I don't know about you but during the holidays you'll find me spending some extra time in my kitchen. Here you'll find the comforts of today's technology and the spirit of a genuine homestead. So come on in, grab a cup of coffee, and I'll share a few of my favorite kitchen gadgets.
KitchenAid Stand mixer - this machine is a powerhouse and saves much wear and tear on my creeky joints. I have a model from the professional series and so glad I spent the extra money. Kneading bread dough is a breeze. Holiday cookies here I come!
Cast-iron dutch oven - something magical happens to food cooked in cast-iron. I was lucky enough to find an 8 quart Griswold many years ago in an antique shop that had been well-cared for. The inside is oh-so smooth. It gets used for everything from baked chicken, soups, stews, bread and biscuits.
Foodsaver - put this gem on your Christmas list this year. It's a must-have for storing food and keeping it fresh.
Vitamix - this was probably my first big ticket counter-top appliance purchase. The strength of the motor is unbelievable and will liquify just about anything. Here's a tip - jump over to the Vitamix website and look for a reconditioned model. They come with a warranty and will save you some money.
My apron - because life can get messy in the kitchen. Not only does it keep the splatters off of my clothes but is doubles as a dish towel and an oven mit.
There is so much more to share with you in my kitchen so grab another cup of coffee and stay awhile. We'll laugh, cry, share stories, and maybe even dance - because memories are made in the kitchen.