Espresso In Your Home With the Touch of A Button
I got this Nespresso Inissia Espresso Maker a few months back. I thought it would be fun to have on hand to create Iced Lattes at home. I am not completely tough enough for a straight espresso! That is something that is a bit to strong for me, even the mild blends! BUT, if you are a fan of straight espresso this machine works really well! I am a fan of creating iced lattes!
I chose this one, because it is a nice compact size, so it doesn’t take up to much room! This machine is energy efficient, which is a pretty big must these days, and it automatically shuts off after 9 minutes of inactivity! If you stop and think about it, this is around the same price as buying a Keurig or any other type of single serve machine! This though doesn’t do coffee, it does espresso and hot chocolate. You can make a tall cup of espresso to help tame the flavor so it is not as strong, and can be somewhat close to coffee.
Now, you can buy reusable pods, or buy pods
that are already filled with the flavor you want! There are so many brands out there you can buy that are compatible with the machine, which will help save money!
You can also try out regular coffee and see how it taste, I personally haven’t tried that so I can’t vouch for it!
I do think this is a great investment if you are an espresso drinker! It will save you from paying $5 or so for an Espresso at your local coffee shop, and you can make it in seconds and not have to get out of your pj’s!
They do have different styles of machines to choose from!
Classic White KitchenAid Stand Mixer
My husband, Adam, bought me my KitchenAid Stand Mixer a few years back I think for Christmas! When he did I was beyond excited as I had been dreaming of owning one for years! I love to bake and cook so I knew it would be a huge asset for me! What I love about this mixer is it is so versatile. You can whip up cookies, mashed potatoes, shred meat and more! You really can use this mixer for so many things, it is amazing!
I have the 4.5 quart KitchenAid Mixer, they do offer a bigger size. For me, this size fits me well, I don’t need the bigger one. The mixer does hold a lot, I was surprised at just how much it can. The one thing is when you are pouring in say flour, you have to be careful if it is running as it can fly out the sides. So I normally stop it, and pour the flour and then fix. I am a messy cook, so that could be the problem! Plus their are so many attachments you can buy for them! I want the ice cream maker attachment!
As you can see it does offer multiple speeds. I normally stir on 1-3, rarely have I ever done more. For like frostings and such I have went over but for the most of items I use it for I use a lower speed. The 10 setting is so fast it is crazy! I truly love my mixer, and it is a little pricey but it is worth the investment! It is very well made, and they can last a lifetime!
They offer different colors and sizes to choose from!
Recipes That I have used the KitchenAid With!
Baked Oatmeal Cups– these are great for quick breakfast on the go! I like them cold but you can also pop in microwave for like 20 seconds to give them a little bit of warmth!
Irish Soda Bread– This is so fast to whip up and nice and filling! I love it, and speaking of it, I need to make some real soon!
Do you own a KitchenAid Mixer? If So what are your thoughts on it?!