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November 10th, 2012

Which Kitchenaid pasta maker?

I unexpectedly sold a couple of my old sewing machines this weekend, and now have some extra pennies to spend. I've been wanting (with a wantingness!) a pasta maker attachment for my Kitchenaid for awhile now, but now that I can buy one, I'm stuck-which one?

I've decided on a cutter (over the extruder), but the big set comes with spaghetti, fettucini, egg noodles, angel hair pasta, and ravioli, plus the roller for lasagna. All of which we eat, but how many of those do I really need?

So, some questions. Which attachment(s) do you have? Do you like it? Do you use it enough to make it worth the money?

ETA: I went ahead and splurged and bought the super set. Thanks to all for your input!

Caramel Apple Pie Bars

I’d like to do something a bit different today. Today is a Friday, which is different from a Thursday or a Saturday or a birthday or an unbirthday, so of course things would be different to begin with. But today will be a different-in-a-meeting-new-friends-kind-of-way day, which is our favorite kind of day. And I’d like you to meet a friend of mine. You might have heard of him before.

Why don’t you say hello to our friends, Pooh?

“Hello to our friends,” said Pooh.

“Thank you Pooh,” I said.

So this is Pooh. Also known in the 100 Acre Woods (where he’s from–Pooh, that is) as Winnie-ther-Pooh–or at least that’s what Christopher Robin calls him. And Christopher Robin is usually not wrong about these sorts of things, except on every other Thursday, and sometimes when it’s his unbirthday.

“What sorts of things are we talking about?” a growly bear voice said.

“About you liking honey, for instance,” I said.

“Oh,” Pooh replied. “I thought we were. I just wanted to make sure.”

“That’s a very good thing to do,” I said.

“And well–if you don’t mind my asking–what other sorts of things do I like?”

“What about these caramel apple pie bars?” I asked, pointing at the picture you just saw. “What do you think of them?”

Well, if you'd like to find out, I don't blame you. To find out what happens to Pooh and the great caramel apple pie bar recipe, visit my blog (and Pooh, too--he loves visitors, and I'm sure he'd love to have you) and check out the recipe, stories, and photos. (Part of the "Lit, Wit, and an Oven Mitt" story series.)

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