Yum Hey What's for Dinner Mom?: Just Another KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway + Olive and Feta Bread


Just Another KitchenAid Mixer Giveaway + Olive and Feta Bread

Hey What's For Dinner

HEY!! KitchenAid mixer giveaway?? Wasn't I the one who was writing about giving less? Why yes, yes I was. I still completely stand behind every word I wrote. I think a KitchenAid is one of the MOST handy and USEFUL kitchen items a person can own. You can make homemade frosting 100 times better than that crap you get in the store, bread making is a breeze when the mixer is involved, pasta is as easy as anything too and I've heard but not tried (yet) that it is the WAY to shred well cooked meat. Useful. Moneysaving. Homemade food easier. It is a great gift. So I thought I would share the usefulness this FOURTH blogoversary AGAIN and give away another KitchenAid mixer. Directions for entering will be at the bottom of the post.

Olive and Feta Bread
makes one braided loaf

1 TBSP yeast--I like SAF-super easy never fails--use what you have
1 teaspoon sugar
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 tsp salt
2 TBSP olive oil+a bit more for oiling the bowl
4-6 cups flour divided
1 TBSP olive oil
3/4 cup of feta crumbles
1 cup green olives with pimentos
2 TBSP toasted pine nuts--toast them in a dry frying pan

put the yeast, sugar and water in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a bread hook
mix to combine and let it rest for 10 minutes
add the salt and oil
then add the flour by half cups until the the dough climbs the dough hook and falls back on itself
add a bit more oil to the bowl just to grease the dough and bowl for rising
remove the dough hook
cover with a clean warm wet dish towel
let rise until doubled and then punch down
preheat the oven to 400˚
pat the dough out into a large rectangle on a greased baking sheet or a baking stone
brush the top with olive oil
spread the feta on the middle third of the bread
top with olives and pine nuts
cut the outer thirds of the dough into strips the same amount on each side
beginning at the edge farthest from you fold the top strip over to the opposite side
press to seal in-when you do the don't go straight across aim for positioning that strip about an inch down so you'll end up with a pretty braided bread
alternate folding strips over until you get to the bottom and then kind of fold the last strips and tuck them in
place on the preheating stove cover with greased saran wrap and let rise for 10-15 minutes
then pop in the oven and bake for 35-40 minutes depending on how tight you braided it
once it hits 35 minutes cut in to the thick part of the bread and see how it's baking up
if its done and not doughy then pull it out if it needs more time check every five minutes until it's done

I made the Olive and Feta Bread for a dinner on the run the other night. I think serving it as a stand alone meal option is fine but I also think serving it WITH a good salad and some good beer would be awfully good too. Everyone loved it and it was gone too quickly. Guess I need to make another batch, darn.

To enter to win the 5 quart Tilt Head KitchenAid Mixer in your choice of color you must

  1. be a follower-yes I will check--
  2. share the contest information (a link to this blog post) on your preferred form of social media-facebook-pinterest-twitter-google plus 
  3. leave a comment on this blog post letting me know you what you'll be whipping up IF you win
ALL three need to be done in order to be entered. You can get an additional entry for
  1. linking up to THIS Just Another Meatless Monday with the Feta and Olive Bread
  2. linking up to next weeks Just Another Meatless Monday post
  3. linking up to The Penny Worthy Project
  4. writing a blog post about the giveaway
The dirty details-contest good only for residents of the US.  Contest ends December 19 at noon. That's it, no legal disclaimer needed.

  Peace and Love--



  1. Hi Laura,
    Since I'm already the happy owner of an awesome KItchenAid mixer, If I won I tho ught I'd safe the love and pass it on to someone not as fortunate as myself. I'm not sure if that would be a specific person ,or one of the the local charities that helps to feed our local hungry.


  2. Great giveaway, thanks so much! I am a new follower on GFC and Twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway here: https://twitter.com/frugalfollies/status/278098316212969472

    If I win, I will definitely give homemade pasta a try! I've tried it before, but it hasn't worked out well for me.

    Again, thanks! --Laura
    thefrugalfollies at gmail dot com

  3. I linked to Just Another Meatless Monday as well! (link #1)

    thefrugalfollies at gmail dot com

  4. Wow, I would love to win one! I do a ton of baking, and my little hand-held mixer has seen better days!

    I am a long-time follower of your blog, and I posted this giveaway on my Google+ page. Thanks for sharing!


  5. Oh pants! Just realised this is US only. I would so LOVE a kitchen aid mixer. :-(

  6. My husband and I have been lusting after one of these mixers for quite a while now... we have an entire bread recipe book he's anxious to try and I'm all over easy pasta making :)

  7. I'm a follower and have been for quite some time! I just tweeted as well...

    Check out the @KitchenAidUSA mixer giveaway on Hey Mom What's For Dinner?! http://heywhatsfordinnermom.blogspot.com/2012/12/just-another-kitchenaid-mixer-giveaway.html …

    And I would make pizza dough! I would love to win this so I could hand down my old KitchenAid to my mom:)

  8. Most of my appliances are KitchenAid. Love to have a new mixer to whip up a batch of Pumpkin Bars. So yummy. Thanks for all your great ideas.

