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- The Best Kitchen Appliances
- Best Multi-Cooker Appliance
- Best Instant Pot
- Best Blender
- Best Stand Mixer
- Daterra Cucina Cookware
- Best Air Fryer: Tray Style
- Best Air Fryer: Basket Style
- Best Large Capacity Air Fryer Basket
- Best Crockpot
- Another Great Slow Cooker
- Best Ice Cream Maker
- My Favorite Travel Essentials
- Best Crossbody Travel Bag
- Best Hardside Expandable Carry-On Luggage Under $100
- Best Hardside Carry-On Luggage Under $300
- Best Travel Backpack Under $200
- TRAVEL CLOTHING
- My fave travel sneakers
- Athleta Brooklyn Ankle Pant
- My Camera Equipment
- My Current Favorite Camera for Blogging
- My Second Camera for Blogging
- SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro Memory Card
- Wine Essentials
- Coravin Model Six Wine Preservation System
- Wine Fridge
- Riedel Vinum Pinot Noir Wine Glasses
- Riedel Ouverture Set of White and Red Wine Glasses
- Riedel Rose/Champagne Wine Glass Set
- Riedel Vinum Champagne Glass
- Riedel Veritas New World Pinot Noir Wine Glass Set of 2
The Best Kitchen Appliances
These are my tried and true kitchen essentials. These are the best kitchen tools and appliances I personally cook and bake with in my own home! From my favorite cooking tools to baking tools, the best small appliances for home cooks, and more, this kitchen essentials checklist will help you master most recipes in your home kitchen!
Best Multi-Cooker Appliance
I love my Ninja Foodi! I have the Foodi 8-Quart 9-in-1 Deluxe XL Pressure Cooker (model FD401). In addition to pressure cooking, it can air fry, broil, dehydrate, slow cook, sear/saute, and more. And I can often cook two items - a side and a main dish - at the SAME time in the Foodi!
Check out my cookbook: the Ninja Foodi Pressure Cooker Meal Prep Cookbookhttps://amzn.to/2PpT5Ua! 75 recipes, 8 weeks of meal plans, shopping lists, step-by-step prep instructions, and my best Ninja Foodi cooking tips and tricks to help you pressure cook, air fry, make yogurt, and more in the Ninja Foodi Deluxe XL multicooker!
Best Instant Pot
I have and use this 8-quart Instant Pot Duo a few times a week. Be sure to check out my Instant Pot Recipes!
This Vitamix is one of the more affordable Vitamix blenders, and it gets the job done! I use this blender almost every day, for smoothies, soups, sauces, and so much more!
Best Stand Mixer
This 5-quart KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a workhorse in my kitchen! I use it almost every day for everything from cookies to pizza dough to icing. I use mine so much, I have two: one in a limited edition Ocean Drive color, and one in white.
Daterra Cucina Cookware
Daterra Cucina is a Portland, Oregon-based family business that makes my favorite everyday cooking pans! They are professional grade, ceramic, non-stick, non-toxic pans that cook food BEAUTIFULLY and are super easy to clean. I love them and know you will, too!
Best Air Fryer: Tray Style
This is my newest air fryer, purchased in 2019. I love my basket style air fryer, but also needed to do recipe testing with a rack/tray style air fryer since so many of you now use this style. The InstantPot Vortex Plus is a 7-in-1 workhorse that serves as an Air Fryer, Toaster Oven, and Rotisserie Oven, which allows it to Air Fry, Rotisserie, Roast, Broil, Bake, Reheat, and Dehydrate. The 10-quart capacity means you can air fry A LOT OF FOOD in one batch! Versus making several batches in the 5-6 Quart basket style air fryers.
Best Air Fryer: Basket Style
During our kitchen remodel, I learned how to create delicious dishes using our GoWise Air Fryer, and I love it! This 5.8 Quart, 8-in-1, XL Air Fryer is perfect size for families with 3+ people.
Best Large Capacity Air Fryer Basket
This Instant Pot Vortex 4-in-1 Air Fryer is a 6 Quart, basket air fryer with 4 One-Touch Programs, Air Fry, Roast, Bake, Reheat. The basket can accommodate a 2-pound bag of fries and a 4-pound chicken.
This is my newest slow cooker - the CrockPot MyTime Slow Cooker. I LOVE it!! It's a 6-quart programmable slow cooker with an easy-to-clean ceramic pot.
