Who doesn't love an easy dip for a party? Use your mixer to make dips that should be creamy, not chunky: spinach artichoke, crab dip, cheese dip, even guacamole.
You may know about this one, but it bears repeating. Any cooked meat can easily be shredded in your mixer. Leave some chunks for texture.
These are great for the holidays! Just add savory or sweet ingredients to room temperature butter and mix. You can store in small glass containers or roll into a log and chill. Keeps 3-4 days. Watch our blog for some favorite recipes later this month.
MEATBALLS OR MEATLOAF
The mixer keeps your hands clean when mixing heavy meats. Mix just until combined so they don't get too tough.
Look for recipes that use rice flour and natural ingredients that aren't toxic to your pet. Mix at low speed, roll and cut out, bake.
I prefer really lumpy potatoes, but if you like yours light and fluffy, try using your mixer. Using white or sweet potatoes, add your other ingredients and mix until your desired texture is achieved.
LOTIONS AND CREAMS
Who says everything you make in your mixer needs to be edible? Use it to mix up ingredients for hand made cosmetics, like lotions and creams. Just be sure you use only non-toxic ingredients - and clean your mixer and beater thoroughly afterward. We'll feature a lovely peppermint lotion recipe in December.
These combinations of a creamy cheese and other ingredients, like this one from Kraft, may not be pretty, but they're delicious. A mixer makes quick work of room temperature ingredients. Form into a ball and chill for several hours or overnight and roll in your favorite chopped nuts.