Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kitchen tools that are essential!

Do you like to cook and bake a lot? Maybe you don't necessarily "like" to, but being a mama or wife, puts you in that role?! Here is a list of my have kitchen tools, that are essential! Take a peak at Sweetlifeaswife for other ideas!

Pop over to my cooking blog and check my latest recipe; Apple Ginger Pork chops found HERE

1. My Crock Pot. I don't really use this a lot, but I use it for soups, roast, and bbq. My husband and I aren't really a fan of chicken in the crockpot, so I don't use it for chicken recipes!

2. My super large skillet. I use this ALOT. Its ginormous. I use this when I'm frying pork chops or chicken, and need all the meat to fit in 1 pan!
3. My gorgeous red mixer
4. Tons of spoons. I routinly use 3 or more spoons while making dinner. When you have multiple pots or skillets going, you need to make sure you have enough spoons!
5. My wonderful stainless steal, gas range. LOVE
6. My Red Dutch Oven. This is great for things that need to simmer (like soups, rice, etc)

7. My hand meat tenderizor (found at bed, bath, and beyond). You really need one of these if you don't have one. I use it every time I'm cooking meat.
8. Plastic cutting boards. These are super easy to store, use, and clean
9. My huge food processor. These babies are expensive, but so worth the investment! You can put a whole onion in; love it!

10. My family griddle/grill
I hope that might help if you're looking for some cooking inspiration! I"m linked to Welcome Wednesday from Take It From Me. Hop on over if you're looking for more mom's!


  1. Great list Michelle! I'm curious what you use your meat tenderizer for though so often...maybe a dumb question??

  2. Let's see; we have the same mixer, same dutch oven (but different color). I so so need a bigger food processor; and I am totally going to get that meat tenderizer!
    Great post!
    gin @ Life as Topher's Mama

  3. Amazing collection! I just bought a new home two days ago and I would like to buy such accessories for my new kitchen.

  4. Yay for a wondrous list! I want to get the glass bowl for the kitchenaid. I love the silver, but there's just something about the glass bowl that is amazing and beautiful to me!

    I'm registered for a food processor and a dutch oven... As much as I can't wait to marry J, I also can't wait to have a kitchen full of cooking tools that complete my collection!

  5. sara, I use the tenderizer every time I use chicken, steak, or pork chops! It helps the meat not be tough, and since it pokes tiny holes in it, it soaks up any marinaide or juice you use with it!

  6. i Would love the tenderizer!

    I am following you from the blog hop, you have a great site. Would you like to follow me back? Susan's Family
    thank you :)

  7. I don't bake, I really don't find time, but I have to cook the meals for us. Even though there's only three (me, hubby and daughter) I would rather eat takeaway every night!!
    Came via Welcome Wednesday.

  8. I am a new follower from the Wednesday blog hop.
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  9. What a great list. I need one of those tenderizers and the mixers. I bake like a crazy person and would benefit from it so much!

  10. Following from Welcome Wednesday. Hope you will follow me back :)

  11. I'm really going to have to break down and get a KitchenAid mixer someday - mainly because I love that color & it will look so good on the counter :) LOL

    Stopping by to follow back!
    henry happened

  12. What a great list! The only difference I have is a bamboo cutting board and a corian cutting board. The corian is the best!
    Found you on Welcome Wednesday blog hop.
    Would love it if you followed me back. Thanks!

  13. I'm gonna have to get a dutch oven!
    Thanks for following, I'm following you back :)

  14. Great list! My list would be a little different tho, but no cook is the same :):)

    Visiting you from Welcome Wednesday!
    Hope you can come see me too at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

  15. Thanks for stopping by from the hop and for the birthday wishes. you have a sweet family.
    I would say my most essential kitchen tool is my crock pot. I love having my meals cooking all day, the smell as it cooks is great and knowing I am not going to be rushing at meal time is great.

  16. I gave you a award on my last post:)

  17. I don't have any of this lol. I do have spoons :) oh and by mistake I found a slow cooker under my cabinet the other day. I think my brother my have left his at my house on Christmas. I may need to read up on your cooking blog and use some of your slow cooker recipes before (or if) I return it.

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