I just adore fall for so many reasons...one: I get tired of grilled food ;), two: I love cooking and filling my home with the scents that make the neighbors ask: "whats for dinner" ? lol. But seriously cooking is a passion of mine and I always love setting the stage as much as the cooking itself. The perfect stage for me, is kids out ( unless its baking with Melanie, or teaching the boys a little something , lol ) and a nice clean kitchen. As most of you know by now, and as I've seen in your homes too, the kitchen is where its at ;) so once the first two things are done, its music on and a glass of Merlot and then the cooking begins ;) Sometimes things turn out gourmet and sometimes Id rather feed it to my 2 dogs ;) ...But its the process and passion I put into it that counts, lol ;) So anyway, below and above I have some pics of my collection of things that I believe help make me a better cook ;)...., ok, lol, I know these don't MAKE me a better cook, but at least they make me feel as I am ;) yes, you can put sucker across my forehead, but I truly am , for all things pretty, and for things that give my kitchen the feel I'm looking for.....
Cloverleaf bowls are so perfect for big batches of cookies! I adore this one, I could have paid a fortune for it, but of course, why would I do that when I can find it at TJ Maxx for half that ;)
I got this a few years ago from Martha Stewarts catalog, its a complete Baking kit and I've used it every year since! its great to have everything in one place and labeled!
I would rather spend money on quality cookware ( lol, that I saved all year by buying other things at discounts ) meaning Pots and Pans , then spend money on jewelry or any other luxury ...All Clad is truly a luxury to me, but worth every cent! I even think it helps me cook better, LOL, Hmm, maybe not, but its a nice thought ;)
Every time I use this bowl I get the feeling that it has seen many pancakes in its lifetime, it was a find off Ebay for me, I just adore the color and its little spout :)
These bowls are Vintage and the perfect color for my kitchen...the book is a 1924 HouseKeeping Manual that I just adore reading, thank goodness times have changed somewhat , but I still appreciate all the time that went into housekeeping back in the day :)
If theres one cookbook I run to more than others this is it!! Im sure the writer was busy for years updating this cooking bible, and just so they know, Im certainly appreciative :)
I use this for Salads, I guess cause it looks "salad-y" lol.... but I also really like the Designs that Portmeirion uses on their china too!
These Italian oil and Vinegar holders are one of my Favs ;)
Someone asked me last week where I keep all my kitchen extras, so heres a hint: Everywhere and anywhere ;)
and here too, lol....high and low ;) opps, forgot to close my cabinet up top ;) oh well ;) ....
Hope this Fall is finding all my sweet friends busy loving their own homes too!! Wishing you all a wonderful crispy Season !!
~ Hugs ~ Cynthia