Monday, January 24, 2011

Uncommon Goods!

Whoops! Please forgive my absence! The holidays and my new workout/diet regimen have thrown me off and I'm working hard to get back on schedule!

Well... due to the diet I'm cutting back on baking (Sad I know but no worries! Very soon I'll be posting a peanut butter cup cheesecake recipe I'm making for a friends Bday) and eating high calorie foods. So this post is going to be about the AWESOME baking items I got for Christmas from

Pictured here are my soup and sandwich duo with crock pot tomato soup (recipe from ) and ham, parmesan mayo and grilled cheddar cheese sandwich. Yea... this was BEFORE I started the diet. Seriously in love with this item... can't stop using it!

Item #1 - Soup and Sandwich Tray Duo
I fell in love with this item the second I laid my eyes on it!!! My man and I are BIG soup and sandwich fans (especially during the winter months) so this item was so perfect. The dishes are porcelain, well made, solid and such a fun and simple design. The duo (i got two sets!) is sold as a set of two trays and two bowls which are oven, microwave and dishwasher safe. I thought that they were a little pricey but these things are going to last me for ages and I will use them to death!

Item #2 - Odd Size Measuring Spoons
How often do you run into a recipe that calls for the measurement of 1 1/2 tsp and you think to yourself... "Damn it! Now I have to get two measuring spoons dirty!"?  Not any more! These uncommon measuring spoons come in the following sizes... "pinch", 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 2/3 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 1/2 tsp, 2 tsp and 1 tbsp. A normal set of measuring spoons come in sizes 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp and 1 tablespoon. Ridiculously helpful! I FREAKEN LOVE THEM!!!

Item #3 - Spaghetti Measure
I never fail at under measuring the amount of spaghetti I need to boil. This little doohickey has already saved me from under boiling enough spaghetti several times. The spaghetti measure allows you to decide how much pasta to make for one person or up to four. I do feel like the 4th setting makes more pasta then four people eat.

What have you bought from Did you get some unique kitchen items for Christmas?


  1. OMG I need a pasta thing!!! For us two, I make enough spaghetti for about 10 EVERY SINGLE TIME! And spaghetti has always been my specialty so by now, I should have figured out how much to cook for two! Ha! :)

  2. I received potholders, margarita glasses, measuring spoons (although not as cool as yours! hehe) and (my favorite) wine savers.