Monday, November 14, 2011

'TIS (ALMOST BE) THE SEASON: A KITCHENAID GIVEAWAY



UPDATE: Contest is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Lookit: we all know it's getting close to that time of the year. We don't want to get your anxieties flowing more than they should be, but it's time to get pens out and start making those gift lists, 'cause no one wants to fight over what dregs remain on Christmas Eve.

Out of the generosity of our hearts (well, and KitchenAid's), we'd like to help you out. Everyone that enjoys cooking - no matter how skilled - needs a kitchen processor, and we've got ONE TO GIVE AWAY.

We've got one of KitchenAid's new 13 cup food processors (which has a suggested retail price of $399.99) for you and your loved ones. It features a new external adjustable stainless steel multi purpose blade for slicin' and dicin', a dual shredding disc, and a dough blade, perfect for any home kitchen.

In fact, it's so suitable for home cookin' that we want to know how exactly you're going to put it to use for Christmas dinner. To enter, leave a comment that tells us: (1) who you're going to cook a holiday dinner for, and (2) what you're going to make using the KitchenAid food processor. We'll judge the comments to see who's being naughty or nice. Remember to leave us an email address so that we can contact you.

You've got mere days to get those ideas flowing: the contest ends at midnight on November 21, 2011. (Sorry - the contest is open to Canadian residents only!)
the clutterer Web Developer

89 comments:

  1. The year is coming to the end and my 22 year old Cuisinart is on its last legs, primarily due to a 5 cent part. I can use it for dry mixing but as soon as liquid enters the equation I risk blowing the motor. Time for a change. I would never have considered the Kitchen Aid in the past but over 22 years the technology and design has improved greatly and I have been contemplating a purchase.
    My wife and I make latkes, the deep fried potato and onion shreds use for Chanukah fried food eating. I do most of the cooking but I am sous chef when it comes to latkes. In the span of the 8 days of Chanukah we make about 4 batches going through 7 kilos of potatos and roughly half that of onions. The Cuisinart takes a beating and the liquid is intense, I am not risking failure because of a machine. My wife learned her skills from a Taiwanese friend, our friend married a jewish man, she learned Jewish cooking and took it to the next level. She showed my wife how to shred, not mash, the potatoes balancing the onion in the mixture to get the right texture and then the right amount of oil and heat to get the crispiest and most delightful crunchy latke one would ever want. A new machine is on the list this coming Chanukah because I would not want to miss these latkes for anything.

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  2. My wife's family always serves coleslaw with Christmas dinner. And since we're spending it with my family this year I'll use this food processor to make a mountains of coleslaw for her.

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  3. Me and my husband plan to make dinner for his family this year. We're never good at the turkey part so we will be making prime rib of roast and with this food processor, we can make tons of chimichurr​i sauce and dips to start with... like our favorite... guacamole :)

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  4. My boyfriend and I will soon be hosting the 'Second Annual Christmas Orphans Potluck,' where we will be cooking some flank steak which NEEDS chimichurri ... only to be made in a fly new KitchenAid food processor.

    Pretty Please St. Nick!

    Angela
    aaangelaw@gmail.com

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  5. I'll be doing a holiday dinner party for our friends before we all split up to go home for the holidays. As I can't eat gluten, the KitchenAid food processor would be perfect for making almond meal from whole almonds to use in a chocolate almond cake for dessert.

    emmalawson at gmail dot com

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  6. I'll be heading to our annual family potluck which usually sees over 50 ppl!! So with a giant food processor like that I can make bruschettas :)

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  7. My sole project for this years Christmas is to be the bringer of cheese sticks. My immediate family seems to think they are good like candy so at least 500 cheesesticks need to be made in order to make it to Christmas. The last food processor didn't make it through last years extravaganza and had to be put down sadly. Shredding that much cheese by hand SUCKS. Please Please Please send help. My poor little fingers beg you!

