Top 7 Recipes to Make With Your KitchenAid Mixer (Giveaway Day 5!)

by zesty on December 9, 2011 · 155 comments

Wow, looks like you really want to win that KitchenAid mixer for the New Year!  Well, consider this some further inspiration to keep entering the contest (click here for a list of each entry opportunity) and get cookin’ in the kitchen!

Before I tell you how to enter to win the contest today, let’s take a look at some of the things you can make with the mixer if you win it!

Zesty’s Top 7 KitchenAid Recipe Favorites

1.  Simply Pure Carrot Cake

This is a classic carrot cake recipe, but the way the ingredients come together is nothing short of killer.  The first time I made this, I didn’t have a mixer, but the whole thing would be much easier to make with the help of a KitchenAid!

2.  Chocolate Cake Ice Cream Cones

I made this for Little Miss Zesty’s birthday last year (not to be confused with her party this year!), and they were a hit with the kids and the adults!  This recipe is simple and fun.

3.  Oh Yummy Cream Cheese Gumdrop Cake

This cake can be made year round but I think it’s especially nice around the holidays.  The cream cheese makes this cake moist and creamy.

4.  Ridiculously Delicious Dinner Rolls

This is a solid, traditional dinner roll recipe that also happens to be, as the name suggests, ridiculously delicious!  Since these rolls need a good amount of kneading, it would be handy to have a mixer around to help with the work!

5.  Butterscotch Blondies

I’m pretty sure these will be a universal hit in any house!  This recipe is originally from Smitten Kitchen and it doesn’t disappoint.

6.  Blueberry Zucchini Cake

Sounds like an interesting combination, right?  Cake, bread…whatever you call it, it’s delicious and nutritious!

7.  Chocolate Cream Cheese Cupcakes

This is the ultimate mixer dessert!  Can you really beat chocolate, cream cheese and to top it all off in bite size cupcake form?  I think not.

There you have it, folks!  Now, who wants to win this baby?

How to Win the KitchenAid Giveaway Today

Just leave a comment on this post telling me the first thing you plan to make if you win the mixer!  Remember, you can still enter the contest from previous days!

  1. Please “like” the Zesty Cook facebook page and come back and tell me you did it. If you are already a “liker,” leave a comment telling me you are already a fan.
  2. Tell me your favorite holiday tradition and leave a comment telling me.
  3. Tell Zesty your favorite Holiday dish
  4. Tweet about this contest and leave a comment telling me you have tweeted.

Please be sure to leave separate comments for each entry to increase your chance to win!

So there you have it…. a sweetened way to end your week.  I hope you have a great weekend, maybe wrap up your shopping and relax.  I think we need to pick out our tree and get it in the house.  Talk to you on Monday.

Take care

zesty

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1 Amy

Chocolate chip cookies, without a doubt!

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2 Melodie

I’d probably make homemade bread.

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3 Jill Lombardo

Italian wedding cake cookies, I have my recipe waiting to go but last year my hand mixer smelled like burning plastic when I used it for too long….

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4 Nikki

Cookies and creme cookies! I just made them the other day with a hand mixer and it was awful!!! I had to stop every few minutes so it didn’t burn out!

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5 Beth

The very first thing I would bake is cupcakes. Loads and loads of cupcakes!

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6 Beth

I am a fan of yours on facebook. :-)

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7 Beth

This sounds strange but one holiday tradition growing up was listening to John Denver’s ‘Please Daddy Don’t Get Drunk This Christmas’ while decorating the Christmas tree. lol.

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8 vann benson

The first thing I plan to make are good ol’ traditional Nestle Tollhouse Cookies :)

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9 Scorpio Woman

If I win the mixer I’ll do a cake, probably a carrot cake. Yours looks so yummy

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10 Scorpio Woman

I like the Zesty Cook fan page on facebook

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11 Scorpio Woman

My favorite holiday tradition is to bake sugar pie with my mother

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12 Sharon

I would bake cheesecake!

