Plastic Cutting Board
You don’t want to use wooden cutting boards for anything like meat, seafood, garlic, or onion. Bacterias and smells are almost impossible to get out of a wooden cutting board.
8-Inch Chef’s Knife
The only knife you need. You can cut everything from vegetables to meat. It’s super sharp & lightweight.
It’s important to sharpen your nice knives every so often to make your knives last for a very long time!
I use these for spatchcocking a chicken, cutting raw meat into cubes, cutting herbs, and more.
This makes thin slicing so quick and easy. I use it for pickled onions, apple pie, and sweet potato stacks.
I prefer these over the colored ceramic ones because the acid from citrus doesn’t leave a residue on the stainless steel.
Liquid Measuring Cups
You can see the line markers from the top. No more bending over to see if you’re above or below the line.
Because sometimes the recipe calls for a certain weight banana and you have no idea what size that means
Used for way more than just cookies… cookie scoops are great for making meatballs, cookies, portioning muffins, and energy balls.
There are prep bowl sets out there with a million different sizes. But I find these are the only 3 sizes I reach for.
I use these whenever I’m using my hands to shred chicken, mix meatballs, or get under the skin of a roasted chicken with seasonings.
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.
All the essentials you can keep on your counter top… or store away if keeping things on the counter isn’t your thing!!! 🙂
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.