KitchenAid 1,000 Cooks for the Cure and Mixer Giveaway

Pink, pink, pink everything is better with a little pink, or so my daughter would tell you. After all, it is her favorite color and thus we live in a sea of pink. Since she is my sous chef in all baking attempts (yes, attempts), I can’t wait to introduce her to KitchenAid’s line of kitchen appliances that support the Susan G Komen foundation through Cook for the Cure. I do believe this sweet little mixer might inspire even me to bake a batch of pink cupcakes.

KitchenAid and Del Webb hope you too are inspired by pink and will participate in the 10th anniversary of Cook for the Cure, which challenges America to host 1,000 dinner parties to raise money for breast cancer research and community outreach programs. The annual event has raised nearly $8 million since 2001 for Susan G. Komen for the Cure ®.

This year, Del Webb communities across the country will host 1,000 Cooks for the Cure events the week of July 15 – 24. These free events will offer attendees:

  • Cooking demonstrations
  • Food samplings
  • Live entertainment
  • Silent auctions
  • Raffles, prizes and more

Attendees are invited to come eat, enjoy the Del Webb lifestyle and enter to win KitchenAid® small appliances. Those interested in attending can find a community nearby and RSVP on Del Webb’s website.

In addition to the public events, Del Webb joins KitchenAid in encouraging you to host your own Cook for the Cure event to benefit the Susan G Komen foundation. It’s a great excuse to bust out your baking skills and get the girls together for a mom’s night out to benefit a cause that is near and dear to so many of us. To help make party planning a breeze, you can download party ideas, recipes, invitations and donation forms from KitchenAid.

Of course no Cook for the Cure party would be complete without pink food, which is why I am dying to hear about your favorite pink recipe ideas (I might even steal some for my daughter’s birthday party).

Buy it – Bring a little pink to your kitchen with this KitchenAid Mixer, which Amazon currently has for 13% off. Did you know a portion of proceeds from all KitchenAid Cooks for a Cure Pink appliances goes to support the Susan G Komen foundation? So you can feel good purchasing this little pink number.

This giveaway has ended

Disclosure – I was also provided a KitchenAid Mixer to facilitate this post, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

193 thoughts on “KitchenAid 1,000 Cooks for the Cure and Mixer Giveaway”

  1. I LOVE entering Rafflecopter giveaways. It’s so much quicker and I like how you can click on the outside links to like on Facebook/twitter/etc. without ever leaving the main giveaway page. It’s also easier to keep track of which entries you’ve already done.

  2. What about adding a few drops of red food coloring to make rice crispy treats pink? You could even cut them into special shapes–hearts or flowers–with cookie cutters. Or I had a friend who used pink, yellow, and green marhmallows on toothpicks as “hors devours” for her daughter’s birthday party. Adorable! Then again, if you’re looking for something more sophisticated, a nice pink peppermint souffle’ is always a hit! 😉

  3. I love making “pink” velvet cake instead of “red”– it still works out really well! But the taste is surprisingly strong.


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  4. Favorite Pink Recipe is Strawberry Cupcakes:

    2/3 cup whole fresh or frozen strawberries, thawed
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
    1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
    1 cup sugar
    1 large egg, room temperature
    2 large egg whites, room temperature

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners; set aside.

    Place strawberries in a small food processor; process until pureed. You should have about 1/3 cup of puree, add a few more strawberries if necessary or save any extra puree for frosting; set aside.

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mix together milk, vanilla, and strawberry puree; set aside.

    In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter on medium-high speed, until light and fluffy. Gradually add sugar and continue to beat until well combined and fluffy. Reduce the mixer speed to medium and slowly add egg and egg whites until just blended.

    With the mixer on low, slowly add half the flour mixture; mix until just blended. Add the milk mixture; mix until just blended. Slowly add remaining flour mixture, scraping down sides of the bowl with a spatula, as necessary, until just blended.

    Divide batter evenly among prepared muffin cups. Transfer muffin tin to oven and bake until tops are just dry to the touch, 22 to 25 minutes. Transfer muffin tin to a wire rack and let cupcakes cool completely in tin before icing.

  5. I love this format for doing giveaways, its so much easier to keep track of


  6. At our house we love the Funfetti cake mix with pink cream cheese frosting. It tastes delicious and looks pretty!

    brensweepstakes at aol dot com

  7. My favorite pink recipe is my Grandma’s mock champagne punch.
    It contains pineapple juice, apple juice, sugar, lemonade, and Ginger Ale.

  8. This giveaway format is very easy to use. And I would think it makes it easy for you to keep track of the entries as well.

