Santa left a 2-Piece Mini Silicone Spatula Set in my stocking. Williams-Sonoma doesn't carry them anymore, but Crate and Barrel does. You can find them here. I love them so much. Also in my stocking, six bags of whole spices. Why, you ask? Keep reading.
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Under the Christmas tree I found a box that contained my beloved Cuisinart Spice and Nut Grinder. I use this without fail every single day. Freshly ground spices just might change your life, or at least inspire you to make the best curries you've ever made. Or try them if you haven't. I have been grinding nuts and grains for gluten-free flours. I've been making spice mixes and dry rubs. I've pulsed coarse sugar to make it finer. Coconut. Whole spices. The only drawback is that it does not replace the mini food processor I may or may not have dropped on the floor. (Ahem.) It only does dry, not wet.
Whenever I feel bad about the broken mini food prep, I pick up my Bamix Immersion Blender. Whitney had been on my case about getting an immersion blender for a long time. I tossed it aside because I have two blenders and
He got me the fancy one with all the attachments. It is so powerful I feel like it could chop solid marble into a fine powder. Soups are a cinch. Eggs are whipped in nanoseconds. Whipped cream. What else have I done with it? What haven't I done with it? It doesn't mop the floor for me. I still have to do that. And it doesn't wash dishes. But it's so easy to clean that little else matters. I swoon. Wanna know what my kids call it? Mommy's Lego Toy. I think we know why.
What are you using in your kitchen these days that saves you? What do I need to put on my list for my birthday next month? Print this post