Food Babbles Turns 3! And A KitchenAid Giveaway

by Kate on November 10, 2013

KitchenAid Stand Mixers

Today marks Food Babbles third anniversary!! I cannot believe that it has been three full years of baking, writing, photographing, meeting new people, having incredible experiences and MOST importantly, connecting with all of you.  I love when this date rolls around because this is always a time for me to reflect and look back.

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Look at this! My first post EVER! Delicious recipe that I still make often. Horrendous in every other way. Ha! I love seeing how my photography has progressed over the last three years. It’s something I’ve really tried hard to become better at. I continue to learn more and strive to improve.

Honey Roasted Peaches with Thyme 3

This year I’ve enjoyed meeting celebrities which is a new experience for me. New as in, all in the last month!

Meeting Giada

Sunny Anderson and Kate from FoodBabbles.com

 

Star Jones & Kate Donahue of FoodBabbles.com

And this year I’ve immersed myself even more in the food community. I’m fortunate enough to have connected with an incredibly talented group of ladies who have all joined together with me to celebrate Food Babbles 3rd Blogiversary! I know you’ll love them. Each of their sites are filled with deliciousness, decadence and will be sure to have you drooling. Trust me, these are ladies you want in your life too!!

Taking On Magazines Food Babbles Crumb Chocolate, Chocolate and More Cooking In Stilettos Created By Diane Juanita's Cocina Diethood Cravings of a Lunatic Try Anything Once That Skinny Chick Can Bake Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker It's Yummi

 

You are the reason that I continue to write and bake. I feel like there are so many readers that I’ve really connected with. I love that aspect of this space. I love β€œmeeting” all of you and connecting with your through common interests. I truly love hearing from you and appreciate each comment you leave me. I adore when you take time out of your day to share your thoughts with me. Thank you again for another fantastic year here. I can’t tell you how very much I appreciate all of you. Thank you for reading my words, making my food and talking to me. You guys make me so happy and I hope that I make you happy as well!

So for those reasons, today we’ve all come together to offer YOU a birthday present! We will be giving one lucky winner a KitchenAid 5 Quart Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer!! Scroll down and just use the nifty, easy to use Rafflecopter form to enter. Sometimes it takes a second to load (especially on mobile!) Good luck and thank you again for another wonderful year here on Food Babbles.

Enjoy!

~K

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Hezzi-D November 10, 2013 at 8:08 am

I would make a ton of Christmas cookies!

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Jersey Girl Cooks November 10, 2013 at 8:31 am

Happy blog anniversary! Glad we met through blogging!

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Jersey Girl Cooks November 10, 2013 at 8:32 am

I would ake Xmas cookies. Thanks for the chance.

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Becky Egeland November 10, 2013 at 8:42 am

You have succeeded in making your photography beautiful and delicious. I so enjoy reading your blog. Congrats on three yummy years!

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 9:25 am

Thank you so much for your kind words Becky! I’m so happy you enjoy my site and I’m happy to have you as a reader πŸ™‚

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Ashley P November 10, 2013 at 8:46 am

start my christmas baking list!!!!

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Julie Murphy November 10, 2013 at 9:08 am

I would make a French Silk Pie!

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claudia lamascolo November 10, 2013 at 9:09 am

I would diffinitely would be making a great batch of Pavlova!

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Amy F November 10, 2013 at 9:16 am

Happy blog anniversary! Looking to start my own one day!

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Annemarie November 10, 2013 at 9:23 am

My husband’s favorite layer cake

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Harmony November 10, 2013 at 9:27 am

French silk pie!

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Emily Wells November 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

Bread is the first thing I’d make!

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Gail November 10, 2013 at 9:31 am

Baking and more!

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Tina Marie November 10, 2013 at 9:46 am

I have never used/owned one but I would LOVE to make some homemade marshmallows and things like meringue, my own whipped cream, etc. πŸ™‚

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Laura@baking in pyjamas November 10, 2013 at 9:51 am

Happy 3rd year of blogging, I’ve just passed my 1st year. I can’t imagine where I’ll be at in another 2 years. I always enjoy visiting your blog Kate, I look forward to what’s to come.

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Thank you so much Laura! Congratulations on reaching the ripe old age of 1!!! That’s fantastic and wait until you look back a year from now and see how much you’ve grown πŸ™‚ I love my anniversary for that very reason.

