Tools & Utensils

Bake with Precision with Our Favorite Measuring Spoons (on Sale Now) — Amazon Deal of the Day

You pride yourself on not measuring things when you cook — a little dash of this, a pinch of that. Baking, however, is a science. If you don't measure things like baking soda or sugar, you're going to end up with a disaster on your hands.

You need a set of measuring spoons. And not just any measuring spoons (you'd seriously be amazed at how many aren't accurate!) — ideally, you'd have these Prepworks by Progressive Magnetic Measuring Spoons, which are our favorites and also happen to be on sale.


The Cake-Decorating Tool You Already Have in Your Garage — Food News

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I'm not sure about the upbringing of anyone else, but my father always said, "If you give the laziest person the hardest job, they'll find the easiest way to do it." Admitting this means I'm super lazy, but I'd rather call myself an "outside the box thinker." When I saw this new, cool tool sweeping the internet that's intended to help you apply a smooth-as-silk finish to your cakes, I thought to myself, Well I've been doing that for years with something from the garage!


The 5 Things I Always Buy When I Go Antiquing — Fall Weekend Trips

My husband and I spend a lot of time in Upstate New York, which happens to be lousy with antique shops. I'd argue that there are more antique shops than apple orchards, breweries, and bespoke pottery shops — combined. I'm certainly not complaining about this because we love to go antiquing. I have to drag my husband into a Target, but he's always down to seek out new-to-us antique stores and very old stuff.

He tends to be on the lookout for windsor chairs, old boxes, and anything we've never seen before. I look for anything and everything. We've bought some pretty random stuff: cans of emergency drinking water, a galvanized Sabrett hot dog bin, and a cart from an old paper factory that we use as a bar cart. We go into a store with no real plan, but there are five things we almost always buy when we see them.


6 Brilliant Space-Saving Ways to Organize Your Silverware — Organizing Tips from Kitchn

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Unless you only eat with your hands, you have silverware. And unless you're a super minimalist who has only one set of cutlery and enjoys hand-washing it every time you eat, you probably have at least six (or, more likely, 12), full-set five-piece place settings. Which can get pretty bulky!

Here are six smarter ways to store your silverware that you haven't thought of yet.


We Tried 3 Spiralizers and Here’s What We Thought — It’s a Spiralized Life

Zoodles, swoodles, and other noodle-fied vegetables are pretty trendy these days. And for good reason! Not just a clever name, spiralized vegetables are a healthier alternative to noodles and just a fun new way to eat more veggies. Sure, you can turn produce into noodles with a chef's knife or a julienne peeler, but that will take some time — so it does help to have a spiralizer.

Which one should you get? We put three different gadgets through the wringer and here's what we thought.


It’s Time to Finally Get Your Utensil Drawer in Order — Amazon Deal of the Day

If your kitchen drawers are a mess, you probably spend way too much time searching for the one tool you need — whether it's a rubber spatula, a whisk, a fork, or whatever else you might need.

Nodding along with us? It's time to get your drawers in order, and a good way to start is by picking up this expandable utensil tray.


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