You've accumulated kitchen tools over the years, but how many of them do you know how to use? Believe it or not, your kitchen is a gold mine of equipment, and learning how to make the most of your gadgets and appliances is the secret to being a better cook.
That's why Logan Levant, owner of the famous Buttercake Bakery in Los Angeles, and Hilary Hattenbach have written The Kitchen Decoded, a new cookbook that organizes chapters by gadgets and appliances so you can learn how to use the tools you already own to make easy and delicious meals.
With the holiday season upon us, Logan and Hilary shared a sneak peek of recipes from their new cookbook. From extra rich and creamy mashed potatoes to the bakery's signature pumpkin whoopie pies, these dishes are perfect for entertaining.
Check out the slideshow above for five foolproof holiday recipes you can make with the kitchen tools you already have.