These are a few of my favorite things.

A friend of mine recently asked about my favorite kitchen items, and I thought in addition to sharing them with her, I'd share them all with you.  Here are some of my favorite pie friendly gadgets!


Picnic Time Metro Insulated Basket, Tan
I use this insulated basket for delivering pies, but it also makes a pretty sweet picnic basket.

Zyliss 11370 Classic Rotary-Style Cheese Grater
I used to use an good ol' elbow-grease-powered cheese grater, but I love how easy it is to grate cheese with this rotary style grater. I use it for my mac & cheese fried pies.

Anna Maria Horner Adult Half Square Dance Apron, Blue/Yellow
If you know me, you know I'm a big fan of aprons. Aside from some beloved vintage finds, this is my absolute favorite apron ever. It's super functional, but also pretty dang cute.

Zeroll Ussentials 8870BG Stainless Steel Locking Tongs, Bubble Gum
These tongs have been worth their weight in stainless steel and silicone. They're super great for high-heat cooking like frying pies, but could be used for all kinds of food prep and service, from barbequing to serving salad.

Chiquilin Smoked Paprika Tin 2.64oz
Have you ever tried smoked paprika? If not, I implore you to stop reading this, and get yourself to your local grocery or preferred online store and get you some. This paprika bears little resemblance to the to to bland afterthought of a spice we most often use. It's delicious mix of smokey and spicy that you can use in pretty much anything. I use it in our green chile chicken pies.

Prepara Oil Mister, White
This little device lets you use your own oil to create an oil spray similar to Pam or other oil sprays. This is good because it doesn't use aerosol and you have control over what you're putting into your food. I use it to coat pans when sauteeing incredients for pies. You can use it any time you'd use a spray oil, but it's also awesome to use for infusing your oil and spraying it on salads, meat or whatever you choose!