Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce

Pappardelle Bolognese
It’s fall. Is anyone else super excited? I’m ready for boots, cardigans, cranking up my oven, leaving the windows open during the day, wood burning fires at night and always, always watching the leaves change. That first week when they burst into a colorful explosion of oranges, yellows and reds. Yes. Those are the mornings I like to sit on my deck with my cappuccino and just stare at their magnificence. Until the oven calls and it always does. Fall is a time for low and slow cooking, Saturday sauces and baking bonanzas. One of my favorites is Bolognese sauce. It’s the mother of all meat sauces and is amazingly versatile.
Pappardelle Bolognese
My friends at KitchenAid challenged me to BEEF UP YOUR BOLOGNESE, or come up with a Fall version of my traditional Bolognese sauce. How did we do that? With the help of my KitchenAid® Dual Fuel 36 Range of course and by infusing the earthy deep flavor of mushrooms into our low and slow Saturday sauce. Bolognese sauce is all about layering flavors and mushrooms just add another level to this classic sauce that’s perfect for Fall (and winter). We show you exactly how you can make this at home in our video below:

My friends at KitchenAid challenged me to come up with a Fall version of my traditional Bolognese sauce. How did we do that? With the help of my KitchenAid Dual Fuel 36? Range of course and by infusing the earthy deep flavor of mushrooms into our low and slow Saturday sauce. Bolognese sauce is all about layering flavors and mushrooms just add another level to this classic sauce that’s perfect for Fall (and winter). We show you exactly how you can make this at home in our video below :

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to get in the kitchen and make your our Bolognese Sauce! You can use it to make my favorite, LASAGNA, as a filling for stuffed shells, or simply add to it to any chunky pasta like pappardelle or rigatoni like we showcased in the video. The sauce it almost stew like so it needs something substantial to hold up to it so you’ll want to skip say Cappellini (Angel Hair) pasta for this dish. Now this is important, make sure you have a nice crusty loaf of bread to serve it with. You’ll want every ounce of this sauce. Trust me.

Hopefully we’ve inspired you to get in the kitchen and make your our Bolognese Sauce! You can use it to make my favorite, LASAGNA, as a filling for stuffed shells, or simply add to it to any chunky pasta like papparedelle or rigatoni like we showcased in the video. The sauce it almost stew like so it needs something substantial to hold up to it so you’ll want to skip say Cappellini (Angel Hair) pasta for this dish. Now this is important, make sure you have a nice crusty loaf of bread to serve it with. You’ll want every ounce of this sauce. Trust me.

And that other half of the bottle of wine that you didn’t use in the sauce? Serve it up with your sauce because wine and pasta were meant to go together. You wouldn’t want to break up that culinary marriage now would you?

Pappardelle Bolognese

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Pappardelle with Bolognese Sauce

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  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 carrots - peeled, minced
  • 2 stalks celery - minced
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 8 ounces cremini mushrooms - minced
  • 1 onion - minced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1/2 bottle red wine
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 pound ground veal
  • water
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 pound pappardelle pasta


  1. In a LARGE deep sided pan add olive oil and heat over medium heat. Add: carrots, celery, garlic, mushrooms and onion. Saute over low heat for 20-25 minutes or until completely soft, tender. Stir as necessary.
  2. Add meats, season with salt and pepper and cook until completely brown. Once browned, add tomato paste and allow to brown, approximately 5 minutes. Once brown add wine. Allow to reduce by half. Season with salt.
  3. Add enough water to cover the sauce by 1". Simmer on LOW. Stirring as necessary. When liquid levels are low add more water. Continue cooking and reducing for a MINIMUM of one hour. Sauce is best after 2-3 or even more hours.
  4. Cook pappardelle according to package directions. Serve with bolognese sauce.


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    My face just hit the screen! I can attest to this recipe’s deliciousness! awesome!

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      antonietta /

      I have been meaning to make this for weeks. Can’t wait to try it. Just reading ingredients makes my mouth water. Looks delicious.

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    I just got my half a cow from the butcher last week. 234 pounds of beef in the freezer, so I am going to literally BEEF UP MY BOLOGNESE. I was planning to make some as soon as I get a chance anyway. I’ve got a pound of ground pork and a half a bottle of wine just waiting.

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    Dana /

    We beefed it up by adding wild boar!!

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    This sounds so cozy and comforting for fall!!! I am all over this Paula!

  5. 5

    My “beefed up Bolognese Sauce” would be this recipe right here!! Looks so good!

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    Julie /

    I don’t really use beef much, but I recently got over my aversion to lamb and have been enjoying that in meals (my trip to New Zealand helped with learning to love lamb). I could see myself using it in many bolognese recipes!

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    Van /

    Yum! Perfect for cold weather!

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    John Ek /

    Awesome Post! My girls and I will make this soon! It looks tasty!

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    Michelle /

    The bolognese sauce sounds heavenly!

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    Same here, my “beefed up Bolognese Sauce” would be this recipe too, looks perfect!

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    Jennifer knowles /

    Looks so yummy! May try this one tonight… I was trying to come up with something new to make with pasta!

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    Carrie /

    My French husband would love this. I can’t wait to make it for him!

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    Patti /

    This looks/tastes about perfect, will try it out tonight with a touch of filet medallions!

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    First off, Paula–I LOVED the video! I know you don’t like being on camera but you need to do so many more videos!!! I love the idea of beefing up bolognese sauce with mushrooms. I think that would definitely be the way I would beef up mine!

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    vaishali /

    a perfect fall dish..:)

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    Barbara Jones /

    I “beef up” my bolognese sauce with some pancetta crumbles!

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    Lovelovelove the video, Paula! So fun to see you cook. Also, I’m coming over to eat this sauce. I’ll bring the wine. 😉

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    Barbara /

    I always use beef that I get at the local farmers market!

