Just a Taste Turns 4!

Just a Taste Turns 4

Four years ago this month, I launched Just a Taste as a way to catalog and share my family’s recipes. Now, 288 posts, 2,584 comments, 30 newsletters and one book later, the blog has transformed from a casual hobby into a career (and a serious caloric love affair). It has been an absolute pleasure and joy to become a part of the expansive food blogging community, both online and in person, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you who visits the site and shares the content I create entirely out of my passion and love for food.

To celebrate the 4-year anniversary of Just a Taste, I’ve teamed up with KitchenAid, who has generously offered to give one lucky reader a 5-quart stand mixer (color of your choice!). Some of my earliest childhood memories revolve around my mom’s giant white stand mixer, which has churned out countless batches of Monster Cookies and cupcakes over the past two decades.

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

To enter for your chance to win a KitchenAid stand mixer, leave a comment on this post that answers the following question:

 Which Just a Taste recipe would you make with your new KitchenAid stand mixer?

One winner will be selected via Random.org and announced on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. This giveaway closes on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12 p.m. EST and is open to U.S. participants only. The winner will be contacted via email, so please include a valid email address in the email address entry box.

Craving more? Sign up for the Just a Taste newsletter for a fresh serving of content delivered straight to your inbox each week! And stay in touch on Facebook and Twitter for all of the latest updates. For all those who are just here for the sweets, check out my post on baking a giant cupcake cake (pictured above).

Disclosure: All opinions expressed are my own and I was not compensated monetarily for this post. I received a complimentary KitchenAid stand mixer in conjunction with this giveaway.

      


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    Melissa Rosario Bailey says

    With my new KitchenAid stand mixer, I will make Just a Taste’s Vanilla Cream Cupcakes to celebrate JAT 4 years of awesome food blogging.

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    Audrey says

    I had pegged the most recent recipe for espresso chocolate chip brownie cookies to be the next thing I bake so I would start there! Congrats on all your success!

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    Crystal says

    Happy 4th Birthday, Just a Taste!!! If I won the stand mixer the first thing I would make would be Espresso Chocolate Brownie cookies followed by German Chocolate Cake and anything else I could get my hands on! :)

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    says

    I would SOOOO love a KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I think it would encourage me to cook more sweet things. I would start by cooking your ‘Monster Cookies’ then I’ll graduate onto Whoopie pies ;o)

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    Elin says

    I’ve made it before and loved it, so I’ll say that I’d love to make the Perfect Chocolate Loaf Cake in a new Kitchenaid Stand Mixer!

    Congrats on four fabulous years!

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    Jan says

    Without a doubt, it would be the Parmesan Black Pepper Focaccia. That stuff is so addicting. Happy Blog-day!

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    Lise Carstens says

    kel! happy 4th! id make the parmesan black pepper focaccia first for sure (then about a million other things from your site). yum yum!

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    says

    Oh, I’m dying for a KitchenAid Mixer!!! I would make the espresso chocolate chip cookies you posted the other day – they look so delicious and decadent!

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    Teresa Robbins says

    I would love to make the Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread… But any/all of your breads sound wonderful!!!

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    Christina says

    Peanut butter and banana ice cream sandwiches! But I’ll be able to make homemade cookies instead of buying from the store like I’ve previously done!!

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    Emily says

    ABSOLUTELY your monster cookies! They look so good and I’ve been dying to make them! Thanks for the opportunity and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUST A TASTE!

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    Julie T says

    Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies. I will need espresso and chocolate by the boatload for this crazy month! :) Thank you!

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    Jen says

    Happy Anniversary. Love following your cooking and travel adventures via your newsletter. Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies…first a mixer, then a working oven!

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    Jaime Scilingo says

    Happy Birthday, Just a Taste! I would make Noni’s Bran muffins w/dates as a recent trip to Costco left me with 3 lbs of dates that need some TLC!

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    Bubba P says

    I would mix up the dough for pepperoni pizza pull-apart bread. Then again, making it by hand would counteract some of the caloric destruction looming within that delicious dish. But who am I kidding? Only my grandmother is strong enough to make dough by hand. My little arms need a mixer.

