Maximize your oven space with this clever rack. The three tiers allow you to cook several side dishes at once while you still have the main course in the oven.
Three Tiered Oven Rack
The secret to fluffy (not lumpy) mashed potatoes is to use this clever gadget. A potato ricer easily breaks up the potato without overworking the starch ensuring a light and delicious holiday favorite.
2-Blade Potato Ricer
Available at Crate and Barrel
How did we ever bake without these clever nonstick mats? They fit on top of your existing baking sheet and help distribute heat evenly so your holiday cookies, morning biscuits, and all other baked goods come out beautifully.
Sur La Table® Silpat® Baking Mats
Available at Sur La Table
Rather than making a large cake this year, opt to serve individual-size mini Bundt cakes. This tin lets you bake six cakes at once so you can fill a platter to serve. These homemade sweets also make wonderful holiday gifts.
NordicWare Multi Mini Bundt Pan
Available at Wal-Mart
Essential for roasting a holiday turkey or any large roast, this set includes the Calphalon roasting pan and rack, turkey lifters, and injection baster. All you have to do is supply the bird.
Calphalon ® Contemporary Nonstick Roaster with Lifters and Baster
Here is everything you need to kick-start the holiday baking. No matter what you are making be it muffins, breads, or cakes -- this set has what you need down to the measuring cups and cooling rack. This also makes a great Christmas gift for a newlywed couple or a first-time apartment dweller.
Chicago Metallic 6-Piece Bakeware Set
Available at Sur La Table
It might not be the prettiest of items in your cupboard, but for holiday cooking it is a must-have for making sauces and gravy. This gadget helps you save all the flavor without all that greasy fat, it’s easy to use and clean.
OXO Fat Separator with Lid
If roast turkey is on the menu this year, you'll need all the proper basting essentials to keep it moist and flavorful. This four-piece kit comes complete with baster, basting brush, meat thermometer, and cleaning brush.
OXO Roast It Set
Available at Amazon
Available in a rainbow of colors, this stand mixer has been a staple in many kitchens for 90 years. Adding to its versatility, the mixer comes with attachments for making dough, whisking, and mixing. (Don't forget the myriad of other accessories and attachments for making pasta, ice cream, fresh juice, and much more.)
KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer
Available at Williams-Sonoma
If you don't have the counterspace for a large stand mixer, consider this versatile combo. Now you can easily chop, whisk, and blend with this immersion hand blender. With its two other attachments for food prep, it goes from blender to mini chopper to power mixer.
Kitchenaid Immersion Hand Blender
For carving meats and chopping just about anything every cook needs a good, solid cutting board. This one is made from hard rock maple and has a groove on both sides to catch juices while carving.
John Boos Professional Reversible Cutting Board with Groove
Brighten up your mixing with a colorful set of bowls. This set comes in six different sizes, which can suit nearly every need. Made of melamine, these are dishwasher safe and very durable.
Martha Stewart Collection 6-Piece Multi-Color Melamine Bowl Set
Available at Macys