My new toy!

Wednesday, July 21


Isn't she lovely? Her name is Lola. I wanted to get a full shot of her but she's too big to fit into the frame of my point and shoot camera (as it is, this photo looks like it was taken by my cat.) But I don't care. I have a KitchenAid stand mixer! And I owe it all to Sarah, of TasteSpotting and The Delicious Life, and KitchenAid.com. I can't even begin to express how grateful I am, or how exciting it is to know that I will be able to make breads without worrying about my hand/wrist falling off. Plus, I'll be able to multi-task! How liberating to not have to stand at the counter while waiting for egg whites to thicken.

TasteSpotting is having another giveaway! If you think you don't have a chance, think again. Usually I never win random contests. Take that, HGTV Dream Home. This summer I have won two giveaways (earlier I won a fabulous cook book from Peabody!) It would be wonderful if this luck could carry itself into my Dutch Harbor job search...nevermind, I don't want to put a hex on anything.

Be warned that there may be a few bread based recipes coming soon!

16 comments:

  1. Great! I got mine last Christmas and I LOVE it

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  2. Congratulations! I recently got one too, and making bread with it is such a dream now! I hope you'll be trying out some breads soon :)

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  3. congrats!!!!!! and welcome Lola!!! :D

    (btw, I also named my stand mixer - a kenwood :P it's name's Gennaro :D )

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  4. Serena, I love Gennaro! What a brilliant name. :D

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  5. Congratulations, Valerie! What a beauty!

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  6. Congratulations Valerie. Enjoy it!

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  7. Congratulations!! I love my KA, you will have many happy times with it! Warning - You'll want to bake even more than usual now!

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  8. You will absolutely love having the KitchenAid, Valerie. I have had my wasabi green KA for over 6 years now, and it is a wonderful, indispensable machine. Looking forward to seeing what kind of bread based recipes you come up with! :) Enjoy!

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  9. Congrats! I love my Kitchen Aid Mixer and my KA Food Processor. I use them both daily. Love your blog header!

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  10. I love Lola, I need to see if she has a sister, that wants to come move in with me! I'm so jealous~

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  11. Hooray! Hooray! So happy for you, Valerie!!! :-)

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  12. Nice Valerie! That's so great! I'm glad you won it (tee hee)...A baker like you should have a nice piece of equipment like that.
    p.s. your comment on my post was so sweet!

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  13. Congratulations, Valeriee!!!! It's beautiful. I don't have one yet, strongly hoping to win one in all the contests that keep popping up, but I never do. Where is the tastespotting one, I can't see it?

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  14. Hi, Avanika!
    When you go on TasteSpotting, look for a picture of a white stand mixer with the words 'Click, Comment, Mix' located above the mixer (usually it's in the top most row, second from the last photo.)
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.
    :D

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  15. I'm having a misty moment... so happy for you. This was (by far) the best investment I made.... 8 years ago??? Yes, you'll wonder at the things you can do BESIDES standing there creaming butter. Many, many other things you'll be doing - like chopping chocolate! Congrats and enjoy it - it's truly a dream (I use mine every day) or at least every day and a half. :)

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  16. Well, I didn't name mine, Valerie, but I love it every bit as much as you love yours!

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Happy Baking!
♥ Valerie

 

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