These are a few of my favorite things!

by Gena on July 18, 2012

Raindrops on roses may be pretty, but I hate getting raindrops on my glasses. Whiskers on kittens are not cute – they tickle me at 3 in the morning which is not fun. Bright copper kettles – what am I going to do with one of those? Warm woolen mittens – I live in southern California, I don’t own mittens.

But brown paper packages tied up with string – now THERE’S something I enjoy! Mail, packages, pretty packaging. I love this lavender Divine Twine – it ties up packages all pretty AND it’s got my last name in it – it’s just begging me to use it, right?


A few more of my favorite Bake All The Things – related favorite things!

The cookie dough scoop has been a total game-changer for me! Not only do you get perfectly round and perfectly portioned balls of dough, but it takes so much less time to get the dough from the mixer into the oven. Plus, no more sticky fingers!

I never expected to be particularly attached to a brand for something as simple as a zester, but this Microplane tool is simply fabulous! It pulls along fruit rinds so smoothly, is a breeze to clean and creates actual little whirls of zest – gone are the days of a juicy pulpy mess. And I’ve only grated my thumb once!

Last for now, sprinkles! They just add a little bit of fun. And they come in so many shapes and sizes and colors!

Here’s one of the surprise best-sellers for my shop – yellow butter or strawberry cake batter blondies. The rainbow sprinkles add that little something special, don’t they?

Or unicorn poop cookies – they wouldn’t be complete without the star-shaped sprinkles!

Tell me about some of your favorite things! Know of any cool kitchen gadget I absolutely need to try? Or ‘little somethings’ to make treats or packages special?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

farragio July 18, 2012 at 8:00 pm

Isn’t it funny how brown paper packages can look so pretty with just a little embellishment.

A kitchen gadget I really like is my smooth-edge can opener. No more dangerous edges.


kimsolga July 19, 2012 at 9:43 pm

My favorite kitchen, specifically baking, thing: that stoneware baking sheet for biscuits. And scones. And breadstick twists. And, oh, I think it was meant for pizza. Makes the best biscuits ever!

Oh, and brown paper packages, etc.

Great blog, Gena.


Jessica July 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

I love the cookie scoop too! Baking is not necessarily top on my list of favorite activities, but with a cookie scoop it makes drop cookies so much easier, and with much better results!


Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

OMG! Your blondies – gimme gimme!


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