There are so many things that can be my everyday essential, but I only wanted to pull those things that keep me afloat and moving in my kitchen. I reach for these things pretty much 90% of the time, and they are always in regular rotation.
6 Essential Items That Every Kitchen Needs……
Essential Item #1 A Good Bottle of Olive Oil…….
I always keep a really good bottle of olive oil on hand, and I am always concerned about price point. We also buy a really good bottle because this is something I cook with often. Also, we try not to take too many food shortcuts because it is very important for us to give our family the best of a lot of things. I grew up in a cooking family, and I mean deeply rooted Southern family. I started to do away with so many of those Southern traditions that were fattening, and or just plain not healthy. Make sure that when you get your bottle of EVOO (Extra Virgin Olive Oil), find one that you really like, and you will never turn back!
Essential Item #2 Gold Measuring Cups, Or Mixer Spoon……
This is one of my most treasured items here in my kitchen. I am not a BIG baker , but when I do it has to be with nice equipment, and cool tools. I had been wanted some gold measuring cups forever, and found these beauties. Ever since I began blogging back in 2016, it was imperative that when I did take my pictures, they looked nice. I love looking at pics that have a nice bowl, cup, or stirring spoon. These are an essential part of my kitchen, and bring me so much joy when I use them. You can see me using them in my YouTube video HERE.
Essential Item #3 Cast Iron Skillet…….
Ok, OMG!!! I love my cast iron skillet it is my go to skillet for lots! I will choose this skillet over any skillet because of its versatility. It can start out on the stove, and end in the oven. This provides me with so many ways to attempt a meal, and bring life to a dish. My boys love the skillet meals, and prep. Also, the secret of my kids eating all this jazz, is that the skillet just gives off a completely different taste than most stove top pans. I think the next time I am in my favorite spot “HOME GOODS”, or Target I will show you some of my sweet, sweet home pieces!
Essential Item #4 A Really Good Kitchen Knife……
I finally pulled the plug and purchased some really good knives for this mama’s kitchen! I love these iron chef knives, and yes they do the trick for me. I used such poor knives in the past, and they did such an OK job. It was finally time for me to get something that could handle my kitchen work load. A good knife in your kitchen will work hard for you, sustain a sharp blade, and also reduces the amount of time in the kitchen cutting up things too!
“Don’t Be Afraid To Work
Smarter Not Harder”
Essential Item #5 Wooden Spoons…….
If you can tell by this photo these spoons get some use! They do get beat up almost everyday they have lived here in my kitchen. I love to use these types of spoons for several things I am cooking on the stove top, especially eggs. It keeps me from scratching the bottom of my pots. It also makes the fluffiest eggs ever, and my boys love my eggs LOL! Wooden spoons serve a huge purpose, and I love having them sitting in this container here by my window. My boys know the things that are purposeful, and pretty. They do understand that items like this hold value, and should be in your kitchen somehow!
Essential Item #6 Pie Plates Cute Ones Too……
I have made so many different things in these pie plates. I remember making a strawberry pie after I returned from strawberry picking. It was so darn delicious friends, and light too! Ok, strawberries, whip cream, and crust sure was yummy! This pie plate was very price worthy of $8.00, and I fell in love with it! I own several of these, but I think the others doesn’t have a saying. I end to use this one more due to the picture, and how beautiful this turns up in my photos. They are easily deserved, and every kitchen needs one, or two! (LOL)!! Check out my strawberry pie post here.