Kitchen Tools and utensils:
Food Processor– I use this in a lot of my cooking, from pulsing veggies into chunks to creating smooth sauces.
Blender– I use this as a backup smoothie, drink maker. I don’t use it as often as my food processor or high speed blender (such as a Vitamix or Blendtec) but it comes in handy once in a while and is much less expensive than the other ones.
Vitamix– An expensive but amazing kitchen tool. If you could buy just one thing, this would be it. A powerful high speed blender is an all around multi use tool that you will use in your everyday cooking. Other option that is similar is a Blendtec.
Immersion blender– I use this for everything. A great way to puree soups and sauce right in the pot, make single serving smoothies, or every quickly chop small amounts of ingredients with the attachment chopper. I love it.
Kitchen Aid stand mixer– This is another one of my favorite must haves. I love being able to put ingredients in and move on to other things while it mixes them for me. Best investment.
Crockpot– A busy households best friend. I have a handful of great crockpot recipes and am always coming up with more. So easy to use and gives great results. Very versatile.
Mandolin slicer– A quick and easy way to get perfectly shaped sliced fruit and veggies. Great for french fries!
Spiralizer– A fun kitchen tool that gives a cool twist to your food. Kids love this one and mine have been willing to try things they wouldn’t have when I use this tool to make it new and different! If I hold the base even my 3 year old can turn the crank.
Rice Cooker– Cooks many types of grains for you. It’s the best way to get perfectly cooked quinoa every time. I use it often.
Panini Press/griddler– I use this for everything from making panini’s to grilling veggies or veggie burgers.
Juicer– Amazing for fresh pressed juice. This one is a slow juicer so retains many of the nutrients.
Ice cream maker– I use this weekly during the summer to make fresh homemade ice cream!
Waffle Iron– A great way to make homemade waffles, I make a big batch and freeze the leftovers.
Stainless Steel Pots– I use for everyday cooking and rewarming of food on the stove.
Sautee pan– A needed accessory for any cook.
10” omelet pan– A needed accessory for any cook.
12” omelet pan– A needed accessory for any cook.
14” omelet pan– A needed accessory for any cook.
Glass bowl set– A must have for all cooking and baking.
Pasta strainer– A great tool to not only drain your pasta and other grains but also to wash your produce.
Baking/cookie sheet– I use this for everything from baking cookies to roasted veggies. My go to everyday tool.
Springform pan– I use this more for pies than a regular pie pan because I love how well it bakes and keeps the pie looking nice and neat.
Parchment paper– A very useful and inexpensive non stick surface.
Silpats– A nonstick baking mat that takes the place of parchment during baking.
Mason jars– I use these for everything from making my overnight oats to storage to gift containers for friends filled with the treats I make. I love them!
Ice cream scoop– Not only useful for ice cream but also to scoop the innards of squashes and drop cookie dough onto cookie sheets for baking.
Eat Cleaner produce wash– A great product for cleaning your produce easily and effectively.
Eat Cleaner produce wipes– A great product for cleaning your produce easily and effectively when you are out and about.