Sorry to burst your bubble, but Rachael Ray did not come up with the idea for orange pots and pans. French-based company Le Creuset was pumping out its trademark flame orange cookware long before Ray coined the phrase “Yum-O!” Lucky for us, Allen is home to the only signature store in Texas—and it’s one of only six in the United States. “Our claim to fame is our porcelain enameled cast-iron cookware,” store manager Pamela Cooper says. But if cast iron isn’t your thing, the store also carries stoneware, stainless steel cookware, and an endless supply of cool kitchen gadgets. And while you have surely visited the factory store at the Allen Premium Outlets, it’s worth your while (and money) to stop by this shop if you want to be on the cutting edge in cookware. 972 Village Green Dr., Allen. 214-383-2892.