Learning How To Cook
10 Kitchen Products to Jazz Up Your Home Cooking!
Freshen up for Spring with fun products for brunch, baking, bread-making, working from home and more!
Keep spirits up with fresh baked cakes & cookies:
Nordic Ware Elegant Party Bundt Pan in Gold
First of all, Nordic Ware makes GORGEOUS bundt pans in just about any shape you could imagine. They are the high-quality pans a baker's dreams are made of. The "Elegant Party" shape (pictured above, left) is a personal favorite and truly looks elegant with a lovely drizzle of glaze.
Shop the Elegant Party Bundt Pan, $49.99
Out of this World Ultimate Baking Party
The set includes cookie cutters, a silicone cake mold of spaceships + planets as well as a pastry bag, piping tips, rocket ship spatula, instruction booklet - and of course, space themed stickers. I've got to be honest, the second I saw those planet cakes and rocket ship cookies (pictured above, right) I immediately wanted to throw myself a space-themed ultimate baking party. Great for kids and obviously still fun for adults, this kit is sure to be a hit. Excuse me while I go watch Apollo 13, Interstellar, The Martian, Space Jam, Galaxy Quest...
Shop the Out of this World Ultimate Baking Party Set, $29.99
To keep the brunch tradition alive:
La Rochere Bee Glasses
Even with so much uncertainty it's important to enjoy what you can - for many of us that means trying to make the best of the great indoors! Bring the restaurant home by setting the table and taking a little extra time to prepare your meal (our brunch favorites include these Savory French Crepes and Egg-in-a-Hole Toasts). And you know what doesn't hurt? These adorable and Springy Bee glasses from La Rochere that add a touch of fancy French charm to any table (pictured above, left).
Shop the Bee Line of Glasses and Accessories, $33 - $198
Mason Cash, In the Forest
And while we're at it, we'll throw in a little English charm as well with these beloved Mason Cash bowls (pictured above, right). Founded in England in 1800, Mason Cash produces beautiful ceramic kitchenware famously used by the royal family and featured in film and television, such as in the little-known Downton Abbey. One of their newest lines, In the Forest, features whimsical forest patterns on their classic bowls, utensil jugs, mugs, tea pots, flour jars and more. If you ask us, it's just the thing to bring nature indoors all year round.
Shop the Mason Cash In the Forest line, $6.99 - $39.99
For those working from home:
Keep yourself hydrated and stylish with a cute canteen by your side (even if you are still in your PJ's at 2pm). This modern water bottle is available in an array of sizes and trend-inspired colors - plus, it keeps drinks ice cold for 25 hours or warm for 12. Our favorite right now? The Turquoise 16oz Canteen.
Capresso Froth Select
Missing all those fancy lattes and frappuccinos? Get that special frothy milk foam at home with this frother from Capresso. It has special functions for cold froth, hot froth, hot milk and hot chocolate - which means whether you're making an iced tea latte or warm mocha frappuccino, you've got the perfect thing to top it off, just like the professionals do. Bonus: it's dishwasher safe!
Shop the Capresso Froth Select, $99.99
To get in on the bread making trend:
Cuisinart Compact Automatic Bread Maker
A bread maker is the PERFECT way to start making bread with very little fuss. The machine does all the work for you - mixes the ingredients, kneads the dough, lets it rise and bakes it when the loaf is ready. The bread machine is great for making just the dough as well - like cinnamon roll dough, dinner roll dough, baguette dough, etc. This is the perfect appliance for the bread maker in your life (or just for you!).
Shop the Cuisinart Bread Maker, $109.95
USA Pan Baguette Pan
Another great addition for great bread making - this baguette pan is perforated to ensure a crisp crust all the way around and has a silicone coating to make an easy to clean, non-stick surface! If you're looking to up your bread game, this is the pan to help you do it.
To practice your knife skills:
Work Sharp Culinary Knife Sharpener
When was the last time you sharpened your knives? If you're like me, probably never. As we talk about knife sharpening, it's important to note there is a difference between Honing and Sharpening - check out this video from Wusthof about the difference and when/how to do both. Work Sharp Culinary provides an easy knife sharpening tool at home, and is a great investment to take care of your knives.
Shop the Knife Sharpener, $199.99
Victorinox Fibrox Pro 8" Bread Knife
With all that bread making a bread knife is what you need to finish the job. Serrated knives are perfect for slicing bread because they saw through the crust to get nice, even slices rather than torn or smushed pieces you can sometimes get with a regular knife. This serrated knife can also do double duty with smooth-skinned produce like tomatoes and bell peppers that can also be tricky to cut with a traditional chef's knife.