Another Great Slow Cooker
I've had this Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System for 10 years, and it's amazing! I love using it mainly as a slow cooker. I also love to use it to keep food warm for parties. Cleans up easily too!
Best Ice Cream Maker
I have the older version of this 2-quart Cuisinart ice cream maker and it is still going strong after 10+ years! It's so easy to use and comes with a great little instruction booklet that's easy to follow.
Ready to start cooking? Get my EASY RECIPES on the blog!
Use these kitchen essentials to make reader faves, like my 30-minute meals, Instant Pot meals, Asian recipes, Air Fryer recipes, Slow Cooker recipes, and more!
My Favorite Travel Essentials
As a seasoned travel blogger and travel expert, these are my top travel essentials. The best travel gear that I have personally used and recommend.
Best Crossbody Travel Bag
My every day crossbody bag has been to multiple countries and adventures. It holds A LOT (including my DSLR!), and has tons of antitheft features to keep everything safe.
Best Hardside Expandable Carry-On Luggage Under $100
One of my fave carry-ons that I have traveled with for several years: a 20" Spinner Luggage. Perfect for everything from overnight trips to 2-week travels through Europe!
Best Hardside Carry-On Luggage Under $300
My newest carry-on luggage as of 2019, this Away luggage is worth the price. It's sturdy, lightweight, holds a lot, keeps things organized, and really wheels smoothly through airports to trains to city streets!
Best Travel Backpack Under $200
This Away travel backpack is sleek and keeps everything in its place. Love the secret back pocket and sly front side pocket. Perfect on its own for an overnight trip or weekend trip. I pair it with the Away Bigger Carry-On for longer trips.
When you travel, you need to be comfortable and your clothes need to move with you - without getting messed up or getting in your way. The clothing below is great for all of your travel adventures!
My fave travel sneakers
For comfy sneakers while traveling, I love these Sorel Women's Kinetic Sneaks. They come in many colors and they are super comfy. I also workout in these and have taken them for up to 5-mile runs!
Athleta Brooklyn Ankle Pant
The Brooklyn Ankle Pant from Athleta is super comfortable, made with breathable material, and stays smooth and not wrinkly while you are on the go during travels.
Got your gear? Now you're ready to travel the world! Use my food travel guides to find the best restaurants nearby, family travel guides, weekend getaways, and more!
My Camera Equipment
I'm often asked about the camera equipment I use for blogging, food and wine brand photography jobs, and social media. This is all of my current equipment as well as the equipment I've used over the years.
My Current Favorite Camera for Blogging
In early 2019, I upgraded to the Canon 5D Mark IV. It's a full frame DSLR that's worth every penny. The Canon 5D Mark IV is heavy for a travel camera, but I absolutely love it because I can always count on it. I use this camera for food photography, for both studio recipe photos and on location restaurant photography, for wine photography, and for travel photography. It's great for taking 4K video, and the ISO range allows it to take great night photos.
My Second Camera for Blogging
I've had the Canon 70D for a few years now, and it served as my main blogging camera for a while. It's a great crop sensor DSLR, and allows you to take great video as well as photos. I really love the flip touch screen of the Canon 70D.
SanDisk 128GB Extreme Pro Memory Card
These memory cards are the best! Especially when I travel, I am able to take tons of photos and 4K video on each card
We love to entertain at home, and having a well stocked wine bar helps make entertaining easy. Here are some of the wine fridges, wine glasses, and wine accessories that we have and love.
Coravin Model Six Wine Preservation System
We have an older Coravin, and these are great for serving small amounts of wine at a time and then preserving the rest of the bottle for longer periods of time.
We have the NewAir 46 bottle wine fridge, similar to the one in this link.
Riedel Vinum Pinot Noir Wine Glasses
Because everybody needs quality Pinot Noir glasses. This comes in a set of 2.
Riedel Ouverture Set of White and Red Wine Glasses
If you're looking to buy a set, this is an affordable one from renowned wine glass maker Riedel. This comes in a set of 12.
Riedel Rose/Champagne Wine Glass Set
These glasses are super sexy. Perfect for serving anything bubbly or rosé! This comes in a set of 4.
Riedel Vinum Champagne Glass
Beautiful, elegant champagne glasses. This comes in a set of 2.
Riedel Veritas New World Pinot Noir Wine Glass Set of 2
Find wine pairings, wine tips, and wine party ideas on the blog.