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Melanie Simpson November 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

I would make pumpkin cheesecake!

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Shirley November 10, 2013 at 10:00 am

I make bread and cookies for the holidays. This year, I thought I’d give β€œStand Mixer Homemade Butter” a try! I can’t wait!!

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

I didn’t even know you could make butter in a stand mixer!! I’ll need to look into that. Good luck!

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Carla Oaks November 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

I would make chocolate chip pumpkin bread.

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Acashia November 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

Oh my, this would be a “little” dream come true. I bake allot of pies, cakes, cheese cakes for people, and right now I just use an electric hand mixer. πŸ™ If I win one of these the first thing I am mixing up is a big batch of royal icing. πŸ™‚ Oh how I would love to win this.

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Good luck!! I know having a stand mixer in the kitchen is SUCH a help!

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Beth C. November 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

Cookies, of course!

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Tracy November 10, 2013 at 10:35 am

I’ll give it to my sister with a recipe for angel food cake. (My 20-year-old bowl-lift KA mixer is still going strong!)

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Carrie @ poet in the pantry November 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

Happy blogiversary! It’s been so wonderful sharing the last couple of years with you!

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Nicole Carter November 10, 2013 at 10:50 am

I would make chocolate chip mint cookies!

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Nicole Carter November 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

I tried to subscribe to Taking on Magazine’s email but shes having issues but I asked her to add me if she could using email raventally30@aol.com

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ChristineM November 10, 2013 at 11:13 am

love it! happy anniversary Kate! You are a great blogger and friend. I love everything you do!

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ChristineM November 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

I think I would make whipped cream in the kitchenaid mixer if I win. I love to add stuff to it.
If I do win, I will have two so I can have a dual mixer bake off!

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Yi @ Yi Reservation November 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

happy anniversary Kate! My wife would be really happy to use this mixer for her baking addiction!!

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Thank you Yi!

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Lauren November 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

I would love to make some sweet molasses bread with this mixer!

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Faith November 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

I would make bread… and cookies… but probably bread first.

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Tricia November 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

How about cinnamon rolls…..

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Susan LP November 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

I would make German Chocolate cupcakes.

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Charlsey G November 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Bread!

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Christina Gathright November 10, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Lots and lots of Christmas cookies!

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Deanna Segrave-Daly November 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Congrats on your blog’s b-day! It’s be a joy to follow your posts, drool over your recipes and get to meet in person too πŸ™‚

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Becky November 10, 2013 at 12:37 pm

I would start my holiday baking. One of my most requested recipes is for pumpkin logs. A stand mixer would be a godsend for those.

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Karen - Cinnamon Freud November 10, 2013 at 12:52 pm

Congrats to your blog-iversary! With my stand mixer, I would definitely first make a dessert or some bread. Maybe a cake or batch of cookies

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Katelyn November 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

I would make bread or cookies first!!

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Debbie November 10, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Cookies! Love your blog. Congrats on 3 years

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Thank you Debbie! I’m so happy you like my site πŸ™‚

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Diane {Created by Diane} November 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

Happy 3rd Blogiversary!
Lots of hard work has gone into your blog and it shows πŸ™‚
I love my kithenaid mixer and wish I had one in ever color. My favorite thing to make in it is cookie dough, no more sore arm from all that mixing!

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thank you for the congratulations, Diane! And thank you for being a part of the celebration.

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carol roberts clark November 10, 2013 at 1:38 pm

banana bread and cookies

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DB-The Foodie Stuntman @ Crazy Foodie Stunts November 10, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Congratulations on your 3rd blogoversary! I would make pasta dough!

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thank you!!

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Tracy Stine November 10, 2013 at 1:57 pm

I would make pie crusts & crumbles for fruit

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Nicole November 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

I would make pizza dough!

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen November 10, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Happy blog anniversary and congratulations on three years. What a great give-away. I would make the cassis chocolate cake I just made again in my new KitchenAid mixer.
Sam

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Thank you Sam!

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suzanne November 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Congratulations on the anniversary, 3 years in the blog-o-sphere is quite a feat. You have a great blog and I am so glad to know you!

