Being a newlywed, I have tons of new cool kitchen utensils and gadgets! On the other hand, however, there are a few key kitchen components that are M. I. A. in my kitchen, thanks to being a new wife. A rolling pin was one of these small holes!
I made the above cookies for my husband, along with pizza crusts, homemade tortillas, etc and constantly ran into a need for a rolling pin. On Saturday, I bought a really cool marble rolling pin very similar to the one to the right but until then I became very creative and found that canned veggies and fruits work really well for rolling out cookie dough, pizza dough, and a host of other kitchen creations! While the cans do get slightly greasy, they work wonders!
Cans of vegetables are also just right for small hands when rolling out dough (you probably have enough cans for everyone to have “their own” can) and are less dangerous for kiddos than a rolling pin as well.