There’s A Pretty New Addition To My Kitchen!

Can you spot it? The new shiny thing living on my kitchen countertops now?

Kitchen Aid

Eeeeek! FINALLY right??! I know you all are rejoicing with me as this is a cook/baker’s must have item right?  Remember I even had a KitchenAid on my wish list to Santa a few years ago. Santa came through, just a few years later. :)

I played it safe and got the silver metallic color.

Silver Metallic Kitchen Aid

I was very close to ordering the aqua, but I finally decided that with as much as I like to change colors and get tired of stuff, that I should just go safe with this since I want to leave it out in the kitchen. It looks pretty great with the hardware and the stainless appliances I must say. :)

SO, I need to know from you all what to make??! I am dying to use it. I haven’t yet because it just came a few days ago. And of course everything I think of that I want to try is of course a dessert, and that’s not really allowed right now. But maybe you can twist my arm if it’s really fabulous. Any of you have any healthy ideas or recipes? Or what’s your favorite sweet to make if I decide to go that route? Can’t wait to try something out.

xxoo,

Decorchick!

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  1. Becki Foster says:

    I just got a Kitchen Aid mixer too! It was on my bucket list for 5 years! I call mine “her” too and I’ve made cupcakes and cookies so far! Enjoy!

  2. Becki Foster says:

    I just got a Kitchen Aid mixer too! It was on my bucket list for 5 years! I call mine “her” too and I’ve made cupcakes and cookies so far! Enjoy!

  3. Make some lowest meringues! The mixer whips it up fast!

  4. Of course, I meant low fat!

  5. I was given one for Christmas! I was super excited and still am! They first thing I made was shredded chicken. and WOW! very easy to do now. Just put hot chicken breasts in the mixer with the paddle attachment and in 30 seconds…perfectly shredded chicken. :)

  6. Cream puffs. They are a workout if you have to hand mix them, but a piece of cake with a stand mixer.

  7. Congrats on your new mixer! I have the same one. I’d start with a batch of simple, but yummy chocolate chip cookies!

  8. Oh my so many things. Shredding chicken, mashed potatoes, cookies, cake mix. I used it to mash apples into homemade applesauce. You will love finding new things to use it for. I find myself even using it for brownie mix.

  9. Lisa Wenckus says:

    I LOVE it!! This is on my wish list to Santa, too!!

  10. Afraid I don’t have any good recipes for you as this has long been on my wish list too! Good call going with the “neutral” silver :). Enjoy!

  11. Yay! Congratulations! I LOVE my KitchenAid mixer, I get excited every time I use it. I was going to suggest shredding chicken but someone else already did and it’s truly amazing! I also like to mix hamburger meat to make meatloaf, or if you season ground beef to make homemade hamburger patties. Don’t over mix because it will make the meat tough, mix just until the ingredients are incorporated.

  12. I have the cobalt blue Kitchen Aid mixer, and I love it! My husband cooks more than I do….he uses it to make home made biscuits, among other things. We have had the mixer for about 5 years!

  13. Skinny Chef’s Peanut Butter Banana Bread!
    http://skinnychef.com/recipes/pb-banana-bread

  14. My hubby uses mine to make bread. It’s the only time the dough hook gets used, but I love it when he bakes (partly cause it means I don’t have to test my patience and make bread…)! :)

  15. Mixing all those cheeses for Spinach Artichoke Dip. Mashed potatoes. Stuffing. And a zillion cupcakes!!

  16. Make some chocolate chip cookies. I’m not sure why desserts aren’t an option right now, unless you are referring to your diet…but use 100% whole wheat flour instead of white flour and use dark chocolate chips instead of milk chocolate or semi-sweet. Use real butter instead of Crisco, and organic sugar and brown sugar instead of the processed kind. It does make a difference in the taste…but it is a definite IMPROVEMENT! Take it from a chocolate chip cookie baker who has friends that love sweet treats! These substitutes make the cookie a better, healthier option, even though it still needs to be consumed in moderation! You can always freeze the extra dough for a later sweet treat and just back a 1/2 dozen here and there…! Enjoy!

  17. I think you made the right choice with the silver. Now you can add some color using vinyl and your Silhouette Cameo! Have fun with your new toy :)

  18. Yay! I’m in love with my KitchenAid! I went the silver route too! You never know what you will like in 5 year when that baby is still sitting on your counters!!

  19. My husband requested a KitchenAid a few years ago for Christmas (funny, I requested a GPS). Our is red and I now wish it was more neutral. I love the IDE of shredding checked…my enchiladas just got easier! I have an amazing poppy seed bread recipe with an orange glaze that I always make using my mixer for Christmas and Easter. Also, I have a friend who made choc chop cookies and only used natural sweeteners like bananas and coconut oil.

  20. We use ours for everything. The most common recipe is my husbands dry rub that we use on many dishes but always on meat that he smokes.

  21. I was equally as thrilled when I received mine recently! Although I wish I would have got the pink one, even if it would not have matched a darn thing! I have the white one and love it’s power, I hear this will last forever! I haven’t made anything ‘non-dessert’ in mine either so curious to peruse the recipes you receive! Have fun!!

  22. I’ve had mine for over 20 years and I use it a couple of times a week for everything – but especially baking. They really do last forever!

  23. Courtney Taylor says:

    I received mine for Christmas 2005 and I mine is the metallic chrome also. I’m glad too because my kitchen (house) has undergone several color changes since then! I remember really wanting the red, but I’m glad now I didn’t get it. Have fun playing around. Before you know it you’ll find yourself reaching for your kitchen aid for just about everything!

