Last October, Mike and I visited the Griffith Observatory. We’ve been to LA many times, but for some reason the Observatory was never really on our radar. Well, we finally went and it was so nice we did it twice! The first time we went at night to get a good look at the city and the stars above. It’s amazing how you can actually see stars there considering the light leak from LA. We looked peeking through the telescopes and wanted to explore the Observatory, but spent so much time looking at the city that it shut down.
Naturally, we went back then next day to explore and the nerd in me loved all of the displays. It made me want to get out of the city and stargaze, which is exactly what we did because we left LA that day to drive back up to Vancouver. After a couple of nights on the road, I happened to look up out the window and was amazed by how many stars I could see. Mike and I stopped on the side of the road and believe it or not, saw the milky way with our naked eyes. It was breathtaking. And cold, so we didn’t look for too long.
But, I was so inspired that I made these doughnuts. Because in my mind, nothing beats gazing at the stars with my favorite person and my favorite person happens to be a fan of doughnuts. These doughnuts whipped up in flash, thanks to my KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Mixer. I’m in LOVE with it. I love all things mini, so it’s no surprise, really. It’s quiet, has a nice compact footprint, and has the same power as the full size KitchenAid® tilt-head Stand Mixers. I’ve used it to make cinnamon buns, countless batches of cookies, and even pasta with the roller attachment. It’s bomb.
To share the love, KitchenAid and I am a Food Blog are giving away a mini! Hop on over to the KitchenAid Blog to see how to make these doughnuts and enter the giveaway below.
Giveaway CLOSED: One lucky winner can win a KitchenAid® Artisan® Mini Mixer in the color of their choice, subject to availability!
CLOSED! To Enter: Share an out-of-this-world creation on Instagram and tag it #madewithkitchenaid, @kitchenaidusa & @iamafoodblog. For a bonus entry, leave a comment below with the link to your Instagram post and your favorite winter or holiday memory (in the same comment). I want to hear ALL the details! A winner will be randomly chosen and notified through email. Open to US residents only. Contest ends December 23rd at 12pm PST. Good luck!