New Look + My Favorite Kitchen Things Giveaway

My Favorite Kitchen Things  Giveaway

CJ and I have been working behind the scenes the past few months to completely redesign Steph in Thyme – brainstorming a design that’s both unique and user-friendly, educating ourselves on how to customize WordPress themes, researching fonts and color schemes, and creating a lot of new content to make this blog an awesome experience for you, our cherished reader.

After a lot of late nights and weekends, we are excited to finally share the big blog makeover with you.

So, what’s new? A whole lot!

  • New color scheme inspired by all the glorious greens from our CSA farm share
  • New font style, reminiscent of handwritten recipe cards
  • Cleaner, more streamlined homepage to help you read, browse, and search for content more easily
  • A TON of new content along the top menu:
    • The blogger behind the blog – a new Meet Steph page so we can get to know one another better
    • What to expect – an updated About page sharing my blogging journey, why I blog, and what I blog
    • Answers to popular questions – an updated FAQ page 
    • Contributions and recipe features – a new Press & Features page with my recipe contributions and features around the web
    • All about spiralizing – a whole page dedicated to Spiralizing recipes and resources
    • Shop for kitchen essentials – an online store where you can purchase kitchen gadgets, cookware, and cookbooks I swear by
    • Food blog I love – a list of my favorite food blogs…which new ones will you discover today?
    • Restaurant reviews – my recommendations and reviews for dining gluten-free around Boston
    • All things yogayoga love resource page all about my yoga teaching and where I teach around Boston (join me for a class!)
    • Let’s work together – interested in collaborating on a project? Here I share how we can partner and how I can help you.

Share what you think

We hope you enjoy the new blog design and find it user-friendly. If you see anything weird going on with images, image sharing, links – or if you discover that a certain component could be more user-friendly, please let us know! Email me at stephk[at]stephinthyme[dot]com. 

My Favorite Kitchen Things and Celebratory Giveaway

To celebrate the grand unveiling of the new and improved Steph in Thyme, I’m giving away a few of my favorite kitchen things. These are items I use often in my kitchen and could not do without! Below are more details about the giveaway items and how to enter:

Steph in Thyme Giveaway l Perfect Lid

I use this Smart Lid almost every day. It serves as both a splatter guard and a universal lid for 9″ – 11″ pots and pans. Instead of searching through my kitchen drawers for the one matching pot lid, I just grab this Smart Lid instead. It has an automatic pressure release valve, which can be turned off to steam vegetables. Super easy, and easy to clean – it’s dishwasher safe!

Steph in Thyme Giveaway l Silpat Mat

I love love love my Silpat nonstick silicone baking mat. I use it for everything from baking cookies to roasting vegetables. It’s oven safe up to 500 F and freezer safe to -40 F. The Silpat promotes even baking and also releases food easily – no chipping food off a pan!

Steph in Thyme Giveaway l Mini Spatula

Sometimes, the smallest things make the biggest different. This mini spatula, though little, is very handy for scraping out contents of small mixing bowls and jars. I use it every time I cook. With this mini spatula, I get every last drop!

Steph in Thyme l Poaching Bag

I’ve never been particularly skilled at poaching eggs. These Perfect Poach Poaching Bags help me poach perfect eggs, each time. Whether you’re making a breakfast egg for yourself or preparing a lovely weekend brunch, these bags make it easy to create beautiful, perfectly poached eggs.

Like the items you see? Want them for your own kitchen? Enter to WIN THEM ALL below!

*This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. Open to residents of the continental US only. Winner will be chosen on 9/9/15 and notified via email. Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize. If prize is not claimed within the allotted time, a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. Marcea says

    I haven’t found an kitchen item that I absolutely cannot live without yet! I’m still searching for those items. All the ones you have listed today I have not tried and would love to try them out! :)

  2. Noelle says

    I couldn’t live without my big cast iron pan. I use it pretty much every time I cook, whether I’m frying, searing, baking, braising, or reheating. And I love that the more I use it, the more non-stick it becomes!

    • steph says

      Yes, a cast iron pan! Brilliant. I have one but underutilize it. You just reminded me that I have one – thanks :)

  3. says

    There’s so many kitchen gadgets I love – but my most-used is my super-nice, ceramic veggie & fruit knife. Use it daily several times and after years it’s still going strong!

    • steph says

      My mom was just raving about her cherry pitter! I used it when I was visiting her last weekend, so cool and easy. I have to pick one up for myself. Thanks for sharing!

    • steph says

      Thanks so much for visiting, Sarah! Agree, a good chef’s knife is a must. I bought myself one for my birthday in March and it was a GAME CHANGER!

  4. says

    I’ve gotta say, my favorites are my pampered chef bread knife and my pint-sized liquid measuring cup (from Walmart – haha!). I won’t cut bread with anything but that knife, and I feel lost without that measuring cup. 😀

    • steph says

      Hey, if it does one job well – it’s worth it! :) Liquid measuring cup is a great idea. I have a small one, but a PINT size one sounds amazing and so useful!

  5. Amanda says

    I can’t do without my over-sized rimmed cutting boards–they make it so much easier to contain messes, and since they are dishwasher safe, clean up is a breeze!

    • steph says

      Oh my gosh, yes! I have one oversized cutting board, but definitely need another…and one that fits in the dishwasher!

  6. Heather says

    I have to say my favorite kitchen item is my stand mixer! It is such a work horse and looks beautiful too!!

    • steph says

      Ha – yes, it IS a workhorse! Excellent way to put it. And you’re right, so pretty. I had to get a color that matched my kitchen! :)

    • steph says

      Totally agree, a great knife makes all the difference. I spent too many years cutting with dull knives…such a waste!

  7. Emily C says

    So hard to pick a favorite, but I do have one silpat- and ADORE using it. Other than that, my immersion blender is another gadget that really makes life easier sometimes! I always recommend it to people who love to make soups especially :)

    • steph says

      I’m obsessed with my Silpat, I need one or two more :) With soup season on the horizon, an immersion blender is a must! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Benny Sequeira says

    I would love to win this giveaway, have not used the smart lid or the perfect poach bags… I do rely a lot on my tiny knives for cutting veggies.

    • steph says

      Cool! I’ve seen those but haven’t tried. I love how versatile it sounds! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have to check that out.

    • steph says

      Oh that’s a good one! I have a hand mandolin that I love, although I have to definitely use the hand guard after a few finger cuts…

  9. Mauri says

    Garlic Press!! I cook with garlic all the time and this little gadget keeps my hands from smelling like my breath does 😉

    • steph says

      Excellent choice! And definitely, a spiralizer is such a fun way to get creative and try new recipes. Thanks for sharing!

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