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    Kate says

    Because it’s fall – salted caramel apple hand pies! I’ve had my eye on these since you posted that recipe ;-)

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    Chelsea McMillon says

    Happy 4yr. anniversary!!! I can’t wait to start on anything and everything pumpkin and apple……tis the season for it so why not? :)

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    sydney85 says

    I just took a french macaron cooking class and would love to have a fabulous mixer to make many macarons in many flavors especially passionfruit.

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    Gail says

    Since today is National Homemade Cookie Day (or so I’m told…) I would make some fabulous, chunky, autumnal oatmeal cookies. YUM!

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    Jason N. says

    I would love to have this mixer and make all kinds of different things on your site! The first thing I’d make are the Peanut Butter Blondies!! mmmmmmmmmm!!

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    Marisela Barnett says

    I would have to say pumpkin pie cupcakes with a creamy pumpkin filling and a spiced whipped topping!

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    Crystal Sell says

    I would make cupcakes, cookies, pies, breads, pizza, cakes, brownies, and pancakes! Oh, wait, you said only one thing? I can’t decide!
    sellcrystal2 at yahoo dot com

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    says

    Happy belated birthday!
    Thank you for giving away such a bomb present on Just a Taste’s birthday.

    I can’t wait to get my hands on the s’more pie you published some time ago =)

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    Jenni2 says

    I have been eyeing the Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce for a while. So that is what I would create first with my brand new Kitchen Aid Mixer. I am lovin ‘ your site and recipes. I thankyou for your ideas and inspiration!

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    Jim says

    This is October, it would definitely be the pumpkin loaf, but then on to the veggie pizza (the dough hook will do a great job)

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    Juli says

    Egg Nog French Toast – I’d use the mixer to make the bread for the toast.

    Congratulations for all you’ve accomplished in just 4 years!

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    Dana Stoerkel says

    Happy Birthday! I would make your Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread – looks fantastic and I think my kids would go crazy over it.

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    Jackie in NC says

    Pumpkin bars, definitely. It’s that time of year, Fall weather has arrived and I need a little bit of pumpkin for dessert.

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    Rebecca says

    Just One? Your recent Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies look awesome. But, I’d also love to whip up your Frozen PB Banana Pie or the Strawberry Fruit Roll-Ups…

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    Joanne DeWald says

    salted caramel apple hand pies ! if i win i’m giving my current mixer to my niece who seems to be following in my footsteps with baking.

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    Sherrie 'Davidson says

    Parmesan Black Peppet Foccacia would be my recipe of choice! I think it would give the Kitchen Aid a great first work-out, too.
    Thanks for the give-away!

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    zainab says

    Happy Birthday and may ur coming years be more successful and full of joy…
    Would be more than happy to give a home for this mixer and will make sure to put it in use to make Pumpkin Whoopie Pies(always wanted to try my skills in making a whoopie pie) and those Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies too (they look fun to make)

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    says

    If I were to win this wonderful Kitchenaid Mixer I would make your Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies. I plan to make them anyway with my Grandmother’s Sunbeam hand mixer. That’s all I have at this time, but each time I use it she is right there with me.
    Thank You.
    Pat Potter

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    Martina Boggs says

    I want apple green one like in the pic above. Since I am the baker in the family, I would use it to mix my Thanksgiving desserts for 30 guests and family who join me for dinner. This would be a wonderful addition to my kitchen.

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    Chantel says

    Since I’m all about pumpkin right now, I would make your Pumpkin Bars. They look absolutely delicious! :)

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    Ruth says

    Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies – what could be better than a brownie and cookie and a cup of coffee all in one!!

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    Jeanine Duiker says

    I just found your site and love all the recipes. I would probably start with the monster cookies or maybe the peanut butter blondies and continue to work my way around trying more and more. I looked through the categories and there are lots of appealing recipes to choose from.

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    Belinda says

    I would make those salted caramel apple hand pies. I put them on my Pinterest page to make for my daughters birthday in a couple of weeks. I would be so great to make them with my new KitchenAid mixer!

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    Jeremy DeGrate says

    I think I would definitely have to make those raspberry cupcakes! However, I’d substitue the cream cheese with a white chocolate buttercream YUM! AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUST A TASTE!!!!!

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    Donna M. Hamilton says

    I would love to make your “Glazed Lemon Pound Cake” Just a Taste recipe in my new fabulous looking KitchenAid mixer! It looks delicious!!!!