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Kate November 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Thank you Suzanne! I’m so happy to know you as well and thank you for always taking the time to read my blog πŸ™‚

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MMS November 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

I would make Chinese almond cookies.

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Joy V November 10, 2013 at 5:44 pm

thimble cookies for Christmas and lots of gluten free cookies!

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SARAH November 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I would make red velvet cupcakes for my roomates! I keep telling them that I love to bake, but considering my lack of results, they probably don’t believe me!

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Marnely Rodriguez Murray November 10, 2013 at 5:55 pm

I’d make brownies!

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Maria MacDonald November 10, 2013 at 6:09 pm

I’d make some sort of protein balls – something with chocolate πŸ™‚

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Eileen November 10, 2013 at 7:12 pm

It’s funny to look back at our first blog photos. Or not! I just deleted a bunch of my firsts today because I couldn’t stand to look at them one minute longer! Congrats on your blog turning 3 πŸ™‚ I’d make homemade cinnamon rolls!

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Cheryl November 10, 2013 at 8:00 pm

Congratulations on three years. Love the giveaway. I would try my hand a macarons. I’ve always wanted to experiment with those.

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Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction November 10, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Congrats on 3 years! I’d make monster cookies!

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Sthefany November 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm

I would start baking everyday like I’ve been wanting to!!!!

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Victoria Crissman November 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm

Congrats!! What a great giveaway! If I won one, I would make loads of different breads, and lots of other things. I have arthritis, and using a hand mixer on stiff dough really hurts, so having one of these would be awesome!

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Aliyia November 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Oh the things I would make! From pasta to dessert! Congrats!!

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kelly patz November 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

Cheesecake!

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Susan November 10, 2013 at 8:50 pm

I would make desserts for Thanksgiving.

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Janet Ingalls November 10, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I would love to try making marshmallows!

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Cori McClanahan November 10, 2013 at 9:03 pm

I would make cookies!!

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Jodee Weiland November 10, 2013 at 9:07 pm

A recipe from my mother for cookies!

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Abbe@This is How I Cook November 10, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I would make bread. And Happy Blogiversary!

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Heather @ French Press November 10, 2013 at 9:23 pm

cookies most likely

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LauriM November 10, 2013 at 9:42 pm

I would make a cheesecake!

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Liz November 10, 2013 at 9:52 pm

Happy, happy anniversary to your amazing blog, Kate! So glad I could participate in your celebration!!! Now I need to go back and look at my first post…and cringe at my photo taken with a flash on my kitchen counter πŸ™‚

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Susan Calabrese November 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Happy Anniversary, Love the recipes. (Oh and the samples!) I will make christmas cookies, and bring some into work.

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Kate November 11, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Thank you Sue! Good luck in the giveaway, then you can make me some samples πŸ˜‰

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Samantha b November 10, 2013 at 10:31 pm

Holiday desserts

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Rachel November 10, 2013 at 11:24 pm

would love to win a mixer, I would bake tons of Christmas cookies with one.

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Allison November 10, 2013 at 11:46 pm

Double chocolate chunk cookies!

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Megan November 11, 2013 at 12:20 am

Happy blogiversary!

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Constance Smith November 11, 2013 at 12:53 am

Happy Anniversary!

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Virginia Rapavi November 11, 2013 at 5:48 am

cinnamon rolls

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Kathy November 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

Hey Katie…. congratulations!!!! I love the recipes you put up, keep it up I’m behind you all the way!!

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Kate November 11, 2013 at 1:19 pm

Thank you so much, Kathy!!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog November 11, 2013 at 8:07 am

Happy Blogiversary, Kate! You are an amazing writer, recipe developer, photographer, and foodie friend. I’m honored to call you a friend and to have connected over the past few years. I look forward to many more yummy posts!

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Kate November 11, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Aww, aren’t you sweet Jennie! Thank you so much for your kind words and I’m honored to call you a friend as well. Thank you for always passing by to check out my goodies πŸ™‚

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Carly @ Carly in the Kitchen November 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

Happy blog anniversary! Your blog is inspiring – I just started blogging myself! Thank you so much for the giveaway – it’s sweet of you to celebrate your anniversary by giving back to your readers πŸ™‚

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Kate November 11, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Wow! Thank you Carly! I can’t wait to check out your new site and soon enough, you’ll be celebrating YOUR first blogiversary πŸ˜‰

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Allison November 11, 2013 at 9:21 am

Happy Anniversary! It was nice to meet you in line at the Giada book signing. With my new mixer I can attempt one of her fabulous recipes.