    Thanks!

    eklingbell@ hotmail.com

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  8. This is the first year in the last three that our family is all getting together for the holidays in the home town where I grew up, exciting stuff! When I was a kid my mama always made a cheeseball that I could not get out of my head years later. I love that cheeseball. Five years ago (when I realized I was finally a grown up)it dawned on me that I could make this magical cheeseball anytime I want. And I have. I make at least four every holiday season as the cheeseball is now famous among friends of friends of friends. And I'll make a couple again this year for the family to indulge in.

    I'll trade you the recipe for the food processor ;)

    swagnerm[at]gmail[dot]com

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  9. My grandmother (Abuelita) is coming to Vancouver from Chile to visit me and my family. I rarely get to see her and practice my spanish but I plan on making a Chilean dish called Pastel de Choclo or Corn Pie. It's a delicious (that's an understatement!) casserole kind of like shepherd's pie but instead of mashed potatoes, it's topped with delicious mashed corn! I crave it on a daily basis but blending up that much sweet corn is a nightmare without a good food processer - which I lack! I'd love to make this with my Abuelita so I can get all the cooking tips she has up her sleeve. :)

    Stefanie.Jesney@gmail.com

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  10. I am going to use this to for a variety of delicious items when I host joe from Slop Press for the holidays.

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  11. I'm going to use this food processor to make guacamole and salsa for all the awesome nurses I work with on Christmas night. Potlucks always make working the holidays so much better!

    brooklynbounce18@hotmail.com

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  12. I will be on vacation in Boston for Christmas, so no cooking for me that night! (how unfortunate!) However, I would put the processor to good use by making soup that requires pureeing.. my favourite is butternut squash, and soup is perfect in chilly weather.

    esther.oh8@gmail.com

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  13. I don't usually cook Christmas dinner, but this year is the merging of my family with my brother's fiancee's family, and the first time that both families will be having dinner together, so I thought I would contribute something to the dinner.

    I need a larger food processor than my mini Cuisinart because everytime I try to make the dough for these little packages of deliciousness, the bowl overflows and I make a mess. I plan on making Almost Bourdain's Baked Buns, but with a BBQ Duck filling inside for an appetizer. http://almostbourdain.blogspot.com/2009/10/siew-bao-baked-bbq-pork-buns-guest-post_20.html


    louise.eng@gmail.com

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  14. I will be cooking a Prime Rib supper for a ship's crew of 15 for Christmas. Once I get home I'll be using my new KitchenAid food processor to help make cream of cauliflower soup!

    lady_bluerose@hotmail.com

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  15. My family is breaking tradition this year by having all us kids make dinner. We're planning to make a Chinese-inspired sticky rice stuffing for our turkey...and would love the help of the KitcheAid processor! We'll need all the help we can get!

    chau.tiff@gmail.com

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  16. I'm cooking Christmas dinner this year for my sister and her family, as well as my parents. This is my first time hosting Christmas dinner so I'm pretty nervous!!! I could definitely use the help of a kitchenaid processor to make the stuffing..this is the most important part of the meal to my family so it has to be perfect! The pressure is on! Wish me luck :)

    Jessica

    diversitys@hotmail.com

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  17. We host our family's gathering every year and I don't know how it would get it all done without my kitchenaid processor.

    Kristy

    krisholland@shaw.ca

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  18. This year I will be cooking for my extended family whom I haven't seen in over years! I am very excited and I can only imagine all the fab things I can make with this totally awesome food processor! Brandy butter, a various assortment of cookies, spiced soups, to mention a few things I could whip up with a Kitchenaid food processor!

    rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

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  19. I'll be cooking a vegetarian December 23rd "Boys' Night" for girls and am making the mushroom pecan burgers from the Rebar Cookbook! A nerdy movie (Troll Hunter), burgers and oven yam fries with icy cold beer!

    eleanorlance@hotmail.com

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  20. I will be helping to cook for our immediate family and extended family Christmas gatherings. One of the first dishes I would love to make with this processor is scalloped potatoes. It would be so quick and easy to slice the potatoes and onions and shred the cheddar cheese!

