Add A Little Spunk To Your Kitchen

Add A Little Spunk To Your Kitchen

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This post is written in collaboration with Wendy.

This past summer, we relocated out of state after residing in North Carolina for 9 ½ years. Before that, we lived in Nevada. This was the second biggest move for us. This was also my son’s second time moving out of state but he was so young that I doubt he remembers our first out of state move. This time around has taken him a bit to adjust and understand what was happening. He is used to moving every few years as well.

I once had an awesome set of bamboo cutting boards. When we moved, my husband decided to get rid of most of our things with the intention of replacing everything. Looking back, I am glad I was able to save one of my bamboo cutting boards. I had packed it with my husband things since he was going back and forth. He moved ahead of us to get settled in at our new place, while I stayed behind until our son was out of school for the summer. I had no idea he would end up getting rid of my cutting boards! I bought my set at Costco and I loved it! It came in 3 different sizes, plus it was nice to have more than one cutting board.

Everything Decorated Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board

You can only imagine when I was offered the chance to receive a personalized cutting board from Everything Decorated. I’ve never really had anything personalized before. As you can see, I chose to have my Everything Decorated Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board engraved with my blog logo! Again, I’ve never had anything personalized, let alone with my blog logo!

Everything Decorated Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board Front

Everything Decorated made ordering so quick and easy. I sent them my blog logos and it was shipped within a few days! Isn’t the cutting board gorgeous? I chose bamboo, of course!

Everything Decorated Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board Back

As with any cutting board, there are two sides. With Everything Decorated Personalized Bamboo Cutting Board, the front side is for display only. The back side is for daily use.

Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection in box

Our current set of pots and pans are almost 15 years old! We were gifted our set of pots and pans when we were married. I was definitely ready for a new set and was immediately drawn to the Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection because it matches my kitchen. I have a red cookie jar (from a well-known company that has amusement parks) and a tea kettle and casserole dish from another brand (from a well-known cook with her own daytime cooking/lifestyle/talk show). I also have a red coffee maker!

Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection

Over the years, we’ve tried individual nonstick pans but they never lasted long. One day, we needed cooking utensils and headed to the store. I had a few wooden utensils picked out and my husband decided to put his foot down and get the metal utensils instead. I never used a metal cooking utensil and I noticed it eventually scratched our nonstick pans. Which is why I always used wooden or plastic utensils. The Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection are metal safe! While I don’t plan on using metal utensils, I do have the option to.

Each piece in the Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection are nonstick and makes cleanup so much easier! This set is perfect for the young adults, newly married or those starting over in life and need a nice set of cookware!

When we moved to our new place, I didn’t notice we needed special cookware for our smooth top stove! We bought a nonstick pan at the warehouse store and I didn’t read the packaging until we got home and saw that the pan won’t even work on our stove. I am so grateful the Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection is induction safe! It works perfectly on our smooth top stove!

My red theme seemed to happen on accident. I really didn’t plan to have the color red in my kitchen. I am pretty bad at decorating, but I am excited that red keeps popping up in my kitchen!

bowl of spaghetti

My son loves noodles or pasta! I like to make him spaghetti since it is easy and he can never have enough. I also like to have my son “help” me in the kitchen because he is always so curious and wants to see what I am doing. I will ask him to help stir the spaghetti sauce or the pasta noodles and he loves getting involved!

Salmon and Salad

He also loves salmon, so I definitely don’t mind making it for him. I like having a salad too. With my son’s salmon, I like to add rice and steamed vegetables (he likes broccoli with his meal sometimes). He’s so picky these days that I take every chance I can get to add more vegetables to his meals!

I am beyond thrilled to add the Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection to my kitchen! As you can see, the set is beautiful and the red really stands out!

Add A Little Spunk To Your Kitchen social media

Having the right kitchen tools can make or break the experience of spending time cooking or baking in your kitchen. Two kitchen tools that I’ve been on the look out for in recent months are a new garlic press and a larger strainer to replace the tiny one that I don’t even recall how I came to own.

T-fal® offers kitchen products of fantastic simplicity, beauty, and quality. I recently replaced my old knife block set with a new one from this company and couldn’t be happier with it. So, when I decided to replace some other kitchen items, naturally I turned to T-fal®.

T-fal Ingenio Garlic Press

I use garlic a lot, especially since we’ve been subscribing to one of those fresh meal weekly delivery subscription services. About 90 percent of the recipes we choose seem to call for a couple of fresh cloves of it. I love cooking fresh without having to research recipes and the added time and effort of grocery shopping for all the different ingredients.

I have an older garlic press, probably given to me by my mother-in-law since I can’t remember purchasing it myself. It’s a simply designed grey metal press. It works fine, but I’ve been wanting to try others to see if I like them better.

Old Garlic Press

Old Garlic Press

I always rinse it immediately after using so the garlic doesn’t have time to dry and clog up the small holes, but sometimes it just doesn’t all want to come out and I have to get a toothpick to poke it out through those holes. It’s only a minor inconvenience really, but I was interested to see if I could find one that would be easier and quicker to clean.

So far, the T-fal® Ingenio Garlic Press has rinsed completely clean every time I’ve used it. It’s really nice not to have to use the sink sprayer or a toothpick to poke trapped garlic out of the holes. It allows me to get back to my food prep quicker (an important consideration when I have a ‘hangry’ hubby waiting for his dinner! LOL

T-fal Ingenio Garlic Press

One feature I really like about the T-fal® Garlic Press is the red rubber section (called a “bumper”) just below the bowl area that allows for tapping the tool to remove the pressed garlic without worrying about chipping the edge of my glass mixing bowls.

T-fal Ingenio Garlic Press

It makes adding garlic to recipes just a little bit quicker and easier. Also, it seems to me that the T-fal® press leaves less smashed garlic behind after pressing, whereas before (with the metal press) there was enough left behind to scrape out and put through the press a second time.

T-fal Ingenio Tripod Strainer

Another kitchen tool I’ve been wanting to purchase is a new strainer. I have a couple of small ones, but neither is big enough to sit on top of a mixing bowl while I strain foods through it.

T-fal Ingenio Tripod Strainer

I was really intrigued by the T-fal® Ingenio Tripod Strainer because of the tripod feature. It allows you to set the strainer aside after rinsing or straining foods without it tipping over and spilling its contents. I never knew I needed this feature in a strainer, but now that I have it, I will never settle for another strainer that doesn’t have it! It makes meal prep just that much easier and stress-free.

Having the best kitchen tools to suit your purpose can make food and meal prep so much easier or they can make it a complete nightmare! What tools can you not live without in your kitchen?

 

You can find Everything Decorated on their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

You can learn more about Epicurious Kitchen items on their website, FacebookTwitter, and Pinterest. You can purchase the Epicurious 11 Piece Cookware Set Red Collection at Epicurious Kitchen, JC Penney, Bed Bath & Beyond, Amazon and Kohls.

Check out all of the great products available from T-fal® by visiting their website, or on social media at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Purchase your own perfect kitchen items at Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, and Target (among other retailers).

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Stephanie is a wife and mom. She has been married for over twelve years and started blogging shortly after getting married. When not blogging at Beauty Brite, she can be found spending time with her husband and son, catching up on Netflix, or working out. Feel free to contact Stephanie for more information on how she can help your company.

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  1. Melissa Storms says:

    I love the cutting board. I would love to have with with our family name on it,

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