Have I told you before that Tim is becoming quite skilled when it comes to working with dough? He has been using the no-knead bread recipe put out by the New York Times with great success. Additionally, he has found a simple DIY pizza dough recipe that tastes fantastic (we had many failures with pizza dough prior to finding this recipe). We make pizza about once every two weeks (although last week we made it twice in one week!). It is much cheaper to make than to buy, and it is SOOOOO yummy. Who doesn’t like pizza? I’m sure someone out there doesn’t, but I simply cannot relate. Hot cheese meets warm bread meets tangy sauce…yes, please!
Now we have a new gadget in our kitchen that is helping out with bread making, and especially with pizza making. It is called Kitchen Paddles, and they rock! The 1:58 video below shows how these work. Check it out!
What a clever design! The interlocking features really makes these paddles very useful, and helps you to get your pizza in and out of the oven with ease. It can also help with bread if you make it in the oven! Tim has been using them for a little while, and I asked him if he felt like they earned their keep in our kitchen, which is small (so we don’t allow gadgets that don’t work hard to live there!). He said that since we cook a lot of bread and pizza, we will certainly be using these regularly, and that they do make the task easier. They can even be used as a cutting board for fruits and veggies (and you can use the paddles to easily slide your chopped food into a bowl). Hooray!
If you are a homemade pizza family, I think Kitchen Paddles are a terrific option for you to make the job even more fun and stress-free. If you wish you were a pizza making family but just found it to be too difficult, maybe you just didn’t have the right tools for making pizza!
Kitchen Paddles are available for $19.95. At this price point, they also make an excellent and affordable gift for the novice chef in your life, or for the bride and groom! They are made from bamboo with is a renewable resource, and .50 of every purchase goes to a nonprofit called Action Against Hunger. I love that the website keeps a running total of its donations so that you KNOW they really are handing over the money!
Win it!: Hooray! One lucky Stuff Parents Need reader is going to get your very own set of beautiful Kitchen Paddles! The contest will run until April 13th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me anything about making pizza at home in your family. Ever tried it? How did it go? Do you have a favorite topping? Anything topic-related works for me.
My answer: my favorite pizza, hands-down, is pineapple. Even better if it has extra cheese!
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Disclosure: I received a complimentary item for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own.