  9. ambrosia- up to 8
    1. 1 carton rich’s whip or heavy cream
    2. 1 can crushed pineapple-whole thing
    3. 1 can mandarin oranges-drain
    4. 1 apple-peel and dice
    5. ½ bag frozen strawberries-cut
    6. shredded coconut on top
    Serve in martini glasses

  10. I have never really known what to do when I have seen this entry format before, but it really is easy. I like it.


  11. I love this Gelatin Strawberry Poke cake from Kraft foods. Using strawberry jello, it has pink streaks through the cake when you slice. So good- so easy- wonderful recipe that we enjoy often!

    What You Need
    1 pkg. (2-layer size) white cake mix
    1 cup boiling water
    1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Strawberry Flavor Gelatin
    1/2 cup cold water
    1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed
    Make It

    PREPARE cake batter and bake as directed on package for 13×9-inch pan. Cool cake in pan 15 min. Pierce cake with large fork at 1/2-inch intervals.

    ADD boiling water to gelatin mix in small bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Stir in cold water; pour over cake. Refrigerate 3 hours.

    FROST cake with COOL WHIP. Refrigerate 1 hour.

  12. I have used this format a few times before when entering other contests, and I like it. It really simplifies the process and leaves no questions on what you have to do to enter a contest. Thanks!

  13. my favorite pink recipe that I make is simple. I just bake a strawberry cake and then poke holes in it and I cook strawberry Jello and substitute some of the water for frozen strawberries with sugar. I blend the hot Jello and frozen strawberries in a blender just a bit, don’t blend to much or it will be foamy. I then pour it all over the cake and fridge until settled. Then I add strawberries to whip cream and spread or just use cool whip and decorate with your favorite fruit. Sometimes I use sliced strawberries and blueberries and make an American flag on July 4th. This recipe looks good too!

  14. I love this blog giveaway. I collect pink Kitchen Aid to support breast cancer. My Aunt passed from this ugly illness. I think when kitchen Aid decided to make pink appliances for the cure, it was the most amazing thing ever!! My friend has a pink stove and dishwasher! Too cool!!

  15. My Favorite “PINK” Recipe is:


    1-1/2 oz. Bacardi Light Rum
    Pink Lemonade

    Pour Rum into tall glass filled with ice.
    Fill with Pink Lemonade.

  16. my fave pink recipe is
    Cranberry salad

    1 bag of cranberries
    1c sugar
    pecans 1 cup or less chopped
    1 quart of whipping cream
    1 bag of small marshmallows

    grind the cranberries up add sugar and leave over night to meld.
    add chopped pecans. whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks add to the cranberry mix by folding in and then add the marshmallows..
    we love this at christmas and thanksgiving:)it is a pretty pink

  17. I like to bake, so I’d make a cake and make a pink buttercream icing for it! And if you didn’t want the whole thing iced in pink, I’d make enough pink to fill between the layers of the cake, so then once it is cut into there is wonderful, pink surprise inside!

  18. I love Rafflecopter! The only draw back for me is that I have to wait for a long time for it to load. This is probably due to the fact I have satellite internet and not DSL.

  19. I recommend making pink deviled eggs. Before peeling, crack the hard boiled eggs and dip them in beet juice. Then peel. When they are peeled you will have a marbled pink eggs to devil.

  20. I Make a margarita cake with pomegranate margarita mix. I take a vanilla or white cake mix and substitute the margarita mix for the water and bake it according to the box instructions and then for the glaze I use 1/4 cup of the pomegranate margarita mix and 3 1/2 -4 cups powdered sugar and glaze the cake. The color is a wonderful pink.

  21. My favorite pink recipe is Pink Fluff.
    1 can condensed milk
    1 lg. carton Cool Whip
    1 med. sized can crushed pineapple, drained very well
    1 can cherry pie filling
    Lots of chopped pecans
    1 cup flaked coconut
    Mix all of the above ingredients together. Chill and serve in a very pretty glass bowl.

  22. My favorite pink recipe is for pink lemonade cupcakes!

    1 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1 pinch salt
    1/2 cup granulated sugar
    1/4 cup canola oil
    2 egg whites
    1/3 cup frozen pink lemonade concentrate, thawed
    1/4 cup buttermilk
    3 drops red food coloring

    And I like to top it off with vanilla bean frosting and sour lemon candy slices 🙂

  23. I love rafflecopter! It makes it so much easier to get more entries.. you dont need a ton of windows open to keep track of your entries, everything is in one place! and you can already see what youve submitted already 🙂

  24. I like these forms rather than just following the blog instruc. if the phones rings or i get interrupted i lose my place with these i don’t

  25. My favorite pink recipe is easy peasy:

    I like to keep it the same letter: pink pancakes

    All you do is add a little bit of the wilton cake dyes to your pancakes (they come many different colors, but use the rose color) and you can make the batter into fun shapes, like hearts or if you are really talented, maybe you can even make the ribbon for awareness!!