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    Hira says

    If i win this beauty, i wud first get my hand on German chocolate cake and then chocolate pots de creme and almond wafers yummmmmmn

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    Jacque Cunningham says

    I would totally make te esspesso chocolate chip brownie cookies. I know thy are the picture right be low the mixer. But they sound AMAZING!!

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    Jodi C. says

    I would love to make Just A Taste’s “Pumpkin Bars recipe” & “Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies” <3 ♥
    & I know my friends, family & church would love me too as well! Especially my daughters, they love to help me bake!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUST A TASTE & CONGRATS!! (✿◠‿◠)

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    says

    I would love to make many of your yummy looking recipes, but I think I would start with the pumpkin whoopie cakes! They just seem so right for this chilly October morning!

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    Kim Toomey says

    I would make espresso chocolate chip brownie cookies. Do I even need to leave a reason as to why? It’s like putting all the best stuff on earth into one tasty treat. A party in your mouth!

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    Ericka hall says

    I would make the pumpkin whoopie pies I love everything pumpkin this time of the year is so fun for me with Halloween daughters birthday and thanksgiving and Christmas so me winning this mixer would be amazing!!!

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    Misty says

    I’m new to Just a Taste, and our family is gluten-free – but I see MANY options that I need to try from this site! Yum! Happy 4th birthday! :)

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    Tina Lanning says

    My kids and I made your Pepperoni Pizza Pull Apart Bread last weekend, but since I don’t have a stand mixer, I couldn’t make the dough as you instructed. We used store-bought dough and it still turned out great, but as we were eating it, I said to my husband, “If only I had a Kitchenaid stand mixer! Then I could make this the ‘right’ way!” If I win the mixer, that’s what I will make first!

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    Amanda Bronikowski says

    Pumpkin bread…It’s the perfect time of year for it! Make it plain and some with chocolate chips!

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    Diane Pallini says

    I would use my new KitchenAid stand mixer to make your Toffee Blondies and Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pies; those are perfect Autumn recipes!

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    Tina Xerri says

    I’ve always dreamt of a red kitchenaid mixer to go with all my kitchenaid appliances. The first thing I would make is an array of desserts from chocolate fudge cake pops with a chocolate ganache topping, pink French macaroons, and champagne pink cupcakes all with Minnie Mouse inspired fondant accents. All for my little princess’ first upcoming birthday!!

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    Ali says

    I would make the Asian barbecue pork burger with slaw!!!! I love mixing meats Ina mixer. The seasonings are incorporated throughout so much more!

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    Hayley Scott says

    I’d love a kitchenaid, the first thing I’d make is a German chocolate cake x yummy :) followed by cookies, so many to choose from :)

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    Khandra Henderson says

    If I won this fantastic giveaway I would make a tripple batch of your cheese cake brownie bites they look and sound delicious

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    Jackie Morris says

    Definitely Zucchini Bread, Lightened Up. I love Zucchini Bread and this sounds delicious. There are others I will try later.

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    Helen Mailey says

    I would so love to win one of these have been wanting one for a long time. i would have to make the German chocolate cake. :)

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    MaryB says

    I would start with the soft pretzels but there are so many more to make…love your blog. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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    says

    Congratulations on 4 great years! Happy Birthday!!! I would love to try the Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread… However I think the Pumpkin Whoppie Pies would win out.. I love anything Punpkin and with it being that season I think I would have to go with the pumpkin. I would let my little 8 year old granddaughter make them, she has learned how to use a Kitchen Aid Mixer, and is really enjoying it. I have always wanted a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer. I love all the different reipes, we sit for hours checking out all the wonderful cooking/recipe websites. We also like to check on all the newest kitchen gadgets. Thank you for the chance to enter to win this wonderful machine.

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    says

    Congrats on 4 years!!!

    I’d love to use it to bake some of your salted caramel apple hand pies, or salted caramel anything for that matter!

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    Armindy Mossop says

    Definitely the Glazed Lemon Pound Cake. I’ve been in a weird mixed up lemon/pumpkin kick and I’ve yet to bake an actual pound cake. :)

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    Wanda Contreras says

    I love your recipes but the banana, nutella stuffed French toast is heavenly delicious!
    Best regards,
    Wanda

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    Renita Y says

    Congratulations on four years, Kelly! I would definitely make your zucchini bread first in the new kitchenaid mixer. It’s soooo good!

