Don’t you love kitchen gadgets? I do, as long as they are truly useful and easy to store. I found these fun and interesting time-saving tools for the kitchen at Real Simple. My faves:
Cuisipro Food Decorating PenGreat for kids. Fill the syringe with icing and decorate cakes and cookies. Remove the tip for fine lines. To buy: $12.95, kingarthurflour.com.
Jamie Oliver Flavour Shaker
A modern day mortar and pestle: This sleek canister holds a ceramic ball that grinds spices, crushes garlic, and mixes marinades and vinaigrettes with just a few quick shakes. To buy: $29.95, amazon.com.
OXO Good Grips Potato RicerCreate light, fluffy mashed potatoes in minutes with this sturdy, easy-to-clean tool. Just fill it with cooked potatoes—or parsnips, celery root, or carrots—and squeeze. To buy: $20, surlatable.com.