Over the years we have been asked which brand skillet or tomatoes, cheese, etc, do we use so we decided to make a list of our favorite products to pass along to our followers. We only recommend products we use in our daily cooking because they are proven winners.
Whatever we can’t buy from our local grocery stores we go directly to Amazon with much success. Our husbands refer to us as the Amazon Queens because we are known as the charter members of “The Package a Day Club”! 😂😂 Amazon has such a variety of products which we can’t always get from our local grocery or specialty stores here in North Carolina… we also frequent Costco and Trader Joe’s.
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Please Note: Pricing listed on the Amazon links may be different at the time of order.
1. Our favorite skillet to use for so many of our recipes is the Presto 16″ Foldaway Electric, Model 06857. It’s large enough to saute & cook a complete dinner for 6+.
2. The best frittata pan is the Cuisinart FP2-24BK. Not only does it make it easy to make an omelet with its interlocking handles but you also have 2 skillets if needed and it’s very inexpensive.
3. Cento San Marzano Certified Peeled Tomatoes deliver the best flavor…no bitterness, naturally sweet and make a noticeable difference in your tomato sauce or any dish requiring tomato sauce. We don’t use any other brand.
5. Pink Himalayan Salt – coarse & fine. We use Himalayan salt in a lot of our recipes because it’s loaded with minerals that are not present in table salt.
6. Locatelli Pecorino Romano Cheese. An aged sheep’s milk cheese that is a hard, dense cheese which dates back to the Romans. It’s strong & sharp in flavor. This cheese has been used in our family for over 60 years. Our grandmothers and mother both used this brand only. It was readily available in the New York area but can be hard to get locally so Amazon is a great source.
7. Parmegiano- Reggiano Cheese. A hard, dry cheese made from unpasteurized cow’s milk. It comes from the Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy region of Italy. True Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese has a sharp, complex fruity/nutty taste with a strong Umami (savoriness) flavor and a slightly gritty texture. It’s best shaved for salads & pasta garnish. Save the rinds to add to your tomato sauce or soup.
8. Marcato 8320 Atlas Pasta Machine. This machine does more than make pasta! It’s great for pasta but we also use it for making thin sheets of dough for cannoli shells and other baked goods. We love it!
9. Veggetti Pro Tabletop Spiral Vegetable Cutter – we’ve been using this spiralizer for years to replace pasta when we want a low carb meal. It is fantastic! The tabletop model is much easier than the hand-held version so it’s worth the small investment.