It's the most wonderful time of the year: the holiday season! Between edible gift making, Christmas cookie baking, and cocktail party hosting, we've got an incredibly busy 31 days ahead of us. However, that doesn't mean we won't treat ourselves and our loved ones to some culinary decadence. Of course, we're happy to share our foodie obsessions with you! Here are our must haves for December.
It seems like June was just yesterday, but I blinked, and suddenly it's August! Since the first half of Summer flew by, I've resolved to relish the rest of it with more cookouts and get-togethers featuring my favorite warm-weather foods. To help max out the month, I'll be sure to have a few indispensable items within arm's reach. Keep reading to find out which items I can't live without right now.
Last year I received a spatula with pretty pink hearts on it as a hostess gift. At first, I thought it was a little cheesy, but now it's my favorite kitchen tool! To encourage you to bring a little love in the kitchen and get in the Valentine's Day spirit, you headed off to market in search of heart kitchenware. You looked for tools that make heart shaped food or fun heart printed servingware. You saved your discoveries in the Heart Kitchenware.
With a nice selection of cheese, it would make a great Valentine's Day gift! For more heartfelt finds, browse the extensive collection below.
Learn how the bookmarking feature functions.
What do you get the girl who already has a Space Invader Pillow, doormat, sweater and necklace? Well, a homemade Space Invader Cutting Board, of course. The creator of this masterpiece made two boards — one of which is still for sale — and plans on attempting a Triforce cutting board next. Oh to cut a geek cake on one of those!
Cheese is one of my all time favorite foods. Whenever I host an impromptu dinner party, cheese inevitably makes it into the first course. However, there is just one teeny weeny problem: I never know what to display the cheese on! My cutting boards are not exactly party ready, and a plate is okay, but doesn't do the cheese justice. That's why I recently asked you to help me find a wooden board that will be used only for cheese. You bookmarked your boards in the Yum Market on TeamSugar with the keyword tag Cheese Board.
I really love the modern metal and wooden eclipse cheese tray that mellie_608 found, but at an expensive $200 it's a little out of my price range. After all, I could get this fabulous space saving cheese board — complete with knife set — for $170 less! Talk about a deal. Great discovery SugarFreak! Take a look at all of the boards by browsing below.
GeekSugar has put together an explanation on how to use the fun bookmarking feature so check it out to learn more.
Isn't it the worst when you chop veggies or grate cheese, and your cutting board slides all over the counter? This happens to me all the time, especially when I'm using a plastic cutting board that was warped in the dishwasher. Luckily my handsome buddy Javi showed me what he does to stop slippage and promote perfectly uniform dices.
- Wet a paper towel in the sink.
- Place on the counter in the area where you will be doing the food preparation.
- Put the cutting board on top of the paper towel to secure in place.
Voila, happy chopping!!
Note: This works best with plastic cutting boards. While it works well for wooden cutting boards, if the towel is constantly too wet, you run the risk of warping the wood after many uses.
How cool is this cutting board?? The ultimate clean cook's kitchen tool, this chopping block promotes cleaning while you cook - something I always encourage! Store diced vegetables on one side and the waste (stems, seeds, peels, etc.) on the other. The trays attach to the cutting board with magnets that allow for easy removal. I love that designer Peter D'Alessandro takes an ordinary, everyday kitchen essential and turns it into a sleek, modern, functional product. A special thanks to eruntale for bookmarking this fabulous find!
Source: Apartment Therapy