Wednesday, May 13, 2009

One of My Favorite Kitchen Tools

My Recipe Holder
I'm not a kitchen tool snob. I don't have a lot of expensive gadgets and utensils. I have a few quality items that I really love, but most of my cooking spoons and tools come from Walmart or Dollar General or Target.

This one, though, is different. It's a little wooden thingy shapped like an old-fashioned iron, with a clothespin glued to the handle to hold recipes--it keeps them where you can see them, without getting in the way on the counter. My aunt, my mom's sister, painted the design by hand. Isn't it cute? I can't even count the number of times I've used it over the years.

So what's your favorite kitchen gadget? Is it one like this, that you use often without even thinking about? That trusty old half-melted-off-handled cooking spoon that you can't live without? Or an expensive-but-worth-it state-of-the-art something?

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