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  21. shonnahill(at)gmail(dot)com

    I'm going to be contributing to Christmas dinner for only my immediate family (for a change). Usually there are all sorts of aunts and uncles, cousins and friends. This year it will only be my mom and stepdad, my brother, my sister and brother in law, my 7 year old niece and my not-very-many-day-old niece/nephew (due Dec. 19th!). I will make almond/date/cocoa balls in a food processor -- hopefully this food processor!
    Then I would use it for pizza dough, Thai papaya salad, more almond/date/cocoa balls (like healthy cookies!) and many other wonderful things!

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  22. This year, me and my grandmother will be cooking dinner for twenty-three guests! Every year, we invite our entire family, including family friends who do not celebrate Christmas with their families. We`re known for having the best turkey, stuffing, and potatoes out of anyone, so no one hesitates on coming. Unfortunately, the downside is that it leaves us with A LOT of prep work and a mountain of food to prepare.

    A food processor would be great and really speed things up when it comes to making desserts and soups and other dishes. It must count for at least three people it`s so fast, so instead of two people preparing for 23, we turn into five people!

    Thanks for this wonderful opportunity.

    banana.sorbet@hotmail.com

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  23. I'll be making Christmas dinner for my 2 sisters and 2 brothers, bro-in-law, 10 year old niece and my 84 year old momma as I have been every year for 17 years except for last year because I ended up on crutches (don't ask, long painful story...). This is the only time of year that we all get together and it means a lot to my momma so I try and make it extra special for everyone by having lots of food including a turkey and also a roast of some sort along with all the trimmings including my famous sausage, mushroom and wild rice stuffing.

    I've been doing all the work pretty much by myself each year using only my handy dandy knife for all the prep work but it would be great to get into the 21st century and teach this old dog some new tricks with a brand spanking new KitchenAid Food Processor!

    Thanks for your consideration!

    lilh352@yahoo.com

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  24. I will make dinner for my husband, son, daughter, and son-in-law. We will probably also invite some friends who don't have family locally! We'll probably get a JD Farms turkey... we had one at Thanksgiving and it was delicious! The food processor would be perfect to make lots of fish dipping sauce... which is a favorite of our family to eat with poultry :)

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  25. i don't have any friends so i will be making a holiday dinner for me and my dog. sometimes i think my dog is better than most people and i think he really is.

    he loves food and the awesome thing is he always loves what i make him. i will use the kitchen aid to put awesome healthy things in it and food process it all together. i will make 2 courses. i love my dog so much.

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  26. The Kitchenaid food processor would help me, from appetizer to dessert. I haven't had a food processor in a couple of years and I've missed it!
    Here's what I'm dreaming up:

    I'll be making a holiday meal for various loved ones who are either estranged from their relations or can't go home for the holidays. There are many food allergies and restrictions amongst my guests so I have to be creative with my dishes.

    I would use the food processor in advance to make a roving appetizer platter of babaganoush, salsa, olive tapenade, and hummus served with corn tortillas, rice crackers and pita.

    Also in advance, I could smoothly puree my cheddar cauliflower soup and whip up the falafel dough for one of my vegan mains. For good fortune in the new year, I would make dumpling dough and filling in the processor (also in advance) and make GF Chinese boiled dumplings.

    For dessert, I would either make a pie or cake. For pie, I could make a gluten free piecrust with natures balance and a mixture of GF flours in the machine. For cake I have a black bean chocolate cake recipe that requires smashing fresh beans in a food processor before adding the rest of the ingredients.

    I think I must make this happen now!

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  27. Oh my gosh if I won this I would stop asking my sister to borrow hers, I would make bread crumbs for my meatballs and I would also use the food procesor to mix my meat and spices to make my meatballs, the food processor really mixes wells. I also would use it to shred my mozza cheese for my lasagna and make my marinara sauce for my spinach dip.

    anger_family @yahoo dot com

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  28. We're having friends fly in on Christmas Day with their toddlers, and both our parents are coming over for turkey and all the trimmings.

    I think I'd use the dough blade the most. My son's allergic to dairy, and most of the specialty "treat" breads have modified milk ingredients, so we do a lot of extra baking.

