Happy New Year – 2020
I want to wish everyone a very Happy New Year! I can only hope 2020 will be as wonderful as 2019. For my post today I thought I would share with you some of the kitchen items that I received for Christmas. I am sure they will be a part of my 2020 blogging!
This was definitely the most thoughtful
gift I received. My wonderful cousin,
Cari, gave me this apron. She took
the image from my website.
Yes, I asked for another gadget and I can’t wait to
give this one a try. I love soft boiled eggs and this
claims hardboiled eggs peel easily too, we shall see!
I received a few cookbooks
which you know I loved!
I needed a new jelly roll pan.
I used to sell decorated cakes and my supplies
needed refreshing so I asked for food coloring
for the icing, disposable icing bags
and a reusable icing bag.
I saw this cake posted somewhere
and just knew I had to have the pans!
I grow my own herbs and I thought
I would try these herb scissors.
The cookie cutters were
from my grandchildren.
These molds are Russian Pelmeni
(ravioli and dumpling forms).
Now you can see why I am excited about my Christmas gifts. My family knows what my favorite gifts are, anything for the kitchen!
Happy New Year!
Thank you for your good wishes, Diane – and a very Happy New Year to you, too. Enjoy your new gifts!
You’re welcome and the same to you!!!!
Happy New Year, Diane. Looking forward to another year of amazing recipes!
Thank you Mike there will be plenty coming!!!
Love the old-fashioned covers of the Swell cookbooks. Are they actually vintage or vintage covers only? Which one did Santa bring? Happy New Year to you too! One final push to get receipts entered, then maybe have some spare moments to think of a new story for the kids and post to my website.😊
They just looked vintage. They weren’t very good and I probably won’t get anything from them. They were very strange books, hardly any recipes. I asked Santa for the pasta cookbook and love that one! Great can’t wait for another story! Glad you are about finished with the receipts. That is so stressful!
Thank you Diane. Writing stories and making copper ornaments is far more enjoyable than filling in spreadsheets. I can’t imagine doing it for a living. Ewww Yuk! 😝 Sorry about the cookbooks. I wonder if you could remove the covers, without letting the local librarian find out, and mat and frame them. Great frames are to be had at your local good will and Sally Ann, if you have them. ( Salvation Army).
That’s a great idea Sue! I have tons of frames too.
Wow, no wonder you’re so good! (Some of those I’ve never even seen before.) Happy New Year! Happy cooking! 🙂
Thanks you too!
I am soooooo jealous of all your new goodies! ;->
Awww don’t be!!! I think I am going to try the egg cooker today. I will do a post on it. I am hearing good things about them from fellow bloggers!!!
Happy New Year!
Thank you and you do the same!!!
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much and you too!!!!
Happy New Year. Here’s to an amazing 2020
Thank you Sarah and right back at ya!!!
You will be a busy lady in 2020 just trying out all your new gadgets and recipes. Enjoy!
That’s exactly what I am hoping for…lol Thank you!
Thank you, Diane. Best wishes for your New Year, too!
You’re welcome and thank you!!!
Happy New Year! Love seeing all the great kitchen gifts and I look forward to another year of your recipes. : )
Thank you so much Catherine!
happy new year, Diane. I love your blog and look forward to more ahead
Thank you Beth and right back at ya!!!
Wonderful gifts Diane! Your loved ones really know you 😉
Wish you a wonderful new year filled with joy and happiness and lots of recipes 😉🤩🥳
Yes they sure do! lol Thank you so much!
Happy New Year!
Thank you so much James and to you too!
Happy New year Diane!! All the best to you and your family!
Thank you so much!!!❤
The hard boiled egg gadget us amazing. You will enjoy it. For those that meal prep or short on time, that gadget does the trick. I’ve been using one similar for almost 3 years now.
I am so excited! You are the third person that has said good things about it. Thanks SO much!!!
Happy New Year!
Wow! New baking and cooking equipments 😍😍 I do not consider myself a great cook but cooking wares are exciting gifts to unwrap. Happy New Year! 🥳🥳💥💥💥
I’m so glad it’s not just me! All year when I see something I want I put it on my Amazon list. By the time Christmas rolls along I have forgotten what I put on it and it is a surprise. LOL Happy New Year Temi!
