When these happen in your life, it's so much fun to go to your favorite stores TargetCrateandBarrelTargetCrateandBarrel and make an awesome wish list for all your friends to buy for you. After the wedding is over, we suddenly find their kitchens stocked with a heap of tools and gadgets they never use. Hello cluttered cupboards.
I've been married an impressive two years and five months, but I've already discovered which items in my kitchen are on constant rotation and which ones aren't.
So whether you are a spring-bride-to-be or a more-than-me-veteran-housewife in need of some upgrades, I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites.
*Disclaimer: This is by no means an exhaustive list, rather highlights of the kitchen items I have found most useful for my own cooking and baking needs
Large stone bar pan // This stoneware is often washed midday just to be used right away in our house. I have broiled veggies, baked turkey burgers and even slow roasted my favorite Oven Roasted Tomatoes. I cannot imagine my kitchen without this pan!
Basic Dishes // I found a set of these durable dishes on clearance at Wal-Mart years before I got married. I love having simple dinnerware to use for everyday when I don't want to pull out the good stuff. It also will always match with any kitchen anywhere and due to it's simplicity, it's super easy to replace broken pieces over the years.
Mixing bowls // Anything glass in my kitchen is my favorite. Especially these glass mixing bowls with lids. I love that they aren't porous and are super easy to clean. I mix anything from chocolate chip cookies to almond pancakes, homemade verde sauce to my all time favorite chicken meatballs. I can't wash these fast enough to use everyday.
Nesting Bowls // I love kitchen items that can double as useful and pretty. My nesting bowls from Crate & Barrel (similar here) are not only used for mixing, but they are also frequently used for as serving bowls for parties and dinners.
Bosch Kitchen Mixer // This mixer is by far the most expensive item in my kitchen but it was worth every penny. (Actually every penny my friends gave me at a group gift shower. Love yoooou, girls!!) At first glance, it seems like an outrageous price, but it seriously will replace so many items in your kitchen. It is a powerful mixer that I use for making big batches of breads and rolls. It's also perfect for making shakes, almond butter, almond flour, pesto, etc. This blender is another item we can't keep washed enough.
Baskets // Somebody help me, I have a basket addiction. Where is my local chapter of Basket Hoarders Anonymous?! They manage to weasel into every room of our house. I love having baskets in my open cupboards for storing flour sack towels, mugs and cups. Here are some of my favorites.
The extras // As I mentioned, this is a massively incomprehensive kitchen list, as my goal was just to highlight our most loved kitchen items. To make up for it, here are a few of my other favorite things:
Measuring cups & spoons (Go stainless steel!) // Dishtowels // Popcorn Air Popper // Parchment Baking Paper // Stainless Steel Frying Pan (Similar to ours)
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Now all you kitchen experts, share your favorite kitchen gadgets with me if you don't mind!! I always love to find new favorite things!!
You also can check out my Minimalist Baby Guide here.
Happy Wednesday, friends!