I’ve had a lot of traffic from people searching for this topic, so I’ve got a few more ideas. I know the old cliché– never give your wife a toaster. And yet, this list includes a toaster. So take these suggestions with a grain of fine sea salt, because (as a stay-at-home-mom myself) I might be mad if Beef gave me cooking stuff. Like he was expecting me to make him dinner every night or something.
Make regular grilled cheese into fancy grilled cheese with this thing! Once one of Oprah’s Favorite Things, it became my Favorite Wedding Gift (thanks, Tom). I also use it to give meat those Sizzler-worthy meat-lines.
Cuisinart Smart Stick Hand Blender (Shop around for best price; this isn’t it)
I have my mother-in-law’s on (permanent?) loan with the expectation I’ll make homemade baby food. I have, but Posey prefers to eat cat food off the floor, so I prefer using this to make soup with. Don’t have any soup recipes? Keep reading…
I don’t know about you, but my favorite cooking magazine is the William-Sonoma catalogue. Everything looks good, half the food is already made for you (hello, Christmas morning croissants!) and the subscription is free. I checked this book out at the library once and immediately bought a copy. Which reminds me, I once worked with someone who asked me, “Ooooh! What’s– The Library?” Like it was some awesome new lounge. Wait ’til she hears about this amazing new dinner spot I discovered, called “My Couch!”