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    Melissa /

    I beefed up bolognese by adding half a teaspoon of anchovy paste to the sauce while sautéing the vegetables. It adds a saltiness and a depth that leaves your guests wondering what you secret is to this wonderful sauce!

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    LOVVVVVE the video, Paula! Well done!! And I don’t have an Italian grandmother, so I may adopt your bolognese as mine. 😉

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    Michelle Kenney /

    I can’t wait to try a vegetarian version of this! I’ll let you know how it goes.

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    Lisa Bailey /

    I “spice up” my bolognese by adding red pepper flakes. Other than that our recipes are very similar. And pappardelle is my absolute favorite pasta but I’ve never made it at home. Homemade pasta is my goal for the Fall.

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    Lisa Bailey /

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    Natalie /

    Thanks for a great recipe

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    Shauna Meek /

    I recently learned how to make pasta from scratch- it’s one of those things that I’d always wanted to make, but had never done. With the help of a friend (and her pasta roller), we made heavenly sheets of pasta for lasagna. Yum!

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    I beef up my boloñeses Sauce with pork, Illinois love to try this recipe. I cant waiting for the weekend

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    TrishInFL /

    My beefed up version will probably be this version, it sounds delicious!!

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    Babs /

    Paula, your bolognese sauce looks wonderful and I can’t wait to try it!

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    Lahonna H. /

    Ummm….your recipe for Bolognese sauce sounds delish and a chance at a new KitchenAid appliance even better!!!

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    Elena /

    I “beef up” my bolognese sauce with beef sausage, ground beef and grated parmesan cheese

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    Risja Guess /

    I’m looking forward to beefing up my bolognese when I cook for my soon-to-be husband. In the meantime, I’ve been conquering basic dishes in preparation for marriage.

  32. 36

    I beefed up my bolognese by adding Parmesan cheese rinds.
    My little secret weapon. Makes it incredible!

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    Christy Broxton /

    Recently, I finally (thanks to Paula) mastered Chicken Alfredo. 🙂
    Now, my family doesn’t cringe when I serve it. (If only all my other meals went as well.)

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    Olivia S. /

    Wow! That recipe looks SO good! And what an amazing giveaway!

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    Shawna /

    WOW! I have a new sauce for Lasagna.

  36. 42

    omg first of all you are adorable and have a great on-screen presence!! i like to add ground pork as well as pancetta to my bolognese and my bf lovesss it! great giveaway thanks Paula and Kitchen Aid!

  37. 43

    First of all you are torturing me with the pappardelle…Yum!! {3 days and counting on my detox} Second, Ah-mazing giveaway!! xoxo

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    Totally tweeted ;D

  39. 46

    I recently started getting a little more brave when it comes to baking with yeast!

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    Cathy /

    I beefed up my Bolognese sauce by adding pancetta first to the olive oil and then the veggies along with 2lbs of ground chuck, plus fresh basil and a dash of oregano along with the paste and wine. I love KitchenAid products. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jackie Carr /

    Sounds delicious, but I’d change one thing…I’d use a can of Italian stewed tomatoes (blended) in exchange for the paste.

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    Julie H. /

    Last week I made French bread at home, and it actually turned out beautifully crusty – I’ve tried to copy the steam oven effect before and finally got it right! 🙂

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    Patty /

    This recipe looks amazing!

  44. 53

    I actually “beefed up” bolognese recently by adding Italian sausage. I LOVED the flavor it added.

    This looks wonderful Paula and I love the video!!

  45. 54

    I’m challenging myself to cook more and rely less on takeout over the next month. Could use a nice, new, BIG refrigerator to fill to help me meet that goal!

  46. 57

    What a stunning video!

    I beefed up my cooking lately by committing to homemade pasta. Yes, it takes more time, but it’s SO worth it.

  47. 58

    Awesome!!! Tweeted it darling. Looks fabulous and such a great giveaway! xooxx

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    Amanda B. /

    I’ve been conquering every recipe by learning how to make them gluten free. I was diagnosed with Celiac disease so that means changing everything. Baking is by far the biggest challenge.

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    I have started doing my own sauce instead of a jar sauce.

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    Joanna /

    I add a little Cayenne pepper for a little added kick and for my kids I add mixed veges for color 🙂

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    Gina Florencia /

    Would love to try this awesome beef sauce, looks yumm!!,….Gina F

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    Gina Florencia /

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  53. 65

    i made dinner for my boyfriend’s birthday–a huge challenge for me!

  54. 66

    This looks just so awesome! my family would love it!

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    Lisa /

    I recently tackled a recipe from Giada for Tagliatelle with Braised Short Ribs. It’s my favorite recipe that my mom made while we were growing up. It was challenging but I loved getting to do it myself!

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    Elin /

    I’m in the process of making my own sourdough starter. Fingers crossed!

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    Angela Y /

    I’m challenging myself to always make lunch/dinner for my family and not go out as often.

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    Jessie C. /

    I recently get a pasta maker, yay for homemade pasta!

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    Jessie C. /


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    Joan Palazzo /

    I beef up my Bolognese by adding roasted garlic, pearl onions, and a little balsamic. Yummy!

  61. 75

    Great video! You could totally have your own cooking show. I am so making this bolognese sauce this week!

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    thai /

    I’m challenging myself to cook at least one new dish a week

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    Debra C /

    I recently made a baked speghetti with Italian Sausage for the first time and it was great, I will use it again in other recipes.

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    Heather /

    Oh my gosh now I am drooling. I am definitely going to have to make this for supper sometime this week.

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    That recipe looks wonderful!
    I love pasta!

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    Carol /

    Looking forward to trying this recipe. Thank you.