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    Barb says

    I think the contest should be open to Canadian residents as well :( Cause I would bake a lot more of everything!! Love the brownie cookies!!

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    Drew Spade says

    I would use it to make a lemon sabayon or pastry creme. I have to make both for my midterm in pastry class so I need all the practice I can get! Any tips or tricks would be great!

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    Katie says

    Happy Birthday! I love fall and everything pumpkin, so I would make your homemade pumpkin bread, or those peanut butter blondies look awesome too!

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    Nalini Vishwanath says

    Congratulations!
    Happy 4th birthday to JAT!

    I would try all your bread recipes. The KitchenAid would make all just so easy to try! :)

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    Penny Reveile says

    Oh…without a doubt, I’d make the soft pretzels! We have a group of carolers who visit us every year and I’d love to hand them each a yummy, salty and warm tasty pretzel!!

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    Jenny says

    Mmm, I’d make lots with it, starting with Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies. And I just love the mixer pictured…. I always call that shade of green my “happy color”. :)

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    Melody Edoff says

    Definitely the German Chocolate Cake. You can’t go wrong with my two favorites….chocolate and coconut:-)

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    Trinity Anderson says

    While I’m a huge fan of pumpkin and other autumn-time treats, I’d definitely make the Momoo’s Peanut Butter Bars! Chocolate & peanut butter are always in season.

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    says

    Congratulations!

    I would definitely make the huuuge Cupcake I just found on your website (which I deiscovered new today, by the way…).

    I have a KitchenAid since last week, but would love to win the machine and give it to my best friend and awesome baker Anna who wants one, too!

    Keeping my fingers crossed
    Kathrin

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    Sam says

    Monster cookies and your famous and ridiculously delicious cupcakes.

    Congratulations on four incredibly impressive years, Kell. Here’s to many more!

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    Suzanne B says

    I would love to make the Monster Cookies!! I know all 5 of my kids would love them – and me too:-)

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    Irene says

    I would whip up the lemon meringue pie :) Let the machine work and I would make 4 of them…. one for each year :)

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    Myra says

    Since its Halloween time I would make the monster cookies… Baking would be so much easier with this mixer!!!

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    Shreyas says

    Great job on the 4th year anniversary!
    I may try something yeasty from your recipe log with the KitchenAid mixer!

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    Elizabeth says

    Happy Birthday!! Congrats on your amazing success. I would make your amazing Peaches & Cream Cupcakes!

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    Jane says

    Your book and site are so good! I would love to make your Cookies with Friends or your Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce…. definitely delicious!

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    Jane says

    Your book and site are so good! I would love to make your Cookies with Friends or your Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce…. definitely delicious!

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    says

    I’m pretty sure I’d make the pumpkin whoopie pies. I like bringing them to football parties for dessert because 1.) I live in PA Dutch country and 2.) They look a little like footballs.

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    melissa says

    The first thing I would make would be y’alls recipe for Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies! YUM! And then of course, I would make my fall favorites, such as sweet potato and pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin bread, regular bread, etc! :)

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    Krishna Patel says

    I would make anything with pumpkin, I could be the Whoopie Pies or even the Pumpkin Bars, or really anything relating to halloween.

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    Gabby says

    I would love to try those molten Lava cakes with the raspberry Jam, they were definitely foodporn! I’ve always wanted on of these but they’re just too expensive for a poor student to afford. :( Thanks

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    says

    The thing I regret most about not having a stand mixer is that I’m loathe to do any yeast dough-based recipes, like the Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread I’ve had bookmarked since you posted it. That’s what I’d make first… before diving into cookies and cakes and and and…

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    Tara Jacobson says

    If I was to win this mixer, I would make the peanut butter blondies recipe. I make it all the time, but have never used a stand up mixer. I have to use my hands and a wooden spoon since I don’t own a mixer. I would love to try the recipe using the mixer though! Then, I could make even more of your delicious recipes!
    P.S. Happy Birthday!

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    Christine Ong says

    Wooo….so exciting! Happy 4th Birthday!! I would love to make my children’s favourite chocolate chip cupcakes with the KA mixer.

