If you're still using that cookie sheet to roast your veggies or that roasting dish to bake your cookies, we have the bakeware essentials to fill in your kitchen's missing gaps! Having the proper bakeware can really make a difference, affecting the end result of your cooking and baking recipes . . . separating the burnt cookies from the gooey ones. Going back to basics, we gathered up the essentials — pieces that are multipurpose and can be used in a variety of recipes. From the cookie sheet to the casserole dish, here are the 11 bakeware essentials no kitchen should be without.
From warm apple pies to gooey caramel apples, there are several ways — and tools — to prepare this crisp, seasonal fruit. For the moments you don't want to simply take a bite and would rather enjoy this fruit in a sweeter form, consider these seven kitchen essentials that make prepping apples easy as pie!
A small investment in a variety of oils will go a long way in your efficient and organized kitchen. I'll admit to being guilty of trying to use olive oil for most of my cooking, but the truth is, having the proper oils on hand is essential to versatile home cooking.
Keeping your pantry properly stocked will help you cook your favorite recipes and explore new cuisines more seamlessly. Here are the only four types of oil you'll ever need.
- Oil for high-heat cooking: Keep neutral flavored oils, like canola and peanut, on hand for high-heat cooking, like frying. Canola oil is also essential in many baked goods.
- Oil for medium-heat cooking: Olive oil (not extra-virgin) is a great option for everyday medium-heat cooking, such as sautéing. It imparts great flavor into the food but has a high enough smoke point to make it an effective cooking oil. Olive oil can also be used in baked goods.
- Finishing oil: Use a good quality extra-virgin olive oil to finish dishes and give a burst of fruity flavor. This is also best used in salad dressings.
- Exotic oil: If you like to cook meals from various cuisines around the world, it's handy to have a variety of unusual oils in your pantry. Walnut, sesame, hazelnut, and pumpkinseed oils are all unique and contribute strong flavors to dishes.
What oils do you keep in your pantry?
The time has come to clean out our pantries, attack our spice racks, and throw out old resealable plastic containers. Yes, Spring cleaning has arrived. The good news is that once we're finished, we will all be left with sparkly clean and efficient kitchens that are ready to churn out delicious eats. It always feels better to cook in a kitchen that is visually inspiring and well appointed, and a few simple pieces of equipment can help you achieve just that. We've selected a few essentials for an organized but stylish kitchen. Click through for more!