  24. Congrats! You’re so going to love it. Mine is red ~ my favorite color. I’ve had it for a few years and it’s the most loved kitchen appliance ever.

    Try some homemade bread…the dough hook is great. Make cinnamon rolls or any cake, cookie. Of course, my mind goes to desserts too. :)

    xo
    Pat

  25. Courtney Taylor says:

    I almost forgot… Bed, Bath and Beyond sells plastic lids for your metal bowl. Perfect for when things need to chill before baking or anytime you need to cover it. They are Kitchenaid brand and mine were $10 for a plug of 2 lids.

  26. i love my kitchen aid and i have the silver too. mostly because i constantly change my color schemes. i just ordered vinyl wall decals for my daughter’s nursery…and i saw a pic of those on a washer/dryer set. i bet they would be awesome on a smaller scale on a kitchen aid mixer! and they are removable! sweet =) bet that would be a fun way to change it up a bit!

    ps…first time commenter….but i read your blog all the time!

  27. It took me a LONG time to get a brand new one of my own. I’m now a fan of Lowes for life because they did a Facebook Black Friday event and a few people were able to get a Kitchenaid mixer for 90% off. I got one. I LOVE it.

  28. I just got one for Christmas & LOVE it! The best thing I have made (read: made my life easier!) is sausage balls! The dough hook makes all if the ingredients incorporate nicely. Then, just roll out then out & pop them in the oven. I like to make up batches then freeze! Congrats!

  29. Elizabeth Rowley says:

    I use mine when I make mashed potatoes or mashed cauliflower. Its really easy to control how lumpy, or not, they are.

  30. Make homemade bread ( just a small batch). It kneads so well; you’ll love it!

  31. I have one exactly like yours. I love it! I make a big batch of bread using the dough hook nearly every week. Here’s my family secret recipe. Well, it isn’t secret ever since I posted it on my blog. :-) http://faithcreativitylife.blogspot.com/2012/04/mmmbread-best-white-bread-recipe.html

  32. I no longer own a hand mixer, all I use is my KitchenAid, I have it in red and I love it. After slow cooking a Boston Butt, it’ll shred some great pulled pork in seconds, but my favorite thing to make in it is pizza dough:
    • 1 c. warm water (not hot!)
    • ¼ c. sugar
    • 1 pkg active dry yeast
    • 2-3 cups bread flour, or as needed
    • 2 tablespoon oil (I use olive oil)
    • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • Oil for prepping bowls
    Dissolve sugar in 1 c. warm water & sprinkle yeast over top of water. When the yeast turns to foam, you are ready to make dough. Oil the stainless bowl & attach kneading hook. Start with 1 ½ c. of the flour, salt & 2 tbsp. oil. Slowly add the dissolved yeast and fire that baby up to about medium, adding flour ½ c at a time until it starts to form a ball. Let machine continue till all flour is absorbed and you have one large ball of dough. In the meantime, oil a glass bowl large enough for the dough to rise in. Roll out dough on floured surface, knead 5 minutes then roll ball in glass bowl to thoroughly coat with oil. Cover and set aside till dough has risen twice its original size. About an hour or so, depending on humidity, temperature in the house, etc. Punch down dough, knead 5 minutes then let rise again.
    I usually get 2 large pizzas or 2 large stromboli – or sometimes I make pepperoni rolls (divide into 16 pieces, roll out each piece, stuff with chopped pepperoni and mozzarella cheese, roll up and seal edges) or vegetarian rolls with spinach & mushrooms or basil & roma tomatoes.
    With a light coating of flour, & wrapped tightly in plastic, dough can be frozen for up to 3 months. I usually make 2 batches & freeze one or make individual shells & freeze those.

  33. Pizza crust is my favorite. Even the recipe that came with the mixer is pretty good. Also love it for meringue, sugar cookies and boxed angel food cake.

  34. Amy was talking about shredding pork. Since I learned about it shredding chicken,it has changed my life (at least in the kitchen). It was worth the money just for the time it saves me not having to use two forks!

  35. After using my hand mixer forever, I got one of these babies. The first thing I realized is this; you can leave it running and walk away from it! And it seriously comes in handy when making large batches of salsa for canning. I’m not a baker and I still use mine a lot. Enjoy!

  36. I have been dying for one, but we got a food processor instead this year. I hope to hear about all the things you use it for that don’t include baking, the ideas in the other comments have been great. I couldn’t help thinking of Dirty Dancing though….”No one puts Baby in a corner”. :)

  37. I’ve had one a few years and it’s already broken. Haven’t had the time to take it apart and see if I can fix it. It really is a life saver when it works.

  38. I have had my kitchen aid for so long, they only made it in white!!! =) I love it and use it for everything. I was also given some attachments, but don’t use those as much.

  39. Rea Hughes says:

    This is to funny I just got this same one yesterday to replace my older white one that im passing down to my daughter.This morning when I came out into the kitchen I said to myself It looks like a beautful piece of jewlery sitting on my countertop.Almost got copper pearl but super happy with this one.

  40. Stefanie Roy says:

    I use mine to make homemade marshmallows! They are lowfat…and to.die.for.!! Your family will love them. I googled the recipe and found a great basic one to use. And at the holidays, dip in chocolate/nuts and wrap for an awesome gourmet treat/gift!!! Enjoy your new mixer.