Truthfully, it arrived two weeks ago; however, two things prevented
me from telling you all about it... First, there was the trip we took last
weekend to welcome Ranger back from his deployment. And, secondly...
There's the matter of the fact that our KitchenAid microwave doesn't
at all match my beautiful new KitchenAid gas range! I moved quickly
to remedy this situation by immediately ordering the microwave that
does match my new range; however, instead of coming home to find it
installed yesterday, I came home to a message saying it's on back order!
Showing you this mis-match aside, let me tell you about how much I love my
new KitchenAid gas range. I love it! I wasn't totally sold at first... I mean, the
fact that these new cast iron grates aren't porcelain-coated and smooth like the
grates on my KitchenAid Superba model really bothered me. Mainly because I
worry about scuffing up the bottoms of my LeCreuset Dutch ovens and braiser!
However, after speaking with KitchenAid about it, I learned that these new burners are
so powerful, they would cook the porcelain coating right off my old grates! Powerful
is good... And, the better news is that like any cast iron, these grates will season, so
over time they'll become as smooth as my old grates. Which makes me very happy!
The other thing that makes me happy is how well these burners function. I've
never boiled water as fast as I do now! And, the oven is just as incredible. It
preheats in no time at all and although I hadn't used it myself until today, I
was told it baked fish fillets and french fries perfectly last Thursday night. So
today was my turn and, the first thing I wanted to bake was cookies! But not
just any cookies. You see, there's a few special kids I know that got together to
send the Ranger and his buddies a care package, which means they must have
cookies! And, I can't think of any better than Sweet Dani B's magic bunny!
CopperGifts.com sells Dani's most popular cookie shapes so you better
hurry and click here to add this charming copper cookie cutter to your
collection before Easter comes and they're all sold out! Speaking of great
cookie cutters, I have been dying to use that sweet little Martha by Mail
Eggs cookie cutter set I got for my birthday... And, today was my day!
I also used this vintage Michael Bonne copper
cookie cutter to create a few pair of ice skates!
One thing led to another and pretty soon I
was cutting out all sorts of cute cookies!
It was a spectacular day in my kitchen!
I cannot wait to decorate these bunnies for all those sweet kids!
Oh, look... There's another adorable Sweet Dani B bunny cookie
cutter. Okay, someone please stop me before I end up baking all night!
again for inviting me to attend Mixed. It was an incredible blog
conference and even before being named the winner of this amazing
KitchenAid gas range, I knew I'd be returning this year for Mixed II!