Keeping track of my successes (and mishaps) in the kitchen.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
I NEED THIS...
Since I usually make simple dishes and desserts, my hand-held mixer has served my needs. Now that I'm spending A LOT of time in the kitchen trying all sorts of new recipes, I'm thinking the stand mixer is the way to go. Especially since I've been making my own breads/doughs, the stand mixer would make life so much easier. I know Christmas is over but I'm putting this on my wish list. I have a feeling Mom is going to get me one as I've been raving about my mad kitchen skills and how much easier my life would be with a lovely KitchenAid mixer...HINT HINT!
I got the mixer! I've stared it so many times while browsing the aisles at Costco and I finally picked one up. Thanks, Mom, for the Christmas gift! It's BEAUTIFUL!
The Costco special:
Extra accessories and an instant $20 rebate.
KitchenAid is currently offering a $30 mail-in rebate, a 1 year subscription to Food & Wine and a recipe book.
Now to find a nice place on my counter so that I use it often.
I recently realized that I actually enjoy cooking. I love watching my family eat up the food I make and it makes me feel great when they compliment me on my cooking. I've been cooking up a storm, making healthier choices when making meals, and we're saving money by eating at home. :) There are FABULOUS recipes out there and I look forward to trying as many as I can. The recipes I post are a combination of flavors that my family enjoys and not necessarily "authentic" to the label I've given the dish.
I also post recipes for friends who have kids with food allergies. It took me a long time to figure out how to bake egg-free treats for my son, and now that I've got it nailed, I'm happy to share with others. I modify recipes due to my son's food allergies to eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish.I enjoy sharing recipes for egg-free baked goods because the party doesn't have to end at cake time. :)