Haaahaa. Yes! Happy New Year!
Great gifts, Diane! Love my egg cooker and know you will too! Happy New Year to you and yours!
So glad to hear that!! I still have to try it. I hope it will be a wonderful New Year for you Felicia!
My egg cooker did overtime during the holidays, Diane, because my kids are huge deviled eggs lovers, and while smoked salmon is still our go-to, buffalo, tuna, and chicken liver all went over well. (Okay, it was just me who liked the chicken liver deviled eggs, but no one gets to overrule Mom!) 😄
Enjoy your week!
OMG!!!!! I will never boil eggs again! Why haven’t I known about the egg cooker before now!!!!! Best hard boiled eggs I have ever had! We have eaten 10 eggs since last night! My granddaughter can’t stop eating them too.
LOL! How did we live this long without egg cookers, right? 😜 I don’t even scramble eggs anymore. Instead, it’s sliced boiled eggs on avocado toast. Any excuse to use the egg cooker is a good one! 😄 Enjoy!
Love the Apron! What an awesome gift for you!
Wishing you a Happy New Year filled with deliciousness!
Thank you Nancy it was so thoughtful of my cousin! Happy New Year a bit late!
You got some wonderful gifts for Christmas. The apron is so neat!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!
I was totally surprised with the apron! It was such a wonderful and thoughtful gift! Thank you Michelle!
Fabulous gifts, especially the cookbooks. I think you’ll love the herb scissors – I have a pair and I don’t know how I managed without them.
The apron is utterly fabulous.
Thanks!!! I am so glad to hear the herb scissors work!!! Yes the apron was such a thoughtful gift.
Some great gifts ! I love your apron and I’m especially intrigued with those cookbooks, they look very interesting. Happy New Year and all the Best to you and yours !
Thank you I can’t wait to make pasta again.
You made me smile! Happy New Year…. a little late.
NEVER too late!! Thank you.
Keep enjoying your festive kitchen. 🙂
Thank you Matt!
Wow! What a bunch of cool stuff you received! Looking forward to see what you do with it! Have a Blessed New Year, Diane!
Thank you Valerie you to!
Thank you for your good wishes. Let culinary books be an inspiration to develop new recipes! I wish you luck!
You’re welcome Ultra. I love being inspired with culinary books. Thank you!
A Happy New Year for you too, dear Diane!
Thank you!!! To you too!!!!
Ha ha! Were the cookie cutters also a small hint that WE WOULD LIKE SOME COOKIES, PLEASE, GRAN?
What a lovely assortment of cooking-related gifts! A jelly roll pan is one of those things I never get around to buying but then when I come across the one or two stray recipes that call for one, I’m like “Dang…I wish I’d bought the darn jelly roll pan when I considered buying one 6 months ago…”
I’m sure they were hinting because they love their cookies!! Even more they love to decorate them with me. Oh you must have a jelly roll pan!!! I have even used mine to bake cookies with.
Some day I WILL have a jelly roll pan!
Best wishes for a happy and healthy new year to you and your loved ones, Diane.
Thank you so much Tanja! The same to you and your family!
All the gifts look fantastic! I have an egg cooker and I love it. I only use it for hard boiled eggs. Love the personalized apron!! Happy New Years! 🎉 🎉 🎉
I still need to try my egg cooker. If that’s all I use it for I will be thrilled if they peel easily! Thank you Bernice!
What fun gifts! Hey and I am telling you – if you got 10,000 followers, then it is time for you to present your cookbook to the publishers 😉
I don’t know where to begin. I keep telling my family that I want to write one.
Love the apron. What a sweet cousin you have. 🙂
She’s the best! Thank you Tiffany!
Happy New Year!
Thank you Laci! Happy New Year to you too (a little late).
Wish you a peaceful year! 💕
Awwww thank you and right back you ya!!!!
