Cait and her fiancé iPM will be on a whirlwind tour of St. John’s this week, so the Pie and I will be playing host and tour guide while they’re here.
To keep you entertained until they get out of our hair and I can give you your own personal tour of my city, I’m giving you eight days of gadgets that I cannot live without.
Without my handy-dandy Kitchenaid stand mixer (another lovely present from my lovely in-laws), I wouldn’t love baking as much as I do. I never would have conducted the Great Wedding Cupcake Experiment of 2009. I wouldn’t have done a lot of things.
This is another one of those occasions where it’s really worth it to spend the extra money to get the right equipment. These babies aren’t cheap, but they last for decades.
Ours also comes with all sorts of fun attachments, like a meat grinder (which I use to make apricot balls, DIY to follow), and a pasta maker (we’re waiting on a drying rack for the pasta first — maybe I’ll just use the laundry rack!). We’re planning to acquire the ice cream maker attachment shortly.
You can get all sorts of different levels of mixer, some of which are better suited to certain things than others. But it’s definitely worth having even the most basic model around.