I truly love Emile Henry's handsome ceramic dishes and cookware, and this pie plate, an exclusive to Williams-Sonoma, is my favorite of their pieces. It's just so fancy, so special. It will make a dish of chicken and biscuits look like a million bucks.
Microwave, oven, dishwasher, freezer and broiler safe. Color options: Caramel, Pometerra, Nougat, and Green (a new color).
There are fancier timers out there. There are timers that do more — sure. I've used them. But I return to this one again and again over the handful of other timers in my kitchen. The buttons are big, the numbers are huge. The beeper is loud. The magnet is strong. All the things I want in a good timer. And the battery lasts a long, long time.
The objects in my kitchen that give me the most pleasure all happen to be made out of smooth, silky wood. I love handmade wood objects, often one of a kind — things that grow to fit your hand. This scoop is a simple thing, but beautifully made by a South Carolina craftsman, and I would enjoy scooping flour or oats with it every day.
If you are a fan of fruitcake (I am!) and other baked goods with citrus peel but object to the syrupy, chemical-tasting candied fruit sold at Christmastime, then try this far superior candied peel instead. It's less sweet, and it tastes strong and bright, as citrus peel should.
Michelle of Jelly Shot Test Kitchen takes her classic cocktails and recreates them in jelly shots. Her clever interpretations of classic drinks like the Aviation, Mojito, and the Gimlet go way beyond Jell-O shots; they're beautifully photographed and just about foolproof.
Bonfire season is just around the corner, and while you could roast your marshmallows on any old twig, why not take it up a notch this year? This wood and steel marshmallow roaster can roast at least 10 hot dogs or marshmallows at a time, and you'll look extra-stylish too.
We recently featured a question from a reader looking for floating shelves for the kitchen, and then we stumbled across this handsome pair from Viva Terra. These don't hold a lot of weight, but they are adequate for a few pretty bowls, pictures, and kitchen accessories.
Tiered cooling racks are a great space-saver in small kitchens; you can cool a whole batch of cookies without taking over the living room floor. I also think that World Market is one of the best sources for inexpensive, solid kitchen accessories and tableware, and this rack is a good example.