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    Rebecca says

    Brown sugar shortbread cookies!!! One of my absolute favorites! Especially if they are dipped in chocolate and peppermints for the holidays :)

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Just A Taste!

    I have never used an electric mixer in any of my recipes, and the Kitchen Aid one is really something on my wish list!

    I would make something I’ve made numerous times before from JAT: The Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce! They are delicious :)

    Thanks for this giveaway!

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    Mindi says

    The BLT Quiche, I just found it yesterday while looking for a quiche recipe and I’ve already added the ingredients to my shopping list. Looks so tasty!

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    Lynette Lacy says

    I am really into pumpkin spice at this time of the year. Pumpkin bread, Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, or pumpkin roll-up.

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    Michele Baron says

    Pumpkin Bread….This mixer would be fabulous with all the holiday baking coming up…..thank you for the opportunity

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    Amanda says

    I’m a college student on a budget and I’ve been craving some real dessert. I would totally make the German Chocolate Cake!!! CAKE!

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    Pamela Taylor says

    Happy 4th Birthday to you. I would love a Kitchenaid, and the very first thing I would make with it would be a perfect pavlova !! Fingers crossed !!

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    says

    Happy 4th birthday! JUST A TASTE!oh my dream kitchen aid…I would make a Vanilla cream cupcake,the giant cupcake with my new kitchen aid mixer,this is perfect for my daughter’s 17th birthday on oct.20.Thank you…

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    Lita Davis says

    I would use the kitchen aid whisk attachment and try making the Gruyere Chive Popovers. Seems like you could get more air in the popovers that way. It would definitely be fun trying the theory at least!

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    Kati says

    Espresso Chocolate Chip Cooooookies. Are they breakfast or are they dessert??? Who cares as long as they are in my mouth!!

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    says

    Dear Just A Taste,Happy 4th Birthday and many more! Fall has inspired me to want to make the salted carmel- apple hand pie if I won this great KitchenAide stand mixer. My husband is a wonderful taste tester!

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    Beth says

    Oh how I’d love to make the Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies! They look sooo amazing, and it would be sooo amazing to win the mixer!

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    Maya says

    Peanut butter blondies !! They are awesome. If I only had a kitchen aid to make them, I would be super happy:):):)

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    Kristen says

    I would make everything on this site!!! I love all of these recipies!!! It would definitley get a workout in my house especially on “family food Sundays!”

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    Lisa says

    I would LOVE that Kitchen Aid! My first recipe would be the…German Chocolate Cake! I can already taste it…

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    Sarah says

    Happy Birthday Just a Taste! I would make the Pepperoni Pull Apart Bread. I was just talking with friends about making pizza and watching football and this would be a great recipe to switch it up with

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    says

    I would make the Peanut Butter Blondies of course! The most delicious blondies to date. Halloween is approaching fast and I can snag free candy, like reeses :) to put in the blondies!

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    Jeffrey Jacobson says

    If I won, I would make those pumpkin whoopie pies. I love pumpkin and whoopie pies, so it sounds great! The mixer would just make everything much easier!

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    Rachael says

    I would make the salted caramel apple hand pies without a doubt! They are everything that I love in a fall dessert! Here’s to 4 years more!

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    AnnieNSD says

    the pecan bars! they are perfect for the impending holiday get togethers! And my bday is coming up!!! Been dreaming about a kitchenaid for the last 26 years!

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    says

    I would keep making Cheesecake Brownie Bites My family loved them so much that I made them for my students and co-worker. Know they keep asking for more.

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    says

    The first JAT recipe I’d try with me new stand mixer would be the peanut butter blondies, and my second one would be the pumpkin whoopie pies – YUM! Thanks so much; I’m crossing my fingers :-)

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    Ananda says

    I’d make your Cheesecake Brownie Bites in a heartbeat with the KitchenAid stand mixer. Btw, I check your blog religiously. Great recipes, ideas, and pictures–obsessed! Planning on buying your book for some future guidance.

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    Alice Lin says

    I love your blog. I tried some of your recipes, especially the Brownie Cheesecake one. Everyone just Love it. So thank you for your blog. I very appreciate your kelly’s note, which is really helpful.

    I always want a KickenAid stand mixer. If I have one, I going to back more and try more recipe in your blog!

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    Maggie says

    Congrats on your fourth! If I win, I would make your German Chocolate Cake and/or your Monster Cookies! Yum!