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    Jacob LaFountaine /

    Just keep trying new things. Bound to fail from time to time

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    Vicky /

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing. I’ve recently conquered the gyro!

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    Lots of fresh herbs and using multiple kinds of meat. This looks delicious!

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    Mary Frances /

    This is a wonderful giveaway! We’re in the middle of looking for our first home, and it would be so nice to have brand new appliances!

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    Great video Paula! My kids love bolognese sauce. I use ground turkey and lots of vegetables in mine. I make a similar sauce using a whole pack of mushrooms, carrots, onions, and celery. I also use herbs like thyme and bay leaf. Mushrooms are a great trick to add beefiness and bulk.

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    Last week I made super smooth applesauce that my daughter declared “just like the little cups!”

  73. 87

    i love this! that pasta looks perfect. i recently made homemade mayo for the first time and am hooked!

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    Luna /

    I haven’t made bolognese in a while, but on Friday I made super delicious jumbo muffins.

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    Tarah /

    I used ground turkey with cooked quinoa as well, it tasted amazing!

  76. 91

    What a great recipe and give-away!

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    Marcia /

    Bolognese sauce has always intimidated me. I have a favorite restaurant that makes it and it is fantastic. But I’ve never even attempted to make it. So now I have to. Looks great!

  78. 93

    I have been trying to conquer Macaroons, my first attempt was terrible and I am not up to three and I think they are almost the way they should be!

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    I beef up my bolognese with different mushrooms. My brother is an avid mushroom hunter (yes, it’s a thing here in Washington), and I use whatever ones he picks me from the forest. We added some lobster mushrooms once, *muah* amazing.

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    Barb Carlson /

    I have beefed up my bolognese by using some homemade beef stock that I roasted off with dried mushroom powder.

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    Manette Gutterman /

    I boosted mine by adding garlic. Everything tastes better with alittle love too!

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    anna /

    I finish it off with one cup of heavy cream, delicious

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    Veronica /

    This looks easy & yummy! I WILL be making this soon. Thx!

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    I just started making my own sauce, from scratch… best decision ever.

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    Gril, your pasata looks fantastic. I love those gorgeous noodles.

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    Karen Lynch /

    I need to put Bolognese on my list to try soon. Last night I made Chicken Marsala for the first time, not sure why it took me so long to make it, it was easy to make and was great.

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    Janelle /

    I finally got my macaroons to turn out! It’s taken years and countless batches, but they finally look and taste how they’re supposed to!

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    Karen Lynch /
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    I just made and conquered My Bolognese using Beef Tips and Cremini Mushrooms topped with Asiago Cheese.

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    I tweeted using the unique hashtags:
    I also shared this giveaway on my blog:

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    I *beefed up* my bolognese with ground turkey, does that still count? 😉

    Also, I’ve made it more heart by baking sweet potatoes and puréeing them into the tomato sauce and it just gives it a little touch of sweetness and balances out things like garlic and other tougher flavorful seasonings. My husband likes the sauce smooth so that helps, too.

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    Pappardelle is my absolute fave pasta! love this! Recent cooking challenge: making pesto in a different way with cauliflower!!! Cauliflower pesto. . absolutely delicious!

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    Alessandra /

    Last weekend I “beefed up” my ravioli! I used beef for the filling and used beef for my bolognese sauce!

  94. 112

    I am not a good cook–yet, but I know I can prepare this Pappardelle pasta dish. It sounds yummy.

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    Christina /

    I’m going to have to take on the challenge of baking my dad’s birthday cake without the cake recipe. I either need to find it online or find a substitute.

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    Emily M. /

    I canned 4 cases of food. And they aren’t all jam. =) Food CHALLENGE!

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    Katie /

    I am going to make fresh homemade cinnamon rolls. I’ve always wanted to try have decided that that will be the challenge I will take on. Probably this weekend.

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    Sarah L. /

    I beefed up bolognese by using double the garlic and adding a tsp of red pepper flakes!

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    Luz Montero /

    I changed the cremini mushrooms for dried porcini that I hydrated and chopped. Excellent!

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    Jaclyn /

    I’ve recently (finally) managed to make proper macarons! They were puffy and firm and delicious!

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    Erica /

    I beefed up my bolognese by using ground beef from a local, grass-fed cow- amazing what a difference high quality products can make!

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    Valerie C. /

    I beefed up mine by adding some ground flax seed into the sauce. A little extra nutrition can’t hurt and no one noticed :))

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    Sandy /

    Mmmm … how can anyone go wrong with pasta? 🙂

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    Kelly L. /

    Looks delish and I don’t even like mushrooms!

    How cool is that KitchenAid sweepstakes, BTW? DUDE.

  105. 125

    I’ll have to give your recipe a try sometime! Honestly, all of my pasta sauces come from a jar – I might add meat or a tad of spices, but I have never made any from scratch. Maybe I’ll be more inspired once I win. 😉 LOL thanks for the chance!

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    George Ann Over /

    I beef up my bolognese buy using short ribs (w/o the bones). It really intensifies the flavor. Oh I make tons so I can freeze it and have lots for all those rainy days.

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    Gail /

    Thank you

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    I was able to make salted caramel sauce on the first try-without burning it!

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    Shirley Couvillion /

    I love quinoa and add it too chili and other dishes such as stews, and soups. I also beef up coleslaw by adding some fresh chopped kale.

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    Sherry S. /

    i would love to have kitchen aid appliances, we are currently redoing our kitchen.

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    Jay /

    Nice dish and can use the appliances.

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    Hilary B /

    This bolognese sauce looks good! I beefed mine up with a bit of truffle oil. Would look great in a new kitchen from kitchenaid!

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    Hilary B /

    I tweeted with the required hashtags

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    Cynthia C /

    I’ve been experimenting with biscotti recipes and have made several kinds that I’m really happy with.

