until I received a chef quality ceramic knife. Seriously it was life changing- I could cut everything from bread without squishing it to delicate herbs perfectly.
6.Honey Dispenser- I am not sure how I got along for almost 40 years without one of these but life has been sweeter since I got one. Pour your honey in the glass hive, and set it on the base containing water where the end is kept clean. It makes sweetening up your tea easier and drizzling honey on oatmeal, toast, and granola a snap.
7. Dish Towels- I hate using paper towels, it just feels too wasteful, fills up your garbage quicker, and doesn’t seem to get the job done. I keep a ton of dish towels on hand and just toss them in the wash with my towels. I use them to scrub the counters and dry dishes but also as pot holders and trivets too.
What is your favorite go to item in the kitchen?