  26. I like the new format A LOT better. It makes it a lot easier to keep track of what I have already done, and keeps me so much more organized… and sane 😉

  27. Fluffy Pink Fruit Salad.


    * 1 (10 ounce) jar maraschino cherries
    * 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
    * 2 cups whipping cream, whipped
    * 1 (20 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
    * 1 (15.25 ounce) can fruit cocktail, drained
    * 1 (15 ounce) can sliced peaches, drained and diced
    * 6 medium firm bananas, sliced
    * 3 cups pastel miniature marshmallows


    1. Drain cherries, reserving 1/3 cup juice (save remaining juice for another use). Cut cherries in half; set aside. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and reserved cherry juice until smooth. Fold in whipped cream. Fold in cherries, pineapple, fruit cocktail, peaches, bananas and marshmallows. Transfer to a serving bowl. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

  28. This would great to win w/ the hoildays coming up and I could use it also. Love making those goodies and I would be able to make this year. Hope to win and thanks for a great sweep 🙂

  29. Pink Lemonade recipe


    2 cups white sugar
    9 cups water
    2 cups fresh lemon juice
    1 cup cranberry juice, chilled


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    2 c. pretzels, crushed
    4 tbsp. sugar
    1/2 – 3/4 c. butter, melted
    8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
    1/2 c. sugar
    8 oz. carton Cool Whip
    1 lg. box strawberry Jello
    2 c. boiling water
    2 pkgs. strawberries (frozen), thawed and drained

    Mix pretzels, 4 tablespoons sugar, and butter together; press into bottom of 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes; cool. In mixing bowl, fold Cool Whip into cream cheese and 1/2 cup sugar. Spread over cooled crust. Dissolve Jello into boiling water. Add strawberries to Jello and pour over cream cheese. Chill and let set. Cut into squares to serve. Serves 12.

  31. I really like it except when you can tweet daily you have to do the mandatory entries again to access that entry

  32. i love making pink cupcakes! they’re so easy too! you just buy a box of white cake mix and add a few drops of red food coloring then follow the directions.

  33. My favorite pink recipe is to take white cake mix and white cream cheese frosting and tint them both pink with food coloring. I love to make them into cupcakes. Thanks for the chance to win!

  34. I LOVE Rafflecopter! It makes entering so much easier and truthfully with all the giveaways out there, I’m much more likely to enter one using Rafflecopter as it takes far less time.

  35. Easy sugar free strawberry pie
    9″ baked pie shell
    3 cups water
    3 rounded tablespoons cornstarch
    2 3-ounce boxes sugar-free strawberry gelatin
    2 pounds fresh strawberries, chopped
    Add water, cornstarch, and boxes of gelatin to a large saucepan. Stir constantly until it boils and cook for 1 minute. Cool to room temperature. 3. Add strawberries to gelatin, then mix and pour into pie shell. Refrigerate 2 hours.

  36. I love Pink Piggy Cupcakes that I saw on the Food Network.


    1 1/4 cups cake flour
    1/4 cup cocoa powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 stick unsalted butter, softened
    3/4 cup sugar
    2 eggs
    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup buttermilk
    1 teaspoon white vinegar
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1-ounce red food coloring gel

    Pink Cream Cheese Frosting:

    4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    1/2 stick unsalted butter, room temperature
    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    3 cups powdered sugar
    1 small squeeze red food coloring gel
    6 marshmallows, cut in 1/2, for decorating
    12 sugar gummy candies (pink or red slices) cut in 1/2, for decorating
    Black licorice string, for decorating, cut in 1/2-inch pieces
    12 brown chocolate covered candies, for decorating (recommended: M and M’s)

    For the cupcakes:

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.

    Whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl, set aside.

    In a large mixing bowl, using a hand held electric beater, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vegetable oil and beat well, then add the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract and food coloring; beat until just combined. Add dry ingredients to the wet and blend until smooth and thoroughly combined.

    Divide batter among the cupcake tins, filling 2/3 of the way full. Bake in the center rack of the oven for about 12 to 15 minutes or until a tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Let cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

    For the frosting:

    In a medium bowl beat cream cheese and butter together until smooth and creamy. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Stir in food coloring and mix until you get a light pink hue.

    Frost cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Frost half a marshmallow and place on each cupcake for the snout. Adorn pink gummy candies in appropriate ear locations curved side in. Place black licorice above snout to create eyes and place chocolate covered candies on snout to create nostrils.