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    Rosa M Diaz /

    I yet have to try cooking this recipe but it sounds delicious. My moth is watering already.

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    Karen Rambo /

    I beefed up my pasta sauce by making homemade noodles. Never going back to dry pasta again. Yum. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    Emily e /

    I finally made gnocchi from scratch!

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    Christina /

    Yum! I made mine with turkey and extra mushrooms!

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    Super cute video – you did a great job!

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    I would try to “beef” up my bolognese by adding sweet potatoes, that would make if perfect for fall

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    Cecilia E /

    The mushroom factor…it perplexes me. I’m trying to get behind it but I think I’m going to have to substitute…
    But those noodles!!

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    I just mastered pie crust!! FINALLY! But if I were to “beef” up my bolognese, I would add shredded potatoes!


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    Susan Cosby /

    This blog has inspired me to try making a Bolognese Sauce, it looks amazing!

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    Great recipe and giveaway! 🙂

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    To beef up my bolognese I would add potatoes, maybe sweet potatoes for fall!

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    Melissa S /

    Looking forward to trying this new recipe, thanks! My recent cooking challenge has been learning how to prepare grass fed beef.

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    Lien /

    I beefed up my bolognese by using stock instead of water. I also like to add some cheese to my bolognese.

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    You are lovely to watch and yes, I love recipes hands down from my parents and grandparents too. 🙂

    I recently conquered another cooking challenge by making croissants, yes, from scratch, oh my. It was fun…and time consuming. hahaha… thanks for hosting such a fantastic giveaway.

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    Cathy A. /

    I conquered a cooking challenge when I made my own Italian Sausage from scratch

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    sandra /

    finding quick, somewhat healthy meals to feed my growing boys

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    Sandy Libecki /

    Looking forward to making this version of Bolognese Sauce. It sounds fantastic!

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    Ann Lekander /

    Lydia B. had a show where she pulverized her carrots, celery, garlic and onion in the food processor. I tied it with this recipe and it worked great. I also added a 28 oz. can of san marzano tomatoes. I just like a tomato junkie and add them when ever I can.

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    Looking forward to Beefing up my bolognese with this recipe! Latest recipe that I conquered was fresh pizza dough!

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    Kimber /

    Can’t wait to try this, and since it is the season, I’ll try a little pumpkin puree in it 😉

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    Cathy Gutowski /

    My latest challenge is tyring to eat healthier while avoiding the dreaded “special occasions”. Everyday is special!

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    Laura /

    The latest cooking challenge I overcome was making and canning my own jam! So intimidating but so rewarding. I can’t wait to try this bolognese recipe! It sounds delicious.

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    Debbie /

    That Bolognese looks amazing and I want to make it right away, but I haven’t yet. I’d definitely add cheese, though. I always do.

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    Wanda /

    Yum, I used beef stock to beef up the Bolognese

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    Jean /

    This sounds delicious. Will be making this over the weekend

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    Jayne Chandler /

    I BEEFED UP MY BOLOGNESE by making it into a Thai Style dish. I added crunchy peanut butter, thai chili paste and thai spices.

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    Sulema V /

    I have recently learned three new recipes using panko bread crumbs. Those little crumbs are awesome!

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    Tina M /

    my recently cooking challenge is how to bake a cake!!

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    Lindsay I /

    I recently roasted peppers for the first time. Instead of making stuffed peppers, I just mixed them into the mixture making for a quick supper!

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    Nate /

    Finally made cookies rather than just eating the cookie dough!

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    I add chicken livers to my Bolognese – just a couple to make it extra rich

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    Susan Finnegan /

    This recipe sound delish. Looking forward to the weekend and some Bolognese Sauce!

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    Lisa Wilson /

    i love making bolognese in my crock-pot.

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    JR /

    My sister used to make a dish similar to your recipe. Delicious.

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    Awesome job on the video, Paula! You need a cooking show, lady!!

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    Toni Haffey /

    I grew up on Italian foods and we used small cut up chunks of meat instead of ground that had been cooked for a lot of hours,but I made this and loved it latest challenge was making Panzarotti,which is like cheese sticks but much better.

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    Stacie /

    Loved this!!! Turned out great thank you so much!!

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    rachel /

    I made a homemade ice cream cake for my hubby’s birthday!

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    Jan Witwkowski /

    Thanks for the recipe! Sounds fabulous! I grew up on Italian foods, but have never made this recipe! Can’t wait to try it! My recent challenge was making Stromboli that didn’t leak! Yay!

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    elizabethcooks /

    Wow, this recipe sounds amazing, will definitely give it a try! Thank for sharing.

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    Renee G /

    I beef up my bolognese by using homemade beef stock and using homemade gluten-free pasta (I have a child with celiac’s disease). I like to use some beef stock when cooking the pasta as well for a little added flavor.

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    Melinda /

    I recently learned how to make the perfect omelette (hint: add bisquick to the egg mixture). It took years to get this down! This was my most recently conquered kitchen challenge.

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    Sean /

    My most recent kitchen challenge has been getting my wife to clean the counters when she’s done. We’re still working on it, haha.

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    Margot C /

    Well, I haven’t beefed up my Bolognese (though I sure will now) but I have beefed up my chili – a lot. The challenge was that my husband just craves that weird crumbly bits of meat stuff that you get in (let’s say, though I wouldn’t ::ahem:: know) a drive-through taco.

    He’s not opposed to an occasional bean in the chili or a fleck of bell pepper but the meat must be plentiful, seasoned and of the crumbled texture.

