Friday, May 3, 2013

Small Kitchen Appliances Worth Having

A friend of mine is getting married this summer and it got me thinking about all the "stuff" I registered for when I got married.  Some of it I've definitely used.  Others...not so much.  So I thought I'd put together a quick list of the items I use all the time and consider worth their weight in gold.

1. Rice Cooker--I use it to make quinoa and all different kinds of rice.  I recently made copycat Chipotle Cilantro Lime rice and it was awesome.  I use this all the time because I can set it and forget it.

2. Crock Pot--Great for set it and forget it meals.  I especially like making crock pot lasagna in it.  I use it at least once a week.

3. Stand Mixer--I have a Kitchen-aid one.  I use it to make icing, pizza dough, cookies, etc.  It's a multi-functional machine and you can buy all sorts of attachments for it so it does even more.

Those are the small appliances I use all the time.  I have a few other things I use a good bit (a set of reusable containers, measuring spoons and cups and kitchen utensils) but these are all things that end up on one's registry anyway.  Hope this was helpful.  :)