  37. I haven’t entered in a few days and when I returned to enter today, the form was reset back as it was the first day I entered. I had to sign in again under the mandatory entry before I could enter my daily tweet.

  38. I like the new form. It’s a lot easier to keep up with what you have and haven’t done when entereing.
    brittneydejajason at gmail dot com

  39. I like the take melted white chocolate and add erd food coloring to make it pink, then dip pretzels half way in and cover with sprinkles, let them cool and snack away!

  40. I really like Rafflecopter… well, most of the time! Sometimes it doesn’t load for me, but when it does, it is extremely fast and simple. Had no problem loading yours. 🙂

  41. I think that Red Velvet Cupcakes with Pink Cream Cheese and Pecan Icing would be a nice recipe.


  42. I actually like Rafflecopter better.
    To me it’s much faster and smoother to enter this way.


  43. My favorite pink recipe is Jack Daniels Pink Lemonade! Just make your favorite lemonade recipe…You can add the Jack Daniels if you want…I add about 4 shots per 1/2 gallon & to make it pink just a drop or two of red food coloring! Perfect for hot summer nights!!
    tlcrum06 @ att dot net

  44. I personally love this new format!! Rafflecopter cuts entering time down by at least 75%!! Awesome!
    tlcrum06 @ att dot net

  45. I made some great pink heart sugar cookies. I just added red food coloring to the sugar cookie dough before rolling!

    • Sorry for the trouble, I have been working with Rafflecopter to get it fixed, and it is fixed now! Thanks for letting me know there was a problem.

    • Sorry for the trouble, I have been working with Rafflecopter to get it fixed, and it is fixed now! Thanks for letting me know there was a problem. I hope you will enter now 🙂

  46. Pink lemonade! Just add crushed fresh raspberries to prepared lemonade and it is wonderful as well as being a lovely shade of pink!

  47. Dont like new format, confusing with the commenting and filling form too and when it goes down it can be gone for how long, best to use old fashioned way if u ask me

    • Thanks for your feedback. It was actually down for hours and it was stressing me out! Still trying to make up my mind! 🙂

  48. Red Velvet mini-cupcakes with white, yes white, food coloring added … they come out swirled with pink and with some cream cheese icing are DELISH! Thanks for this giveaway!

  49. I like to put a drop of red food coloring into white cake mix and then neon pink food coloring drops into white frosting 🙂

  50. I take regular sugar cookie mix and put in pink food coloring. You can make them in the shape of ribbons or hearts or whatever you want!

  51. I love how it organizes the multiple entries! Makes it much easier to keep track of what you’ve done and what you can do to enter!

  52. I think it would be really great to make snickerdoodles that instead of being rolled in cinnamon and sugar, they are rolled in pink sugar. They would be delicious and so cute.

  53. I love rafflecopter. It’s so much easier to get extra entries!
    My recipe. We call it “Pink Stuff” 🙂
    1 tub of large Cool Whip
    1 large container of small curd cottage cheese
    1 can of crushed pineapple, drained
    1 box of strawberry or cherry jello

    Mix all together, well. Chill before serving.

  54. As stated above, I love Rafflecopter. I will enter giveaways that use it, even if I’m pressed for time. It makes it so much easier.

  55. I think that it is great if it works correctly, but it was not working earlier today. I did get an email back from rafflecopter and I see that they fixed it!

  56. my favorite “pink” recipe is siraccha aoli corn with cojita cheese.

    mix mayo with siraccha hotsauce (it turns pink!)
    grill corn

    cover corn in aoli mixture and sprinkle with cojita cheese!


  57. my favorite recipe is strawberry shortcake….the raffel thinging isnt working right now but ill try again later

  58. My fav. pink recipe would be cold beet soup.spelling (Borchst?) I did not find any recipes on the Kitcheaid website. I have been using rafflecopter for a few weeks and I am not a fan of it.

  59. My favorite “pink” recipe would be my Strawberry cake with whipping cream frosting, its so good.

    ericka082 AT gmail DOT com

  60. Use a ribbon cookie cutter and favorite sugar cookie recipe to make pink ribbon cookies. You can either add pink dye to the dough or use a favorite pink icing.

  61. My favorite PINK recipe are strawberry cupcakes, you basically bake reg cupcakes using white cake mix and then, for your frosting, mix 1 cup of powdered sugar, 1 stick of butter (melted) and 5 or 6 strawberries smashed for easy mixing, mix it all up and let it cool in fridge for 10 mins. Once the cupcakes are a bit cooled down add the frosting and enjoy!

  62. Thanks for the giveaway…favorite “pink” recipe is my wife’s Banana-Raspberry Bread !

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com


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