Because I finally have my act together enough to do a “favorite things” post.
It’s so darling that it makes me have a bad case of IWAN just to look at these pictures.
And it’s HERE.
As I’ve been thinking about how to curb the use of technology around here (back HERE) my thoughts have led me to this book (among many other things).
I adore it in and of itself.
But I love it even more thinking about how when you take away something (excessive technology), you need to ADD BACK something to take it’s place.
This book gets kids actively engaged in something different.
Something that will make them look at life through a new lens and appreciate the world around them more.
You can just download for free..unless you want to deluxe version, which we haven’t tried.
You can find them HERE.
Oh boy, makes my mouth water to look at those puppies.
The recipe is HERE.
And as long as we’re talking about cookies, rolls, and bread in general, we may as well talk about this sucker:
Another pricey one, sorry, but it really is worth it’s weight in gold with the amounts of time used. I got it for Christmas years ago and it has whipped out so much deliciousness over the years.
Find more info and reviews about that thing over HERE.
I love this thing for baking bread as well:
You can find a ton of different brands and styles of these. I’m not a connoisseur of all things dutch oven, but the Cuisinart one I found at Marshall’s does the trick so well.
It’s great because it cooks evenly for soups or meats (Sunday pot roast) or my favorite crusty bread (back HERE).
Click HERE to find that pot on Amazon.
This thing is so teeny and inexpensive but I adore it because it makes using fresh garlic easy peasy. And ever since we lived in China and I had a lady who helped with some of my meal prep, I’ve been in love with using fresh garlic in my cooking.
You just roll the little pieces of garlic in that little tube and it peels them for you.
I got it HERE.
This thing makes cooking so much easier too.
Because let’s face it, onions are a pain to chop.
It washes super easy in the dishwasher but beware, it makes that dishwasher stink to high heaven if you don’t start it right away!
You can find it HERE.
As long as we’re talking about cooking, let’s check out my “pride and joy” RECIPE FILE FOLDER I made a few years ago:
I talked all about it back HERE, and it’s super simple. But it has all my most special recipes I’ve gathered through the years and I love it because I can add or take away from it any time. And I don’t have to look up stuff on the Internet in the middle of the kitchen which gets on my nerves sometimes.
Seriously, what a great “home-made” gift that would be to put together for someone you love?