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    Linda says

    Well everything looks amazing but especially the espresso chocolate chip brownie cookies! And the vintage 1960’s kitchen aid mixer I have just broke down so this would be a perfect way to fill the sudden kitchen aid mixer shaped void left in my heart.

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    Allison says

    Happy Birthday Kelly/Just a Taste! I’d definitely make the pumpkin whoopie pies- have been looking for a holiday recipe to bring to thanksgiving this year! Hope all is well, and CONGRATS on 4 years!

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    Joanne Bernard says

    I am so happy I found your blog. What great mouthwater recipes. I need to make Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce.

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    kathy dunaway says

    I would make the German Chocolate Cake. It looks and sounds delicious.
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

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    says

    Happy blog birthday Kelly! I always look forward to seeing the beautiful dishes you come up with! If I won, I would definitely make your espresso chocolate chip brownie cookies!!

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    says

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love that I found your blog a little while back, and now read every post. I love your book and every detail you share on how to make my blog a better place. I am so happy that you have made this your career and your passion shines through with your love of food. It takes one to know one:). Congratulations on your success and most important your happiness. I am so happy for you!!!
    To be honest, I have been super sick so my taste buds are not on their game. But I have been craving chocolate so bad. I have your perfect chocolate loaf cake on my to make list from a while back, so I would have to say that recipe will be made as soon as I am better!

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    laurie nemeth says

    Wow I would just love to have that mixer.. would really make my baking so much better and less painful.

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    christina glover says

    I would make breads, i love all the sweet breads, and german chocolate cake, also since my 10 year old son has celiac disease, i would use it to make his breads

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    Nancy says

    I am new to the Just a Taste Blog, but love what I have seen so far. My favorite, is the Salted Caramel Apple Hand Pie. Love the size and the conplementary contrasts, Delightful!

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    Danielle says

    I cannot wait to make the Sour Cream Coffee Cake muffins! Even if I don’t win, I will be making this recipe! It just looks so delicious

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    Amanda S says

    I was just looking at your recipe for Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread and would love to whip some up – it would be so much easier with a stand mixer :)

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    Bri Jordan says

    Happy 4th Blogiversary!!! I would first bake your German Chocolate Cake recipe. It reminds me of my grandmother’s! Yum!

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    Kelly,
    I live in Germany and I traveled all the way to Switzerland to get you book. I began reading that today. Inspired by your book, I have created a Facebook page just a few minutes ago :))))
    Love your blog and the book. So much to read and learn!
    BTW, I do have a US address, in case I win a Kitchen Aid, I really want to win it.
    Thank you!

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    Natalie F. says

    I would first make your recipe for lava cakes with red raspberry sauce! Soooo delicious and perfect for the holidays, Fall or anytime! :)

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    Claudia says

    MMM… I’ve been looking for a good soft pretzel recipe and I would definitely try the one you’ve got in your index.

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    Kelsey LaPaglia says

    I would definitely make the pumpkin bars in honor of the best season and Just a Taste’s Blogiversary!

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    Courtney says

    I would make all things pumpkin! I have a huge pumpkin sitting here, just waiting to turn into cookies, pies, and pudding!

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    Hannah says

    I would make your pecan pie bars! They look delicious and I think a pie crust would be easier to make with a mixer.

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    Sheryl A says

    I would love to win the mixer, I have been wanting one for a while! I would definitely make the Pumpkin Bars first because they sound perfect for Fall!

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    Jodie says

    You have so many great recipes its hard to choose just one. I’d make either the Nutella Waffle Sandwich Cookies or the Pecan Pie Bars!

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    Kim Withers says

    Whoopie pieeeeeeessss!!!! They are a Christmas tradition in my family and having a KitchenAid would make it SO much easier to make!

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    I love your blog! I’m also in the middle of reading your book. Thank you so much for writing it. To answer your question for this giveaway, I would make the pumpkin bars with the cream cheese frosting. They sound especially delicious this time of year.

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    Amanda says

    Hands down, I would make the Soft and Chewy Peanut Butter Cookiessss! AAAAH! They are my favorite, and would taste even better if made with a brand new KitchenAid mixer! This is such a great gift to giveaway!

