True story: the first time I can remember wanting a KitchenAid stand mixer was when I was about 12. My sister and I used to watch the Frugal Gourmet and I wanted to BE Martha Stewart, and they both had stand mixers so I SHOULD TOO!
For my birthday last year, the BF surprised (shocked, awed) me with MY VERY OWN STAND MIXER. I was so stinkin' excited, and I still get a little tinge of joy every time I look at it. Knowing how much I loved my new mixer, my mama got me the KitchenAid Best-Loved Recipes cookbook for Christmas last year. Another true story: I hadn't used it until Sunday, when I whipped up the Crispy Waffles.
Final true story: I wish these waffles had been a little easier to whip up. They required a washing of my mixer bowl mid-preparation, and I like to avoid that process at all costs. However, when my waffles ended up looking like this:
My whining over mid-prep clean-up ceased. Amazing waffles, peeps. UH-MA-ZING.
Wait! One more true story! My love for all things shoe-related doesn't extend exclusively to uber expensive beauties.