My mom used to make popcorn in one of these on movie night. That was before microwave popcorn was en vogue. It makes the best treat. There are no unpopped kernels, it melts real butter, and uses hot air instead of oil. Though it may take up a bit of cabinet space, the cost savings and better flavor are worth it.
I think knives are the most important tool in the kitchen. You don’t need many, maybe just a chef knife, utility knife, and a paring knife. The most important thing about knives is that they have to be sharp; you are more likely to cut yourself with a dull knife. Fact. This high quality set from Wusthof will last you forever.
When I was growing up, my mom always had me use measuring cups for baking. While that works, the more efficient way is to use a scale. Digital scales are generally more acurate, plus they come in handy for other things, like if you are doing the Zone Diet.
This is the most used piece of cooking gear in my kitchen. A Homemaking Hussy can not be with out a cast iron skillet. They, literally, last forever, are crazy cheap, and become better the more you use them. Plus they are great for threatening the Hunk with when he gets out of line.
Freshly ground spices are one of the best ways to take your meal up a notch. The amateur next door can use spices out of a bottle, I prefer grinding mine in this mortar and pestle. It’s how my Grandma did it.
If there is one thing I’ve learned about cooking, is that you need an awesome, sharp knife. Of course, every knife needs a nice cutting board. These bamboo ones won’t dull your blade and are environmentally sustainable.
This is the secret to the perfect cup of coffee. This hand grinder take whole bean coffee and takes it down to the perfect coarse powder. Hand grinding gives you significantly more control of your coffee grounds. If you want to make the best cup of fancy ass coffee, this is an important piece.
Here is the 2nd tool for my latest passion, Fancy, High-Quality, Single Serving Coffee. You put this little ceramic dripper on top of you mug. Then put a filter and coffee in it, finally pouring your hot water slowly through. It will be the best coffee you’ve ever had.
Real Women make their own coffee. I’m on a fancy ass, single serving coffee kick right now. There aren’t many drinks that make my body feel amazing in special places. This kettle is perfect for getting your water to the perfect temperature. And it looks like a techno beehive.
J.A. Henckels makes some of the best knives around and now they are in the cookware games. Stock Pots are a must have for Hussy Homemaker. You can make stews and soups and spaghetti and so much more. Do yourself a favor and buy one of these. Their clad design distributes heat evenly and effectively, just like most of my dresses.
I am a slow cooking fanatic. When I was growing up my mom used her Crock-Pot like crazy. She’d put the ingredients in before she left for work and dinner would be ready when we got home from whatever activity we had that night. I use mine all of the time for my Paleo Diet recipes.
I AM THE COOKIE MONSTER. I love cookies as evidenced by the crumbs that are always on my blouses.
I was tickled when I saw this Elmo Mug. Elmo is the best.
Far and away the best box grater I’ve ever used. You don’t know what your missing until you’ve tried it.
I love baking Bundt cakes for work. I make a wicked Guinness Ganache Cake that wins the hearts of Hunks & Hussies a like.
This hand blender is described as being “perfect for making cocktails and crepes.” I read it as “perfect for Taylor Skim.”