Kitchen Item Must-Haves

mandolin slicerWhat’s a huge time saver and an enormous helper for those ever-so-thin slicing jobs in the kitchen? A must-have Mandolin slicer. Super for scalloped anything, like say in a gratin of sorts… Caramelizing onions? A mandolin creates the perfect slice.



one-stop-tervis-shop-800x600Tervis Tumblers. Why MUST YOU HAVE THEM? Where to begin… click on the link to get the full gist and reasoning behind the why. Here’s just a few reasons.




  • Indoor/outdoor
  • Keeps beverages cold/hot
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Can design your own
  • Available at retail stores
  • Variety of sizes/sorts: mugs, small cups, big cups bigger cups, wine “glasses”, lids…
  • Best reason of all… they will replace them! For FREE!


Alpha Paper LetterheadIn need of a miracle cleaner? Bar Keepers Friend products are the bomb. On Fleek. On point. You’ll never go back. Click on this link for pointers on how to use to clean stainless steel pots and pans.





00011171230349Afraid to ruin your mani just by washing a few dishes? Mr. Clean Bliss Premium Latex-Free gloves are plush lined offering an “embossed palm grip”. They are like soft flannel pjs for your hands. Seriously. You can find them at the super market, Staples, Target, Kmart, Wallmart… literally all over the place.




UA-LH-ARGENTINA-STEAK-700A friend of mine turned me on to Urban Accents Argentina Steak Rub last year and it’s become a staple in my spice cabinet. Although I tend to use it on grilled meats specifically, I’ve used it on roasts as well. I never make chicken salad without rubbing it on the chicken prior to grilling… lends  just the right amount of seasoning.




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Author: Emily Sarah Downs

Cuisine Coordinator, Tips From Town, Ridgewood, NJ


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