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Yes, your stand mixer look beautiful on the kitchen counter, but maybe you’re like me and don’t use it nearly as much as you anticipated? We could make constant batches of cupcakes or pies, but that might not be the best idea. I found the solution: make whipped cream.

Seriously. Fresh whipped cream is more delicious than you could imagine, and having a stand mixer means preparation is ridiculously easy. I am constantly whipping up (haha) batches on the fly. Keep a jar of whipping cream in your fridge, and you’ll be surprised by how often you finding yourself using reaching for it.

There is no need to ever buy store-bought whipped cream if you have an electric mixer of any sort, but especially a stand mixer. You add three ingredients, turn the mixer on, walk away, and come back to a bowl of white heaven. Eat it with fruit, pancakes, hot cocoa, pudding, or by the spoon. You can even pipe it through a pastry bag for a nice shape!

Buttermilk pie has become one of my favorite Thanksgiving dishes since my parents first introduced me to it two years ago. We made five pies that Thanksgiving (and there were only five of us)–two pecan, two buttermilk, and one pumpkin cream. The buttermilk pie was the definite winner.

I didn’t expect to like this because I’m not at all a fan of buttermilk. I actually don’t like milk at all and can’t bring myself to drink it. This is how I rank different forms of milk, with the first being the best (but still disgusting): whole milk, chocolate milk, strawberry milk, buttermilk.

I am never buying applesauce again! I’ve always liked it but never had homemade until Joseph decided to make it on a whim a few weeks ago–I can’t believe we waited so long. Making your own is so easy and delicious. Plus, you know the ingredients are fresh and chemical-free!

Today marks one year since we packed up all of our belongings, stacked them in our front yard, and put them in a gigantic crate. Actually, we only watched as military-paid movers did the hard work (and thank god for that–I hate moving).

Still, today is a bit of an emotional day for me. Joseph for some reason is absolutely unaffected, but I’m having a hard time grappling the fact that we left our first home together a year ago.

It’s best to hide my feelings by surrounding myself with butter.

I’ve been curious about the new Philadelphia “Cooking Creme” for a while. Joseph thought they seemed disgusting, so I decided to sneak it into one of our meals. And I’m happy with the result! The base of this pizza is Italian Cheese & Herb spread mixed with ricotta. I’ve never had a white pizza before, but it was a nice alternative to tomato sauce. It’sΒ definitely better than Alfredo sauce, which I really hate the taste of.