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13 Cassie Brindza

I will make some homemade dumplings to go with my Grandfather’s recipe for chicken paprikash. Unfortunately because I cannot mix by hand for long periods of time it does not get made often enough.

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14 Scorpio Woman

my favorite holiday dish is tourtiere (meat pie)

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15 Scorpio Woman
16 Beth

My favorite Holiday dish is honey baked ham.

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17 kasey

First thing… The chocolate chip/walnut/pretzel pieces cookie recipe that I just can’t seem to make w/o a mixer

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18 Kelly

Peanut butter cookies, without question!

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19 Laurie

I would start with one of those fabulously looking recipes you posted about! Mmmm!

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20 Laura

Soft homemade bread. Mmmmm…

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21 natalie (the sweets life)

i would make cupcakes!

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22 Maureen

I love to make Pumpkin gingerbread and eggnog breads. This would so help the process.

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23 Katie

Christmas cookies!

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24 Mehgan Drake

A recipe for Julia Child’s white bread. It has to mix a ridiculously long time, and the recipe calls for a stand mixer. Can’t wait!! =)

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25 Rachel

bread! probably sourdough

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26 MargaritaPan

I would make red velvet cheesecake!:)

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27 Gillian

Cupcakes

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28 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen

That blueberry zucchini cake looks delicious! I think that would have to be my first creation.

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29 Laura

im a sucker for carrot cake! i’d definitely make that recipe!

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30 Debbie C

If I win the mixer I am trying the chocolate cream cheese cupcakes first. I really need that mixer because my beaters keep falling out of my old old mixer.
This contest is fun. Hope I win.

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31 Kim Roach

If I win the mixer, first thing I will make is Peter Reinhart’s Napoletana pizza dough recipe. I have been making it by hand. I would love to try those paddles out. :)

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32 Kim D.

I would make pumpkin bread first and try the Simply Pure Carrot Cake next.

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33 Christy Bergeron

The first thing I would make is chocolate chess pie. I made one this week, and it was so yummy, it disappeared in 1 day.

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34 Andrew Deveaux

I have a twitter account.
I never check it.
But oh, i tweated today.
@andrewbyte

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35 Anne

I’d make dough with it to make either pizza, bread or cinnamon rolls.

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36 Stacie

I would make those blondies–they look sooo yummy!

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37 Kim

I like the Zesty FB Page

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38 Carla Skiles

Homemade bread for sure!!!!! I don’t have a Kitchen Aid so it is hard to make bread using a hand mixer and my hands! :( As you can probably imagine, I don’t make bread very often for this reason. My kids would be ever so happy if I was able to make bread regularly for them using this wonderful machine! :)

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39 Rebecca Bohan

Oatmeal scotchies:)

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40 Rebecca Bohan

My favorite holiday tradition is a day filled with baking cookies with my kids, and then packaging them up to pass out to friends and family.

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41 David

I “Liked” your Facebook page.

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42 nadine

I would make my grandmothers recipe for Hungarian nut roll. Faaaabulous:)

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43 Natalie

I “liked” the Zesty Cook page on Facebook!

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44 Natalie

Right now I’m dying to make gingerbread cookies and Christmas sugar cookies! That would be one of my first things!

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45 Jean

I “liked” on FB

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46 Jean

Favorite holiday tradition is that on Christmas Eve our family has dinner and exchanges gifts at our house. Then on Christmas, we go to my sister’s house for dinner and celebrate her birthday, which is December 25th!

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47 Jean

Hands down it is poppyseed roll. My mother used to make it, and even though I was very young when she died, I do remember it! Now my sister makes it for me every Christmas :-)

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48 Carmen

I need to make a first birthday cake soon! I want it to be extra-special

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49 Carmen

We like to make beef tenderloin for Christmas Day

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50 Marion MacDonald

The first thing I Plan on making if I win is biscuits….and then maybe that carrot cake at the top of this post;)

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51 Kathleen Richardson

I have to pick ONE?! You’re so mean, Zesty. I want to make it all, but for purposes of this contest (heh!), I choose a big gooey chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream icing and a raspberry preserve filling.

