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Pound Cake

There are two things that I have an all out addiction to purchasing:

1. Coats
2. Kitchen Appliances

1. You know how some women are into purses or shoes (or both)? I’m a coat-girl. It might be because I’m always cold. Today I was in a meeting where 90% of the group was complaining about how hot it was in the conference room and I was still too chilly. While wearing a jacket. Regardless, I have 14 too many coats and I can’t stop buying them.

2. I have every kitchen appliance known to man. It’s a sickness. P.S. get ready for some really poor quality iPhone pics with flash.


Espresso machine




Vitamix (obviously well loved, but not well cleaned)


Deep fryer


Stand mixer


Magic Bullet

Not included above? P.S. starred* appliances are ones I disapprove of:

Rice cooker x2
Mini crockpot
Electric skillet
Stick blender
Popcorn popper x2
Mini food processor
Panini press
Waffle iron
*Pizelle press
*Nut roaster
*Ice cream makers x2 (the star is only because we don’t need two)
*S’mores maker
Hand mixer
***Soda stream (note the extent of disapproval)
Coffee grinder

Questionable: do these count as appliances?
Potato ricer
Salad spinner
Whipped cream maker
Kitchen torch
Cookie press

People, it’s a little out of control. And unfortunately (for the bank account), I’m unable to stop. I found this recipe for aebelskivers and thought, “I definitely need an aebelskivers pan”. Also, I’m in the market for a tofu press.

But let’s be real. On a regular basis, how often do I use the pizelle press, s’mores maker or nut roaster? Matty B would tell you, not often enough. My beautiful Kitchen Aid stand mixer? Oh, she’s pretty, but I can’t remember the last time I used her.

These are the appliances I use on a weekly basis:

1. Vitamix: smoothies, at least 3 times a week.
2. Magic bullet: pesto, hummus, or my spinach oats.
3. Keurig: every morning, without fail

And the Mac daddy of them all? The very favorite, best, most versatile appliance ever?


I make everything in my cuisinart food processor. Everything. It’s awesome for scones, and other than coffee, can almost do everything listed in my top 3 above.


Even pound cake. Yes, pound cake. Most pound cake recipes call for creaming butter and sugar. I have a hand mixer. I have a stand mixer. I can’t be bothered with either of those.

I used the cuisinart.

Most pound cake recipes want you to gently fold the dry ingredients into your butter mixture. I have many “folding” tools.

I used the cuisinart.


And now I’m on a quest to see what else can be “cuisinarted”.

Cookie dough? For sure! Who needs a cookie press?

Lasagna? No need for my Kitchen Aid pasta maker attachment!

I obviously have no need for a soda stream. Certainly if you whir up your water fast enough it’ll carbonate it, right, Matty B?

Pound cake

6 oz tofu
1/2 cup earth balance
1 cup sugar in the raw
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup ww pastry flour
1 1/2 cup ap flour
1/2 cup almond milk


Combine flours, baking powder and sugar in food processor. Add earth balance and pulse until sandy in texture. Add remaining ingredients.

Bake in a greased loaf pan at 350 for 50-60 minutes.


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