Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mixed Emotions

Hark! 'Tis I, your long lost baking blogger.

I have a renewed excitement for kitchen creativity as my sweet husband purchased a very sweet 6 year anniversary gift for me.

KitchenAid Artisan 5 Quart stand mixer!

I've never been one for power tools... but this is totally speaking my love language.

What could be worthy of breaking in this glorious appliance? Something from scratch. Something unique. On a whim, I dreamed up Nutella cookies. Basically, I used a peanut butter cookie recipe and subbed out the pb for Nutella. I couldn't believe how quickly the mixture became silky smooth. There's no way my hand mixer would have been able to deliver such beautiful results. The batter was so tasty.

When all was said and done... I really lost the Nutella flavoring and it ended up tasting more like a sugar cookie. But, it was a noble try for the mixer's maiden voyage.

Here's to many new posts to come.


A little sheepish at the thought of learning such a legit machine. A lottle excited to reach a new level of creativity! Mixed Emotions.