Do You Cook At Home?

Cooking at home has never been more popular.  With the government locking people down in 2020, many people took up cooking at home.  Making a meal is one of the nicest things I think you can do for another person.  If you’re new to cooking for yourself, you may find some of these items helpful.  Some of the items are absolute must-haves for a properly stocked kitchen.

dig your journey beer bread

Show Me What You Got

If you’re cooking at home, you’ve probably taken some great pictures.  I post some of my own creations on my IG feed @digscottsdale and a lot of my stories are full of meals at home. If you’re proud of a dish you’ve made, shoot me a DM and I’ll re-post for you.

Why You Want An Air Fryer

This is one of the most beneficial items you can have in your kitchen. For healthy-minded people, this is a life-saving item. There are a lot on the market and I have used two air fryers that I can highly recommend. The COSORI Smart WiFi Air Fryer makes cooking very easy and takes all the thinking out of making new dishes. It has an app and comes with recipes and is a pretty good air fryer.

More Than An Air Fryer

Although the COSORI is great, the Instant Vortex Plus Air Fryer Oven 7 in 1 with Rotisserie is a huge improvement in my opinion.  What I like about the Vortex is that it has a window that will allow you to see the progress of cooking.  This one also has two trays and is very easy to clean, unlike the COSORI has a big deep tray, that’s not easy to clean.  This air fryer can bake, roast, toast, broil, dehydrate and rotisserie which actually rotates so it makes perfect fries.

Air Fryer Accessories Are A Must

There is even more you can do with your air fryer if you pick up some accessories.  I like this 17 Pcs Air Fryer Accessories with Recipe Cookbook kit because it has skewers for kabobs, a toast rack and egg molds.  There’s a lot you can do with a little imagination.

dig your journey vortex air fryer salmon
dig your journey rotiserrie vortex air fryer fries
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Convection Toaster Oven

Another fun gadget to have in your home, especially if you live someplace that’s hot like Arizona, Texas or Florida.  The NUWAVE BRAVO XL 1800-Watt Convection Oven can also be an air fryer, but I use it for making pizza.  I bake muffins in this instead of using the oven because it doesn’t give off so much heat.

dig your journey in your kitchen making pizza
dig your journey compound butter
dig your journey avocado pesto
DIG your journey rosemary salt at home

Staples In Your Fridge

Some of the things that you will always find in my fridge are flavored oils, compound butters and flavored salts.  A reliable food processor is essential for every kitchen. The Magiccos Food Processor is my favorite because it’s able to cut herbs up very finely and can mix batters and butters with ease.  Typically I will make a flavored salt and not wash out the food processor, leaving a little residue and go right into making a compound butter so you get a little bit of flavor with the butter.  Fresh herbs and microgreens add so much to every dish.

dig your journey microgreens
dig your journey herbs
dig your journey breakfast with microgreens

What Is Your Favorite Item?

This is just a small portion of the things I use in my kitchen almost daily.  Do you have favorite items that you use all the time that most people don’t have? Drop me an email and let me know what item you can’t live without.