I am so excited to be on another food tour with Smeg USA!
Probably by now you’ve been aware of my obsession with their 1950’s style small appliances. I just love the cool design; it’s the only appliance that I want to leave out on my countertops. My favorite appliance is their stand mixer and pasta attachments. I love the look on peoples’ faces when I’m able to show them how to make fresh, naturally colored homemade pasta in such a short amount of time. Eating healthy good food has never been so easy!
Come stop by at these free demonstrations, say hi and I’ll share with you all of myCONTINUE READING
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