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Home cooking isn't always elaborate meals and new ingredients. Sometimes it's just about the little things that makes us glad to be in the kitchen - like this adorable salt shaker! What makes your kitchen a happy place?

We have a few: our random collection of potholders next to the oven, the afternoon light coming through the west windows, a favorite cracked wooden spoon that fits so perfectly in our hand. All these things seem to welcome us every time we step into our kitchen.

What about you?

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