    The key to this: When browning the meat before putting it in the slow cooker with onions, bell peppers, a can of beans, a knob of tomato paste, a can of tomato sauce and a can of diced tomatoes (plus the indispensable Gebhardt’s Chili powder – lots of it – like 1/3 of a cup) SMASH that ground meat with a bean smasher before and while you brown it, smash and keep smashing as you go. Then smash some more.

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    Jessica Qhite /

    Thanks for this opportunity to share ideas and for the sweepstakes~
    Whenever I make a meat and tomato based pasta, I always add a touch of brown sugar to the sauce. This is something my grandmother told me to do to help with the acidity and I’ve always found that it makes the sauce feel more authentic and homey.
    Kitchenaid supplies are great, especially for making my 1 year old foods that he will enjoy. From food processors to blenders and other stove top cookware, Henry needs foods that are the right consistency and these gadgets help me to get the job done in a fast and easy way.


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    Sounds like a wonderful way to warm up for the fall season. Can’t wait to try this dish on my picky hubby!

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    Sarah /

    My most recent cooking challenge conquered was making homemade bread!

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    Kristen Dougherty /

    This sound so delicious! I cannot wait to try it this weekend!

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    Carly T /

    Kitchen Aid, need I say more. Making great meals for our family time dinners!

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    Meghan Finley /

    This is one of my favorite things to eat. Can’t wait to try this!!

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    Pat Garrett /

    Thanks for the demo Paula, you made it look easy. I think I need to cook my sauce longer than I have in the past. I would also probably add some additional herbs and spices and also a little cream toward the end.

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    Betty Shoemaker /

    Will be trying this, we love anything with pasta

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    KEK /

    I beef up my Bolognese with whole stewed tomatoes and lots of parm!

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    kim f /

    Seeing this recipe makes me look at Bolognese in a different light. It looks delicious and this may have to be dinner Sunday. Breaking put pasta maker and going to make it all fresh. Thanks

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    Amy /

    My latest challenge was helping my daughter plan a party for 30 people, and she lives 1000 miles away and has limited kitchen equipment. I’d love to win the contest and help equip her kitchen!

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    Sara Duff /

    I beefed up my Bolognese by adding some small beef cubes versus chopped beef! It was great!

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    Wehaf /

    I beef up my spaghetti sauce by adding mushrooms, peppers, and carrots. I love carrots in spaghetti sauce!

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    Rita /

    Looks delicious! I would love to win the sweepstakes and modernize my kitchen. My mother is in her 80s and no longer can host the big family gatherings. I don’t entertain much and tend to meet up with friends at restaurants so I am ready for a change to bring the fun back home with my kitchen as the heart of my home. She is looking at me to step up and I don’t want to disappoint her.

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    Joan /

    I beefed up my Bolognese my making giant meatballs and stuffing them with motzarella cheese.

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    Lisa Brown /

    My cooking challenge: I would say, cooking fish and not drying it out, which I do all the time. Very hard for me to not dry fish out, and I have been experimenting on the best and quickest way to cook it and keep it moist.
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Lisa Brown /

    tweet –
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Debbie B /

    i beef up my bolognese with fresh herbs

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    Chrystal Shelley /

    My challenge has been getting more vegetables into out diets. This summer I have been working part-time at two CSA’s in our area in exchange for veggies. And, since I always have lots of veggies in the fridge now, I am more inclined to cook them everyday so that they don’t go to waste! Challenge solved!

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    Janice S. /

    My daughter and I love pasta dishes. This is something we would enjoy. My husband is not big on mushrooms, would have to leave them out unless I could sneak in a few or make this dish when he is away on business. We do that a lot since he is mainly a meat and potato person.

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    Tiffany S /

    I recently revolutionized my tomato sauce recipe and canned $150 of tomatoes. I normally jut threw out the skins but this time I made paste out of them. I am loving my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and would love a chance to expand my horizons. I covet the pasta make and ice cream attachments! I loved this recipe. Keep them coming!

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    Mike J. /

    I beef up my bolognese with venison.

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    Erin J. /

    I like it when we add milk at the end to make it creamy.

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    MK /

    I have to use a vegetarian substitute for beef.

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    Emily J. /

    I like to beef up our bolognese with 3 types of organic meats.

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    Diane /

    Add some kidney beans and corn to it yummy

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    Jacque /

    I like a hearty meaty sauce that has more chunk than liquid.
    I also have picky children who aren’t big on veggies, so bologese sauce is one place where I can liberally sneak them in. I pulse cauliflower, carrots and spinach in the food processor until it is very finely minced and add that to my sauce to “beef up” the nutrient quotient!

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    Jacque /
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    I would beef it up by adding diced bell peppers

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    Janice Lucy /

    I like to add mushrooms and pancetta to my spaghetti sauce. I brown the pancetta before adding to the sauce, and it seems to add a smokey taste to the sauce. It really gives it a great flavor.

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    Debbie /

    Looks delicious. Can’t wait to try it!

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    mark /

    i wanna win 🙂

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    Miranda /

    My latest conquest with cooking was actually cooking for a full week! I love to cook but rarely have the time [or the organization skills . . .] to do so.

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    Merry /

    YUM! My current cooking challenge is homemade pasta, so I’m definitely going to be making this…I’m conquering it by trying pasta in different ways, in an attempt to achieve consistency.

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    Angela Y /

    My recent challenge is to not eat out and cook dinner for my family every night.

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    Rebecca Turner /

    Nice prizes.My challenge is gravy, it always comes out lumpy.

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    kesha /

    I beefed up my Bolognese by adding some Italian Sausage along with Ground Sirloin! Delicious!

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    I recently conquered and mastered a perfect ceviche recipe. There is a ceviche restaurant near us that is always so good, I decided to try to make my own at home. It turned out quite delicious, and is going to be a staple in our entertaining menu.

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    Christy /

    Beefed up with mushrooms and a few cubes of eggplant. YUMMY!

