Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving full of fabulous food, family, football and fun! Since the Christmas shopping season officially begins tomorrow, I thought I'd put together my kitchen gift wishlist. Most of the stuff I don't anticipate receiving this year, but maybe over the course of the next year I'll add some new gadgets to my kitchen. Again, I am in no way sponsored by any of the below companies, there are just appliances, tools and books that I have either wanted for some time or William-Sonoma preyed on me with their emails, making me want things I may not need.

Here you go, in no particular order:

Bialetti Hot Chocolate Pot - this one is W-S emails all the way. Do I need this? No? Do I have anywhere for it in my current kitchen? No? Is the idea of having a pot specifically for making hot chocolate absolutely fabulous? YES!

Cuisinart Food Processor - There are so many recipes on my list of recipes to make that would be so much easier if I had a food processor

Kitchen Aid Mixer - This is something I have lusted after for a few years now. I don't anticipate it appearing under the tree this year, but from all I know of them every home chef should want this, from how well it mixes and whisks to all the fun attachments available for pasta, sausage and who knows what else.

Mandolin - I don't have a specific Mandolin picked out, I just know I'll need one with all safety features, what with my high propensity to hurt myself. Seriously though, these are great tools, I've used them before and they make slicing so easy. I imagine how nice it will be for eggplant parm, pies and who knows what else!

Le Creuset French Oven - This is another pot that I would love to have and again am not expecting this year. But as a person who loves roasts, stew and braising this is necessary addition to my kitchen arsenal and to any other cook who like the same.

Giada's Kitchen - New Italian Favorites - I'm a huge fan of Giada DeLaurentiis' recipes and have heard nothing but wonderful things about her new cookbook. Hopefully it will make it's way into my stocking.

The Pie & Pastry Bible - Over the last six months I've spent alot of time baking pies, I'd love to have the bible of pies as a reference as I work to create my own recipes. This seems like a really great reference that would be a wonderful additions to my cookbook library.

Now you may be wondering why I am posting this today and not rushing around cooking. Luckily I am at my parents house for Thanksgiving and they are cooking today's' feast. I'm contributing with an Apple Pie, which I'd better got get in the oven. Wishing you all the best!

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