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If you have a loved one that loves to cook I’m here to make Christmas shopping easier. You can’t go wrong with any of these gifts for the home cook.
I love to cook. I love to entertain. I love to put on a beautiful, bountiful spread of home cooked goodness – even though my myriad of food allergies has made it more challenging to do so.
The funny thing is, I’m not one to invest in items that make the job easier. That’s why I’m thankful that every Christmas my husband gets me something, okay a few somethings, for entertaining.
If you have a home cook in your life, consider getting them a few of these handy items this Christmas.
Whether you’re loved one can whip up a souffle with their eyes closed, or are just embarking on their home cook journey, they need these kitchen basics!
- Angled measuring cups – It’s so nice to see measurements from the top.
- Dry measuring cups – I prefer steel so the size labels don’t wear off.
- Silicone measuring spoons – Even honey slides right off, no waste.
- Whisk set – Metal stands up to firm batters.
- Digital meat thermometer – Because no one needs food poisoning.
- Pyrex mixing bowl set (with lids) – From mixing to fridge/freezer and storage.
Accessorizing The Mixer
Or if your loved one prefers to show off their mixer, let their personality shine with mixer decals. These are an inexpensive way to dress up a kitchen tool while bringing a pop of color to the kitchen.
If your favorite cook is a bit…messy in the kitchen, they may appreciate the splatter guard and pour shield.
These mostly inexpensive items make entertaining so easy, and add a little class to your gatherings.
- Oil and vinegar cruet set – Makes serving a side of salad easy.
- Cream and sugar set – Coffee? Tea? Yes, please.
- Gravy boat – Saves on spills and tablecloth stains.
- Silverware caddy – An absolute must for feeding a crowd.
- Pretty serving bowls – You can color coordinate your event.
- Extra folding table – I could not entertain without extra tables for food.
- Folding chairs – for a seriously full house.
I’m credited with being a good cook. But I didn’t start that way. I started following recipes, which led to tweaking recipes, which led to the ability to make up my own successful recipes. When I was first starting out the classic Betty Crocker Cookbook was such a blessing!
As I grew into different styles of cooking, I discovered the Dillard House Cookbook – southern cooking at its fattening best. Yum!
And of course, my cookbook collection wouldn’t be complete without favorites from Food Network cooks like:
These items are sure to bless your home cook! They will make cooking and entertaining easier and even more stylish. What gifts have you bought for your home cook? What do they use most often?