I got my Kitchenaid mixer and I love it. I made a loaf of bread. It didn't rise very fast, but the bread came out tasty. I'm going to make another loaf today. Practice makes perfect!
I made another batch of corn and potato chowder. It gets thicker and more veggies each time I make it. I do have to try some new things, so I'm going to try a new recipe a week.
I also need to actually read the Tightwad Gazette I bought, instead of just looking at it sitting on the shelf. :)