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52 Stormy

Carrot Cake is a favorite in our home.

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53 Dynamics

I want to try making those egg white things. What the heck are they called. You whip up eggs whites with a tad bit of sugar and bake them in an over.

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54 Lauren

oh gosh, those cake ice cream cones look great, but i’d definitely make some fun cupcakes first!!!

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55 Glenda H

Well, I was going to say homemade bread. However, after you posted all of those photos, I can’t get that carrot cake out of my mind. So, I’m going to have to say that sinfully delish carrot cake! :)

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56 Kim

Homemade pizza dough

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57 Kylie

I would make chocolate chip cookies! I’ve been using a spoon to stir the dough and my hand is exhausted by the time I’m finished throwing it all together. My handheld blender makes crazy, loud sounds so I had to stop using that.

I’ve also made your Butterscotch Blondies so many times, they’re delicious. Those chocolate cake ice cream cones look awesome as well.

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58 Jenne

The first thing I plan to make if I win the mixer would deep dish pizza dough. I love deep dish and it’s been years since I have had it. The process by hand is grueling so a mixer would be prime!

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59 Jenne

I am already a fan on facebook :)

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60 Jamie F.

I’d make French macarons!

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61 Audrey

I’m not sure what I would make. Probably a cake!

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62 jules p

Oh…well, after I finish my happy I won cry….I think I would make my daughter’s bread recipe.

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63 Cheryl

I love making cakes for special occasions and always use a hand held mixer. Therefore, without a doubt the first thing I would make with the KitchenAid Mixer would be a chocolate marble cake, as well as the fluffy frosting to go with it!

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64 Lori Z.

I’d make cookies!

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65 Marianne

Have “liked” you on FB for awhile!!

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66 Marianne

I’d make your Butterscotch Brownies!!! Those look so yummy!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

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67 Katrina

I would love to whip egg whites in a new mixer. (And make French macarons-a new obsession). I’m about to make the basil hummus for a party tomorrow.

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68 Marianne

Our Holiday tradition, well our family has been scattered all over the States, but last year we all moved within a 4 hr drive from each other, so, last year we started the tradition of everyone gathering here at my home to all come together and cook and sing carols and enjoy a huge meal. I know this sounds normal but for the past 10 yrs I’ve only had my youngest son with me during the holidays, now I have both my sons and my daughter-in-law and her two daughters will be joining us this year. I am so excited to have all my family here that’s what makes this time so special to me. (the mixer would really help with all the baking I’m going to do) (wink)

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69 Christine M

The first thing I will make would be chocolate chunk chip cookies and mail them off to my hubby overseas =)

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70 Jena L.

Oatmeal raisin cookies for my hubby, ’cause they’re his faves, but my current mixer just doesn’t seem up to the task.

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71 jodie

i have not had carrot cake in forever, so that will be the first

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72 Sophie S

The first thing I would make is a double batch of churros! Love them and there are never enough of them around here.

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73 Karen Lynch

Would love to make brownies or a pie, but will probably be cupcakes.

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74 Dwayne

I like the Zesty Cook fan page on Facebook.
And my favorite dish is mashed potatoes.

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75 April Kofler

I like you on FB

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76 April Kofler

We always go to Christmas in the park as a family. But my son joined the Air Force last month, I went back to work and the other two kids don’t like to do anything. So we need to start a new one I think. :o)

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77 April Kofler

Thumb Print cookies, but it might be your carrot cake or gum drop cake. :o)

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78 Sophie S

Unus Sed Leona likes your Facebook page!

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79 Sophie S

My favorite holiday dish are all the tamales that everyone gets together to make.

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80 Sophie S

My favorite holiday tradition is going downtown Chicago to check out the lights, Fields (now Macys) windows and listen to street music at Water Tower.

