my favorite things: 2012 kitchen edition

I can hardly believe the Christmas season is in full-swing already!

Christmas trees are being decorated, cookies are being baked, shopping is being done…

Speaking of. How far are you on your Christmas shopping??  Still in the thick of it, looking for ideas like I am?

Well, if you’ve got a foodie on your list, I thought I would share some of my all-time favorite kitchen items with you!

These are the very first things I would replace if my house burned down.

What are your must-have kitchen items?

KitchenAid stand mixer (6qt or 7qt) – When my last KitchenAid died, I may have cried.  This is my 3rd hand in the kitchen!

BeaterBlade – I don’t know why all mixers don’t come with one of these.  Absolutely essential for efficient, effortless baking.

Le Creuset spatulas – My favorite spatulas, by far. And I love the cute crock they are stored in!

Cookie scoops – I use these for so many things…  Effortless uniform cookies.  Cupcakes.  Muffins.  Pancakes.

Microplane graters – I don’t know what I did before these!  Freshly grated parmesan cheese, lemon zest, grated fresh nutmeg…

Rimmed baking sheets – These are the only cookie sheets I ever use in my kitchen.  ‘Nuf said.

Pyrex baking dishes with lids – Pyrex are wonderful for everything.  Lids make them even better!

Le Creuset round dutch oven – Ok.  I kindof just love this for how beautiful it is.  But I also actually use it all the time!  For soups, stews, roasts, caramel corn, rice krispies treats…  just about everything!

Lodge 12″ cast iron skillet – This is my newest kitchen-love.  Every time I use it I can’t help but smile!  I feel like I have all of a sudden been transported back in time and I absolutely love it.  Plus, cast iron infuses iron into your food…  which is a VERY good thing!

Cuisinart coffee/hot water maker – We use this coffee maker multiple times a day and it is by far the best coffee maker I have ever had!  The hot water is so great for multiple bowls of oatmeal, tea, hot chocolate…  I love having both hot water and coffee at my fingertips!

These are a few of my favorite things!  (Are you singing along with me?)

Keep your eyes open for a few more of my favorite things lists coming up soon!

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  • Loretta E

    Trade that coffee maker for an ice cream maker and you’ll pretty much have my wish list nailed down!