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Stocking Stuffers: Culinary Queen Edition

Let me start off by saying I definitely DO NOT consider myself a “Culinary Queen.”  Far from it, actually.  But, as a woman who loves to cook and entertain, this list is chock full of things I would love to find in my stocking.

Most of the items are a bit pricier than some of my previous suggestions, but would make great additions to some of the less expensive things on the girlie-girl list.

Placecard Holders – How stinkin’ adorable are these, although I probably wouldn’t actually use them as placecard holders.  I just don’t throw dinner parties fancy enough for such a novelty.  Instead, I would use them to identify dishes at a party.  That way, guests won’t have to constantly ask, “What’s this”?  How cute would these have been at the shower my friends and I hosted a few weeks ago???

Strainer-Sifter – There have been many moments in the kitchen when I’ve wished I had one of these little guys.

Taste-Test Recipe Book – I discovered this beauty (and fell head-over-heels-in-love) while reading one of Jami’s entries, (an absolutely hilarious list of gifts for men to buy their ladies).  This has to be the cutest recipe book EVER.  It’s a bit pricey at $28, so it would probably not fall into the stocking stuffer category, but I couldn’t resist putting it on the list.

Flat Whisk – Something I definitely want in my utensil drawer to make sure I get all those yummy bits off the bottom of my pans when making sauces and such.  I’m just sure it would make my food taste better.  Plus, it seems like it would be easier to clean than my other whisks.

Baker’s Bliss Measuring Spoons – I. Must.  Have.  These.

Herb Keeper – This thing is a bit pricey, but seems like it would be worth it.  I’ve wasted many a fresh herb in my day and this looks like the answer to all my mushy-brown-herb-troubles.  Here’s a version that’s $5 less expensive, but I can’t seem to get the pic downloaded.

Stainless-Steel Pastry Blender – I love, love, love baking and would love, love, love to have a pastry blender that actually gets the job done.  My current one stinks.

Welp, that’s that.  Still working on the list for kiddos.  Hopefully will have it ready tomorrow.

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