Pimp My Kitchen: They See Me Rollin’…

by Rachel on October 15, 2010

Every time I want to make a new recipe, I become very aware of how many kitchen gadgets I left behind when I moved to Texas.

Last week, I decided to check “rolling pin” off the list of things I still need!

I’ve only used one rolling pin in my entire life: my grandma’s wooden rolling pin. But I was flipping through a magazine recently and I saw mention of a silicone rolling pin. It sounded genius to me, but I had no idea if this was a common thing or if I was going to have to pay $40 at Williams-Sonoma to get it. And furthermore, I was rolling my eyes at the whole idea of buying a new rolling pin in general. I knew nothing of the rolling pin market, but I certainly wasn’t looking forward to spending $20 on something that I wouldn’t use that often and that I don’t consider exceptionally sexy as far as kitchen gadgets go.

However, I was pleasantly surprised! Not only did Target have the silicone rolling pin, but it was only $10.

So you put it in the freezer first to get it nice and chilly and then you get — to quote the Big Tymers — your motherf*ckin’ roll on.

This thing is pretty amazing. With the wooden rolling pin I’ve always used, I’d gotten in the habit of flouring the pin, the dough, and myself until the kitchen looked like a coke den. But with this, I needed minimal flour because the dough didn’t stick to the pin.

Life-changing.

Plus, that thing has enough weight that it could totally be used as a weapon — something that increases a kitchen gadget’s rating exponentially in my book.

Anyway, I need you to get one, like…now. I also recommend while you’re out, you get some butter, milk, and a half-pound of ground sausage. Tomorrow, I’m going to show you how to make homemade biscuits and gravy for your weekend brunch and you’re going to want to be ready to um, roll out!

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1 Katie October 15, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Do you ever check out what other people are buying in line ahead of you? Hmm- 3 types of candy, danish, donuts, and south beach diet bars. Huh, wonder why that South Beach thing isn’t working out for you. I can only imagine what kind of grocery-shopping men I might attract picking up butter, milk, sausage, and beer. Worth a try.

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2 Jesse October 15, 2010 at 1:23 pm

hi! ive been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now (i cant remember how i found it) and i wanted to say I LOVE IT. you are hilarious and your posts are awesome :)

i have an awesome silicone rolling pin that i love but i have never heard about putting it in the freezer before?!? do you have a suggestion on how long it should be in the freezer before using? i’m excited to try this TOMORROW when i make homemade pizza dough!

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3 Rachel October 15, 2010 at 1:27 pm

The box said to put it for 30 minutes! I did it for 10 and it was awesome.

Let me know how it goes for you!! Mmmm and now I want homemade pizza.

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4 Jesse October 15, 2010 at 1:29 pm

thanks for the info! i cant wait to try it!

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5 Summer October 15, 2010 at 1:24 pm

I remember when I finally bought my rolling pin (sadly, the wooden variety)—I was tired of using a wine bottle to roll out my pizza dough and such. That silicone one looks pretty badass, though. It is really annoying having the keep flouring everything.

PS I made my first homemade gravy a few weeks ago, and it was banging. I freaking love biscuits and gravy :)

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6 Jasmine @ Eat Move Write October 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm

It’s pretty awesome when you’re rollin beside a giant bottle of what appears to be vodka (which can also work alright for rollin). Also, how do you manage to look like such an angel? Is it the fact that you’re clothed? That must be it.

Poser. :p

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7 Rachel's Mom October 15, 2010 at 10:58 pm

I noticed the HUGE bottle of what appears to be alcohol, also! I was planning to comment on it.

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8 Kendra October 15, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Hello Betty Crocker! The first place my eyes went in that photo was the vodka bottle. heh.

My mother has a marble or granite (I’m not sure which but it’s purty) rolling pin that she received as a gift forever ago and I’ve been trying to theive it from her ever since I moved away. No luck so far…

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9 Smash @ Appreciate The Now October 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Love Target for their kitchen gadgets; since I’m not a hardcore cooker, it works for me. Yum, I’ll be driving down from Dallas for some biscuits and sausage gravy ASAP… that is a Southern’s dream. YUM (again).

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10 Madelyn October 15, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Mmmmmm, I am salivating in anticipation; I love sausage gravy and biscuits. Mmmmmmmmm.

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11 Sarah (Syrup & Honey) October 15, 2010 at 8:59 pm

Biscuits with sausage gravy – you read my mind! I’ve been working on duplicating my grandma’s milk gravy…tough work, but someone’s gotta do it…

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12 Rachel October 16, 2010 at 10:09 am

Mmm…can’t wait to see the recipe when you do!!

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13 Cynthia (It All Changes) October 15, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Thanks for the tip. I totally used my non-stick spray the last time I needed to roll out something :-)

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14 Rachel's Mom October 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm

If this will make rolled sugar cookies easier, I need one!!!

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15 Kristen October 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm

Your kitchen makes me so envious. You’ve inspired me to cook more, but you should see what I’m working with here in Chicago. We are talking less than a foot of counter space and an oven that’s probably 30 years old. The joys of apartment living!

Going to Target today to get the goods for your Halloween trail mix and a to pick myself up a silicone rolling pin! I’m planning on making Halloween sugar cookies next week for my work peeps.

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