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Love List, Kitchen Edition: Winter 2020

For this Love List, we’re zeroing in on our favorite things to do and have around the kitchen for Winter Cooking. Just doubling down on being homebodies this holiday season!

Lodge Dutch Oven ~$69

A Dutch oven (I prefer 6qt) is a winter must-have. You can spend a fortune on Le Creuset, but this one from Lodge works just as well (trust me, I’ve tried them both!) ~ Meg

Pssst — if you’ve never used a Dutch oven before, here are some fantastic beginner recipes to get you started. (Or, there’s always the good-ol’ Crockpot, which is pretty much idiot-proof.)

Fellow Stagg EKG Pour-over Kettle ~$149

In short: the best damn kettle for the coffee-obsessed or tea enthusiast. ~ Charlene

Chef’s Planet Drain Clip ~$15

This strainer clips onto any size pot for easy straining. I use it on the regular — and it’s especially great for the colder months when we tend to do more cooked beans, veggies, etc. ~ Brit

Swissmar Raclette Grill ~$112

The perfect machine to bring some fun to your social distance winter hangouts with friends. Plus, raclette is so earthy, it will keep you warm all season long. ~ Charlene

Vacu Vin Wine Saver ~$12

For that rare case when there’s still some left at the end of the evening… a kitchen staple, IMO. ~ Brit

Yankee Candle Balsam & Cedar Jar ~$27

Everything is better when your house smells like a Christmas tree.~ Brit

Kids in the Kitchen

Wilton Cookie Cutter Set ~$16

This set of 101 cookie cutters (yes, that’s right, 101) comes with shapes, numbers, letters, and designs for every occasion.

Land O Lakes Classic Cocoa ~$13 (12 pack)

A sweet cup of nostalgia.

Swissmar Fondue Pot ~$99

Voted the top-rated fondue pot by multiple sources, this authentic Swiss set will make you feel like you’re in a bona fide Chalet. ~ Meg

Flavors of India ~$35

This beautiful Indian spice kit has everything you need for classic Indian cuisine — so comforting on these cool days.

Modern Comfort Food, by Ina Garten ~$21

The newest publication in the Barefoot Contessa series, this cookbook has the same gorgeous photography we know and expect from all the rest.

Also this: Pyrex Food Storage ~ $29

For all your leftovers… Safe for the fridge, freezer, microwave, dishwasher, and even your preheated oven (not the tops, duh).

And this: Chef’s Knife from Victorinox ~$35

This knife is such a great buy — it works as well as the high end ones but comes at a reasonable price point… a superb value for casual cooks.

And last but not least:

Covered Saute Pan… for Popcorn ~$29

Because when you’re having homemade popcorn, life is fun and cozy. Just as a rule. This deep-dish pan works perfect. ~ Brit

What are you using in your kitchen? Let us know in the comments section!

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