A blog chronicling life as I live it. Recipes, stories, tips, whatever tickles my fancy. Hopefully within the pages you'll find some new ideas, yummy meals and a new friend. I love life, I love people and I love the relationship that I have with Jesus. I'm a mom, a wife, a friend, a daughter. Come join with me a cup of coffee or tea!
I have always envied the kitchens that have "baking Centers". You know the ones....the counter is a little lower to enable working with dough, there's a section for your appliances etc..I wanted to create some type of a baking center at my old house so here's what I did. I purchased several of the white, square, plastic canning containers in different sizes. I then decided what baking items I'd put in them (cornstarch, chocolate chips, walnuts, grains, etc..). I made labels for them on my computer, filled them, and stacked them neatly in one cupboard. I loved how they looked. On 3 shelves of one cupboard I only put baking type items, flour, sugar, etc. This way when I went to bake everything I would need was in one place. I even placed my blender on that side of the counter so it was closer. I like how organized this looks. I had clear large jars for my flours and sugars. Use baskets to organize other items like chocolate bars, etc..I cannot wait to equip my kitchen in my new house (see previous post about home building). Right now everything is here and there at the house we are living in and I have to go out to the garage to get most of my stuff. But I still keep my own cupboard in the garage organized. I have a baking shelf, a snack shelf and the other shelves hold canned goods, etc..I use plastic baskets to keep bags of pasta, or other bulk items organized. I hope to someday have real baskets to hold produce, etc..Can't wait to post those pictures...next year sometime! For some other great containers check out IKEA or World Market. THey're inexpensive and really cool looking.
I think it's important to do the most with what you have. So what if you don't have a $50,000 kitchen..make the most of your kitchen. Get creative. Make it your oasis. Face it ladies, we spend a lot of time in the kitchen, we should therefore love being in it.