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.
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.
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.
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.
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.