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Over the years, I’ve stocked my kitchen with some must have essentials for cooking and baking. From small appliances to well-used cookbooks, to handy kitchen tools and gadgets, this is a list of my favorite things to use in the kitchen.
-FAVORITE KITCHEN APPLIANCES-
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
One of my favorite kitchen appliances, I use my stand mixer almost every day. I keep this hammered glass bowl on display on my counter and use it for most of my baking. I use the metal bowl for things like whipping cream or making meringue.
-FAVORITE POTS AND PANS-
Cuisinart Multiclad Pro Stainless Steel 12-Piece Cookware Set
I've had these Cuisinart pots and pans for over 10 years and I use them almost every day. They're dishwasher safe, and oven safe up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. One of my must have kitchen essentials.
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking
Every home cook, whether beginner or expert, should have this in their cookbook collections. It's a combination cooking textbook and recipe book that covers all the essentials in a fun, humorous style. I actually read this one cover to cover.
Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering
One of the newer cookbooks in my collection--every recipe I've tried has been amazing. This book is full of recipes that are perfect for sharing with friends and family. The banana bread is the best I've ever had.
Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust
One of my go-to resources for entertaining. I never worry about trying new recipes from this cookbook, because they really are foolproof.
-FAVORITE KITCHEN TOOLS AND GADGETS-
Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons
I've owned several types of measuring cups and spoons over the years, and I always come back to this stainless steel set. They're sturdy, and I appreciate the variety of different sizes. I actually have a few of these sets--some days I do a lot of baking and don't want to keep washing my measuring cups and spoons.