I Learned to Cook From My Mom, And These Are the Kitchen Tools She Swears By
Like many, I am blessed to have a mom who is not only a really good home cook, but she also simply loves to make meals and treats for family and loved ones, too. That combination made our family dinners special, whether she made our comfort rice-meat casserole or experimented with a new recipe from Ina Garten or Ree Drummond. However, cooking for a family of six every night comes with its challenges.
While visiting my mom at home recently, I asked how she was able to keep up with feeding four kids on a busy schedule—especially with two boys who had an aversion to most produce. With a chuckled, "I honestly don't know," we reminisced on favorite recipes while I took note of her tips, techniques, and the kitchen tools that got her through each meal.
Even as a shopping editor who screens several products a day, I still have a bias towards whatever tried-and-true products my mom loves—especially when it comes to kitchen utensils. Ahead, shop the must-have kitchen appliances, cookware, and tools my mother swears by. After all, mom knows best, right?