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    Wanda McHenry /

    I recently conquered making homemade beef tamales.

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    Lisa Abshear /

    Garlic and mushrooms

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    Mmmmmmm!!! I think I’d beef my bolognese sauce up by cutting some sirloin steak into chunks, cubed taters, chopped bell peppers, and throwin’ it all in a crock-pot to simmer all day. OMYCOW…I’m hungry!

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    Sol S. /

    I make a really good Bolognese sauce and my secret ingredient is bay leaves

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    Paige /

    I love to cook and New Kitchenaid appliances would make my life so much easier!!!

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    Marianne Murphy /

    I beefed up my Bolognese by using the meat sauce as a topping on home made pizza!

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    Recently I made an oyster dish for my mom who adores them – I literally can not even take the smell of them – but did it out of love for her lol!!

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    Madeline /

    I recently conquered my fear of beating egg whites to make a lemon meringue pie. It was tough to do by hand but I learned a lot and I think I’ll do even better next time (and I might try it with a mixer instead!).

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    Shira /

    Beautiful recipe! I recently perfected making my own red sauce from scratch. Saves money and I don’t have to worry about buying bottled sauce anymore.

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    Christina Barry /

    Beefed it up! Would love to win some kitchen-aid appliances since I am saving to open my bakery!!!

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    Rachel /

    I recently discovered homemade pizza dough! Exciting for a “apprehensive” cook!

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    Andrea Zappa /

    I beefed up my Bolognese by using some of my leftover roast, shredded instead of hamberger.

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    Danielle /

    My challenge is not being able to eat grains, because of a medical condition. I would put this delicious sauce over super thin zucchini noodles, made with a veggie peeler!
    And add even more sauteed veggies!!!

    Good luck everyone! Thanks!

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    amra /

    I shred veggies w a cheese grater…zucchini, carrots, etc…and serve over spaghetti squash!

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      cecilia k /

      This recipe makes me hungry! I am so glad to see this recipe. I have company coming over this weekend & I am so excited to make this!!!

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    I beefed up my Bolognese by mixing red wine with beef base, and adding that to my sauce, along with sliced leftover pot roast. So hearty! Everyone loved it.

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    Heather /

    Last conquered challenge? Properly fluffed egg whites. I’ve tried for years with limited success. I finally found an old, non-coated copper bowl at the thrift store… so ease and quick. Each time they come out perfectly.

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    Donna Taylor /

    I’ve selected this recipe to share at my weekly “Food Group” gathering! It would be so fun for my group to share in the kitchen prize!

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    Kelley Galyen /

    I have been looking for an easy bolognese sauce to make. I have never made it before, so I will be giving this one a try.

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    Wow, I’ve never made bolognese, but it looks yummy! I’ve been trying to lighten up a lot of recipes since getting in better shape. That has been a huge challenge coming from a girl who was raised cooking with all of the butter and cream, flour….all that good stuff! 🙂 A new mixer would be just in time for the DIY kitchen update I have decided to tackle myself….what was I thinking? 🙂

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    Joanna Lofton /

    Would love to win!

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    Martha /

    Culinarilly challenged though I am, I decided to start my journey to learn sauces with Marcella Hazan’s simple tomato sauce. So far so good. Now this bolognese from Paula Jones will be my second.

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    Alan Finkelstein /

    I spruced mine up with carrots, mushrooms a lil sugar…that’s the secret.

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    Terry Stevens /

    I conquered one of my kitchen (cooking) challenges recently when it comes to cooking pasta. I love to make pasta but do not like the big mess of cooking it on the stove in a large dutch oven. I purchased a microwaveable pasta cooker on sale for $4 and it is the best kitchen gadget and life saver for me in the kitchen. It works wonders and pops right into the dishwasher for easy clean up.

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    Donna Lindner /

    This is the sweepstakes for me (and my family). Winning this Kitchenaid sweepstakes would make my dream kitchen remodel more of a reality.
    thank you

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    Vera Thibodeau /

    My biggest problem is finding new recipes my family will love. This looks like a winner!

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    Michelle Ferguson /

    My husband and I recently used our new Kitchenaid mixer attachments to grind our own hamburger.

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    Tim /

    I realize this is almost sacrilegious for Italian cooking, but I substitute the following:

    Avocado Oil
    Baby Carrots
    whole – but the smallest I can get – garlic cloves
    Shitake mushroom
    an inexpensive Chianti

    And I top it off with freshly shaved Romano and Parmesan cheeses

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    Emily R. /

    I’ve been trying to come up with more dishes that are vegetarian but still tasty (especially to me, as I was raised eating mostly processed foods and developed a taste for very few veggies). Grass-fed, organic meats are not particularly prevalent in my part of the country, so the more organic produce we can use to replace meat, the better!

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    Love this recipe! I beefed up mine by adding Lamb. 1/2 pound of veal and 1/2 pound of lamb with the 2 lbs of hamburger.
    Thanks, I had never made anything like this and it was a hit!

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    Suzanne /

    My favorite bolognese recipe uses beef veal and pork. I like to lighten it up by using turkey instead of the pork.

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    Donna Marchlewski /

    I have to admit I have never tried making Bolognese, but the way you created this dish seems simple and easy. Time to get in the kitchen. Thank you.

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    The biggest cooking challenge I’ve mastered lately is getting my family (including myself) to eat a variety of new recipes. I’ve tried different meals we wouldn’t normally like, and we’ve ended up loving a few!


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    Sky /

    I tried making soured milk pancakes one morning and didn’t have any vinegar. I thought about using lemon juice to sour the milk but was all out of that as well. Back in the corner of the refrigerator I saw a bottle of lime juice. It soured the milk and had a hint of lime but tasted amazing.

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    I am starting to master jelly!

