Originally Posted by mi77915
Well, I did use my new mixer this morning to make a batch of cookies for my daughter. WOW, this IS a nice mixer!!! It has plenty of power and did an excellent job of mixing all the ingredients.
I can see why you love your KA mixer, it is an awesome machine!!
Now, what can I make next?????
Congrats on your new mixer, Tom! I got a KA this year, too, and I'm still tickled every time I use it. I'm not as accomplished a cook as most of the folks here, but these are some of the cool uses I've found for my mixer:
It makes awesome whipped potatoes with no splatter of potatoes across the front of my shirt.
It does wonders with a boxed Angelfood cake mix. Really easy and the cake whips ups and bakes up much higher than when I used a hand mixer.
Bread dough. If you don't have a bread machine that you've been using, then you will love making bread dough with your mixer. I would stick to white flour until you figure out if your mixer can handle whole wheat flours. But you can make your dough and then cover it and let it rise in the mixing bowl. My stand by is to then make breadsticks - the fat ones like at Olive Garden. The reason is that once your dough has risen, you just divide the dough into equal portions (8-10), roll into little logs, and bake in a 400 degree oven for 10 minutes. (My kids are into instant gratification.)
There are lots of other things to do but those are the things I seem to do most.