Must Haves for the Kitchen

Cooking is one of my all time favorite things to do.  That being said there are a few things that really are must haves when it comes to the kitchen.  Here is a list of my top 10 things that everyone needs to have in their kitchen

1. A good set of knives: 3 1/2-inch paring knife, 8-inch heavy chef’s knife, and an 8-inch bread knife

2. Pots and Pans; a stockpot, a sauce pan,  a nonstick frying pan, a cast iron skillet, and a medium Ducth oven

3. Bakeware: a shallow stainless steel roasting pan, 2-quart baking dish, and a cookie sheet or two

4. Food Processor

5. Blender

6. Stand mixer

7. Microwave

8. Multiple cutting boards: these help keep surfaces sanitary

9. Crockpot

10. Utensils: silicone spatulas, vegetable peeler, basting brush, wire whisk, potato masher, microplane zester, kitchen sheers, slotted spoons, ladle, and tongs