I know a lot of recipes recommend letting food come to room temp before cooking. I made a cake with my new KA mixer, and the butter was softened, and I think it was too soft b/c the mixer is so powerful. Is that possible?
It's laborious and time-consuming to shred meat by hand for ravioli fillings, pulled pork, or chicken salad. But it turns out your stand mixer can make the whole process a breeze. Suzy Brannon of CHOW.com shares this timesaving technique that you can use for lots of recipes, including CHOW's Chicken Salad Sandwich.
How to Use a Cocktail Shaker
Cantina bartender Duggan McDonnell demonstrates the optimal angle of cocktail shaker to glass, so that the shaker doesn't stick.