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  29. We will be cooking for our entire extended family - that makes a lot of mouths to feed! We would use the food processor to make some amazing pies for desert: Apple, Cherry, Pumpkin, you name it!

    Otherwise, we'll just have to buy some at the grocery store, and that's no fun!

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  30. I'll be hosting Christmas dinner for my mother, father in law, brother and his girlfriend in my new condo. I'm takin possession right before Christmas so I don't think I will have much furniture and I plan to make up for that with extra food. I will be making homemade stuffing for the BBQd turkey, spinich dip, home made dinner rolls and ginger molasses cookines exhausting my personal cooking abilities most likely. I feel that this might help!

    ppugh@me.com

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  31. I'll be honest...I won't be cooking the holiday meals (thanks mom and my mom-in-law), but I will be doing a TON-O-XMAS baking. Every year, my girlfriends and I gather for a Xmas Baking Exchange. This handy KitchenAid would sure get a lot of action that day. Do you know how AWESOME it would be to not have to chop the nuts or dice the marachino cherries by hand?!?!?!??! These delicious baked treats will be consumed by friends, family and coworkers over various Holiday functions.

    neonball [at] hotmail dot com

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  32. I’m obsessed with macarons. Not the coconut kind you can toss together with fool-proof ease, but those delicate meringue bits of heaven filled with chocolate ganache or butter cream you find in the most la-de-da patisseries in Paris. I dream about the flavours – salted caramel, rose & quince, milk chocolate and passion fruit, cassis. When you finally have a sought after macaron in hand, it’s over so quickly: so much deliciousness in such few small bites. I admit it, I have a problem. Luckily, there is an answer! I can make them at home; in fact I can make these for all my friends and family this Christmas. I need, no, I MUST HAVE, a food processor so I can grind the almonds to release their oils, so I can mix the meringue and make the butter cream. I am a macaron addict and I need a KitchenAid food processor.

    krisztina14[at]gmail dot com

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  33. This year I am going to be making Christmas dinner for my sister, and her 3 kids and her fiance, who has 2 children. Also attending will be my daughter, and her father, and his other daughter ! What did I get myself into ? I dont know !! I will use the food processor for my broccoli soup, and my creamy garlic potatoes. I still need to research various desserts so I am sure, chocolate of some sort would go in it too. This would save me from borrowing my mothers processor :D
    heatherholmberg{at}hotmail.com

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  34. This year I will be making dinner for my fiance before he leaves to visit his parents in florida for Christmas. It will be our first Chrismas in 5 years apart and I will be making him a roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravey and veggies before he goes.

    I will use the food processor for baking since it has a dough hook and I suck at baking but want to get better and that tool would really help.

    Thanks
    kristyhayter@hotmail.com

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  35. I'll be making dinner for my family this holiday season. I'll be making them some turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, gravy and all the fixings.

    legend_of_the_wolf@hotmail.com

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  36. I'll be cooking a nice healthy dinner for my best friends (and myself) this christmas! Every year I help out at home but this year is my sister's turn =).

    With the food processor, I plan on making cauliflower rice as an alternative side dish to rice, as well as my own almond butter which will be used for a spread/butter for appetizers with crackers and veggies.

    leslieluu89@hotmail.com

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  37. Since my husband and I will be spending this Christmas alone and we have no children, our new one year old Great Pyreneese Male dog will be completely spoiled! We've been looking for homemade dog treats and foods to make for him, since this breed is allergic to beef and its byproducts. So that blender will really come in handy for processing lamb, chicken, rice and carrots for some neat treats and dinners for him. thanks for the giveaway - flycast5 at yahoo dot com.

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  38. I will be cooking dinner for my father in law, my mother, my husband, one of my grown sons and my 10 yr old son. Unfortunately, my mother is quite ill and this may well be the last year with my father in law as well. I want this year to be special so that we may have some good memories to hold on to. I have 2 dishes I would make using the food processor. The first is the best homemade cheddar biscuits ever and the second is in preparing an English trifle. Not to mention all of the baked goodies done before hand. It will be a lot of work but worth it. Thanks so very much for the opportunity to win such a great prize!
    jglaframboise at eastlink dot ca

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  39. Every year, we have a themed xmas party. Usually no parents (to avoid any traditional food items). Us kiddies are planning a tropical themed dinner. My wife and I have decided to make fish tacos!

