Thursday, February 25, 2010

This Is Amy's Grown-Up Christmas (or birthday...or whenever anybody wants to buy me a gift...) List

As a young adult, I have many dreams and aspirations. I want to go to graduate school. I want to have a family. In my wildest dreams, I would run my own dining establishment with all of my friends and be as merry as the day is long.

I also have a wish list. Yes, a culinary wish list. Actually, it's the only laundry list of things I want floating around in my head right now. I won't totally geek out on you and list everything, but I wanted to share these with you, my dear friends. Maybe you'll get them someday and show them to me. Maybe you'll even share them with me. Maybe you'll even buy them for me...

Sorry. I don't make friends just so they'll buy me things. Promise.

I promise!

This, my friends, is not a cute little sheath dress. It is, in fact, an APRON! And it is entirely too adorable for me not to own. It's part of the collection of aprons at The Hip Hostess. They also make aprons in small sizes, so you can get one for your daughter too. Better yet, you could MATCH!

Oh. Too cute. Way too cute. Must stop with the cuteness.
This is a beautiful cast iron dutch oven. Not only can you set these babies on the stove--they're safe to put in the oven as well! The iron allows for more even cooking. My grandmother's has lasted her for YEARS...and years...and years. Truth be told, I don't know how long she's had hers. But this is a good sign--they last for a while. That's my kind of cooking tool.

This beautiful specimen is a Calphalon stockpot. Again, there are SO many things I could do with this. I could make lots of stock for my beloved soups. I could make pasta galore without having to worry about the water boiling over. Maybe I could use it in the summertime for my attempts at canning. There are just so many possibilities.

This makes me giggle every time I look at it. HA! It's a silicone pot holder. It's probably one of the best things I have ever seen.

I am easily amused. Surprise, surprise.

I know, I know. But you know you've thought of this too.

Ahhh, to dream the impossible dream. Maybe not impossible...we'll see. I do want one though. And I would use it ALL THE TIME. But I don't have to justify that to you. I think you understand.




I'm curious: What's atop your culinary wish list?

Anxiously awaiting your responses so I can add more things to my wish list,



  1. I totally agree with deep red cast iron dutch oven is a winner hands down...and my red Kitchenaide mixer with a clear glass bowl is a delight to use. Click your heels, spin around three times and make a wish...maybe...just maybe the Kitchen Fairy will visit you soon! Good luck!

  2. Ooo, me me me! I have one! My own personal Chef Amy! (Is that creepy? Because...I want it to be. And yet, I am, actually, serious) I LOVE YOU!

  3. Knives as sharp as they can make them and with and edge so thin I can see through it. Cleavers, filet knives, paring and butcher. In my kitchen (real kitchen and the pathetic excuse I have now), knives will always be sharp and the silverware a perfect balance.

  4. Susie, I just might try that to see if it works! :) But I'm glad to know that you've got such great companions in the kitchen.

    Katie, you are silly! I love you too.

    Adam, good knives really are a must. I have a really good chef's knife at home, and it is one of the best purchases I've ever made.

  5. How flattering to be at the top of your wish list. Can't thank you enough for all the sweet talk! Merci, Merci. Here's a special Promo Code for you and your readers 3PEAS (all caps) This will get you 20% off your order. Expires 3-31-10 Thanks again!
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  6. Debbie, thank you so much! I will be sure to spread the word around. There will be many more stylish ladies in the kitchen thanks to your and your beautiful products!


  7. I love you! There is nothing else to say! just that!

  8. I NEED a Kitchen Aid mixer. Soon, I hope! And it would be nice to have a cute, fun apron like that.