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    I am a new reader and I am thrilled to have found you! I would make mini pumpkin pies. In fact, with all the holidays coming, I would make mini EVERYTHING!! I have always wanted a stand mixer and after 45 years of cooking, I have still never purchased one!

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    Giulia R. says

    I would absolutely, hands down, make the Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce! Happy 4th Birthday to Just a Taste!

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    Teresa says

    I have wanted a kitchenaid forever! Now that the kids are of school age I NEED one for all the bake sales and class parties! I would definitely make the banana nut pancakes first! We all love banana bread so this is sure to be a hit!

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    Bethani says

    I would make the pumpkin whoopie pies! I look forward to this time of year every year because of all the pumpkin inspired recipes, and this one would be perfect to bring to a Halloween party. They are so eye catching with the bright white filling and deceiving because they look like they will taste like a traditional whoopie pie, but they won’t. I’ve always wanted a Kitchen Aid mixer, but just couldn’t ever afford one. This would be such a wonderful thing to win because my mixer just broke yesterday :(

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    Congratulations on turning 4! That is huge! And thanks for doing this awesome giveaway! Though I try to eat really healthy, I love your ‘just a taste’ philosophy. I’ve had my eye on your Monster Cookies for quite sometime, so I would totally make those and have just a taste! Eh, who am I kidding, I’d eat them all! :)

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    Mary Howell says

    Should I be fortunate enough to win, your seasonal and holiday receipes would make this Kitchenaid a workhorse for every birthday, holiday and bake sale, not to mention the cake walk donations I always donate items to, using your phrase”just a taste”.

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    Jen says

    I would make cookies…all of the cookies. I love making cookies. My friends like eating all the cookies I can’t finish :D

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    cretzky says

    Oh what I would give to have a KitchenAid mixer to make Just a Taste recipes! My first born perhaps?? (Kidding… kind of :)
    I would make… all the recipes! But I would start with the coconut almond toffee (a throw back bookmarked from 2010) and then move on to everything else!

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    There are so many that I just could not choose one. I would love to be able to alot of the pastas and bread recipes not to mention all of the sweet treats like the peanut butter blondes my mouth is watering just thinking about everything I could create

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    There are too many to choose just one. But I would love to be able to make the peanut butter blondes not too mention the pasta dishes using homemade pastas and the breads Oh my gosh my mouth is watering just thinking about everyhing I could do if I had the kitchen aid

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    Cherity says

    I have to choose just 1? I have just about broken my current KitchenAid I have used it so much! Considering my daughter’s birthday is coming up I am loving that cupcake!!!

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    Jackie says

    I would transform any that I can into gluten-free delicacies. I already succeeded with the ricotta honey butter bites!!!

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    Marina says

    I would master a fresh strawberry and cream cheese frosting. I’ve been working to perfect it for two months and every time has been a failure. But i am determined.

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    Mary Morgan says

    Boy, huge task deciding which recipe to make but I think it would have to be the Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies, if I had to choose just one! I would start there and work my way through every cookie, brownie, chocolate recipe I could find!

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    Janelle Morarie says

    I would probably use it for different types of artisan breads-I have a friend that has a Kitchen Aid mixer,and it has a dough hook-makes it super easy to make bread without the physical work of hand kneading! Hope I win-I would use it every day,I love to bake. I would pick the pretty Raspberry color if I won one-good luck to all

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    Paula says

    The monster cookies sound great. As a side note, I really hope I win the mixer. My daughter recently got married and would love a Kitchenaid stand mixer for her new kitchen. :)

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    amy rainey says

    I would love to win this Kithen Aid to make this fabulous The Perfect Chocolate Loaf Cake. Wow, I am so pumped to get mixing!!

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    Faith Webster says

    Since I love chocolate and coffee, it would be the espresso chocolate chip cookies…and then on to the Christmas goodies.

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    Julie says

    I would make the Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies or the Monster Cookies, they both look so good.

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    rebecca segal says

    although many of the recipes sound delicious! the first one I would want to try is the recipe for Soft Pretzels

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    Annette says

    I want to make them all! Just found this blog through the Gruyere Chive Pop Overs and I’m in love! Even bought a Pop Over pan!

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    Bridget Robertson says

    If I won, the first thing I would bake are the Espresso Chocolate chip brownie cookies. They look so good.

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    Marybeth says

    Happy 4th Anniversary to you!