    Everything will be hand made, including the sauce. We tried it once and we had to cut everything by hand.

    This 13 cup food processor will come in hand as there are many ingredients involved. Also, every item will be nicely cut to perfection!


    afterwards, I'll clean the food processor and make non-alcoholic smoothies for the designated drivers. Once they're happy, we'll kick it up a notch and make crazy blended drinks!

    and that's how I plan to fully utilized a 13 cup KitchenAid food processor.


    Ray

    gohagarr@gmail.com

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  40. This was a very unfortunate year. Both my Grandmother and Mother have lost their battle to cancer this year. We used to gather together a week before Xmas to make cookies and pastries together for the family Xmas party! This is one of our family traditions. This year, I will be teaching my daughter how to continue with this tradition by making treats together. We will be making Xmas cake with the food processor. I have no idea how to use one, but I'm sure the process will be much easier with the food processor. At least, we'll have great memories trying! Thank you!

    Fallen Angel
    swtinnocence@hotmail.com

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  41. Always a busy time lots of preChristmas day get togethers, will be so easy with a new 13 Cup foodprocessor from KitchenAid.. expecially the "office party" of 26..so double up the recipe...


    Sweet and SPicy Coleslaw-Foodnetwork recipe:


    2 pounds green cabbage
    4 carrots
    1 medium yellow onion
    1/2 cup mayonnaise
    1/4 cup mustard
    2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
    1 cup sugar
    1 teaspoon black pepper
    1/2 teaspoon cayenne
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper

    Directions


    Cut cabbage in quarters and remove core. Peel carrots and onion and cut into pieces that would fit through the feed tube of a food processor. Fit food processor with the large-holed grater attachment and push cabbage, carrots, and onions through feed tube to grate. In a large bowl, toss vegetables together.

    In another medium bowl, prepare the coleslaw dressing by whisking together the mayonnaise, mustard, cider vinegar, sugar, black pepper, and cayenne. Toss dressing with the cabbage mixture, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours before serving

    Loadstar
    silver6113@shaw.ca

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  42. I have been coveting one of these for years! I will be cooking Christmas dinner for my Aunt and my Boyfriend as I do every year.

    I do a turkey, stuffing, cranberries- keeping it traditional. My favorite part of dinner is the sprouts which I prepare with bacon and chestnuts (so delicious!!!)

    I would also use my new food processor to make a gorgeous pie to finish off dinner with, maybe apple with dried fruits and winter spices. I have been making due without a food processor for 27 years but It would sure be fun to have a new kitchen toy!!

    Alicia
    avermclean@gmail.com

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  43. I will be moving in to my brand new lil apartment a mere week before Christmas so I would probably just have my parent's and brother over for a little housewarming. Also since I will probably have a very sparse kitchen as I have about 2 pans and one pot so far (!) I would stick to making some small dishes, maybe some tapas and wine.

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  44. Aaah...forgot my email

    kika_kitty@hotmail.com

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  45. I'm a chef who works about 90-hour weeks pretty consistently, so I'm really looking forward to a little down time over the Christmas period. For my friends and family this year I'm going to be cooking all their presents, I've gotten so many requests for certain cookies, pies, soups, etc. over the year I figure I can prepare tons of stuff and then freeze it in batches for all my peeps! Having a food processor would help out a ton, especially for the doughs, purées for soups etc. Love your blog, it's an awesome source of inspiration!

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  46. Hello!

    I'm really excited for this Christmas, it's the first one my immediate family will be having together in 4 years!! I'll be cooking for my mom and her step family and plan on using this food processor to make a cranberry sauce (check out these recipes: http://www.themeaningofpie.com/2011/11/cranberry-jelly-and-giving-thanks/ and http://www.howsweeteats.com/2011/11/cranberry-pear-salsa/) I'm thinking of some combination of the two.

