My kitchen is pretty well stocked of the essential tools. I don't have everything on my wish list but between my purchases and birthday and Christmas gifts, I can attempt most recipes in my own kitchen. So why did I feel the need to purchase another set of measuring spoons? They are so cute!
A teaspoon or tablespoon in a recipe can change the taste, texture and quality of the dish. Here are a few examples from my personal experience:
A tablespoon of mustard in a vinaigrette helps combine the dressing.
A teaspoon of salt brings out the flavor in chocolate dishes.
Royal icing is even better with a tablespoon of lemon juice.
Missing something in your Chinese food? I'll bet it's a tablespoon of ginger.
An extra teaspoon of pepper in your mashed potatoes is awesome.
Chicken pot pie, meatloaf, and most soups really bloom with a teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
One teaspoon of cayenne pepper stirred into 6 cups of hot chocolate will surprise you.
A tablespoon of sour cream fluffs up scrambled eggs.
On a hot day, a beer with a tablespoon of lime juice is refreshing.
I hope you experiment with your recipes by adding a teaspoon of different flavors to your food. An old favorite can be jazzed up in a new way with just a small simple twist.