Thankful November: KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season can be stressful, but I am thankful for time I get to spend with my family. ย I love to cook and entertain. We always have several large dinners and everyone makes their favorite dish. We talk and eat together. A few years ago during a Black Friday sale I purchased my favorite small kitchen appliance, a KitchenAid stand mixer. I love my mixer for many reasons, but primarily because I can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with my loved ones.
KitchenAid mixer

My son helping me cook.

I want to thank all of my readers who have shared stories, commented on my antics, cooked one or two of my recipes, or stopped by just to take a look around. I write as a way to relax, but I also write for y’all to read it. What good is a blog if you don’t have readers?
So are y’all ready for a giveaway?
This giveaway is forย ONE (1) KitchenAid Classic 4.5 quart Stand Mixer. The winner will be sent either a black or white version of this mixer depending on availability. This giveaway is open to all residents of the US, ages 18+. Winner will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond – at that time, if no response is received, we will chose another winner at random. Good luck to all!
You can enter on the widget below. The first entry is a comment on this post telling me what you would cook first with the mixer.
I will share a few of my recipes to spark some inspiration.
chocolate pecan pudding cake

Chocolate Pecan Pudding Cake


White Cake for all occasions


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  • Reply adean cole 04/11/2014 at 7:46 pm

    I have never owned a table top mixer, think I would enjoy one.

  • Reply Cheryl Meadows 04/11/2014 at 7:54 pm

    I would make Christmas cookies with my daughter, custard pies like my Mom used to make and rice pudding, my dad’s favorite dessert.

  • Reply Catherine 04/11/2014 at 7:56 pm

    Me me me! I love to bake and I read your stuff daily! And ‘antics’, whew! I’m just glad I have someone to share life with :). Thanks for our entertainment, Jess!

  • Reply Molly Miller Shields 04/11/2014 at 8:04 pm

    As pathetic as it sounds, and despite the love that my husband and I share, we have never in our 7+ years of marriage owned a mixer… Not even a hand-held one ๐Ÿ˜›
    Within 48 hours of saying “I do” we were back at EKU taking mid-term exams, and life has been a whirlwind since! 7 years later, we have the most amazing 2 year old little boy, and a princess on the way! We love to cook at home and make big meals, but that often turns into Archer playing in the living room or his nursery for an hour or so while Brad and I cook, and check in on him. A mixer would make life so much easier! And cooking even more enjoyable!!
    The first things I would make with a new mixer are:
    1. Homemade spice cake (mine and my dad’s favorite!)
    2. a HUGE batch of made from scratch biscuits
    3. cupcakes for my students (all 159 that I see in a day’s time! They don’t believe me when I tell them I’m quite the cook ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

    • Reply Jess 04/11/2014 at 8:37 pm

      I have a biscuit recipe on my blog! Good luck!

  • Reply Melissa M 05/11/2014 at 8:15 pm

    Mashed potatoes, cookies, and a cake.

  • Reply melissa 07/11/2014 at 8:54 am

    My great aunt’s gingersnap cookies, cupcakes and something with meringue so I can beat the egg whites with it.

  • Reply Heather 07/11/2014 at 2:16 pm

    I would make my Nana’s butter cookies, brownies, and pizza dough!

    • Reply Jess 07/11/2014 at 9:46 pm

      I need to try making homemade pizza dough.. we make pizza enough. Thanks for the idea and good luck.

  • Reply Sarah Tyau 07/11/2014 at 5:18 pm

    I’ll make cookies, bread and angel food cake!

    • Reply Jess 07/11/2014 at 9:45 pm

      The stand mixer makes the fluffiest angel food cake. Good luck!

  • Reply Holly 07/11/2014 at 6:02 pm

    I would make brownies, mashed potatoes and cake.

    • Reply Jess 07/11/2014 at 9:46 pm

      It takes most of the work out of mashed potatoes. Good luck!

  • Reply Sarah 08/11/2014 at 2:02 pm

    I would make banana bread.

    • Reply Jess 08/11/2014 at 5:20 pm

      I love banana bread! Good luck!

  • Reply June 08/11/2014 at 2:40 pm

    The first things I would make with the mixer would be: bread, mashed potatoes and toll house cookies with walnuts! Wow! Thanks for the chance!

    • Reply Jess 08/11/2014 at 5:21 pm

      Mashed potatoes are definitely the most popular so far. It makes them so creamy and easy. Good luck!

  • Reply Helen 08/11/2014 at 10:07 pm

    First – chocolate chip, oatmeal, walnut cookie bars; second – I’d like to try your pecan pudding cake – looks delicious; third – my favorite almond poppy seed bread.

  • Reply Jessica Dow 10/11/2014 at 11:24 am

    I would make chocolate chip cookies, pumpkin pie and mashed potatoes.

  • Reply Notorious Spinks 15/11/2014 at 10:56 pm

    I usually don’t cook deserts but I want to try cooking cakes this year.

  • Reply Angie west 19/11/2014 at 8:38 pm

    I would make baked goods because my son can’t have any store bought items due to rare food alleric disorder.

    • Reply Jess 19/11/2014 at 8:42 pm

      I can’t image what grocery shopping and meal prep is like in your house. Good luck and you definitely deserve a stand mixer.

  • Reply Catherine 19/11/2014 at 8:48 pm

    I love to bake lots of things, but I’d love to bake my great granny’s jam cake! I can remember as a little girl that she used her hands to mix it batch by batch. I just recently found her hand written recipe while going through boxes of stuff from the attic! How awesome would it be to be able to share that with my kids this holiday season!

  • Reply Hannah 21/11/2014 at 9:34 am

    I would make, cookies. mocha silk pie and mashed potatoes!
    Thanks for such an awesome chance!

  • Reply Hannah 21/11/2014 at 9:36 am

    I would make, triple chocolate cake. mocha silk pie and date bread !
    Thanks for such an cool, awesome chance!

  • Reply sisters from another mister 21/11/2014 at 2:04 pm

    Pastry … and more pastry … because we are going to embrace all that is American with lots of pie.
    and maybe cake. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    This is on Chelsea’s wish list … my resident baker!!!!

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