Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Best Of Both Worlds

I love to cook and baking is probably my favorite thing, although I really enjoy creating a fabulous everyday meal too.

  Having the right tools is a must to pull off a good meal with the least amount of effort.  I got this KitchenAid mixer for Christmas a year ago and it has been a total work horse.

Finding a place where it could be out all the time was major for me.  I use this treasure several times a week.

However when I am doing a cheat box cake, I have another mixer that is my second work horse.

A hand mixer is such a necessity in any kitchen I think.

 This is another KitchenAid.  I think they are top of the line and last a lifetime.

I love that this one has 7 different speeds.  Whether I am mixing a cake, whipping cream or potatoes, there is the right speed available for every job.

 Super light weight and easy to use.

It whipped up the perfect cake in just a few minutes.

I am cooking a ham and making several other desserts for Easter tomorrow, but I am having last minute company tonight, so I need something in a hurry.  I may cheat and frost the cake with canned frosting, or I could whip some cream and serve with strawberries.  I'll see how it goes.  My main course tonight is Spaghetti, Salad and some fabulous Garlic Bread.

This is a super easy last minute meal to pull together and it will look like I worked all day.  Love that.

(This is not a sponsored post, I just really like my mixers and think everyone should have them.)

I would love to wish everyone a VERY BLESSED AND HAPPY EASTER.  I hope you have a very special day with family and friends. God Bless

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  1. This made me want a yellow cake! :)

    What is that interesting object on the shelf? The egg and chicken and fruit are on it.

  2. Marty, what would I do without my 2 Kitchenaid mixers! Spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread sound wonderful for tonight! Happy Easter! Pam @ Everyday Living

  3. I have a stand mixer but unfortunately no place to store it on my kitchen counters. Therefore it rarely gets used - what a shame. I might have to take your lead and move some things around to make room! Have a very happy Easter!

  4. Hi Marty! Oh, I love my KitchenAide mixer too! I need to get a hand mixer though. Your meal sounds wonderful. I wish you and your family a blessed Easter.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  5. Happy Easter Marti and thank for your great posts!

  6. I love my two stand mixers, as some might remember I 'inherited' my daughter Alexandra's KD as she got married and moved to live in Spain where the voltage is different, but as you say, one needs to have a hand mixer at hand and I love my cheap one, $10 more then ten years ago and there it is, a work horse!
    Love your cake and yes, I too love to bake specially, but cooking is fun too.
    Happy Easter lovely lady.

  7. I gave my daughter a kitchen aide a few years back for Christmas, she loves it as much as you do yours. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter. fondly ~ lynne ~

  8. Oh, I want to eat that cake! Wonderful post! I'm in the mood to bake now. ;)

  9. I have those same kitchen essentials plus a Cuisinart Smart Stick.....wouldn't want to manage without them! Your meal sounds great!

    Have a wonderful Easter!

  10. I hope you and yours have a Happy Easter. And I think this is the first time I have seen a regular fridge similar to mine. The new refrigerators I see on blogs seem to do everything but go to the store for groceries for them. I like the good old-fashioned kind that aren't complicated! I had one once with a computer and the darned thing nearly drove me crazy!

  11. Happy Easter! That dinner sounds delish!! I have a Kitchen Aid stand mixer and their hand mixer too. Love them both! My K/A stand mixer is probably 15 years old or so and still works like new!