Nov 10, 2014

My Colorful Kitchen Gadgets


I find most of my colorful tools and gadgets at Sur La Table, Pier One, World Market, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Target, Walmart, and even some drug stores, hardware stores and vintage shops. I’d rather go shopping for spatulas than shoes!

41 Comments on "My Colorful Kitchen Gadgets"

  1. Karen Knechtel

    I love your videos. You have a great sense of humor.
    I am looking for one of your plastic scrapers, that you
    use when making bread. (to turn it over, liking kneading)
    Thanks so much. Keep the recipes coming.

  2. Sandra Finney

    Love this video and have many of your recipes. I love your miniature salt/pepper shakers that look like Coke bottles. Do you know where we could buy a set please? I love your down-to-earth style cooking and videos, Jenny!

  3. Linda

    Jenny, I make the 2 hour crusty bread 3-4 times a week. Could You tell me the best way to store them? I have heard paper bags, but also got bread bags on amazon. They are plastic with ties. Are these good to keep bread fresh? I am going to make the Polish donuts with jelly or custard filling. They look delicious.
    Love your recipes..

    • Kathleen

      Linda I too bake my own bread and I got the bags from Amazon. But i use 2 bags when I freeze and one bag when I store in the refrig or on the counter.

  4. Cas

    Hi Jenny, i love your videos and recipes and have tried several. How about a board on pinterest for sewing and other crafts you do. would love to see videos of those also. Thankyou for doing this for us. just love to watch you, love some of your comments too funny!

  5. Larry

    I just found your website and I have already watched many of the videos. They are great. What brand is the stove you are using? Thanks

    • Jenny

      Viking, but I don’t recommend them – bad customer service. My next one will be Thermador.

  6. Lauri

    I love your site. Your humor and ease with cooking is a blessing that you are sharing with us. Praying God will continue to bless your life. God speed Jenny!

  7. Lisa L.

    Where do you get the yellow cooling racks? Or did you paint them yourself?

  8. Evelyn Jepson

    Jenny: In one of your recipes you said that you can’t use the dough hook. The dough curling around the hook is what its supposed to do. Its not that it doesn’t work, its supposed to pull the dough away from the sides of the bowl. Just thought you might want to know that.

  9. Mitch G

    Crate and Barrel is a great place for colorful and useful gadgets.

  10. Geni

    Specifically, where did you get your baking gloves? All I’ve found are way big!
    Love your videos!

  11. Nicola

    Just started watching your videos, LOVE your colourful kitchen stuff, I have lots of the same ones. Each video seems to show a different colour counter…Im assuming they are towels or drop cloths…where do you get them?

    • Jenny

      They are pieces of fabric I purchase by the yard at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

  12. annie a.

    I love your colorful kitchen towels. I’ve never seen them anywhere. 🙁

  13. Rachel

    Hi jenny.

    Wondering your opinion or prefernce on cooking pans?

    • Jenny

      I use so many brands, some expensive, some not, but I always like Berndes.

  14. Pat

    There is a fry pan which is large and deep which you use alot to brown and braise, you mentioned you bought it at Target but i can’t recall the brand. BTW..great recipes !!!!!

  15. Sandie

    Your recipe for the crusty top bread in the yellow dutch oven. What size dutch oven and if I wanted to make it sourdough or honey wheat how would I do that. So glad I found your channel. My disabled 11 year old son and I watch it and love making your recipes. Congrats on your success.

  16. Marcia Ramos

    I could really use your suggestion on good kitchen knives. We have sharpened ours till we couldn’t anymore and have since bought 2 sets that were not even sharp that we had to return! One costed over $200 while the other was on sale for $30.

  17. Marie

    Hi Jenny
    Looking for a good measuring scale, with a tare measuring ounces, grams, etc
    Could you please recommend one
    Thank you

  18. Beatle Geo

    Hey Jenny, Where did you specifically get your Yellow Duckling timer?? Thanx, Gb bg

    • Jenny

      Sorry, I don’t remember.

      • Patricia

        I only was able to find funny little animal or fruit and vegetable shaped timers at a dollar store.

    • Larry shows having the duck timer.

  19. Mamamimi

    Oh Jenny, I just discovered your videos and website and I am thrilled! Not only do you cook like I do, your comments and presentation are so “friendly” but most of all, you’re Polish!! I also am and was raised on the south side of Chicago. I just wanted to thank you for your amazing productions. I haven’t even seen more than two or three of your videos and just now found your website and blog.
    You are just wonderful and I know I have many happy hours of watching you cook. And I love your sense of humor….fantastic!

  20. Michele

    Help! Jenny, when I made your pie crust for the pumpkin pie recipe it turned out crispy and not flaky. I followed your easy steps of 1 2/3 cups of all purpose flour, 1 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/3 cup of olive oil and 1/3 cup of 1% milk. Not sure what happened. Could it be that I used Bertolli extra virgin olive oil and not the light version? Also, after placing it in the deep dish pie plate I perhaps overworked it by pressing it too much to get more up the sides? Would that make it crispy by overworking it? Thanks in advance!

    • Jenny

      I don’t think an oil crust will be as flaky as a shortening crust but it’s possible overworking the dough could have made it a little tough. I suggest trying it again with a light, flavorless oil, and handle it as little as possible and see if you’re happy with it.

  21. Flo

    I see you say you have not made good pork chop dinner. This recipe has been given to me by a relative. I’m new to your site, but have been on it all day, printing your recipes to try. Love your videos.
    6 or more pork chops with bone in
    Brown in frying pan
    Put in roasting pan with lil olive oil in bottom
    add fresh minced garlic, salt, pepper, one cup water, one cup of white wine, fresh parsley. Cover pan very tightly with aluminum foil, bake on 250 for at least 4 hours or longer. Comes out pull apart delicious. Can pour juices over chops.



  23. Lizbeth

    I love your colorful kitchen gadgets, but especially your beautiful aprons! Do you make them yourself? I grew up always wearing an apron in the kitchen, but nice ones are getting hard to find nowadays. Thank you for your wonderful recipies and cooking tips.
    Your fan, Lizbeth

    • Jenny

      I’ve made a few but Anthropologie has nice aprons.

    • Mamamimi

      I just love wearing aprons…find them indispensable and fun at the same time. All the major pattern companies have dozens and dozens of neat patterns to make them. If you watch their sales, JoAnn’s frequently has pattern sales for $1 each.

  24. Nancy

    Thanks Jenny

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