Holiday Cookie Baskets :: Using Your New KitchenAid Mixer #Giveaway

It’s no secret that I love to bake. It’s also no secret, at least if you know me personally, that I LOVE my KitchenAid mixer.


I can still remember buying it. I was single, 25, not a home owner, or even remotely interested in settling down and becoming a grown-up. But I was interested in baking and cooking. And I was VERY interested in getting myself a fancy new KitchenAid Mixer for Christmas. I actually got it on Black Friday with my mom, armed to the teeth with coupons, %30 off this, %20 off this and ended up getting it at about a $100 discount, which was AWESOME.

Did I mention that I got it in University of Virginia Orange??? Yeah… so totally cool.

So it became a permanent fixture in my extremely small kitchen. I may not have had the counter space, but by GOD I made room. Because this baby was meant to be seen.

It was also meant to be used…

And every year I use it to make my holiday cookies. Days and weeks are spent listening to it work dough, froth meringues, or cream pounds and pounds of butter and sugar together. (It would seem incapable of making anything remotely low fat or healthy.) And every year I have dozens of delicious holiday cookies to give to friends and neighbors and about 5 additional pounds that I need to lose come January. I’ve compiled some of my favorite gift basket recipes that I give every year, along with delicious breads that you make small loafs of ahead of time and freeze.

Holiday Mint Meringues                                     Pecan Tassies

The Perfect Holiday Sugar Cookie                  Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Chip Cookies                                       Apple Spice Bread

Zucchini Bread                                                         Banana Bread



Oh and did I mention that I’m also giving away a KitchenAid Mixer of your very own???

Comforts of home

Or if cooking isn’t your thing, how about a Keurig? Or if coffee isn’t your thing, how about a Kindle Paperwhite?

I know, it’s pretty awesome. Books, coffee or baked goods. Happy Holidays!
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The “Comforts of Home” giveaway begins Monday Dec 2 and ends at 12:00 AM on Monday, December 9, 2013.

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  • Mary Souto

    The mixer! Definitely the mixer! I find my peace in the kitchen, baking, cooking, it doesn’t matter. Its my way to distress from the day!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Me too! I spent two days cooking for Thanksgiving and I kept telling my family how amazing it was…

  • Shondra

    I need a Keurig!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      My parents have one and it’s amazing!

  • Debbie Miller

    Definitely the mixer – I don’t have one yet!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Debbie – good luck!! It’s the MOST awesome kitchen appliance I own.

  • BabyBumpBeyond Heather

    My husband has been asking for a KitchenAid mixer for the past few Christmases and I would LOVE to win one to wrap up for him!

    I won’t even be picky about the color ;)

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Awww, that’s so cute! I love that he wants one :-)

  • Billie Wilson

    I would like a new cooking set! That’s what I want most for Christmas.

  • Robyn

    Omg that’s all my mom wants and when I priced them they are $200 and up. Please hopefully pick me ! Happy holidays to all !

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Robyn – good luck! Yeah, they are SUPER expensive. When I got mine I had a gazillion dollars in coupons… Helped to take the edge off the price a little bit.

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  • Aimee T

    Okay… I’ll admit it. I’m spoiled. I have the Kitchen Aid Professional mixer and hubby bought a Keurig a couple of months ago. I would love to win the Kindle – we have prime and I could get some free books!!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Aimee – it’s ok. I’m spoiled too. I have an iPad (which is my e-reader) and the KitchenAid… I think that we drink too much coffee to do a keurig… I drink like 6 cups a day!

  • Amanda Moutos

    That Keurig® K65 Special Edition Brewing System is what I have my eye on!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Good luck!!!

  • Emile

    Hi, It would be grat to own it :)

  • Grace

    I’d love a Kitchen Aid mixer for Christmas. My Mom uses one all of the time to make gingerbread at Christmas. So good!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Ooooh I need to start making gingerbread with the kiddos too! I have a habit of sticking with what I know :-)

  • Lilyana Cruz

    The Toys that like my children, see her happy face makes me happy ♥

    • Lilyana Cruz

      And the Kitchen Aid mixer for me!!!!!

  • Johannah

    Before or after I win the mixer? (smile) I have asked for silicone baking sheets – and a instant read thermometer!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Oooh I need some silpats too!!!

  • Sarah

    My Kitchen Aid is a hand-me-down. Still the best thing in my kitchen, and an updated one would be awesome!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      In a pretty color :-)

  • Cindy

    Ooooh, I would LOVE a Kitchenaid mixer! Have coveted one for years!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      I would LOVE for you to win one!!

  • Ra hael

    I would LOVE a kitchenaideixer fory holiday baking!!!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      It makes everything SO much easier :-)

  • Kristal

    I would really like to have the Keurig. I have really been wanting one of those for a while.

  • Randi Berter

    I would absolutely love the KitchenAid mixer! Since I’ve always wanted one!

  • Margaret, MargsWorld

    I would love to see a giftcards to my favorite stores so I can choose what I want.

  • Suzanne

    I would love to see the KitchenAid mixer under my tree!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Good luck!! It would be an awesome Xmas present!

  • Jennifer Casper

    I think the kindle would be awesome! My New Years Resolution is going to be to get back to reading and Awhat a treat it would be to have a new tool to keep my interest bright!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      That’s awesome! The Kindle is amazing…

  • Evette R.

    The KitchenAid Mixer would be PERFECT FOR ME!!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Good luck!!!

  • From the Kitchen of Mama Harris

    I would definitely most like to see the KitchenAid Artisan mixer in cranberry! <3 Love it!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Oooh such a gorgeous color!

  • tony council

    I drink coffee all day everyday and I would love to win the Brewer if I win the other two gifts they will be a nice present for my fiancée Burnetta

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      God SO DO I :-) And that’s so sweet that you want to give something to your fiancee! You’re a keeper :-)

  • Burnetta Hood

    my favorite color is purple OK lol and I would like the mixer in purple or lime green…my fiancée posted about the coffee Brewer and he does deserve something he’s a great man who had no children but yet took on my six children, two grandchildren, and myself. We are getting married Sept 13, 2014 this will be our first holiday season together and this would be a great gift to give him. He drinks coffee like water lol thanks and happy holidays

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Oh, what a wonderful story! Good luck!!

  • Melinda H

    I would most love to win the Kitchenaid stand mixer! I’ve wanted one for years. But any of the prizes would be great to win. Thanks for the opportunity! Happy holidays!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Good luck!!! :-)

  • Cynthia P

    I would LOVE the metallic chrome mixer! What an amazing gift!!

    • Ashley @ It’s Fitting

      Ooooh I love that… chrome!

  • Courtney Penton

    The mixer. :) Our kitchen desperately needs it.

  • Sunnymay

    Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer would make baking bread easier so my hands wouldn’t have to “knead” as much.

  • Sílvia Gomes

    Internacional? Love giveaways :)

  • Angela

    The mixer!