Kitchen Must-Haves

Jester Food Company Spice Blends | Kitchen Must-Haves TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Jester Food Company Spice Blends

I was first introduced to the Jester Food Company spice blends about a year ago, and I really just can’t say enough good things about them!  Their unique flavor profiles and versatility are what lands these delectable spice blends into my…

Kitchen Must-Have: Countertop Oven | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Countertop Oven

My countertop oven has to be my most frequently used kitchen appliance.  Not only do I use it for toasting bread, but I bake and roast items in it quite frequently.  Especially with there only being two of us in the house,…

Kitchen Must-Have: Dried Goods | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Dried Goods

 

I recently did some adventuring in the world of the bulk bins in my local grocery store, and now I’m hooked on having dried goods on hand at all times.  I even went as far as buying jars to store all of…

Kitchen Must-Haves: Green Onions | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Green Onions

 

Green onions are a requirement in my kitchen; their versatility is astounding.  Also known as “scallions,” green onions are a great way to add vibrant color and subtle onion flavor to a variety of dishes; they also make a beautiful garnish.  They…

Kitchen Must-Have: Pepper Grinder | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Pepper Grinder

A very important item to have in any kitchen.  Fresh ground pepper adds amazing flavor, fragrance and a bit of spice to any dish, versus the ground black pepper you buy at the store in a package.  There are a few varieties…

Kitchen Must-Have: Le Creuset Dutch Oven | www.TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

The original crock pot (pronounced “lay crew-say”).  This modern version of the old Dutch oven is designed for stove-top or oven cooking.  This enamel-coated cast-iron beauty works wonders with long, slow cooking methods; a perfect cooking vessel for roasts, stews and casseroles.   I am partial…

Kitchen Must-Have: Fruit Basket| TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Fruit Basket

I am such a fan of the fruit basket.  It adds beautiful color and freshness to any kitchen.  I also love having healthy snacks at an arm’s reach.  These days, there are no limits to the styles, colors and materials used to…

Kitchen Must-Have: Salt Keeper | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Salt Keeper

This little guy’s permanent home is right next to my stove for easy accessibility while cooking.  I prefer to keep kosher salt in mine, but you can keep any kind of salt in it.  The specific kind pictured to the right is…

Kitchen Must-Have: Crock Pot | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

The Crock-Pot

What a wonderful, time-saving, and ease-adding invention the Crock-Pot is.  The versatility and range of sizes are what I like best.  With the ease of its “set it and forget it” capability, the Crock-Pot allows you to make incredible home-cooked meals without having…

Kitchen Must-Have: Kernel Cutter | TheSaucyCulinarian.com

Kernel Cutter

I love corn.  It is in my top 5 of favorite foods.  However, I cannot eat it on the cob.  I guess it stems from having heavy orthodontics as a child.  For years I had been cutting off the kernels with a…