Obviously, there are certainly things in your kitchen that you must have in order to function - mixing bowls, measuring cups, a mixer, etc. But, there are also certain items that I just couldn't live without and that I have learned to rely on. Here are just a few of the items that have come to make my life in my kitchen so much easier!!
I found this at Walmart. It is a batter bowl. Just the right size for most of the batters that I make and it has a spout!! It holds 2 quarts of batter - perfect!!
Not very attractive, is it? But, oh boy, does it ever do its job!! I make a lot of bread and this is great for letting bread rise!! I found this on eBay. It is a 6 quart food container - just the right size for letting bread and pizza dough rise. I got one with a cover, though I hardly ever use the cover. If you do order one of these, make sure it is food grade.
A food scale. I found this on Amazon. Very inexpensive. A lot of the bread recipes these days are done by weights not by measures. This one can do both ounces and grams. I think this was under $25.
Egg separator from Pampered Chef. A life saver if you are making ice cream and you have to use a dozen egg yokes!! Very inexpensive - only $7.00. The yolk stays in the coils while the white slips through - ingenious!! I bought myself a Cuisinart ice cream maker for Christmas and this little tool has been a blessing!!
I raise a small herd of Dairy Goats and use their milk to make our wonderful soaps, lotions, fudge, cheese and ice cream.