January 20, 2009

No cake- news instead

It's Tuesday, and I've been looking forward to this cake for a long time and even dreamed about it last night, but alas, I didn't make it(sorry Mary Ann!). I'm happy to report that my little one willingly ate all the blueberries I bought for it. I hope to make it soon. For excuses, well, let's just say my counters are coming next week (early I hope) and as soon as they appear everything else will slide into place- including that sink I've been missing like crazy- and I will have a kitchen again.

I do have a new gadget I'm excited about, though I haven't tried it yet. This baby was on clearance at Kohl's for $101.99 during the morning special. I went to Bed Bath and Beyond, had them price match (did you know they did that?), used a 20 percent off coupon, and even got a $20 rebate, bringing this pretty down to less than $70 after tax. Now I'm itching to make some pastry, some pesto, or anything. I've been using a Cuisinart (my Mom's) and wanted to keep with that brand, but I figured with the price I couldn't resist. Plus, I love my KitchenAid stand mixer so much I thought I couldn't go wrong with the brand. Do you have a preference or experience with both? Let me know! Stop by Thursday for Ina's Easy Sticky Buns and next Tuesday for Fresh Ginger and Chocolate Gingerbread (maybe from my own kitchen?)

22 comments:

  1. YAY for you! I say, fill your freezer with pie crust! LOL (SO EASY in the fp!)

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  2. What a great deal. I'm with Jennifer...make some crusts for the freezer. But whatever you make, I know you'll share some great pictures!

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  3. I got one of those lovelies for Christmas.

    It is superdeduperdedo good!

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  4. LOVE your new toy!! I have no doubt that you'll be whipping up some gorgeous desserts with it in no time. I know that you can't wait to have your kitchen back!

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  5. Oh, I am so jealous of you. I want a food processor sooooo badly. But, there's no room in my little kitchen so I'm going to have to stick with my mini for now. Way to score a bargain, too! It makes the delight in a new piece of kitchen schwag that much better.

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  6. Great new toy, and way to work the price down! I got my very first food processor this summer and I wonder how I made it through 30 years of cooking without one.
    Nancy

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  7. Yippee! Good deal! :)
    I want a kitchen-aid Mixer so bad. I will have one by the end of this year.. that is my goal! :)
    Good luck with your kitchen.

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  8. Great score! They run about $249 in Canada.. sigh.

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  9. Congrats on the new toy! I sat this one out, too.

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  10. Enjoy your new food processor -- I have the same brand and almost the same model and mostly love it. (It does have a tendency to leak flour out the top edges -- and the center post is pretty low down so don't ever try to fill it full with something liquid like pudding!)

    Best wishes for a speedy kitchen remodel!

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  11. Wow. Awesome toy to have around. I did not know they ad matched. How cool is that?

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  12. Holy cow!!!! I had no clue they would do that!!! I'm so on it! I have that same one and I pretty much think it is amazing!!

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  13. The Kitchen Aid processor has come out on top in a few different reviews I have read over the years. The big advantage is the 2-for1 with the small work bowl. You are going to love it! Good luck with getting the last bits of your kitchen put back together - it's so hard to be patient when you just want to get in there and cook.

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  14. I have been looking at those processors for a month and now I am SO JEALOUS that you got one. I have been using a Cuisinart for years, but I love the look of the KA. My DH says it won't work because the blade on it is not down deep enough into the bowl. You let me know how it works for you and that will force him to buy me one! Work with me here okay? Also, I empathize with you on the kitchen since I just got mine back after three months of renovations. Good luck!!

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  15. I love good deals! You will get plenty of good uses out of your new toy, can't wait to read all about them!

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  16. Hi, I just found your blog and really enjoy it. I know Cuisinart is a great brand, but I'm a KitchenAid girl! I have the stand mixer, food processor and blender - all in pink! Using them makes baking even more of a joy than it already is. I know you'll enjoy your new toy!

    ~BigSis
    www.bigsislilsis.com

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  17. don't ya love a great deal? I got my 11-cup kitchenaid (orig $239) for $50. it had been d/c'd so was on sale for $99 and there was a $50 rebate. Use it to sneak more whole grains in on your family. I grind oats into oat flour and make pancakes/waffles with them. yummy.

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