Cook To Impress Your Friends

best stand up mixers

Show Off In The Kitchen You’ve probably seen famous chefs on television cooking up delicious meals and wished that you could enjoy gourmet dishes. The good thing is that you can, if you make it. Cooking is like any other activity; if you hone and develop your skills, you can be a very good chef. […]

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Basic French Bread

Now that you have picked out the best stand up mixer for baking it’s time to give it a work out!  This basic recipe for french bread is a favorite.  Fire up the oven and enjoy! Ingredients 2 1/4 cups warm water 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon instant or active dry yeast 3/4 tablespoon salt […]

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Easy Classic Cheesecake

Classic Cheesecake

The Perfect Recipe For Your Stand Up Mixer Cheesecakes are surprisingly easy to make but seem to intimidate some bakers.  Here is a simple classic recipe that is easy to make.  Bring our your best stand up mixer and a springform pan and you are ready to go! Ingredients Crust 1 3/4 cups Graham Cracker […]

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Kitchen Tips

baking tips

Whether you enjoy cooking for your family or for a significant other, like to experiment with new recipes, or work in a food service industry, cooking is a huge part of many people’s lives. I’ve collected a few cooking tips that can help you as you pick up more tips on cooking and baking. Baking […]

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Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer

a review of the hamilton beach 63391 stand mixer

It may surprise you to know that a Hamilton Beach Stand Mixer is one of the best kitchen deals on the market today.  It’s usually at a much lower price than other similar kitchen tools and has a wide variety of features that bakers everywhere love. A Very Good Moderately Priced Stand Up Mixer

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Classic Homemade Bread

Best Stand Up Mixers For Baking

A Basic Bread Recipe   One of the best features of a good stand up mixer is the bread hook.  This one item will make your life much easier and allow you to enjoy great homemade bread without all of the tiresome kneading.  Here is a classic recipe you can make quickly. Ingredients 1 package […]

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Chocolate Drop Pixie Cookies

Chocolate Pixie Cookie recipe

These chewy chocolate cookies are a mainstay in almost every church cookbook in America.  Some cooks call them Pixies, some call them kringle drops, some smart mouth kids in my family call them anthrax cookies.  Whatever you call them, they are wonderful. You will need a good mixer for these cookies, the dough is heavy […]

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Delicious Chocolate Cake

Best Stand Up Mixers For Baking Chocolate Cake

This simple, quick and delicious chocolate cake recipe is the backbone of almost every cookbook.  Be sure to use good quality cocoa in both the cake and the frosting, you will notice the difference.  Medium speed on most good quality stand up mixers will be more than adequate for a well mixed batter. Ingredients 2 […]

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Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Roasted Garlic Rosemary Foccacia Bread recipe

Delicious and easy to make, this focaccia recipe is a snap with a good stand up mixer. Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup warm water (about 110°F*) 2 teaspoons sugar or honey 1 (0.25 ounce) package active-dry yeast 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling 2 teaspoons flaked sea salt […]

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