Happy New Year! I’m looking forward to your upcoming posts in 2020 😊
Wow – you have a great collection of thoughtful gifts and the apron with your likeness with 10,000 followers (I remember that post) is really fun. The grandchildrens’ thoughts were pure (of course) to give you cookie cutters to add to your collection and of course they do not want cookies baked using them. 🙂
But of course….lol. They will have to wait because they still need to eat Christmas cookies in the freezer! Thank you Linda and yes the apron was so thoughtful of my cousin.
Better hurry as Valentine’s Day is coming up soon! I like when people do imaginative gifts like that.
Diane I have one of those egg cookers for five years and I love it! Mine is an EggGenie brand ? it was advertised on one of those As Seen on TV ads, but I bought it in a Canadian Tire store. I always over or under cooked my soft-boiled eggs but now they’re perfect every time. I still do my hard-boiled eggs on the stove though.
I wanted this for hard and soft boiled eggs. I haven’t tried it yet because there is nothing that says you can cook just 2 or 3 eggs. I will just have to try it until I get the right time. I LOVE soft boiled eggs and I am hoping for easy to peel hard boiled eggs. I hope mine lasts as long as yours!!!!
Mine has a line on it which tells you how much water to add for 1 egg, 2 eggs up to 6 I think. I usually only do 2 or 1 if they are jumbos. I think it’s acutually just steams them, but maybe yours is different?
Wow Joni!!!! It is the best hard boiled egg I have ever made!!!!! I will never boil an egg again!!!
I read your review but have only made soft boiled eggs in mine, but I’ll try it for hard boiled. Mine looks different than yours, as it will only do 6 or 7 eggs on one level.
Soft boiled eggs are the next thing to try in mine. We have eaten 36 eggs already!!! My granddaughter couldn’t stop eating them and the same with me! My husband eats salads every day and he started putting them in his salad. Eggs steamed are amazing!
It feels like I’m wishing you for the millionth time but still – Happy New Year!!!💙
Hahaha I know I have done the same thing. I have been so behind in my reader comments. I am just finishing Fridays comments from last week!
Glad you’re catching up!
Happy New Year to you, Diane! Great, fun gifts!
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Thank you Mitzy, you too!
Love the apron 🙂 Some very neat looking cookbooks too!
Thank you I thought so too. They know me well!
I got a new jelly roll pan too. Hubby dropped my bar pan stone that I used for roll cakes. It was 30 years old. Nicely seasoned. I didn’t get upset. I got a Wiltons. Pampered Chef stones are not the same as they used to be.
OH NO!!! My husband broke my 4 quart vintage casserole a few days ago too! Now I’m trying to decide if I can make do or buy a new one. New ones like I want are $75 and up! He can’t say a word…hahahaha I didn’t get mad either. I just said accidents happen (and in my head oh good now I can buy a new one hahahaha). I agree, Pampered Chef has changed. I bought a knife there years ago because it was so sharp. Evidently people were getting cut so bad they changed them too…ugh.
Good cookware is worth the money, but I get the hesitancy. $75 is a lot.
Right! That’s why I haven’t replaced it yet. I have an enamel 6 quart cast iron Dutch oven that I may try first. He can’t break that! I just really loved my corning ware!
I love my Corning ware too.
You might check on eBay and find your exact vintage casserole dish for less money. I did that when I was looking for a specific glass pot that Corning stopped making and we broke ours. We got 2 and still use them. 😊
Great idea Lisa! Thank you!
You are welcome. Let me know if you find it. 😊
Happy new year to you also. Thanks for your delicious recipes.
All the best in New year 2020!!!
Thanks so much! You too!!!!
Oh my gosh, so many goodies, Diane! I LOVE that apron & cannot wait to hear how the egg cooker works for you. 😊
Posting about it tomorrow! Best gadget we ever bought!!!! It made perfect hard boiled eggs!
Happy new year! Congratulations on all your achievements. (I like the apron) 🤣🤣 💕💕
Thanks so much Frank! I hope you have a fantastic 2020!
Loved all the adorable gifts .Happy new year again!
Thank you it will be a great 2020!!!
Somehow, I think I missed this post. I wish you and your family every blessing for 2020, Diane, and thank you for all the great posts. FYI I was given those herb scissors–not sure that they’re an improvement over julienning with a knife, which is easier to clean. But they are clever!