Dugan's Kitchen

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Kitchen Tools I Can’t Live Without

I mentioned last time that I like to make cooking as easy as possible.  It took me a while to learn that some tools that I didn’t have would really make a difference.  But first, let’s look at tools that are likely found in every kitchen (even if you don’t cook much), and if they aren’t in your kitchen, they should be.

Whisks, spatulas, wooden spoons, variety of other spoons, basting brush, tongs, measuring cups and measuring spoons.

Whisks, spatulas, wooden spoons, variety of other spoons, basting brush, tongs, measuring cups and measuring spoons.

A good set of sharp knives.

A good set of sharp knives.

Immersion Blender - If you ever want to make creamy potato soup or butternut soup, this is a must.

Immersion Blender – If you ever want to make creamy potato soup or butternut soup, this is a must.

6 1/2 Quart Three-Way Cooker (AKA, crock pot on steroids).  After a lot of research, I chose this one.  You can brown the meat/vegetables right in the pot and also use it as a steamer.

6 1/2 Quart Three-Way Cooker (AKA, crock pot on steroids). After a lot of research, I chose this one. You can brown the meat/vegetables right in the pot and also use it as a steamer.

A food processor.  Mine is just 4-cups, which works most of the time.  If you want something larger, Cuisinart has a great 11 -cup model that I would also like to have.

A food processor. Mine is just 4-cups, which works most of the time. If you want something larger, Cuisinart has a great 11 -cup model that I would also like to have.

KitchenAid Counter Mixer.  I went 35 years using a hand mixer instead of one of these, and I can't believe how much easier this is to use.  Now I can easily make bread, pizza dough, cakes...you name it.

KitchenAid Counter Mixer. I went 35 years using a hand mixer instead of one of these, and I can’t believe how much easier this is to use. Now I can easily make bread, pizza dough, cakes…you name it.

This list of items will serve you well and make cooking that much easier.  If you have questions on any of the items, let me know.  Next week, we will start with the recipes!  Have a great weekend.

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