October 27, 2006

Kitchen Dreams

This is my favorite spot in our kitchen. This is my baking area and I spend a lot of time here. This is not even close to being my dream kitchen. My dream kitchen would have more storage and white custom cabinets that go up to the ceiling, subway tile backsplash, honed black granite counters on the perimeter and marble on the island. It would have stainless, professional style appliances, a big farm sink with a gooseneck faucet and pot filler above the stove. It would be huge but most of all it would be filled with family and friends. For now I am more than happy to spend hours in this spot baking for the people I love.


  1. Your dream kitchen sounds perfect. However just having space for a baking center would be good enough for me.
    I'm on the lookout for the big glass jars you have on the counter.

  2. Jen,
    I love reading your blog! I could picture your dream kitchen vividly in my head while you were describing it! I have a picture in my head for my dream kitchen too! I know your family loves when your in your favorite "spot" because they are going to get some treats from the heart!

  3. I am a new reader and I love your blog! Barefoot Contessa is one of my favorties.

  4. Well I am sure your family thinks this kitchen is a dream kitchen with all of the wonderful food that you lovingly make for them! They are very blessed to have you!
    Loved the picture!

  5. Hope you get the kitchen of your dreams one day in the meantime I it's wonderful that you are enjoying what you have. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Morning Jen
    I bet your baking up a storm 8=) Subway tile would be soo cool.
    Had pumkin pancakes this morning thought of you. Yum Yum.
    Have a happy fall day.

  7. I, too, can just imagine the kitchen from the way you describe it....it sounds lovely and just like something out of a magazine!

  8. Thank you all for your sweet comments. I know my dream kitchen is many years off yet, but it is never to early to dream.

    Shirlee- Those jars came from Target and are very reasonably priced.

    Kristi- Thanks for stopping by, friend. You know I'd bake for you anytime!

    P. Princess- Thanks for visiting my blog! Isn't the contessa awesome. I hope santa brings me her latest.

    Kim- You are so sweet. I am blessed to have them as well.

    Carolyn- Thank you for your nice comments. I make it a point to appreciate what I have but it doesn't stop me from dreaming!

    RaNae- Glad you found a recipe for the pancakes and how nice that you thought of me!

    Meg- Thanks! I'm sure those of us who love to cook can all picture our dream kitchen. I look forward to the day when it is more than a dream.

  9. Aah Jen I can already smell the wonderful scents coming out of your kitchen. Your future dream kitchen sounds perfect and so like you. RJ

  10. That dream kitchen sounds lovely! I have a spot like yours, but I call it my mixing center and I love it too!


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