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    Tamar /

    I’ve never made this before. I haven’t conquered much [successfully] lately, but I want to… I did make an indian chicken curry today though and burned it 🙁

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    monstergirlee /
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    Susan h. /

    My latest cooking challenge has been cooking from a wheelchair. I fractured my pelvis a couple months ago. Thanks for chance to win.

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    Susan H. /

    I tweeted about the giveaway. Thanks.

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    Maria Reyes /

    Instead of Beef I use turkey before I spred it on I take the turkey and simmer it in condiments, onion, small green chopped peppers, garlic and cumin a dash of paprika. This gives it a great taste.

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    Nicole Larsen /

    I haven’t recently conquered any new cooking challenges but….I just had a baby 2 months ago, so I have lots of weight to drop. So, my biggest cooking challenge right now is finding creative, quick, and delicious recipes to make that both my hubby and I enjoy–it’s a lot harder than it sounds :/

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    Claudia /

    We use soy crumbles instead of the meat.

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    Mark /

    I roasted my vegetables before adding to the recipe to beef up the flavor!

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    Serena D. /

    added parm cheese, egg whites and squash!

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    Brindie Gaul /

    I love to cook and our family loves to make things homemade and from scratch! KitchenAid appliances make an amazing partner in accompanying this process!

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    Debby S /

    I have always used a gas range until this week when I had to use and electric glass cook top. So far, I have managed to cook everything well, without burning anything!

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    Kerry /

    I’ve been conquering a ton of new recipes lately – which is always a challenge! Also trying to make homemade the things my kids love – like french fries and chicken tenders. They have been turning out so good too!

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    Michael lauzurique /

    Dying to try that new diamond blender !

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    Paula F /

    Love ground beef recipes, this will definitely made. Nothing better then ground beef and noodles. Except being able to make homemade noodles with a new Kitchenaid mixer.

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    Claudine /

    I want to try this recipe with extra lean beef along with mixing in some other mushrooms– baby portobellos, perhaps.

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    I am looking forward to trying this out with my family. Instead of crusty bread I will make homemade garlic bread sticks to go along with it.

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    Iris E Hughes /

    when cooking with any meat in a dish Or at any time that I want to beef up the flavor such as Fajitas or roast’s or even Bolognese add a little peanut butter and let it cook awhile with the rest of the ingrediants. This adds a deeper flavor, I also dice up mushrooms real small so that you cannot tell what they are but you get the added flavor of the earthyness. My family do not care for the texture of the mushrooms but I get more bang for my buck just by doing these two things when needing that extra ooomph… and no one is the wiser but I get raves over my cooking…

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    Barb Carlson /

    I love everything “Kitchen Aid”. I’ve been replacing all of my small appliences with Kitchen Aid brand. And their customer service is outstanding. Now if they would just drop by and make this yummy looking recipe for me all would be perfect!

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    merilyn /

    love pasta so quick and great in the winter with hot bread. will try this recipe been watching this site for many years before it was on tv, great recipes. M

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    Susan Smith /

    My biggest cooking challenge is making meals that are healthy and my family likes. This is especially difficult for my daughter who doesn’t like vegetables. I’m trying to conquer that challenge by trying new recipes.

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    LeeAnn /

    I add a cup of milk along with all of the other ingredients that you have and let the sauce simmer. Perfect!

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    Erica Best /

    i made homemade bread with out a mix or bread maker

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    ABetterWay2Live /

    I love to eat and to cook. This bolognese is helping me find A Better Way 2 Live. When I hit my goal weight along the journey of my transformation back to the healthy me that got lost as life happened to me. New KitchenAid equipment would be nice addition to my kitchen

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    Gail W /

    Sauce is delicious. I beefed mine up with veal stock!

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    rebecca /

    I recently have been learning how to make things that don’t always come in a box and being able to fully cook AND like it too.

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    Amy L /

    I made French macarons with lemon curd filling. They weren’t all perfect, but they were yummy and a pretty good first effort. I was pretty proud of myself 🙂

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    Barbara /

    Sounds good and hearty for the fall? Any other pastas his would work with?

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    Najla Purdy /

    Yummy…looks delicious!

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    one of the biggest cooking challenges i had recently is cooking a monstrous organic butternut squash. I read that you can actually use a slow cooker… so I tried it that way and loved how soft and sweet it made it. You cut in half or quarter it depending on size.. that’s half the battle. Then you add 1 inch of water to slow cooker, and put on high for 4-6 hrs.. adding spices if you like and a little salt.. it turned out wonderful!
    Cathy B*****y palmbreezelife at yahoodotcom

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    Lisa Novoa /

    I always add a touch of cream cheese to my bolognese, I mean anything that ends with cheese is awesome! 🙂

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    Noreen /

    I love to cook! I love Kitchenaid products! I would love to combine those two things!

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    Patricia /

    Love this recipe, tried it and wow my
    family loved it. Thank your for sharing

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    For my bolognese type sauce for the fall months I like adding a small squash (usually butternut) for a creamy addition that adds a nice fall flavor to any sauce.

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    I have been watching cooking shows for years now and am really wanting to challenge myself by making pasta. I have my Kitchenaide mixer that I love. The pasta maker and additional appliances would really help explore new and exciting recipes! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Justine Arons /

    Love to cook and KitchenAid is my appliance of choice.

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    Christine OLeary /

    Believe it or not, I like to add a little cinnamon to the sauce and it comes out delicious! It gives it that homey rustic feel!

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    Cherish /

    This sounds divine! I have a bolognese recipe, but it doesn’t include mushrooms, I can’t wait to try it. I add balsamic vinegar to mine and it’s wonderful.

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    sonsiris /

    Love this recipe and so did my husband. Its a repeat dinner recipe for sure. We would love to win the draw !

