First comes love, then comes…the registry! Between all the planning and celebrations leading up to the wedding, there’s something exciting about making a plan for what’s to come after the vows—doing life together forever with the one you love! Bloomingdale’s Wedding Registry makes it simple to fill your registry with every-day essentials and pieces specific to your style. The registry features top brands, personal consultants, discounts, and checklists to stock everything from your kitchen cabinets to your linen closet! (hashtag Bloomies lovers for life)
And now for a serious question: are you even getting married if you don’t register for a KitchenAid Stand Mixer? Okay, but honestly—there’s a good reason these timeless (and CUTE) mixers have a prominent home on the kitchen counters of newlyweds around the world. It’s a classic staple that you’ll use both daily and for special occasions…a homemade pasta date night, perhaps?
Love to Last a Lifetime
We’re honestly obsessed with this KitchenAid and all the fun attachments, but what’s so great is that it’s a quality appliance that will last a lifetime—from the beginning of marriage and forever after! We think it’s super important to focus on upgrading your home + kitchen with quality pieces when you’re registering and this mixer totally fits that bill.
Perhaps even harder than choosing bridesmaid dress colors? Deciding on a mixer color! Jen’s Misty Blue is adorable and tough to beat, but there are SO many great colors to choose from. And fun note on the Misty Blue color! This mixer is their 100 Year anniversary color!! The Misty Blue harkens back to one of the first ever KitchenAid Stand Mixer colors introduced. It’s a soft blue, with a hint of green, and includes a white-coated stainless steel bowl. It’s even prettier in person you guys!!
Upgrade with Attachments for Multiple Uses
Another reason we love the KitchenAid Stand Mixer? You can add on attachments that do magical things like shred cheese, spiralize veggies, weigh + sift flour, and even juice fruit! But it’s this pasta attachment that really makes our heart go pitter-patter…
How to Make Pasta at Home with Your KitchenAid Stand Mixer
This is the pasta recipe I use. It’s easy and tastes SO GOOD!! Promise!!
• 1 1/2 cups semolina pasta flour )
• 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
• 4 eggs room temperature (slightly beat them before adding to the mixture)
• 4 tablespoons Water
• 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
• 1 teaspoon salt
Combine semolina, flour, beaten eggs, water, oil, and salt. Mix to make a stiff dough and knead 10 minutes by hand. If the dough still feels too sticky, sprinkle on additional semolina until it comes together. If dough is too dry, sprinkle water until you get the right consistency. You’ll want to knead until the dough is elastic. The dough is ready when you put it in a ball and then press your knuckles into the dough. If the dough starts to bounce back up, it’s ready!
Wrap dough in plastic wrap or in a covered bowl and let rest for at least 30 minutes. (this is a great time to enjoy some apps + a glass of wine!)
Once dough is ready, you’ll want to lightly flour a cutting board. Take a small handful of pasta and use a rolling pin to roll it out. If you are making spaghetti noodles, I found that longer sheets of pasta work best for the attachment.
Once you have your pasta sheet, time to put through the attachment! This is the fun part!! You want to put your mixer at speed 7, then send it through! It’s that easy!! Repeat with the rest of your pasta. This recipe makes enough pasta for 4. After you take the pasta through the attachment, you can rest it on a cookie sheet and be sure to dredge it with flour so it doesn’t stick together.
To cook, bring a large pot of heavily-salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender (approximately 3 – 5 minutes). Yep! It cooks very fast!! And be sure to read later in the post where I share my favorite way to prepare fresh pasta at home – and I promise, it’s SO easy and only takes an additional 5-10 minutes!!
We have this 3-piece Pasta Roller Set which includes a pasta roller, fettuccine cutter and spaghetti cutter! Below you can see what the fettuccine looks like – YUM!
My favorite way to prepare fresh pasta is with this easy Cacio e Pepe recipe!!
• your fresh pasta from the above recipe
• 4 tablespoons salted butter
• 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly cracked black pepper
• 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
• 1/2 cup fresh grated pecorino cheese
• fresh basil for serving
Once you have all your pasta through the attachment and your noodles are ready, boil a large pot of salted water, add the pasta and cook for 3-5 minutes (yep, fresh pasta cooks fast!)
Reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water and drain. Heat the butter in a skillet with pepper, add in the pasta water and the pasta. Sprinkle all that cheese in, and toss it all good! Remove from heat, add a handful of basil, and divide the pasta between plates. Finish with a bit more parmesan cheese and enjoy with a glass of your favorite wine!
Has anyone made pasta with their KitchenAid attachment? What did you make?
Have you used their Spiralizer? Thinking that is next on my list to try with my mixer! Love some zucchini noodles as well!!
photos by Wild Whim Design & Photography for Green Wedding Shoes
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