  9. Ah, Laura, what WOULDN'T I whip up? I love making gluten free breads with my Kitchen Aid (which is deceased because I got one with the plastic gears and killed it - whaaaah -) I need a new one!! I have the juicer attachment, the meat grinder, the slicer/shredder. Love it ALL!!

  10. If I win I would like to give the mixer to my Mom. She has always wanted one. She lives to make home made cinnamon rolls and bread.

  11. If I win I would like to give the mixer to my Mom. She has always wanted one. She lives to make home made cinnamon rolls and bread.

  12. I would make lots and lots of Christmas cookies!!! yum!

  13. I would probably make bread with a new KitchenAid. I've made bread with my old one a billion times (it is 30+ years old and NEEDS replacing). I posted your link on Facebook too. What a nice giveaway!!

  14. Lets see...I'd be whipping up a whole lot of cookies!!! :)

    Here was my share link: on +

    And I'm a follower.

  15. Linked to my facebook and Pinterest Page. Thanks for the great giveaway. The Apple Green is Beautiful~

  16. I am, and will always be, a follower.
    I already RTed this last night and will continue to RT and FB post about it. I just didn't want to comment last night b/c I'd be FIRST (not good for contest winning I feel).

    Also feeling the need to point out that this ends on Dec. 19th. WHICH IS my wedding anniversary (1 year!) so it's fate that I win it as an awesome gift, right? RIGHT!!?

    (still hemming and hawing over colors, can't decide yet)

  17. Ok, SO I would make... everything. KitchenAid makes the most awesome and useful mixers ever. I'll just go with bread and more bread, including your olive feta loaf. I might have to make that for my cookie swap on Sunday. This is a perfect cut the sugar type item. Yum! And I follow you. and I'll put it up on g+ in just a sec :)

  18. I'd love the chance for a mixer! I always use my sister's and have been wanting one for myself, especially as I make plans to move out on my own and would need one. If I did win, I would totally make Christmas cookie dough with it. Yum!!

  19. I follow you on FB, and posted a link on FB, too! :) I would love to whip up some homemade almond-flavored marshmallows! That would be so yummy in my hot cocoa! :)

  20. I get your emails, so I think that means I follow you. If I won I would make a batch of lemon frozen yogurt and a batch of chocolate cayenne. I love the color possibilities!!

  21. Hi, this week I have shared my fantastic 1 ingredient healthy caramel recipe. You won't believe how easy this is! I have also shared a great collection of Christmas gifts for health lovers.


    Thank you for hosting

  22. I linked up to Meatless Monday with my Carrot Ginger Soup *yum*

    And I told you I'd share via g+, but here's the actual link, too: https://plus.google.com/u/0/111556382519573364704/posts/MvBVKvHL1pc?cfem=1

  23. I love my mixer but I could use a new one so I can really get down with bread and making my own sausage! Boysenberry or black?! How will I choose? Cause I am gonna win this one!

  24. I'd bake a whole lotta cookies!

    tweet: https://twitter.com/freefragments/status/278726045643988992

  25. It would make the traditional lefse making that I am passing down to my kids easier. A great addition to Homeschooling tools. Among many pies!!

  26. I would love to win this mixer! I would make a birthday cake since we are always celebrating someone's birthday around here. :) -Jamie

  27. My goal for the new year is to cook my meals from scratch, I don't have a mixer like this and it sure would help me achieve my goal.

  28. I have been ogling KitchenAid mixers for years! I can think of tons of things that I could use one for...Breads and cookies would be a main use, though!

  29. Well I have always wanted to make bread right, but it never turns out. So I would use this mixer to make my baking easier and hopefully turn out some good bread.

  30. I don't have a mixer or food processor, so have no idea what I will make, but I'm sure your blog has awesome ideas!! (julieako)

  31. I would love to make some yummy chocolate chip cookies!

  32. I follow you via email, unachica_latina@yahoo.com. And I also follow through Facebook, Twitter and Pinterst.

    I also shared this on Facebook and Twitter:


    I would love to make my famous chocolate chip cookies, my husband loves them and I love to make them for him.

    Diana Camden

  33. I would LOVE to make my grandmother's homemade bread!

  34. Great giveaway! I follow via GFC (I had brown hair when I originally started following)and tweeted about the giveaway. I'd make meringues. :) I always wanted to try one.


  35. Oh and I also posted Sweet Onion Soup w/ Blue Cheese Toasts on this weeks Meatless Monday

    and I forgot to mention I follow via Twitter @_Kristin315_


  36. I always wanted a KitchenAid Mixer to be able to make some fun cooking and baking memories with my daughters! Merry Christmas!!!

  37. I think I would have to get a pasta attachment and give some noodle making a try! A girl can dream, can't she? ah hahaha, thanks for the chance to win Laura...love your blog!

  38. I'll make cupcakes for my daughter. She loves cupcakes...and that is her nickname we gave her!

  39. I want to make pies and tarts! It's the more substantial cupcake!

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