    If I win this give away I'd also be super excited to make hummus and soups without using a blender! I'm a university student who isn't exactly in the position to go out and splurge on food processor.

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    Nat


    nat.evans@hotmail.com

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  47. I don't have a really big family near me...so I'll be cooking for a few friends. I'd be using the food processor to whip up some of Alton Browns cranberry dipping sauce...sooo yummy

    Scott
    scott.club.member at gmail.com

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  48. I am going to make dinner for my husband and his family - the first time in 3 years after a family fallout. I'm going to use the food processor for bacon to put in the stuffing - it's delicious! Thank you!!

    tanandjosh@telus.net

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  49. This is the first year that my wife and I are going to stay home for Christmas. This will be our second child's first Christmas and so we decided that our family is big enough now that we can start setting our own Christmas traditions. We are going to make our own turkey dinner and I would use the food processor to puree the food so that our little one can eat Christmas dinner with us!

    Mark
    manderson86@yahoo.com

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  50. The question of who I'm cooking for is easy - my family. The what is also easy - homemade bread. There is nothing better than the smell of freshly baked bread to set your mouth watering. The smell permiates the house and ensures everyone is hungry. It's the perfect way to start a meal and it's much easier and faster using a Kitchen-aid than by hand. This way I can spend some time on all the other food I need to cook too.

    joyce s.
    shanegroup1@hotmail.com

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  51. I'm going to be cooking for my mom's side of the family... And it's a big one. Altogether for Christmas dinner, we're joined by my grandparents, my mom's 5 brothers and sisters (+ their husbands/wives and all their kids), my family (mom, dad, myself and 3 brothers), my boyfriend, his parents, my dad's brother, and any other relatives who happen to be in the area that year! It's getting bigger every and it's getting to be a tight squeeze, but we all love being together for Christmas. That's a lot of people to cook for, and the Kitchenaid food processor would sure help lol! The one thing I'm definitely going to be making is a delicious cranberry sauce. It's one of my grandma's favourite parts of the holiday meal, and after her fussing over us and making the food for years, it's our turn to try to get her to sit down and enjoy the meal (although it's not easy with her buzzing around trying to get everything done herself!).

    Danielle - dee.thomson[at]hotmail.com

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  52. I usually dont have christmas at our house. we go to our parents house. i love making carrot cake so i would use the kitchenaid for the carrots.

    lisaandkevin@yahoo.ca

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  53. I am going to cook with my sister and our families the big Turkey dinner with all the fixings! I would love to prepare my stuffing recipe with this food processor!
    Thanks!

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  54. I will be preparing and cooking a "ROLLED TURKEY" for ALL my family which usually ends up at about 20 people! That food processor could make it much easier!

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  55. This year dinner will be at my aunts house where will prepare the full turkey feast and this food processor will come in very handy!

    Lisa B
    lbrignall@sympatico.ca

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  56. This year, I'm making dinner for my parents, as well as my sister and her fiance. I'd give the Kitchenaid processor a whirl on making pastry dough, which I'd probably use to make a goat cheese and roasted pepper tart.

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  57. I am going to make dinner for myself and my Mom (and our little dog, Gracie). I would definitely use the food processor for baking. Something about the holidays brings out my desire to bake cookies and all sorts of other things. I think this would be great for chopping up nuts.

    carleylaakso@hotmail.com

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  58. Dinner will be made for my mother and little sisters. We don't always do conventional holiday dinners. So, I would use the processor to make big vats of hummus, and chili paste!

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  59. We would use it to blend our squash. Squash is always a staple at our house, with brown sugar and butter - so yummy. lands13@cogeco.ca

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  60. I'm cooking for myself and my family during the holidays - lots of delicious things like pestos, dips, tomato sauces, tortes, dumplings (nothing beats popping in a head of chinese lettuce to get cut up in a minute instead of chopping for hours!), and I love processors for preparing garlic or ginger to be stored and used for weeks.

    dv.eoit@gmail.com

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  62. I always cook christmas dinner for our family, so i will used it for the dips and desserts, coleslaw and anything else i decide to make.

