Layers of Happiness
Featuring new classic recipes!

Countertop Appliances

Slow Cooker/Crockpot

I love this slow cooker because you can sear meat IN this slow cooker. And it’s huge so it can feed a crowd!

High Powdered Blender

I used it for making sauces, vinaigrettes, smooth soups, mashed cauliflower, butternut squash mac and cheese, and smoothies. I have had multiple versions of the Vitamix and I don’t think the higher tech versions are necessary! The most important part is the super sharp blade on any Vitamix.

Mini Blender

I love this for making small batch dressings, pestos, appetizer dips, and other sauces that aren’t enough volume to get above the big Vitamix blade.

Stand Mixer

Those hand held mixers are a serious arm workout. I like the 5-quart size because it can fit a double batch of cookies if needed.

Waffle Iron

I’d choose waffles over pancakes any day. This waffle iron makes the best and biggest Belgium-style waffles ever.

All Kitchen Essentials

The full list of all my kitchen essentials! Plus the top 5 kitchen items I recommend getting first if you don’t know where to start.

Pots and Pans

PSA: You don’t need all the pots/pans that come in a pots and pan set. I much prefer selecting the specific pots you will get the most use out of. That way you can get a few nice pots and save cabinet space.


Everything you need to bake anything in your oven. Baking sheets, baking pans, and multi-purpose baking items.

Prep Tools

All the things you need to make prepping your food easier.

Cooking Tools

Everything you need to cook on the stove or grill.


All of my favorite pieces to help you entertain with ease.


Take your hosting game to the next level by creating a show-stopping bar!

Misc Items

All my other random favorite items!


Our favorite cookbooks we have cooked from over and over again!

Family Board Games

Games we love to play after dinner!