Gearing up or already in the swing of special holiday food making? Kate's had this Cuisinart Mini Prep Processor for a year and loves it: perfect for chopping onions, making fresh salsa and tapenades, and even serving as a spice grinder. The bowl holds up to 21 oz., but it's small enough that Kate keeps it on the back ledge of her stove, poised for action at all times. It's on sale at Kohls.com for $29.49. Maybe it's time to buy yourself a Christmas gift? It features two speeds, though you have to hold the corresponding button down to power the processor. The blade chops or grinds nuts, cheese, and herbs, for a start, and as we mentioned, even spices in a pinch--have fresh ground pepper without needing a pepper mill if you'd like. - Image from Kohls.com.