I couldn’t decide between Mix it up Monday (courtesy of Christy) or Test Kitchen Tuesday (courtesy of Julie). I loved them both so I gave SG the final vote.
He chose Mix it up Monday since that might give me a little more leeway – like posting it on Tuesday. I suspect he also thought mixed up described me best.
Anyway, I love the name and promise to stick with my vow to bake more. If I don’t, please feel free to harass me about it.
My new Kitchen Aid mixer got here Tuesday and I can already say I love it!! The hand/foot syndrome that’s been bothering my feet for months is starting to move to my hands so not having to knead anything rocks!
Somewhere over the years I remember being told not to bake bread when it’s raining. I did it anyway and that may explain the mutant look of my baked goods. At least that’s the story I’m going with so be kind.
Besides the new mixer, my youngest 2 begged for some cake decorating tools so I picked up a few. They had a blast decorating anything they could find….including each other. With the cupcakes,I didn’t do anything more than take them out of the oven! My girls rock!
Here’s what we’ve made in the last week:
And because we can’t waste perfectly good leftover frosting – cakes! Each girl got her own layer because it’s way too hard to decide who gets the top or the sides.
And yes, I do realize I promised to make non-sweet things. Here’s the first – Pull apart herb rolls from the cookbook that came with the mixer.
And one of my favorites – soft pretzels with sharp cheddar and cracked black pepper, topped with parm:
So that’s it. I’ll be more brave next week instead of going with the usual tried and true. Hell, I may even get really ambitious and post it on Monday.
Now excuse me while I go find something to snack on…all of that stuff is gone!