Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Little Help in the Kitchen - My KitchenAid Mixer

Mixing delicious cinnamon raisin scones

This past Spring, I celebrated 10 years of employment with my company.  I can't believe it's been a whole decade - wow!  For reaching the 10-year mark, I was able to select some items for my service reward.  One of my rewards was this KitchenAid mixer! 

Scones topped with cinnamon sugar ready for the oven

Prior to receiving my KitchenAid mixer, I only had a small handheld mixer.  I nearly burnt the little motor out making homemade marshmallows last Christmas!  So, very limited in what I do with the handheld.  But with the KitchenAid, it's a whole new world.  Cuts cold butter into flour for pie crusts like a champ!  I've made pizza dough, breads, muffins, cakes.  I even use it to mix up the ground beef and other ingredients when making meatloaf.  It might even be making me a little lazy in the kitchen.  When I want to stir up some cornbread, instead of mixing by hand, I just throw it all in the KitchenAid and use the stir setting LOL!  

Hot out of the oven - yum!

I definitely love my new kitchen helper!

If you're interested in the scone recipe, you can find it at Tomato Soup Cake - it's wonderful!  I did make a few changes - I used raisins (a mix of golden and black) instead of dried apricot, added cinnamon (love Penzey's Vietnamese cinnamon!) to the batter and topped the scones with cinnamon sugar.  I also added a splash of vanilla extract to the glaze.  :)   

Mary Ellen


  1. Hi Mary Ellen,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog in July about Vulnerability. I am so happy that you did because I have found a whole new community of working mom's devoted to also taking care of the home and hearth! I will be a faithful follower of yours as well as I am sure there is a lot for me to learn. I love your recipes!


  2. Thank you for your kind words Jenny!

    Mary Ellen

  3. Congrats on 10 years and many more delicious years to come!