One of the great consolations of a frigid winter is the excuse to stay in. Especially after the holiday hustle and bustle, quiet evenings work wonders — and with less on the weeknight agenda, there’s plenty of time to devote to cooking a meal. Not only will you warm the house, but we bet you'll also lure wayfaring friends in from the cold to share the spoils.
Here, we've found 10 bright, brilliant takes on culinary standards, from magnetic bottle openers to silicone strainers, that add to the pleasure of meal prep. If you don’t already think of your kitchen as a happy place, prepare for that to change.