This giveaway has ENDED! Congratulations to Leslie on winning
I have tons of tools in my kitchen. My cabinets are stacked full of pots and pans, gizmos and gadgets. A towering mountain that once in awhile come crashing down no matter how well I believed I’ve stacked it.
But a lot of those gadgets sit collecting dust. Many of them see the light of day just a couple times a year. Others, though, get used on a pretty much daily basis. Knives, baking sheets, and measuring cups and spoons are always in regular rotation. Oh, and definitely my food processor.
A food processor was one of those things I had to have years ago and for awhile it didn’t get used that much either. Now, I use it almost every day. I never make pie crust without bringing out the food processor. I’ve also used it to make cakes, homemade nut butter, and Sugar Plums. It purees the pumpkin I roast and often chops vegetables for cabbage salad. And since my blender died awhile ago, I also use it to make my morning smoothies and puree soups. My food processor and I? We’re pretty much BFFs!
KitchenAid® has been kind enough to provide an awesome 13-cup food processor for me to giveaway to one lucky reader. I have to admit, I’m pretty jealous of this giveaway because this is one fantastic kitchen machine! This food processor can not only slice, shred, knead, chop, or puree, but it also has an Exact Slice™ system that helps ensure perfect slices whether the food you want to slice is hard or soft, large or small. Plus, it has an Adjustable Slicing Disc that can make thin or thick slices.
In addition, with this food processor, you can pulse, or work on high or low settings, depending on what food you’re working with. A mini bowl is also included, as well as a storage case for all of the goodies that come with the machine. Plus, you get to choose the color you would like: red, white, black, or silver! It’s so hard to choose a favorite color, but the silver is pretty amazing. Valued at $249.99, this food processor is the perfect addition to your kitchen.
If you need some inspiration of what to make, try this Roasted Almond Butter. It is easy to make in a food processor. The end result is super smooth and creamy almond butter, that is way better than store bought! Plus, it’s good for you, vegan, and gluten free! You’ll break in your new food processor in no time!
I know you want to win this, so to enter, answer the question: What is the first thing you’d make with your new food processor?
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IMPORTANT: This giveaway is open to US residents only.
The giveaway ends Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 11:59 pm EST.
The winner will be chosen via the Random Number Generator on random.org. The winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond, a new winner will be chosen. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I was provided with this giveaway by KitchenAid®, but all opinions, as always, are mine.
2 ½ cups raw, unsalted almonds
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Roast almonds on a parchment lined baking sheet for about 10 minutes, stirring halfway through, until the almonds are crunchy and fragrant. Allow almonds to cool about 20 minutes.
Once the almonds are cool, place them in the bowl of a food processor. Begin processing. The nuts will go from powder to paste to a huge clump, until they finally smooth out and become almond butter. Scrape down the bowl as necessary during this process. It may take up to 15 minutes. Have patience – it will work.
Once the almond butter is as creamy as you’d like it, transfer it to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.