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  63. I will be cooking Christmas dinner for my immediate family only this year, thank goodness! I would use the food processor to prepare things for appetizers, such as bruschetta and salsa, as well as for chopping things for stuffing.

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  64. I would use this to produce pastry and make dessert pies for my family. Without it I will be forced to continue making what I refer to as pantless pies...
    djfield at sfu dot ca

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  65. I'm going back home for the Holidays and cooking Christmas dinner with my mom and sister - can't wait!! What will I use my mixer for - everything! A group of us girls who all have family outside of BC are getting together for a full day of Christmas baking, should come in handy for that ;)

    wkrutzfeldt@hotmail.com :)

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  66. I'm cooking for my family and my new fella. That beautiful mixer will help me get through all of the baking- pies, pies, pies. summer.laurie@gmail.com

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  67. I love to cook dinner for my family and I can use the processor to try new and healthy recipes

    frankburcu(at)gmail(dot)com

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  68. Our close family numbers 15, including 7 children. The best part of Christmas dinner, as far as they are concerned, is my old traditional recipe for panettone, which requires a whole lot of mixing... I never had a food processor but it would be awesome to have some help this year!

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  69. Well, perhaps this falls under "naughty," but my mom does the cooking for us. She wishes to do so for as long as she can... so I guess that's kind of nice of me to "let" her? ;)
    I plan to use this device (if I win) to make soup. This has long been on my wish list, but my wish list is long so...
    snookie_pooathotmaildotcom

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  70. I am making Christmas dinner for myself and my 2 kids. My daughter has diabetes and there is a diabetic cheesecake recipe I having been dying to make for her so I would use the food processor for a few things. I would use it to make my stuffing, my turnip, and her cheesecake.
    karryknisley76 at hotmail dot com

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  71. I will be making a huge turkey for Chritmas with over 12 adults and 7 grandchildren. It is just crazy, fun chaos. The 13 cup kitchenaid would really make my life easier. I would definetley make fresh rolls for dinner. I did this over 10 years ago. It is just too much work for me by hand. Fresh rolls smell so good, and compliments the dinner.
    E. Turner. emmiturner@hotmail.com

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  72. It was the same time of year, a few years back, and equally cold. My mom just finished taking lessons from an amateur baker and could not wait to put her newly learned skills to use—to bake bread—a stable the family has to go through no less than two full rolls every couple of days. Anxious—the weather was not warm enough for yeast to rise properly. The lack of a bread machine, or a mixer of some sort, did not help. Clumps of flour, dry and wet, made rolls of her fingers and caked her hands. I remembered the pounding of the bread dough—Pah, pah—rhythmical and loud—against the countertop. On her tiptoes, I could see the small figure surrounded by a pool of glaring white light. She would not let me take over until her arms and legs finally gave way.

    The process was certainly not delightful. At least the product was. The dough was made into two rolls of sausage bread, drizzled generously with ketchup and sprinkled on top with mozzarella cheese. They were gone by next morning. Since, she made bread on occasions, but times were few and sparse in between. It was not that she was unenthusiastic, for two new loaves of bread are still being bought and eaten within a matter of days. The labour merits little the three or four dollars saved from not buying bake shop loaves. So this year, for my mom, and the family that lives on yeasted goodness, I will be baking bread—sweet white loaves with hints of milk the family has grown fond of in the past few months—the kind that tears like cotton candy at your fingertips, and when toasted, and spread with a thin smear of butter, or jam, fills the room with warmth as it was when my mom and I opened the oven to peek at her very first home-made bread.

    Tina
    aakk_369@hotmail.com

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  73. If I had the kitchen aide food processor, I would use to show my mom what a difference cooking with real, fresh ingredients can make. This Christmas dinner, when she reaches for the box of stove top stuffing, I will lovingly give her hand a slap and point to the apple and brussel sprout stuffing prepared using the processor. When she realizes that she forgot to buy the instant mashed potatoes and wants to head back to the grocery store, I'll tell her that it's ok- I have garlic mashed potatoes made with my food processor! Lastly, I will finally be able to hide that scary can of jellied cranberry sauce and replace it with a fresh pear and cranberry sauce made with, you guessed it, the food processor. I love my mom and I want to show her how easy, quick, and delicious cooking from scratch with real ingredients can be. I'll still let her make the turkey, though, as she makes one heck of a bird.

