Making dietary changes in order to embrace a healthy lifestyle is not as hard as it may seem. Sometimes people believe that in order to lose weight, increase their energy levels, or improve their skin appearance, they have to make big sacrifices, but that’s not true.

Paula’s never been shy about sharing her kitchen secrets—from family recipes and restaurant staples to tips and techniques. Now she’s taking time to share her top 10 kitchen must-haves—the tools without which her kitchen would be incomplete.

Hey, y’all! You don’t have to travel far to have meals from my restaurants, The Lady and Sons and Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. We don’t keep our recipes top secret like many restaurants do because I love sharin’ all my special creations with y’all.