2-Quart Saucier by Calphalon

My husband and I both love sauces and gravies of all types. From your average garden-variety beef or chicken gravy to cream gravies, hollandaise sauce and bearnaise sauce... Well, you just can't go wrong with a good sauce. And I wanted a good saucier. Sauciers are great for sauces and gravies because the entire inside is rounded, so there are no edges or corners that your whisk can't reach.

I had a 1-quart Emeril brand saucier, which is a perfectly good little saucier, but the keyword there is little.… Read more »

All-Clad Stainless Steel 14-Piece Cookware Set

My new All-Clad stainless steel cookware set is by far the best cookware I've ever owned, bar none. It cooks evenly and cleans up easily, and the 14-piece set includes pretty near all the pots and pans I'll ever need. Two frying pans (one of them is gigantic!), two saute pans (one of them is gigantic!), two sauce pans, a stock pot, and a chef's pan. Plus lids.

I've always made do with inexpensive cookware from Wal-Mart or Target, but now that I've used my All-Clad stainless, I'll never go back to that cheap stuff.… Read more » -