There's nothing better than a kitchen item that does double duty. The exception to this rule, of course, is a fashionable and inexpensive kitchen item from IKEA. That's why I'm so excited about IKEA's newest invention. It's a thing of beauty that could become a darling of home cooks.
The Swedish company's Canadian branches just released a recipe pamphlet where the recipes are laid out visually on parchment paper. All the cook needs to do to make such tasty dishes as lemon-dill salmon or baked Swedish meatballs is put the ingredients within the outlines, fold up the parchment, and bake. Voila! Dinner is served.
Although the main ingredients are all available in IKEA's food marketplace, they could be purchased at any grocery store. The pamphlet (which is actually more of a poster booklet) was placed in Canada's IKEA stores during a kitchen event. Although there's no word when or if they will come back or go global, it seems like they would be a hit.
Plus, unlike that mammoth Pax wardrobe, this IKEA product won't require a case of alcohol and more than a few curse words to assemble.