KitchenAid Stand Mixer review

I think the driving factor for my recent affair with baking is because I have a totally awesome mixer. The KitchenAid brand has been synonymous with professional quality and durability, so the thought of owning one really made me happy! I got the Ultra Power model, and not only is the one sitting in my kitchen easy on the eyes — with a gorgeous gray color — but it works like a charm. Here are just a few feature highlights:– 300 watts of power and 10 speeds– metal attachments and a hub…

DeLonghi Deep Fryer review

So we got our new deep fryer last week, the DeLonghi D677UX. It wasn’t the one with the rotating basket, the husband accidentally purchased the wrong one, but we were still quite happy with the one we got, and it was at a better price too. One of the things that did catch me off guard was the size, it is a little bigger than our old deep fryer, but it wasn’t a deal breaker. We tested it out last night by making Paula Deen’s southern fried chicken recipe. Here are…

The many faces of NaCl

As an avid sodium lover and a hater of bland food, I fear the day when my doctor tells me I need to cut back. I know I have a salt addiction problem, but I feel that it really does add to the food and just makes it tastier!  The 3 that I’ve used regularly in my kitchen are sea salt, kosher salt and table salt. For a time, I used to think that they all tasted the same, but with just different textures and colors. But I’ve actually come to learn that…

How it all began…

So I’ve loved food all my life! But quality was never one of my biggest concerns. For me, I’d take quantity over quality any day. Take me to a buffet and I’d park my butt in that seat, engorging myself for hours! As long as my belly was full, I was a happy camper. And I definitely was not a healthy eater! Junk food and take out were my regular go to’s. I remember doing an all fast food diet in college for about a week straight. Along the way…