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  74. I am going to cook a holiday for my entire family and the in-laws. If i win the food processor it will be used for everything...

    brenda_macp@hotmail.com

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  75. I am going to my mom's for Christmas dinner but I will be making a cheesecake and my homemade salsa and guacamole with the Kitchenaid food processor
    josiefiorda at yahoo dot ca

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  76. It is a generational shift in my household. My mom is no longer leading in the kitchen for Christmas dinner and now the duties have fallen onto myself. I m slow at prepping my mise en place, like really slow where my mom starts getting on my case.

    I would use this food processor to make up some time on the prep, in order to spend a little more time perfecting the recipe for the rice stuffing. As with most moms there is no quantities behind the recipe. A little of this and a little of that and maybe something the she intentionally forgot to tell me.

    This food processor is the perfect machine to get me that extra time to figure things out. I want to bring a gun to a knife fight and impress my family this year.

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  77. I am cooking for my entire family!!! I would use this to make almond shortbread, it's amazing melt in your mouth goodness!
    lisadsmith@mail.com

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  78. My friend hosts an annual meatball dinner but since she's moved to New York, it's fallen upon me to host the dinner whenever she is home. In the tradition of the italian grandmother that she learned the recipe from she's only ever exposed me to 97% of the recipe. I try to spy on her when she's making it but because I don't have a food processor I end up spending most of my time chopping and dicing the mirepoix. That 3% is critical because my version is never quite as exquisite. I need to know what makes up that 3%!!

    moonwa@yahoo.com

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  79. I am hosting my brother’s family for Christmas Dinner so I will be cooking both a turkey and a ham. The KitchenAid food processor does all the work for the desserts, I use it to make the crumb crust for the cheesecake and the regular pastry for the sweet potato pie and use it to make the filling for both. The food processor will chop the onions and celery and make breadcrumbs for the turkey stuffing. It will slice the potatoes for the scalloped potatoes and finally, make hollandaise for the asparagus. It wasn’t until I wrote this that I realized how much I rely on the food processor, and how easy it makes this meal come together.

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  80. I'll be cooking for my boyfriend and his parents. I'm mildly terrified. I would use the food processor to make this crazy cranberry sauce I saw on TV.

    fantod(at)rogers(dot)com

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  81. This year I will be helping my mother out (I'd be lying if I said I would be cooking the dinner on my own!). I would use this food processor to make bread crumbs for stuffing and for dicing vegetables! The time it would save us would allow for some extra hang out time with the rest of the family :)

    nj.sweeney1@gmail.com

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  82. I'll be cooking for my immediate family. I'd try my hand at making a fiery harissa paste!

    csnishi[at]gmail[dot]com

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  83. The air was once again silent as the disc slowed to a stand still, the colorful mosaic of the crisp hothouse vegetable slices now decorating the work bowl. Just a few moments ago, the mirepoix sat idle as the chilled breeze from the hastily closed fridge enveloped the chopping board and the dry ingredients waited patiently for their turn to get spun. Crack…splash…echoed off the granite countertop as the albumin and yolks split apart, only to be reunited against the gentle massage of the slow moving dough blade. The soft blanket was then unfolded, tucking in a savory filling before it expanded into a flaky, golden fleece. The anticipation of that first scent of freshly baked richness reached its tipping point as the oven timer rang.

    I close my eyes and take a deep breath. I take another. And another. And another. But smell nothing.

    Confused, I open my eyes.

    That’s not the oven timer, that’s the alarm clock.

    If I win this processor, I’m making this pie dream come true.

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  84. I will be cooking dinner for my boyfriend and I. It will be an intimate quiet affair for just us. I will be using the food processor to make us some Strawberry-orange-banana Smoothie laced with vodka! If it is only the two of we might as well get tipsy and enjoy the night

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  85. So, who won it????

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