The KitchenAid Stand Mixer Changed My Life. {recipe ideas}

Let me preface by saying that this post is in no way sponsored by KitchenAid or a PR firm. In fact, for years I longed for the chance to review a KitchenAid stand mixer, but the chance never came my way.  A few of my blogging colleagues did get the chance, which deepened my longing, especially when I witnessed the time the mixer saved with cooking and baking, as well as the rave reviews I kept reading.

And then something wonderful happened.

My mother-in-law bought me one for Christmas. A red, shiny KitchenAid stand mixer.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer MomSpark.net

And I almost fainted.

When I first opened the box, I stared at it for a while not knowing exactly where to start or if I were even worthy of something so perfect.

So, I made some lemon poppyseed muffins.  And I burnt them all.

But I didn’t care because I LOVED the machine.

Then things started getting crazy around here.

For example, I mixed cornbread batter:

cornbread KitchenAid Stand Mixer MomSpark.netsee cornbread recipe

and chocolate chip cookie bars:


see chocolate chip cookie bars recipe

and cupcakes:

Cupcakes KitchenAid Stand Mixer MomSpark.netrecipe: betty crocker white cake mix with cherry frosting

and whipped potatoes:

recipe: boiled russet potatoes whipped with milk, butter, salt and pepper

and barbeque sauce for country ribs:

recipe coming!

and then my life was forever changed.

Seriously, the mixer makes my life so much easier and actually inspires me to cook and bake MORE. I’m so thankful for this magical piece of machinery.

So, if you don’t have one, get one, especially if you cook regularly. (you can buy one on Amazon HERE with my affiliate link)

Do you have a KitchenAid Stand Mixer?  What is your favorite thing to make with it?  Feel free to share your recipe links as well!