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KitchenAid Stand Mixer Recipes

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Yesterday we blogged about the great deal on the KitchenAid stand mixer.  Not sure if it’s right for you? Well, below we’ve compiled a list of some amazing recipes you can make with your KitchenAid mixer.  If these mouth watering goodies don’t convince you that you need this mixer, nothing will!  Some recipes will require additional pieces for your KitchenAid mixer, but those are worth the additional investment.

Italian Sausage


  • 3 pounds pork shoulder, cut into 1-inch cubes*
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon shortening
  • Natural or synthetic casings, prepared for use per instructions


*You may make sausage with fresh ground pork from your butcher or supermarket. Toss with spices as instructed below, and then skip to step 4 below, stirring wine into ground pork and continue as directed.

1. Place pork on a metal baking sheet and freeze 20 minutes.

2. Combine salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, onion powder, paprika, marjoram, rosemary and thyme in small bowl. Sprinkle mixture over pork and toss to coat evenly.

3. Process one third of pork at a time in food processor (return remaining pork to freezer) until coarsely ground, or run pork through the KitchenAid Food Grinder attachment fitted with coarse grinding plate. Transfer ground pork to large bowl and place in freezer; repeat with remaining pork.

4. Remove ground pork from freezer. Pour wine over ground pork. Stir vigorously with wooden spoon until well combined.

5. Assemble and prep KitchenAid Sausage Stuffer attachment, greasing nozzle with shortening. Slide prepared casings onto nozzle tightly. Tie off end of casing with butcher’s twine. Follow manufacturer’s directions for stuffing sausage into casings. Twist sausage into smaller links as desired and refrigerate or freeze until ready to use.

Sugar Cookies


  • 1 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Sugar


1. Place margarine and vanilla in KitchenAid Stand Mixer bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater to the KitchenAid Stand Mixer. Turn to Speed 6 and beat about 2 minutes, or until mixture is smooth.

2. Gradually add 3⁄4 cup sugar and beat about 11⁄2 minutes longer. Add eggs and beat about 30 seconds. Stop and scrape bowl.

3. Turn to STIR Speed. Gradually add cream of tartar, baking soda, nutmeg, salt and flour to sugar mixture. Mix until well blended, about 1 minute.

4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets, about 3 inches apart. Bake at 400°F for 6 to 8 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining sugar while still hot. Remove from baking sheets immediately and cool on wire racks.

Ricotta Ravioli


  • 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 eggs
  • pinch salt
  • Filling:
  • 2 1/2 cups ricotta
  • 1/2 cup Parmigiano Reggiano – grated
  • 1 egg
  • 1 orange – zested
  • salt/pepper


  1. Place flour into the bowl of your stand mixer. Create a well. Add eggs, salt. Using paddle attachment, mix together until a ball forms. Scrape sides as necessary.
  2. Switch to dough hook and knead dough for approximately 5-6 minutes. Cover mixing bowl with kitchen towel and allow dough to rest for at least 30 minutes.
  3. WHILE dough is resting: Into a medium bowl add: ricotta, Parmigiano, egg, orange zest. Season with salt and pepper. Mix together until well combined.
  4. Attach KitchenAid pasta roller attachment to mixer. Cut dough ball into 4 equal portions. Take 1 portion and flatten it with your hand. Run through roller attachment until it reaches a level 4 thinness.
  5. Attach ravioli attachment to mixer. Drape dough over attachment. Place filling into attachment. Slowly turn attachment handle to form ravioli.
  6. Continue same process with 3 remaining dough portions.
  7. Cut ravioli perforations using a pastry wheel.

Got any recipes of your own you love?

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Abt Builder’s Gala

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

This past Wednesday Abt held an in-store Builder’s Gala which brought in over 175 builders, architects, designers, and landscapers to see Abt and get information from all the vendors on what we have to offer. Vendors from each vignette were there, as well as other vendors from our store.

All builders got a one page questionnaire, along with a goodie bag.  By filling out the questionnaire and asking these questions to the vendors, they were awarded raffle tickets for a ton of great things at Abt, including a KitchenAid stand mixer, Scotsman icemaker, pots and pans sets by Dacor and Bluestar, wine coolers by GE and Electrolux, a Viking gas range, Miele vacuum, baking stone, hand mixer, 2 GE microwaves, lunch/ cooking event for Miele and SubZero/Wolf, faucets, Bosch and Jenn-Air dishwashers, and a Thermador steam oven.

To top off this fantastic event, drinks and hors d’oeuvres were provided by Jolane’s.

Thank to everyone that participated!

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Valentine's Day Promotion

Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

Enter our Valentine’s Day Sweepstakes to try and win a KitchenAid stand mixer.  Valued at $299 this is the king of counter top mixers.  Visit Abt Electronics Facebook page for full details.  Good luck!!

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Gourmet Gift Ideas

Friday, December 18th, 2009

The gourmet shop at Abt is a great place to stop for last-minute gift ideas. It’s not just for kitchen accessories. We have anything you could imagine, from kitchen tools for kids to kitchen electrics for the most discriminating chef.

Do you need a gift for a wine connoisseur? Right now we have Waring Wine Chillers for just $80, including shipping.

How about a gift for someone that loves to bake? All of the Kitchen Aid stand mixer accessories have a 20% rebate, just in time for Christmas cookie season!

Do you need a gift idea for someone going green? We have the Sodastream Starter Kit for $129. The kit is environmentally friendly, uses no electricity or batteries, and the bottles are reusable. Richie P., from the gourmet shop, says the Sodastream is good for kids too. She says, “It’s easy to control sugar intake when you are making your own soda.”

Looking for more ideas for a foodie, contact Rebecca or anyone else in the gourmet shop, they’re always here to help!

-Kelly B.

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