Make your marinades and sauces in the Bodum BISTRO Sauce Pot. In order to store your marinade but also slather it on the proteins at hand, they built the basting brush right into the lid! $25, bodum.com
Like it or not, there comes a point in time when your child tells you he's ready to cut his own meat and vegetables. Since kids and sharp objects don't exactly mix, try handing them the Dog Knife with Teeth by Kuhn Rikon.