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Kate November 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

Hello Allison! It was nice meeting your too. Thanks for taking the time to visit my site. I hope you like what you find here and good luck in the giveaway!

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Dorca M. November 11, 2013 at 9:28 am

I would make brownies.

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Patricia Castellano November 11, 2013 at 10:11 am

Happy blog anniversary! Many more to come!!

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Gina November 11, 2013 at 10:14 am

Always break it in with chocolate chip cookies.

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Nicole P. November 11, 2013 at 10:45 am

Cinnamon Rolls! I have been craving them for weeks now!

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Stacy Hinde November 11, 2013 at 10:47 am

A great loaf of bread.

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie November 11, 2013 at 10:48 am

Our blogs are almost twins! Mine turned 3 today. Congrats!

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Kate November 11, 2013 at 1:14 pm

Ooo!! Happy blogiversary Erin!! Congrats to you!

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Katherine November 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

Of course like everyone else, cookies!!

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Pam Gurganus November 11, 2013 at 12:51 pm

If I won, I would use the stand mixer to start my holiday baking….namely Christmas cookies and breads!

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Lacey November 11, 2013 at 1:11 pm

I would make some cookies!! The pistachio mixer is to die for!

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Sarah Schmid November 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm

My husband’s favorite chocolate chip cookies!

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Megan @ The Pink Flour November 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Happy Anniversary, Kate! I always love seeing your new creations! I would probably make come cupcakes πŸ™‚

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Mona Jacobs November 11, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Is would make a dark chocolate cake for my husband!!!

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Kathy November 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

Hi Kate,
Heard about your blog via my daughter Mary Kay at Homemadecravings.com.
Congratulations on your Anniversary! Quite an accomplishment!
I think I could whip up the pumpkin pies and finally make my own crust with that beautiful new mixer!
Kathy

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Kate November 12, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hello Kathy! Thank you so much for visiting my site and your kind words. Good luck in the giveaway!

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Wendy November 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm

Congratulations!! I admire your commitment, really, I do – I can barely commit to knitting a scarf most days πŸ™‚

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Elizabeth November 11, 2013 at 6:27 pm

A big batch of chocolate chip cookies!

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James Griffith November 11, 2013 at 7:44 pm

I would bake a lot more than I do now. And I would share the stuff I bake with my friends.

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Hala November 11, 2013 at 8:13 pm

I would make tons of my kids fave chico chips cookies!

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Denise November 11, 2013 at 9:08 pm

I think the first thing I would make with the Kitchen Aid mixer would be the Royal Icing for a gingerbread house.

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Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes November 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Congrats on 3 years πŸ™‚ I would have to make cake – chocolate cake!

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Jessica November 11, 2013 at 9:33 pm

If I win, I will make snickerdoodle cookies for my fiance (they’re his favorite) in our NEW HOUSE at Christmas time!

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Jennifer I November 11, 2013 at 9:41 pm

Christmas cookies with my kids! My daughter is ready to learn how to bake! She’s 6.

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Lourdes Fay November 11, 2013 at 10:34 pm

First thing I would make is Chocolate Almond Oaties (cookies)
I have had one of these on my wish list for quite some time. I really like the Boysenberry colored one.

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Amy S November 11, 2013 at 11:16 pm

I would make cookies!

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Kelly D November 12, 2013 at 6:48 am

I love to bake! Would make lots of cakes and cookies this holiday season!

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Lisa Jenkins DeVito November 12, 2013 at 7:17 am

Lots and lots of cookies for the annual cookie exchange I attend.

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EllenCF November 12, 2013 at 7:59 am

I could make lots and lots of biscotti!!!!

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Jennifer | Bake or Break November 12, 2013 at 9:55 am

Happy blog birthday, Kate!

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June Phillips November 12, 2013 at 9:57 am

eclairs!!

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Morgan November 12, 2013 at 9:59 am

Happy anniversary!

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Terri November 12, 2013 at 11:28 am

Congratulations! I would make cookies!

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Pat Yamada November 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Brownies!
Thanks for the giveaway.

