Cooking Terms Demystified

Sure wish I had something like this when I first started cooking!  Would’ve saved me from some confusion.

Today I finally put my stand-mixer to use!  I’m not sure it was really that necessary but seriously, it’s pretty fun.  My only question now is how long do I whisk until smooth and is it possible to over-whisk mochi “batter”? (would it be called batter?)

 

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Me and you and peach pie

I’m not a baker.  But one day, when I was with my fiancé at a couple’s house, and the wife was giving us some delicious hummus, I asked about her KitchenAid mixer.  She told me she used it all the time, and she even made hummus in it!  I was amazed.  She asked me if I wanted one.  Did I want one?  I wasn’t sure what to say.  I was not a baker.  But I knew that a KitchenAid standing mixer was an item that many girls coveted, and so I wasn’t about to turn one down even if I never needed or wanted one.  Sure, it’d be nice to have one.  She surprised me by saying that she had an extra, and I could have it as my wedding gift.  What?  That’s not what I was expecting!  I felt grateful and a little sheepish.  So here I am.  A non-baker, with a KitchenAid standing mixer.  I do not bake because I do not eat sweets often.  But today, I want to bake.  This recipe for peach pie looks easy yet tasty enough, so I’m going to try it.  We’ll see how it goes.