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Brent N. Clarke

She’s up early on CBS This Morning, but this busy mom loves to unwind in the kitchen with her three kids and restaurateur husband.

Cindy Hatcher
February 21, 2018

Norah O'Donnell is a busy person—as a host of CBS This Morning, she has to be up early and on top of the day's events. But she's also a mom, so staying healthy—and eating healthy—is important. Here are five things Norah O'Donnell keeps handy, so that her kitchen is as useful, relaxing, and healthy as possible: 

An Herb Garden

Courtesy of Modern Sprout

“Fresh herbs are key to making an everyday dinner something special, and I love the fragrance they bring to my kitchen. We live in New York City, so we don’t have space for a garden. The Kitchen Herb Kit from Modern Sprout allows you to grow an herb garden in a tiny space, and my kids love watching the plants grow.”

Modern Sprout Garden Jar Kitchen Herb Kit, $54

A Hand Blender

Kelsey Hansen

“My husband is a chef and first introduced me to the hand blender for making my homemade and healthy tomato sauce. Now Braun has a version that makes it easy to chop vegetables, whip up a delicious smoothie, puree soup, or mash creamy potatoes. It comes with a variety of attachments to make an amateur like me feel like a pro.”

Braun MultiQuick 9 Hand Blender - MQ 9097, $200

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A Citrus Squeezer

Kelsey Hansen

“The Imusa Lemon Squeezer is a nice handheld press. It’s awesome for extracting fresh lime juice for a skinny margarita—I use fresh lime juice, club soda, and some blanco tequila for a calorie-light cocktail.”

Imusa USA Victoria Lemon Squeezer, $7

A Wireless Speaker

Kelsey Hansen

“I love this wireless speaker for our kitchen for more reasons than one: It’s portable, waterproof, and convenient for keeping by the sink when I am cooking. It is also fantastic for taking from the kitchen to the grill and then to the pool during the summer with my kids.”

Ultimate Ears Megaboom, $182