Must Haves & Fun Finds

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The end of 2023 is quickly approaching and with the end of the year comes with the start of a new.

Many people look to a new year as a time to start anew.  Whether it be in your personal life or professional life, the goals you set at the beginning of the year can be hard to stick with.

I think most people tend to focus on health and wellness as a new year resolution or change.  With that comes nutrition and what you’re putting into your body.  That mixed with the rising costs of food these days, I think we will see more and more people deciding they need to get into the kitchen more often in 2024.

Cooking your own food not only saves you money on take out, but also makes you more aware of what is in your food.  If you’re not a fan of getting into the kitchen, it might make things easier by having some new kitchen tools as we enter into the new year.  Having new stuff, even a new cutting board, can make your adult heart happy.  I remember getting a set of new knives and then all I wanted to do was prepare recipes that required me to cut vegetables.  I had to use the knives to get me excited about being in the kitchen.  Yes, that’s the day I realized I was growing up.  The day I was excited about knives.  Haha!

So, if getting into the kitchen in the new year is something you’re interested in, get prepared.  Now is the time to pick out what kitchen tools might help get you excited to do so.  If you haven’t been asked already, the question of what you want for Christmas is coming soon.  There are plenty of ideas on this list to pass along to help you on your new year endeavor.

  • Vegetable Chopper

    As seen on TikTok.  This is the best when a recipe calls for lots of chopping, dicing and slicing.  The latest multifunctional vegetable chopper and slicer chop, dice, slice or grate!

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  • Clip On Silicone Strainer for All Pots and Pans

    I can’t stand anything more than creating a dirty dish for a use that’s less than 10 seconds long.  Why pull out a large strainer when you can hook this to the side of the pot and strain the water in just seconds?  It’s a no brainer.

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  • Kitchen Utensil Set - Silicone

    If you’re new to the kitchen, this utensil set is necessary.  Comes with 33 gadgets and accessories that you will need to have in your kitchen.  The silicone is non stick and super easy to clean.

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  • Electric Pepper and Salt Grinder Set

    Another TikTok find and probably one of my favorite purchases to date.  Most recipes call for salt and pepper and these make adding them to any dish super easy and convenient.  Love the look of them sitting next to the stove in the handy dandy holder.

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  • Heat Resistant Masher and Smasher for Ground Beef

    You guessed it, yet another TikTok find.  Use this to mash up any ground meats you’re cooking like sausage, beef or turkey.   This meat masher can not only chop all kinds of meats for quick cooking, but is also very suitable for mixing and mashing other foods, such as gelatin, fruits, vegetables, etc.

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  • Air Fryer Silicone Liners

    Cooking with an air fryer has made lives so much easier.  But, some of the recipes can get messy.  These silicone liners will scoop up the mess and make clean up much easier.

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  • Bamboo Wood Board with 6 Color-Coded Flexible Cutting Mats

    Color coded cutting boards set includes everything you need for seamless meal prep – Our mats are sturdy and durable while still maintaining their flexibility.

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  • Rotary Cheese Grater

    Wow!  I am on TikTok entirely too much.  This is another item I found while scrolling.  Freshly grated cheese not only melts faster but it just tastes better too.

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  • DASH Rapid Egg Cooker

    There are two things I cannot cook to save my life.  Rice and boiled eggs.  Shockingly, I found this on TikTok as well and it has been a egg-cellent purchase.  I can now have fresh, hard boiled eggs in no time.

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  • GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper

    This is just like the veggie chopper but super small and meant to chop your garlic.  It’s easy to grab jarlic if you’re not into cutting it fresh, but garlic hits different when it’s fresh.

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  • Rachael Ray Cucina Nonstick Bakeware Set

    Another set that is a must for someone new to the kitchen.  Comes with two 10-inch x 15-inch cookie pans, Two 9-inch round cake pans, 9-inch square cake pan, 2 loaf pans, 9-inch x 13-inch rectangular cake pan with lid, 12-cup muffin and cupcake pan

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  • COSORI Air Fryer

    If you’re sleeping on an air fryer what are you doing?  For someone new to the kitchen this is a must have item.  Cooking times are literally cut in half and you can make a gourmet meal in less than an hour.

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  • Oil Sprayer

    The cooking oil sprayer is perfect for oil, vinegar, cooking wine, vegetable oil, soy sauce, water, many kinds of oils.

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  • Airtight Food Storage Containers with Lids

    TikTok inspired once again.  The clean look these give a pantry is unmatched.  This set comes with four sizes.  The clear design allows for you to easily see and grab whatever it is you’re looking for.

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  • Lodge 6 Quart Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven with Lid

    An enameled cast iron classic great for preparing and serving memorable meals. Broil, braise, bake or roast your favorite meals in the oven up to 500 Degree F.

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