This year’s top 10 favorite gadgets from thyme in the kitchen

Thanksgiving has come and gone; so now ’tis the season for Christmas shopping. Baked chicken fingers recipe We stopped at Evansville’s own store for kitchenware, tabletop items and cooking classes — Thyme in the Kitchen — to find owner Marcia Jochem’s top 10 kitchen gadgets for the year.

“I like that the Easy Pull is not real big, so it’s perfect for anything and you don’t have to do a lot at one time to make it work,” said Jochem.


Fried chicken fingers “It’s great for salsa, or if you need to chop up nuts for the cake or bread you’re making it’s so easy. Baked chicken fingers recipes It comes right apart so the clean up is easy as well. Calories in chicken fingers It’s fun for the kids to pull, so you can get them to help with chopping things in the kitchen before you’d let them use a knife. Baked chicken tenders no breading It does really well with vegetables; we’ve used it in the kitchen and everyone who has bought one likes it.”

“All the kitchenware brands make a microwave bacon cooker,” said Jochem, “but I really like this one from Lékué . Crispy chicken fingers It has a cover on it, and the bottom has ridges so the bacon sits up out of the grease. Fried chicken fingers recipe There is a little spout in front so you can pour the grease off while the cover is still on.”

These little scrubbies are made of wiggly silicon and hold up longer than cloth or a sponge while bringing strong, scrubbing action to even your nonstick cookware.

“We have sold hundreds of these things,” said Jochem. 4 fingers chicken “They come in different colors, and they are really cool. Chicken fingers restaurant One guy told me he was going to keep it in his pocket to squeeze like a worry ball because of the texture.”

The tiny tentacles on the clean scrubber rinse clean and don’t retain bits of food like a sponge or woven scrubbie might. Oven baked chicken fingers And hey, you could theoretically get a couple extra for the bath.

“This one is my favorite that we carry,” Jochem said. Baked chicken tenders in oven It’s nice, heavy quality, easy to clean and a great stocking stuffer. Chicken fingers baked People like them better than reamers because you don’t get the juice on your fingers so it doesn’t burn if you have a cut or chapped skin, and the seeds are retained right in the juicer.”

“I love these little graters,” said Jochem. Recipe for chicken fingers “I love Microplane, and I like their regular box grater. Chicken fingers recipe baked But this is so nice if you just want to do a little something. Healthy chicken fingers It fits right in the drawer and sits in a clear cube. Best chicken fingers You just turn the blade you want to use to the top and grate away. Chicken tenders recipe easy There are measurements on the outside of the clear cube so you can see how much you’ve got as you do it. Breaded chicken fingers It has four blades, just like a big box grater.”

“Everybody needs kitchen scissors,” said Jochem, “and these are great. Chicken tenders recipe fried And they are only $10. Buttermilk chicken fingers You can use them for snipping herbs or even cut flowers, opening food packages or cutting through small chicken bones. Deep fried chicken fingers They are really sharp and easy to maneuver around stuff. Baked chicken tenders recipe no breading I couldn’t do without good scissors in my kitchen because they make certain jobs so much easier.”

“The Stalkchop is brand new,” said Jochem. Homemade chicken strips recipe “Cauliflower is really ‘in’ right now. Easy chicken fingers recipe You take this curved blade and press it right into the cauliflower just under the florets. Oven fried chicken fingers It pulls them away from the stems so the florets just kind of fall apart. Homemade chicken fingers recipe Our chef April has tried a few gadgets that are supposed to separate cauliflower florets, and she said this is the one that really really works.”

Those who love to cook often have open bottles of wine in the refrigerator, left from recipes or sipping. Chicken strips recipe easy A way to seal the bottle for freshness and easy storage is key to enjoying it again without loss of flavor.

“This sealer goes into the bottle, then the handle is pressed down flat to seal it with a vacuum,” said Jochem. Chicken tenders recipe healthy “It keeps the oxygen out, and since the top folds down flat it fits on any shelf a wine bottle will fit on. Chicken tenders recipe ideas But it’s so tight you can lie the bottles on their side if you need to and you don’t have to worry about them dripping.”

Here’s another great gadget for your friends on healthy, veggie-rich or paleo diets, or anyone looking for a new way to serve fresh vegetables.

“Everybody’s talking about spiralizing,” said Jochem. Chicken tenders recipe oven “It turns raw vegetables into long curly noodles, which you can serve raw or lightly cooked. Baked chicken fingers panko We carry three different spiral slicers but this one is our top seller. Crispy chicken fingers recipe You have to twist the food inside it so if you’re doing a huge amount you should get a larger one, but for two to four family members this one is just right. Easy chicken fingers It works for zucchini or carrots, and there are three different blades for three sizes of cuts.”

If you serve pasta in sauce (and that includes macaroni and cheese or things made with your spiralized vegetables) this is a tool you’ll enjoy. How to cook chicken fingers The shape is the ordinary pasta-scooper shape, with a hole in the bottom for draining liquid and “fingers” on the sides for catching those slippery strands. How to make homemade chicken fingers The difference is in the flexible silicon tip which compresses against the sides or into the corners of your pan.

“This is great for serving pasta and for scraping down the pots,” said Jochem. Deep fried chicken tenders recipe “There is no waste when you’re serving with one of these, nothing is going to fall off the spoon and land on the table, and it’s silicone so it’s dishwasher safe and easy to keep clean. Chicken strips recipe ideas When the pans are scraped clean out they’re easy to clean too because the sauce doesn’t dry on the sides.

Roast 15 minutes, then turn and roast a further 10 minutes until browned and tender. Zaxby’s chicken fingers recipe Sprinkle with cheese and parsley stir and serve. Dipping sauce for chicken fingers Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Sauce

Heat a large skillet over medium-low heat. Oven chicken fingers Add the oil, artichoke hearts and tomatoes. Chicken fingers recipe fried Cook for 4-6 minutes until the tomatoes start to plump and get juicy.

Place tomatillos, chiles, and garlic on a foil-lined baking sheet and broil, turning often, until blackened in spots and cooked through, about 10 minutes for the garlic and chiles and 15 minutes for the tomatillos; remove each ingredient as it finishes cooking.

Place roasted chiles, garlic, and salt in a food processor (manual or electric) and puree until smooth; add tomatillos, cilantro, onion and lime juice. Deep fried chicken fingers recipe Pulse until roughly chopped. Chicken strips recipe oven Transfer to a bowl and stir in oil.