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Pam November 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Good luck everyone!

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Kindra S. November 12, 2013 at 9:27 pm

I don’t think I would make anything. I want to gift this to my mom. She has always wanted one and she and my dad both bake stuff ALL THE TIME!

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Sheila Torres November 12, 2013 at 9:51 pm

What a blessing it would be for holiday baking!

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Lauren November 12, 2013 at 9:53 pm

I have wanted one of these for such a long time. I would love to win.

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Tammi November 12, 2013 at 11:00 pm

Happy anniversary!! I see many holiday cookies in the winner’s future!!!

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Tracy W November 13, 2013 at 12:14 am

I’d make my Grandma’s icebox cookies. Yum!

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Andrea #Camarote November 13, 2013 at 12:38 am

I would use this to make all of my holiday cookies and pies!

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Debra C November 13, 2013 at 4:18 am

Christmas cookies.

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Tanya Jaye E. Juntilla November 13, 2013 at 12:16 pm

if i win this heavenly KitchenAid Stand Mixer. I would bake smore’s cupcake. and fulfill my dreams in having my own cupcake shop πŸ˜€ hope i win.

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Kate November 13, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Ooo!! S’mores cupcakes. Yum!! Good luck in the giveaway and in pursuing your cupcake shop dreams. That is so amazing!

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Emily November 13, 2013 at 6:07 pm

Congratulations on 3 years! I love your recipes πŸ™‚ I think the first thing I’d make is a batch of my double chocolate-cranberry cookies (gluten free). The batter is very thick and needs the power of a stand mixer.

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Kate November 13, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Thank you Emily! I’m so happy you like my recipes and those cookies you plan to make sound killer!!

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Colleen Boudreau November 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

Cupcakes!

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Lacey P November 14, 2013 at 1:10 am

I would first cupcakes (my favorite) and then Id tackle the BBQ Chicken pizza that Ive been avoiding simply because I dont want to hand kneed the crust LOL!

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Jane R November 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm

Happy anniversary! I would first make cookies for my kids since they’re ‘cookie monsters’.

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Mary Kay November 15, 2013 at 2:13 pm

I’d make big batches of pizza dough so I’d always have some in the freezer when I need it!

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Judy Petersen November 16, 2013 at 9:07 am

If I win, I would actually give it to my daughter who has wanted and needed one forever. Red would be exciting.

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Sarina Coffin November 16, 2013 at 9:11 am

I have wanted one these fantastic kitchen gadgets for years! I would make my shortbread cookies that everybody absolutely loves to put into the Christmas spirit while the 6 kids decorate the Christmas tree. All the while playing Christmas music in the background and burning my favorite apple cinnamon candles. Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me! πŸ™‚

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Kate November 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Sounds like a perfect afternoon to me too!!

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paula h November 16, 2013 at 9:14 am

I’d start learning to bake bread!

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Emily November 16, 2013 at 9:20 am

Congratulations on your blogiversary, Kate!!! I LOVE seeing the progression of bloggers’ photos! You have come so far, your photos are beautiful! Your lighting is always so soft and lovely πŸ™‚ I am so glad to have you as a true blogging friend! I wish you many, many more years of amazing blogging fun – and also a bunch more sweet treats πŸ™‚

Oh, I would totally put this mixer to use with dozens of batches of Christmas cookies!

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Kate November 17, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Thank you so very much for your sweet words, Emily! I hope some day to have pictures as beautiful as yours.

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Ryan Richeal November 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

I would make lots of fresh bread!

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Michelle Bowers November 16, 2013 at 10:04 am

Cookies!

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Gina B. November 16, 2013 at 10:06 am

Congratulations and Happy anniversary, I go to a cookie swap fundraiser and make dozens of cookies by hand, this would be a big help. Thanks

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Agatha P. Townsend November 16, 2013 at 11:09 am

Congratulations on third anniversary of blog and your site, would make a cake or cookies first with the win, thank you for a chance! Agatha

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Christine Lombardo November 16, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’m so happy to have found your blog and all you’re delicious food. Thank you for allowing us into your life.

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Kate November 17, 2013 at 7:39 pm

Thanks Christine πŸ˜‰ Happy to have you reading! xoxo

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Lisa Jones November 16, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I would make sugar cookies to get a jump start on my holiday baking!

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