I can’t say I’ve ever been a burn water type of girl. I think it would go against my genetic code if I couldn’t make a decent pasta sauce or the perfect omelet by the time I was 13. I still enjoy baking more than cooking on most days, but I’ve discovered a little secret that really makes cooking a lot more fun and productive.
Good cookware is really the starting point for everything. More than good recipe, more than just having the right ingredients – If you don’t have a decent set of cookware, anything you try to fry or boil could end up sticking, burning, or gluing itself to your pans and not your plate. In short, it won’t turn out quite right (or even worse, it could end up in the waste bin).
During a busy day, most people only have time to get it right once. That’s why I was really happy to check out T-fal’s Pleasure 9-Piece Cookware Set. This complete set of sturdy and lightweight cookware gives you the perfect, consistent heat distribution no matter what you’re frying or boiling, so your favourite dishes come out right the first time.
What’s different about the T-fal Pleasure Cookware Set? For one, it has Thermo-Spot technology. This handy little heat indicator is built right into the non-stick coating of the pan, so you instantly know just by looking when your pan has reached the optimal temperature. Once it’s solid red, you can start cooking. You can even throw them in the oven to keep your food warm or bake with them if needed, because they’re oven safe up to 350 degrees.
The exterior is enamel, so they’re really durable. They’re also easy to pick up and hold because they have ergonomic welded Bakelite handles (which means no more carpal tunnel when hosting a big family brunch). It’s easy to keep them clean and ready to use, because the T-fal Pleasure 9-Piece Cookware Set is dishwasher safe.
Now that you’re set for cookware, you need a great recipe to try!
After spending three years living near Atlanta, Georgia, I picked up a thing or two about cobblers. I found most ladies of the Southern Persuasion liked to whip up a quick cobbler in their favourite frying pan. Here’s one of my must-try frying pan cobblers:
Georgia Peach Cobbler
1 stick butter (works out to ½ cup)
1 cup flour
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 quart canned (or fresh) fruit (If you use canned peach slices, get the "light syrup" type)
1/2 to 3/4 cup of milk
1/4 teaspoon of salt
Melt butter in non-stick frying pan on top of stove. Mix flour, salt, sugar and baking powder together. Stir milk into dry ingredients to make the batter. Pour batter into skillet on top of melted butter. Add fruit on top. Spread it out evenly.
Bake in 325 degree oven for 45 minutes, or until well browned on top. Maybe cook a few minutes more if not done enough in the middle. It should be very moist.