Silicone Cooking Glove

For some reason, my kitchen stays hot.  I do cook a lot and use the oven most of the time, but it feels like you entered through the gates of hell.  Really.  You would think I wouldn’t mind getting all those hot casseroles, baking sheets, and iron skillets out of the oven.  I should be used to it, right?  Wrong.  I would be lost without a good silicone cooking glove.

I used to use the old-school square potholders and oven mitts.  You know the ones – your mom and grandma used them.  The problem is that they get so nasty.  That’s why using a silicone cooking glove is so popular.  Some stand out above the rest, though.

This silicone cooking glove by GM is ok.  It does the job of protecting you from heat.  It also helps you keep a good grip on hard-to-handle, hot dishes.  They can even help you open tight lids.  You get two gloves and a potholder in one bundle.  They’re super easy to wash by just throwing in the dishwasher or in the sink while you hand wash your dishes.

There are things that I don’t like about this silicone cooking glove, though.  First, I wish it came with a cotton lining to help prevent sweat.  You won’t wear it long, but it doesn’t take long for silicone to trap moisture. A cotton lining would help them stay comfortable and cool.

Second, my husband can’t wear this silicone cooking glove because the fingers are too small. Even though my hands are on the large side, this glove won’t go all the way over my fingers.

Overall, I think this silicone cooking glove comes at a reasonable price.  It would be a good choice for someone with small hands.  If your hands are larger, though, tread carefully.  You can get yours here.

I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review. However, my opinions are 100% my own.

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LED String Lights


These Oak Leaf LED String Lights look so serene and beautiful. You get two micro string light sets, and I put both in a quart mason jar.  I left the controls hanging out of the lid in the back. If I put it on a table as a centerpiece, I can just add a bow to hide the controls. The controls are a bit too large for my liking. However, they are able to be hidden fairly easily. They are powered by watch batteries, so they’re easy to replace once they finally die. I suspect that each will last a long time.

LED String Lights

My mom loves lights of any kind, so I gave this to her. She absolutely loves them! LED String Lights are among her favorites.  They look very good at night and add a bit of ambiance. It’s very nice on warm summer nights.  She leaves them sitting on her patio banister and enjoys the evenings outside. Continue reading →

Silicone Cooking Gloves


I cook a lot at home, for many reasons (to save money, it’s healthier, it tastes better).  So you’d think I wouldn’t be such a wimp around heat.  I hate getting hot casseroles out of the oven!!  I also have arthritis, so it’s difficult sometimes when dealing with heavy items (hello, cast iron skillet!).  I need a good grip on dishware, and these silicone cooking gloves do the trick.

Silicone Cooking Gloves in Action

For years, I used square pot holders, but I have trouble getting a good grip with them.  Oven mitts are big and sometimes get in the way.  And I’m sure we’ve all experienced the nastiness that comes from using potholders and oven mitts that are cloth.  It’s no wonder that silicone cooking gloves are so popular now.  But I need to tell you – they are NOT all the same! Continue reading →

Christmas Holiday Gift Tags: Free Printables

 

Christmas Gifts

Can you believe that Christmas is right around the corner??  It seems like time is flying by.  Tomorrow is Black Friday (otherwise referred to as the most wonderful time of the year in my house), and soon there will be lots of gifts that need to be wrapped and tagged.

Gift Tags

I hate to admit it, but most of the time I wait until the last minute to wrap anything.  I stack the gifts in a spare room until the day before I give them.  I recycle gift bags that I receive, so I rarely even buy wrapping paper or bags.   I do always need tags, though – and I usually forget to buy them.  I know, I know….my organization isn’t the greatest during the holidays.

I created cute Christmas gift tags that can be downloaded and printed at the last minute (or anytime!).  

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Thanksgiving Turkey Door Kid Craft

Thanksgiving Turkey Door Kid Craft

I love to decorate for holidays.  It seems to make everything that much more special.  Even better is making memories with the kids in the family during these most special times of the year.  This Thanksgiving Turkey Door Kid Craft is both easy and frugal. Continue reading →

Welcome to Dixie Kitchens!!

I’m so glad you’re here!

Dixie Kitchens

My name is Michelle, and I’m from and live in the heart of Appalachia in Southeast Kentucky. I grew up in a small town where everyone knew everybody (and everything about everybody!)  I wanted to go out into the world and put my career first, and that’s exactly what I did.  It didn’t take long for me to realize something, though….

You can take the girl out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the girl.

I moved back to my hometown into my grandmother’s old house. I’ve spent the last 15 years renovating it, and I’m still not finished.  I’m the fifth generation to live in this house and walk this land.  My ancestor who fought in the Revolutionary War first settled this area from Virginia.  My roots run deep, and I realized that family and tradition are everything.

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Growing up, I spent the majority of my time with my granny. She was the best cook, sewer, quilter, gardener, and general fixer-upper that I’ve ever known.  I’m convinced that she could do anything.  Granny passed down her homespun ways of making a house a home to me.  She taught me to take pride in everything I do and to go by the Depression-era mantra “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.”  My husband Sam and I both have advanced degrees, have two cars, and have done all of our remodeling with no debt.  We don’t owe a penny, thanks to that mantra.

Dad & Granny

Granny with my dad at my college graduation.

Granny with me and my cousins. We rocked the 80's! Look at those clothes.

Granny with me and my cousins. We rocked the 80’s! Look at those clothes.

I also spent a lot of time with my great-grandfather, Pap, who died when I was 15 years old. He was two months short of celebrating his 108th birthday.  No, that wasn’t a typo.  Pap lived by mountain traditions and passed many of them down to me.  I love that I can be self-sufficient and know how to forage, to make natural remedies, and to live frugally.

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Sam jokes that I have one foot in the modern world and the other in the past. I guess you can have both roots and wings after all.

Join me as I share my adventures, misadventures, mishaps, and milestones of modern mountain living.

xoxo,  Michelle

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