Looking for Cooking Gifts for yourself or the cooks in your life?

Here are some of my favorite go-to cooking tools and ingredients that I love to use when cooking my easy recipes!  These make great cooking gifts!

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This is the Life & Apples Wellness Planner and I love this for helping me to practice self care on a daily basis!  It’s a Food Journal and Fitness Diary with Daily Gratitude and Meal Planner for Healthy Living.  You can set and track your goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis!  

I LOVE making casseroles, so my new Christmas present, this beautiful Staub Turquoise Ceramic Casserole Dish was the perfect gift.  It’s made with a porcelain-enamel finish that is scratch resistant.  It’s oven safe up to 572F and microwave, broiler, freezer, and Dishwasher safe!  And it’s beautiful 🙂

140 No-Fuss Dinners for Your Instant Pot®, Slow Cooker, Air Fryer, Sheet Pan, Skillet, Dutch Oven, and More.  HOW GREAT IS THIS!??  Check it out!

I love these healthy 30min and slow cooker meal recipes in this NYT #1 Best Seller!!   Skinnytaste Fast and Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix and Slow Cooker Recipes

This is an amazing cookbook of family-friendly plant-based recipes from an online blogger friend, Jennifer Rossano, aka, the Neurotic Mommy!

This is my go-to pan that doesn’t contain any toxic chemicals or pollutants & is easy to use!  No PFAS, PFOA, lead, or cadmium. The coating won’t blister, peel or release any harmful fumes.

These are my go-to baking and roasting pans!  3 Sizes: 9x13in, 10x15in, 11x17in.  They are nonstick with oven-safe grippy handles.  And a portion of the proceeds goes to Yum-o!(r), Rachael’s nonprofit that helps kids and parents develop healthy relationships with food

These are my new gift to myself!  3 Sizes: 12 x 8.5 x 2.7, 10.6 x 7.2 x 2.3″ and 7.4 x 5 x 1.9.  They are scratch-resistant, nonstick, and easy to clean up.  And I just love the color!  The best part is that you get all 3, so you can make casseroles, dessert bakes, and more!

While I don’t use mine a lot, the Instant Pot is still a best seller!  This is the #1 selling..Instant Pot DUO60 6 Qt 7-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, Slow Cooker, Rice Cooker, Steamer, Sauté, Yogurt Maker and Warmer

Crock-Pot SCCPVI600-S 6-Quart Countdown Programmable Oval Slow Cooker with Stove-Top Browning, Stainless Finish

This Crock Pot is my go-to slow-cooker!  It serves up to 7 people and has four time settings, High 4 or 6 hours and Low 8 or 10 hours.

This Dutch Oven is my favorite piece of cookware.  It’s an Enameled Cast-Iron 5-1/2-Quart Round French (Dutch) Oven that I use for soups, stews, and other one pot dishes.

Le Creuset Signature Iron Handle Skillet, 11-3/4-Inch, Flame

Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Rectangular Roaster, 7.0-Quart, Flame

I love my mini food processor.  I use it for so many recipes including soups, sauces, dips, and ingredients.


This is a great tool to have in the kitchen for pounding meat out thin for rolling.

My new Favorite Kitchen Gadget!!!  This Oil Sprayer uses a manual pump to create pressure, then a sprayer that evenly and widely disperses oil.

These are great for Make-Ahead Freezer Meals needing up to 7-cups of storage.  Also great for storing soups, stews, or other leftovers!

These are great for Make-Ahead Freezer Meals needing up to 8-cups of storage.  Also great for casseroles!

These storage containers are great for prepped-ahead food and for leftovers that can easily be reheated.

This garlic press makes it so easy to mince several garlic cloves for recipes.  I highly recommend this tool!

Do you have the problem of cutting boards slipping & sliding?  These cutting boards with grips are a great solution!

These storage containers are great for storing rice, pasta, flour, or other pantry staples that you need quick access to.

Wilton Holiday Cookie Cutters

This is a great 18-piece set that has all of the christmas-themed cookie shapes you & your kids could want.

Rice Paper Sheets

These are great for Summer Rolls, but can be hard to find at the local grocery store.  The square sheets are great.

Mr. Anderson’s Children’s Rolling Pin!

This the a great quality kid-sized rolling pin that they can use when helping you roll out cookie dough.  

Kid-safe knives that cut food, but not skin.  They have serrated edges, are 100% FDA Grade and BPA Free.  Adult supervision, suitable for children age 4+.

Light & comfortable with highest, level 5 cut resistance.  Great for cutting, slicing, peeling, & grating in the kitchen.  100% food safe and machine washable

These are great!  Multicolor whisks in three sizes 12-inches,  10-inches, 8.5-inches.  They’re made of silicone wire heads, so won’t damage pots or pans.

Boomerang Bites is an Aussie small-bite sweets business based in Hoboken, NJ.  My favorite is the Salted Chocolate Caramel!  All of their small bites are made with all-natural ingredients and they donate at least ten percent of their profits, mostly to educational causes.  Order gift boxes online and have delivered domestically for the holidays!