Build Your Kitchen Drawer

I love that Makobi Scribe is part of the Good Cook Kitchen Experts panel. Normally, Jennifer works with Good Cook, but she is in the middle of moving and let my husband and I take a crack at this event. I was so excited our blog was chosen and would love to introduce you to the Good Cook Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes.

What is the Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes?

My readers can build their ideal Kitchen Drawer filled with great Good Cook tools and gadgets just like I did. It is really easy to participate! You should visit and choose up to 15 items from selected Good Cook products to create your ideal kitchen drawer then enter to win everything YOU selected. No worries though! If you can’t decide what you want, they can let the Good Cook Kitchen Experts help – simply choose one of the featured Kitchen Expert Blogger drawers and enter it for a chance to win.


Yep, you can even win more kitchen items from Good Cook! Just participate in the first 5-day kitchen gadget giveaway on the Good Cook Facebook page starting June 2, to June 7, and you can win selected products which you can add to your drawer. Also, there will be instant winners! Every drawer entered has a chance to win an instant prize, and participants can submit a new drawer every day for a new chance to win. So go often! Just look for the “Add Me” icon on any participating item on the Good Cook website & you can add that to your drawer! Good Cook Kitchen Drawer As you may remember from my Citrus Dill Salmon recipe, I am not the most skilled person in the kitchen. I typically leave the cooking to my wonderful, ex-sous chef husband, Chris. Dinner tonight was going to be a roasted lemon pepper chicken. There is just something about a whole roasted chicken. That delicious crispy skin and juicy meat. I could eat it every day! Normally, I just watch him cook in awe. It is amazing to me how someone can just throw a gourmet meal together like it’s no big deal. Tonight was different. As I was watching him I found myself thinking “oh, that looks easy!” Because it truly was! But shh, I’m not going to tell him that! It’s kind of nice seeing a man in the kitchen.


Simple Lemon Pepper Chicken Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Mediterranean
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Serves: 3-4
This is a delicious lemon pepper chicken that pairs nicely with many different side dishes.
  • 1 whole roaster chicken
  • 1½ lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 5 sprigs of dill
  • Quarter cup of fresh parsley
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 stick of butter- softened
  • 2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  1. Rinse chicken and remove innards.
  2. Cut ½ lemon into quarters and slice carrots into chunks.
  3. Stuff chicken with dill, lemons and carrots.
  4. Mix butter, spices, ½ teaspoon black peppers and lemon zest and smear over chicken.
  5. Use remaining black pepper to sprinkle over chicken.
  6. Place thinly sliced lemon over the entire chicken.
  7. Place chicken in the oven at 350 degrees.

As with many meals, the right tools are an absolute must! Lemon pepper chicken is no exception to that rule. Fortunately, I built my kitchen drawer with some great Good Cook tools!  Maybe you’ll want to pick my drawer? I loaded it full of great kitchen essentials! goodcook3

Tools in My Drawer

  1. Double Handle Colander
  2. Candy/Deep Fry Thermometer
  3. Nylon Basting Spoon
  4. Stainless Steel Oven Thermometer
  5. Medium Silicone Flex Turner
  6. “Measure From Above” Liquid Measuring Cup
  7. Safecut 4-1 Can Opener
  8. Nonstick 5″ Santoku Knife
  9. Nonstick Utility Knife
  10. Nonstick 4″ Paring Knife
  11. Nonstick 5″ Chef’s knife
  12. Stainless Steel Silicone Tip Locking Tongs, 12″
  13. Prep Bowls, 5pc Set
  14. Double-Sided Flip Measuring Cups, Set of 2
  15. Double-Sided Flip Measuring Spoon

To properly cook our dinner tonight, we used 7 of the kitchen tools listed above. The Nonstick 4″ Paring Knife was used to cut the lemons and carrots.


The Nylon Basting Spoon was used throughout the cooking of our lemon pepper chicken to baste the chicken and keep it nice and moist in the hot oven.


We hooked the Stainless Steel Oven Thermometer right to the grated chicken pan that we used in order to ensure that our chicken cooked at the perfect temperature. The Silicone Flex Turner is actually a multi-purpose tool and we were able to use it to guide the chicken out of the roasting pan. Chris cut our lemon pepper chicken dinner with the Nonstick Utility Knife. Lastly, our Double Handle Colander and “Measure From Above” Liquid Measuring Cup came in handy at the very end while preparing our side dishes. goodcook6

Don’t want to wait to win your ideal kitchen drawer? All select Good Cook items will be 25% off during the Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes! Be sure that you are following Good Cook on Twitter and Facebook to see the latest contest details and to enter to win the sweepstakes!

What is your favorite kitchen tool or gadget?