5 Things Every Cool Cook Needs

PerpetualKid.com

PerpetualKid.com

Recently, I fell into a mealtime malaise. The thrill was gone, the joy was lost. Visions of pricey take-out loomed large. Then I stumbled across these quirky finds that serve up the perfect mix of form, function and fun.  Want a witty way to let off some steam? The Steam Ship steaming lid releases just enough steam so pots or bowls don’t boil over. Microwave safe, too. $13.49.

FredandFriends.com

FredandFriends.com

There’s never a food truck around when I need it so I’m getting my own. Sort of. Taco Truck taco holders (in sassy Salsa Red and Guacamole Green hues) prevent more messy taco shell tip-overs and food fights (give each diner their own). $14.99-set/2.

Epicureancs.com

Epicureancs.com

The Hipster Bowtie cutting board puts a preppy spin on prep and is made of natural wood fiber materials like those used in commercial kitchens. $35.

CoolStuffExpress.com

CoolStuffExpress.com

Mom, had you served my least favorite foods (liver and carrots) in A Knights Meal dinner set, chances are I’d have eaten them without any (ok, much) fuss. This BPA-free microwave/dishwasher-safe set is more than a cool castle.  It’s a royal-inspired place setting with fork, spoon, plate, bowl and beverage cup. $19.97.

Duff.com

Duff.com

At last, a way to have your cake and far-out fashion, too. The Tie-Dye cake mix makes one colorful 9-inch x 13-inch cake or two 9-inch round ones. Just $2.99. Groovy.

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