    I would love to make the pepperoni pull apart bread with the KitchenAid mixer!

    Thank you for offering this!

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    Laura Ruddy says

    Oh my gosh! I think the question should be which recipe would I make *first*! Either the Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies or the Glazed Lemon Pound Cake. I haven’t tried the cookies yet but my mom loves the lemon pound cake. Since I don’t have a stand mixer, it’s a labor of love mixing by hand. Love your blog!

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    Sara Santa says

    I’d have to make the German Chocolate Cake! Then my moms chocolate chip cookies. We have never owned a stand mixer so I’d be curious to see how the cookies are different made with it over a hand mixer. I’d need to try bread too! (seriously didn’t mean that as a pun, just caught it!) Yum!

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    Teresa Siberio says

    Congratulations on 4 successful years, Kelly! I am so happy for you!! The family voted and monster cookies it is (with oats NOT oatmeal).

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    Monica Young says

    Oh my so hard to pick just one!!!! I’d make the Lemon Meringue Pie first, then watch out kitchen I’m going on a baking frenzy! Congrats on the 4 years :) keep up the good work.

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    I love your blog!! and I need that mixer!!
    I would start off with the Pumpkin bars then the German Chocolate Cake recipe with this beautiful new mixer :)
    *fingers crossed*

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    Kimberly Alecia says

    Well done, here is to many more years to come! There are so many on the list!..first up, homemade marshmallows.

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    Meghan Finley says

    I’d make Lava Cakes with Red Raspberry Sauce. I love them and could eat them everyday (if only my pants would cooperate) ;)

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    Amy says

    With out a doubt,the salted caramel apple hand pies. They sound delicious! Craving candied apples too but not sure how I would make them with my new KitchenAid mixer?

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    Kylee Sutton says

    I would make the Soft and chewy peanut butter cookies! Peanut butter cookies never last long in my house :) Can’t wait for my daughter to turn one an get to try them!

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    Laurel G says

    Happy Birthday! Since there’s a lot that I would make, I’ll just say that I would start with the sour cream coffee cake muffins – because there would be nothing better than on these cooler days to sit down with a cup of coffee and enjoy some muffins!

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    Maria says

    OMG I would love to have a mixer and make the Cheesecake Brownie Bites!! I love baking but having a mixer would definitely get me in gear making things from scratch!

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    Clarissa R. says

    After seeing the Pepperoni Pizza Pull-Apart Bread…I wouldn’t mind having the Kitchen-Aid to knead up some dough…It looks A-MAZINGLY Delish!

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    MelissaO says

    Since I’ve never had my very own mixer, I’d go crazy and make everything I could…but I think I’d start with the Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies.

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    Lizette says

    I would make a huge batch of chocolate chip walnut cookies for men in my life: hubby, dad, and brothers!! :-) they love my cookies but with recent double surgery on both wrist I have not been able to make them… So this would soo help me!:-)

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    Ida D. says

    Happy 4th JAT! I’d definitely make lots of cupcakes and practice making buttercream and marshmallow icing with the Kitchenaid Mixer… I so wish…!!

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    Carrie Baird says

    I would make Veggie Pizza with Garlic Hummus with my new Kitchen Aid Mixer. (Among many many other things!)

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    JENNIFER says

    HAPPY 4TH! FIRST TIME CHECKING OUT THE SITE, BUT I KNOW THE FIRST THING I WOULD MAKE IS THE GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE. IT LOOKS LIKE BEFORE THAT I WILL HAVE TO ATTEMPT THE BACON SCALLION HUMMUS WITH MY FOOD PROCESSOR THOUGH!

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    Hadley Hudson says

    Happy Birthday, Just a Taste! I just LOVE your blog and always come back here for inspiration in the form of recipes that will get me out of the ol’ standby recipe rut we can all get in. One recipe I still have bookmarked to try are the Blended Oatmeal Cookies!

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    Cindy M says

    While I would not need the mixer for this recipe I could definitely use it for the others I fell in love with.

    I love the Salted Carmel Apple hand pies!!! OMG gonna make these for Thanksgiving!

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    Kristina M says

    What a great website,the recipes are all fantastic! I would say ‘WHOOPIE’ if I won the mixer and make the pumpkin whoopie pies then every other flavor after that,yummm!!