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81 Susan Stahley

The first thing I would make is thin mint cookies! Perfect for getting everyone in the mood of the Holidays

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82 Glenda

Cranberries

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83 jeremy

Hey great post, I love the kitchenaid it really makes things easier in the kitchen. I have a Kitchenaid review blog and I would love to be featured on your blog. Maybe you could do a review of my website or something along those lines, let me know if you want any compensation, just email me
Jeremy
My site is Kitchenaid mixer

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84 Kara

I would definitely make those Ridiculously Easy Dinner Rolls – yum! :)

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85 Jan

I like you on facebook!

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86 Jan

Favorite holiday tradition is getting together with family and playing “the crying game” as we have named it…Basically you roll doubles with 2 dice and pick a new present or a present that someone has already opened. Little kids always ended up crying, they are grown up now, but it is still so fun!

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87 Jan

My favorite holiday dish are any kind of Christmas cookies!!

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88 Jan

I tweeted about the contest!

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89 Matt

I would make a loaf of bread. I’ve wanted to experiment with bread making for a while now and I feel like a stand mixer would be very helpful that challenge.

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90 Nelly Rodriguez

Brownies, for sure!

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91 Donna

I liked you on facebook!

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92 LA Howe

One of the first things we would make is my husband’s recipe of fresh rosemary bread. So mouth-watering!

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93 Nina

I would make homemade bread!

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94 Caren

I would make baguettes using Julia Child’s recipe.

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95 Melissa

Some holiday cookies!!! :)

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96 Amy

Well being as Andrew is in on this I feel like I should be too. I would totally use the mixer to make my zucchini chocolate chip cookies, because they are the best. Also, would be useful with my mega-holiday baking next year. My arm still hurts from all that mixing!

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97 Amy

I liked your facebook page :)

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98 Amy

I tweeted about it too! Goodness I’m on a roll here. (And hey, a mixer would help with those too!)

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99 tanaka cowart

The first thing I would like to make are cookies. We are baking cookies for the troops and it would go faster with this mixer increased quart size!

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100 tanaka c

I like your facebook page.

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101 TracyP

I would make an old fashioned yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting.

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102 Sam

Definitely some carrot cake and cream cheese frosting..

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103 Cristina Bilancieri

The first thing i would make is a chocolate cake for my husband’s birthday coming up, along with other sweet stuff to make his day even sweeter!!! ♥

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104 Cristina Bilancieri

I like you on FB!

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105 Cristina Bilancieri

My favorite tradition is opening gifts at midnight! :) what can i say….I can’t sleep/wait all night :P

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106 Cristina Bilancieri

I twitted about it! ♥

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107 Katerine Gibbons

the first thing I will make is homemade bread

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108 Katerine Gibbons

i like your page on fb

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109 Katerine Gibbons

my favorite tradittion is secret santa on christmas eve!

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110 Katerine Gibbons

i twitted about the compettion! hope I win

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111 Katerine Gibbons

I am following lovefrom the oven on twitter

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112 Megan's Cookin'

A birthday cake!!! :)

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113 chris swan

I think I will make carrot cake it looks fantastic.

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114 chris swan

I like Zesty on facebook. I am Celeste C Swan on fb.

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115 chris swan

My fav holiday tradition is to make hot cocoa and drive around and look at Christmas Lights on all the houses (I ck the paper to see the best displays first).

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116 chris swan

fav holiday dish is pumpkin pie. I can’t get enough of that one.

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117 Theresa J

The first thing I would make is a New York Cheesecake.

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118 Theresa J

I like your facebook page.

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119 Theresa J

My favorite holiday tradition is our pickle ornament. We hide the ornament on Christmas Eve and the first to find it gets an extra present.

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120 Theresa J

My favorite holiday dish is mini pumpkin pie bites.

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121 Theresa J
122 Debby

Mmm… I’d make those rolls. I *love* good roll recipes!

