Top 5 Must-Have Attachments for Countertop Mixers

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Countertop mixers are essential for families that love to cook from scratch on a regular basis. They make tasks like blending mashed potatoes and creating the perfect cake batter a cinch. In addition to using the countertop mixers in a traditional way, you can also purchase a few attachments to get even more use out of this handy appliance. 

Juicer Attachment

There's no need to purchase a separate juicer when you can simply pick up a juicer attachment for your mixer. With this item, you'll be able to make your own orange juice in the morning or make vegetable juice for a pick-me-up in the afternoon. Another option is to create a few sauces, such as homemade pasta sauce for lasagna, or a fruit sorbet for dessert.

Food-Processor Attachment

Again, you'll be able to save by getting a food-processor attachment instead of buying another appliance. With this attachment you'll be able to grind up Oreo cookies to use in dirt pudding, turn cauliflower florets into cauliflower rice, and make a delicious nut butter to dip apple slices in or to spread over a few celery sticks. 

Pasta Roller and Cutter Attachments

There's nothing better than a plate of homemade spaghetti. A set of pasta rollers and cutters will help you wow the family with fresh pasta. Most sets come with an attachment to make spaghetti, fettuccine, and 6-inch pasta sheets that can be used to make anything from lasagna to ravioli. 

Spiralizer Attachment

With a spiralizer attachment, you'll quickly be able to turn zucchini and yellow squash into vegetable noodles that make an excellent replacement for pasta. This is great for anyone who needs to watch carbs due to a health condition. This attachment usually comes with peeling and coring capabilities, which means you'll be able to peel a bag full of apples to make applesauce or apple pies in a matter of seconds. 

Grain-Mill Attachment

Countertop mixers also offer the ability to grind grain with a grain-mill attachment. Turn buckwheat, rice, corn, and oats into grain for baking within minutes. You'll be able to choose a low setting for cracked grains or a higher setting for extra-fine grains. Use the freshly ground grains to bake homemade breads for sandwiches, tortillas for tacos, and muffins and pastries for snacks or desserts. If you have a little one at home, you'll be delighted to discover that you can even use the ground grains to make baby cereal. 

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26 August 2016

Pasta Ideas for Weeknight Dinners

I simply adore preparing meals for my family. However, due to work responsibilities, I don’t always have much time to cook dinner on weeknights. Thankfully, I’ve collected and developed a ton of easy, pasta recipes over the years. Delicious, filling pasta dishes only take minutes to cook. And, everyone in my family loves them. Some of my favorite Italian dishes to prepare on weeknights include chicken pasta, hamburger macaroni, tuna macaroni, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti with meatballs. On this blog, I hope you will discover the reasons pasta dishes are the perfect complements to your weeknight, menu plan. Enjoy!