KitchenAid Food Challenges & Sweepstakes

Recently, KitchenAid partnered with BlogHer and put some of our great food bloggers to the test. They issued each blogger a cooking challenge and boy, did these cooks deliver! Click over to their posts to see how the bloggers were able to Go Coo Coo For Osso Buco, Make Shortbread Tall, Get Sweet on Risotto and meet other exciting challenges and be sure to enter the sweepstakes - winners will receive a $100 Visa gift card!

The Take On A Food Challenge Sweepstakes runs from 2/18/14 through 3/31/14 and is only open to individuals who, at the time of entry deadline, are legal residents of the United States and are 18 years or older. Click here to read the official rules. Winners will be randomly selected from all eligible entries. Good luck!

Croissant Doughnuts... I'm Taking on the PULL OFF THE ULTIMATE PASTRY Challenge from KitchenAid!

For a year or more, I have been wanting to try my hand at making the trendiest trend in all of Food Land… the Cronut.  But, time tends to slip away from me, and to be honest, a recipe as challenging as that just never seemed RIGHT.  I needed a reason to contain myself in the kitchen for two solid days.  I needed motivation.  I needed a kick in the pants.  I needed BlogHer and KitchenAid to force my hand. Guess what happened?They did....more

Steak Crostini with Bleu Cheese Marshmallows + $100 VISA Gift Card Giveaway!

Let’s talk about kitchen challenges, shall we? Maybe you consider searing steak indoors a challenge. Or cooking hard-boiled eggs to be an unreachable feat. Perhaps the thought of whipping up homemade ice cream is so daunting that you continue to buy pint after pint, week after week (hey, I’ve been there). For me the task of making candy, or melting sugar in general, is pretty much guaranteed to send me running in the opposite direction. To the candy aisle, to be exact....more

Meyer Lemon Thyme Icebox Cake Recipe

Recently I was contacted by KitchenAid to participate in a recipe challenge utilizing our Side-by-Side Counter-Depth refrigerator by creating a springtime no-bake cake. The formal challenge: ELEVATE A NO-BAKE CAKE. PLUS KitchenAid and BlogHer are sponsoring a giveaway too! But let’s talk cakes and challenges first....more

Coconut Risotto Hot Fudge Sundae

To me, risotto is the ultimate indulgence. Is anybody else with me? It's one of the first dishes that pops into my head when I want to make dinner for a special occasion. It’s rich and it’s creamy and when somebody makes you risotto you know that they care. There's a minimum of a million and one ways to prepare risotto; I probably couldn’t choose a clear favorite even if I tried....more

Pistachio Shortbread Cookies with Dark Chocolate Filling

Speaking of pushing myself, I’m always up for a good challenge. So when my friends at KitchenAid gave me the challenge to MAKE SHORTBREAD TALL, I was in! The only other time I’ve tried my hands at shortbread was when I made one of my family’s favorite cookies, this White Chocolate and Cherry Shortbread. KitchenAid wanted to see if I could make Pistachio Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with a Dark Chocolate Filling. I was actually thrilled to get this challenge since I had never really made something like this before. And I love me some pistachios!...more

GO COO COO FOR OSSO BUCO w/ the help of KitchenAid

If you want comfort food it doesn’t get much better than Osso Buco. In fact, I’m kinda Coo Coo for Osso Buco. If you’ve never heard of Osso Buco, it is a Milanese specialty of braised veal shanks. It translates to Bone (osso) with a Hole (buco) so clearly we’re going to continue to call it Osso Buco because everything sounds better in Italian. Once you’ve had this low and slow stunner you’re going to want more, and if for some reason you’re so full you can’t finish your portion I’m happy to finish yours. I’m a giver, what can I say....more