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123 SharonF

The first thing I would attempt to make is homemade bread.

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124 lois

Oh I would so love to win the mixer. I don’t have a mixer at all. I had a hand mixer but it broke so that Kitchen Aid would be sooooo welcome. The first thing I would make if that beautiful mixer ever made it to my house would be that carrot cake on this post that looks like the most moist and tasty cake (especially since carrot cake is my favorite cake — cheese cake is the second…lol!)
Lois

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125 Alison

Chocolate, chocolate chip cookies. Maybe frosted with chocolate, even! One can never have too much chocolate!

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126 Sara

mixing it up item #1 would be pound cake

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127 Sara

roasted chestnuts are my favorite holiday food

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128 Sara

favorite holiday tradition is gluing noses – red – to deer crossing signs

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129 Melissa @ Live, Love, & Run

The first thing I’d make with my mixer is my amaretto cream pie. :)

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130 Erin from Long Island

i want to make all your lovely suggestions, right after a do a big old batch of sun dried tomato hummus!

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131 Miranda Couse

I think I would make a knock off of the outback bread.

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132 Amy C

brownie for sure! taste so amazing!!!

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133 Elyssa

gingerbread cookies

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134 Lindsay

Meringues—you have to whip the egg whites and sugar just right….they take a lot of love & time to make, but they’re well worth it!

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135 Sheena O.

“Liked” Zesty Cook’s facebook page!

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136 Sheena O.

The first thing I’d make is a huge batch of gingerbread cookies as a yummy Christmas treat for friends & family!

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137 Sheena O.

My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around to see the beautifully lit up homes on Christmas Eve, each of us with a mug of hot chocolate (chilled & in sippy cups for the kids) and sugar cookies :)

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138 Sheena O.

Favorite Holiday dish is the Christmas ham, without a doubt!

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139 Jennifer

I would make my favorite peanut butter chocolate cupcakes

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140 jinkatya

Ahhh…so many options. I think I’d just have it sit on my counter for awhile so I could stare at it lovingly. ;)

Besides that, chocolate chip cookies.

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141 Lisa

try a new bread recipe!!

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142 Heather

I think I would have to make your carrot cake recipe… it looks delicious!

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143 Tami@nutmegnotebook

The first thing I would make is cream puffs!

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144 BunnyBOB123

I’d definitely host a party (no apparent reason-maybe pool?) and make as many cupcakes I can!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Of course, a matching theme of the party!!!! LOL

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145 Zachary Boyd

Red velvet cupcakes, simply because thats probably the colour of the mixer thats on offer!!

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146 Monica

Definitely Christmas cookies!

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147 Fay D

Yes- Definitely “Liked” on FB! If I win, I would enjoy making cinnamon bread (and of course, a pile of Christmas cookies), and giving it away to watch people smile.

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148 Linda Barnhill

My favorite Christmas tradition is making Gingerbread houses with my three Grandchildren, it would be so much easier with a nice mixer. I think the first thing I would like to make would be sausage balls, I would also need to add the food grater so I could grate the cheese. I think the mixer would be great mixing up that dough and getting it ready to roll the balls. I did “liked” you on Facebook page, looking forward to your posts. Merry Christmas!

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149 Linda Barnhill

Would love to win the mixer.

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150 zosia

I like you on Facebook!

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151 zosia

The first thing I’d make is…PUMPKIN BREAD!

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152 zosia

My favourite Christmas tradition is simply BEING with my family on the eve of Christmas day. We eat well, enjoy each other’s company, open gifts together, and then go to Church.

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153 zosia

My favourite Christmas ‘dish’ is one that most people might find odd…but because I’m Polish and because it’s just damn delicious…pickled herring. It’s so salty and delicious.

…that and pierogi with sauerkraut and mushrooms :)

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154 zosia

nevermind. this is from 2011. damn it haha!!!!!

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155 Donna Buffkin

dinner rolls

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