I’m a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador!

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While I love blogging about a lot of different things (hence my blog title name…Three Different Directions LOL) – the more I blog about food, recipes and kitchen wares, the more I find that’s where my passion is.

I’m enjoying experimenting in the kitchen with new foods and products, but like so many of you…I’m ordinary (I don’t mean that in a bad way, read on!). What I mean by that is; I’m not a professional either in the cooking or baking fields. My primary goal in the kitchen is to feed my family, without spending a fortune. But also to enjoy myself in the process of doing that. That doesn’t mean I don’t want to learn or excel at those things though, it’s just when you’re doing it on your own, it takes more time especially if you don’t have a natural talent for it.

And that is why I’m excited that I was chosen to be a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador!

When I was at BlogEats last year, one of the things they did for us bloggers was give us a demonstration on knife skills. It was so interesting, but to be honest, it was at the end of a long day, the weather was nasty and so many of us were concerned about checking our phones and flight info for our departures that I didn’t take away as much from it as I could have. And I regret that. A lot.

I am looking forward to taking what I did learn from that event though, and more from Chicago Cutlery, to hone my knife skills because mine are severely lacking. I know I don’t hold my knives properly, use the wrong surfaces to cut on probably, and it’s likely that only by the grace of God I haven’t lost a fingertip to a knife in my 18 years in the kitchen! I think my biggest struggle is the fear of cutting myself while trying to cut veggies into tiny pieces. I’m hoping that by the end of this Ambassador program, I’ll be confident in my knife skills, and will cut and dice up those raw carrots and celery like a chef on the Food Network!

My lack of knife skills have impacted the meals I serve my family. I tend to shy away from larger cuts of meat if I have to cut them up myself before cooking. I also don’t buy a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables because cutting them up seems to be more work then buying them prepared in the frozen section. And I’d like to change that. I’m hoping that I’ll learn proper methods to cutting up various types of foods, so I can use more fresh foods in my meals by the time I’m done.

I just received 3 of the Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives in my home. A Parer, Santuko and Chef knife. So far I’ve only had a chance to use the parer, and it has taken some to get used to holding it properly, but the finger guides on the sides of the knife really help to remind me on how to grip it.

I have to admit that the large 8” Chef Knife, scares me. A lot. I have small hands, it’s a big knife. This should prove to be interesting….

In any case I invite you to read and watch (yes there will be a least one vlog!) my experience using Chicago Cutlery DesignPro Knives in my kitchen, and learn along with me some knife skills that you may feel inadequate (as I do) at right now, but hopefully together we’ll get more confident at! If you’re interested in seeing the selection of affordable knives that Chicago Cutlery offers, Amazon.com carries a number of them.

I wrote this review while participating in a Brand Ambassador Campaign by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Chicago Cutlery and received products to facilitate my post and a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate.

1 thought on “I’m a Chicago Cutlery Mom Ambassador!

  1. My knives are the worst thing in my kitchen next to the 1970's hand me down tupperware. I love to watch chefs use a knife. good luck.

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