So, I'm in the process of changing my ways...and earning the nickname 'Baby Crocker' from Edgar. Three things have really helped.
Number 1 : The Crockpot
I've always enjoyed the turn-a-shoe-into-a-filet-mignon-quality of this fine piece of kitchenware...but now that I work exclusively from home, I love to smell dinner all day long.
Number 2 : A Cute Apron
Do I really need it? Probably not. Does it make me feel like I know what I'm doing. It certainly does.
Number 3 : A Glorious Breadmaker
I've been baking bread like a machine....or rather my machine has been baking bread like a machine. Regardless, I love it, Edgar loves it, the two babies-to-be love it....and perhaps more than anyone, Pokey and Reilly love it. No treat would ever encourage them to come back in from a sniff outside the way a pinch of freshly baked bread crust can. I think they might be addicted.
Any other tools of the kitchen you'd recommend?!?