Stumped about what gift to give to the cook in your life? Needing some wishlist inspiration? Don’t want to buy the wrong thing? Look no further; I’m sending help your way with my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the Cooking Enthusiast + Giveaway. Yes I’m throwing money at you. Enter to win a $75 Amazon Gift Card below the Gift Guide to make your holiday extra merry. Most of the items listed are ones I personally use and love or are items on my wish list. I only use high quality durable items in my kitchen. I don’t think you need to have every gadget out there to be a successful cook, but there are some well worth having that inspire and make a kitchen more efficient. Click on the images below!
Also worth noting that 95% of these are gifts you can buy on Amazon, which means, if you have Prime, that you will get them shipped to you in a speedy 48-hours and you can spend the rest of your most wonderful time of the year stress free and revel in the spirit of the season.
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My Personal Favorites
My enamel coated dutch oven is my workhorse in the kitchen. I use it on a weekly basis; sometimes twice a week or more. It’s great for soups, stews, boiling pasta, frying sopapillas and cooking diced potatoes. I can’t even remember what life was like without it. I love it!
I talked about the Taylor Oven Safe Thermometer in my last TV appearance on KOB 4 New Mexico. It’s a truly fabulous invention and I use it every time I roast meats in the oven.
You can’t go wrong with a pre-seasoned cast iron skillet. These skillets will become family heirlooms as they last forever if taken care of. Their natural non-stick coating continues to build over time and helps add great flavor to the food you cook in it. Great for searing meats and oven safe to any temp too.
The premier tool I use the most in the kitchen is of course my Chef’s knife. This Victorinox knife above is recommended by America’s Test Kitchen and has been their annual winner in equipment tests for years. It’s an amazing knife. I would also recommend getting the sheath guard to go with it.
Instant Pot is my new favorite, as it does so much for me! Rice cooker, pressure cooker, yogurt maker, steamer and more. A great tool for any home chef.
How about an Amazon Gift Card to Help you Decide?
I’m giving away a $75 Amazon Gift card to one lucky winner for the holidays!
I’m always looking for ways to give back to my community of fabulous readers. (That’s you!) Now one of you can win an extra Christmas gift this year on me. I’ll do my best to get the card to the winner in time for Christmas day, but no guarantees… the contest will run through the end of Wednesday, December 21st so it’s pretty close to the big day. Entry form below!
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