christmas wish list: for the kitchen

What a whirlwind the past few months have been!  I hope you, your family, and friends have been able to enjoy the holiday season this year.  After the past few years with my gourmet food business, I had decided that this year would be different!  I wouldn’t be working up until Christmas Eve and I would actually get to enjoy the time with my family and not be surrounded by jars.  I set a date to be finished up with business by and that day was today.  With the exception of a few orders, I actually met my goal!  A goal that was only met with the help of my husband and mother! I am thankful for a busy and productive holiday season, but now am ready for the slowness that Winter brings.

Over the next few days, I’ll be sharing a few last minute gift ideas that you should be able to get just in time for Christmas if you hurry and click “order now”.  Today’s wish list is filled with items for the kitchen.  My favorite kind of gifts!  I don’t personally own any of these items, so if you happen to have, let us know if we will love or should try another product.

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1. I am not sure why I’ve never invested in a potato ricer, but I haven’t.  The truth is, I’d love to try making cauliflower mash with this tool!

2. I am a huge fan of the William & Sonoma Goldtouch baking pans .  They not only work better than any other pans I’ve used, but are reasonably priced.  And who doesn’t love a festive red cake pan?!

3.  Lattes are my favorite and I think the key to a perfect latte is frothed milk.  The Epica gets rave reviews on Amazon.com and is almost 1/2 the price of it’s more expensive competitor (I actually owned the Nespresso version at one point, but never had reliable results and eventually sent back).

4.  I’ve never owned expensive cookware, with the exception of my beloved LeCreuset dutch oven that my husband got me last Christmas.  I really, really want great pans!  I have read and read reviews about several brands, but have never taken the plunge to invest in a set.  This pan looks like a great place to start and is also made in the U.S.A.  Plus, it’s currently 25% off and will ship for FREE!

5.  I love a good teakettle!  The problem is, I have literally been searching for one for almost 2 years and haven’t found one yet that I think would be perfect.  I’ve decided this All-Clad version might be the one!  It is also 25% off and will ship for FREE.

6.  If you have a large Christmas budget, put these on your list!  The steak knives from Cutco.  We own a few of their knives and a pair of scissors.  All are amazing!  The company’s customer service cannot be beat!  These knives have a lifetime warranty and are made in the U.S.A.  I have owned the scissors for 21 years and sent back a few years ago to have them sharpened.  The company actually sent me a brand new pair of scissors to replace mine.  These are definitely an investment item, but one you won’t regret!

How about you?  Any great items on your Christmas {kitchen} wish list this year?

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