We don’t blame you if you were inspired by our Chef Dads of OC. Or if you want to nudge your non-cooking significant other, be that mom or dad, towards the kitchen. We decided to make it easy to kick off a culinary celebration in your own home with these services that not only pre-prep all of your ingredients, but shoot them right to your doorstep. You don’t even have to brave the lines at the grocery store to whip up a fabulous feast. Add a great cookware set with everything you’ll need, or an indoor barbecue for those who prefer to stay on more familiar ground, and you are officially ready to get cookin’!
Biggest Hit – Chicken Piccata with Fusili Pasta and Garlic Chives with AS Copas Chardonnay
What We Love — Not only did we love the meals and follow-along-videos, we are partial to any service that realizes a crucial part of the wining and dining experience, is the wine. Blue Apron offers a wine box of perfectly portioned 500ml pairings.
Biggest Hit – Grilled Sirloin, Dijon Shallot Smear and Asparagus Salad
What We Love – The vessel itself made us want to steal it for our very own, it was so incredibly well organized and put together making the whole process delightfully brainless.
Biggest Hit – Sriracha Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Crisps and Mixed Greens
What We Love – With celeb chef Jamie Oliver jumping in with recipes for simple, but tasty, and healthful meals – it’s no wonder the kids loved all the options that arrived.
Biggest Hit – Red Curry with Tofu and Vegetables
What We Love – This service didn’t do a disservice to non-carnivores. The recipes were so tasty, even the meat-and-potatoes crowd in the house didn’t mind the switch to a healthier mix.
Biggest Hit – Death by Chocolate
What We Love – There’s nothing like a sweet note to end a meal for a truly satisfying experience. This kit has all the ingredients and instructions on how to create memorable finales for your family.
Tools of the Trade
Analon Authority 12-Piece Cookware Set
This cookware set has everything you need to sizzle, sauté and serve your family a delish meal. The hard-anodized nonstick surface makes you look like a pro as it refuses to let anything stick or ruin your presentation. The commercial level quality makes it safe to put in the dishwasher, music to our ears! (And the pricepoint is perfectly paired by a Lifetime Warranty.)
All Clad Indoor Grill
If your Chef Dad reigned in the backyard, but feels out of his element over the stove’s elements, compromise with this indoor grill. The multi-cook surface allows for two different cooking temps, making whipping up veg or fish and steak at the same time a snap. The countertop electric grill can take your food from gently simmering to seriously sizzling – hawt!