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Cookbook Review: The Mixer Bible

Updated on October 6, 2008

Stand mixers are a fixture in many well appointed kitchens. If you have a stand mixer and wish that you had an opportunity to utilize it more frequently, The Mixer Bible by Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder just might be the perfect addition to your collection of cookbooks. This book is designed for home cooks who want to make the most of their stand mixers, including mastering the use of the many interesting attachments that are available for today's mixers.

Using your stand mixer in everyday cooking is a great way to save time while creating wonderful meals perfect for both family dinners and extravagant entertaining functions. If you've long subscribed to the misconception that stand mixers are only for making cakes, brownies, and other baked goods, a quick glance at The Mixer Bible will certainly shake off that notion. This book is jam packed with more than 300 widely varied recipes created with stand mixers.

While there are, of course, many outstanding recipes for baked goods in the book, you'll be pleasantly surprised to see how well suited the stand mixer is for playing an important role in preparing main courses, side dishes, appetizers, and much more. You'll even have an opportunity to learn how to create homemade pasta and whip up fresh bread dough quickly and easily.

A Selection of Recipes:

There are so many wonderful recipes in this book that you'll have a hard time figuring out just where to start. A sampling of the many wonderful recipes you'll find in The Mixer Bible includes:

  • Butternut Squash Gratin
  • Blueberry Cream Cheese Danish
  • Corn Fritters with Sausage
  • Creamy Navy Bean and Ham Soup
  • Focaccia with Caramelized Onions
  • Hearty Harvest Roasted Vegetable Soup
  • Hot Spinach and Garlic Dip
  • Hummus
  • Plum Upside-Down Cake
  • Sausage and Cheese Lasagna
  • Turkey Pot Pie with Herbed Crust
  • Many other wonderful recipes

About the Authors

Authors Meredith Deeds and Carla Snyder have co-authored numerous cookbooks, including The Take-Out Menu Cookbook and The Big Book of Appetizers, which was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2007.

Meredith Deeds - Meredith Deeds grew up in the restaurant business and has spent her career cooking, teaching people how to cook, and writing about cooking.

Carla Snyder - Snyder's career has spanned many aspects of the culinary field, including working as food writer (with a B.A. in Journalism), caterer, cooking school teacher, artisan baker, and corporate culinary event planner. She is the co-owner of the Kitchen Counter Points cooking school.


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    Madalmu 7 years ago

    I got this book along with my Kitchen Aid mixer - and have tried one recipe so far - the Raisin Bran Muffins (page 262). There are a DISASTER. The ingredient list includes 1/2 cup milk - yet nowhere does this appear inthe directions! I added it along with the other "liquid" ingredients - but suspect my cottage cream may have been a problem as well. I bought my cottage cheese - the book specified "SMALL-CURD" - never did find anything labeled this way in the store - clearer instructions or suggestions on alternates would have been helpful. My lack of success with this recipe makes me reconsider using any of the other recipes!!

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    Katherine Baldwin 9 years ago from South Carolina

    Stand mixers are indeed a very handy piece of equipment to have in your kitchen. This cookbook sounds like a great idea. I seem to be stuck using mine for cheesecakes, cookies and cakes. I think I need to pick this cookbook up. Thanks for the review.