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    Sharon /

    A cooking challenge I conquered was to make beef and sauerkraut perogies from scratch. They were wonderful!

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    Rose /

    My most recent cooking challenge was creating ravioli from scratch. There is nothing like making your own pasta. It makes me eat slower because I think of how long it took me to cook it!

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    Sarah /

    Love KitchenAid! Recent challenge was an apple-themed dinner party with friends, made macaroni and cheese with apple sauce which was absolutely delicious!

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    I am always afraid to cook fish but I think I’ve finally mastered cooking salmon.

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    Wendy U /

    Yum, perfect fall dinner, thank you

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    Catherine /

    Looks perfect for a chilly Sunday fall dinner. I’m looking forward to making it this weekend.

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    Jim W /

    Leaving for the store with my shopping list in hand for this recipe. Rain tomorrow and the next couple of days. This sounds like a great way to spend some cooking time and a couple of days worth of GREAT comfort food!!


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    Joan Pratt /

    Adding spicy Italian sausage to this recipe to spice it up a bit. Yummmm…

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    Tamica Williams /

    Looks great I love all types of pasta.

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    Claire Elizabeth /

    As a college student, finding easy pasta recipes is awesome. Good for the taste buds and the budget!

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    Sue K /

    I love to cook and always wanted a KichenAid!!

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    Brooke Tennant /

    I don’t know what I would do without my KitchenAid stand mixer! I live to cook and bake, and my mixer is used so often. LOVE! LOVE IT!!!!

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    Diana Ward /

    This looks like an amazing way to make Bolognese; the sausage addition and omitting the cream is an interesting twist!

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    Susana Slais /

    For my Bolognese sauce I use beef, pork and veal and, instead of water, I use a combination of the pasta cooking water and low-sodium chicken broth. Along with the button mushrooms, I also put some porcini mushrooms (which I reconstitute by steeping them in boiling broth for 20 minutes–and then I add the soaking liquid to the sauce)and shallots, instead of onions. For the final touch, some heavy cream! 🙂

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    geoffrey gordon /

    Slowly add 2/3 cup- cup of heavy cream while simmering. This recipe is excellent: influenced by my Artisan KitchenAid mixer.

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    Jennifer L /

    My greatest cooking challenge is cooking healthy meals that my entire family will eat.

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    tara pittman /

    I tried to make ravioli the other month

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    Becky in TEXAS /

    Since I have given up eating ‘white’ and that is very hard since I love pasta! So I have been making spaghetti squash as a substitute! It actually satisfies my pasta craving (fooled my brain) and I don’t feel bad about eating seconds!

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    I am recently remarried and now cooking daily for seven people! It’s a challenge to plan a menu that everyone likes and find the time to shop, prep and clean up! I’m so lucky!

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    Stuart Hill /

    I am playing for the Peninsula Rescue Mission.

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    Rebecca Graham /

    My biggest cooking challenge was cooking for 16 at a family gathering. I was pooped at the end of the day.

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    Mary Ann McLennon /

    Looks fantastic! I may try a Bocca version for my vegetarian daughter.

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    Madderakka /

    My most recent cooking challenge was learning how to make shu mai- Chinese dumplings. I was really nervous, but it was easy, even if a bit time consuming.

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    My mother and father are trying to make it on a microwave oven only. They are taking their time to decide after their very old stove pooped out. But, that’s no way to live! I would love to replace the old stove with a new kitchenaid!!! Only you can make us all happy.

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    Anne M. Delaney /

    Once I was challenged to be the ‘chief cook and bottle washer’ for 120 Girl Scouts and 40 leaders for an entire weekend – for 3 meals a day and snacks.

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    Joanie Anderson /

    I would love to try your bolognese recipe, but I am avoiding my stove like the plague. I swear almost every time I have to use it. It’s old and electric and absolutely a pain to use.

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      Laurie /

      I have been trying to change up the menu for me and my husband. The same ole Spaghetti isn’t exciting anymore. I would love these appliances since what I have date back to the 90’s. I have always like to cook and with my husband only home three nights a week I would like to surprise him. I have made cakes from scratch and just started canning this year, my husband grew a vegetable garden this year..first time we ended up with so many tomatoes I couldn’t keep up with them.

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    ummm would TOTALLY love to win this!!!! I recently conquered grinding my own wheat for flour – next up… homemade pasta!!

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    Ninfa Yetman /

    Mmm…this looks so delicious! We are huge bolognese sauce eaters. I cannot wait to cook it up and knock my family off their seats! 🙂

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    Tarayn Comer /

    Amazing!!!! I would love to win this gibeaway! Kitchen Aid would love beautiful in my kitchen.

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    Tarayn Comer /

    I tweeted: Check out @TaraynComer’s Tweet: 🙂

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    maria cantu /

    I don’t cook. I just heat up tv dinners.

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    Jessica M /

    Oooh, I could use a new dishwasher! And some of that bolognese, too!

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    Lisa H /

    We are going to upgrade our kitchen soon. I heart KitchenAid!

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    Yeah a new wonderful version of this meaty sauce, hubby loves this type of food and the first time i served it, what a great hit it was as he grew up on these very foods. Always a pleasure to have amazing recipes at our fingertips, the joys of cooking ahhh with Kitchen Aide appliances and our website friends

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    Neill Hines /

    With that much in Kitchen Aid products, I could make TONS of homemade pasta!

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    Kathi /

    Added pepper flakes to this great sauce! Love kitchen aid products!

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    Dawn Larson /

    I love getting your feeds in my email each day. I have shared your site with many of my family and friends. The same with the recipes!!! I admire you for being so dedicated to your family, friends and US, through your pages. Thank you for the great ideas! I would love to win this give-away or any other for that matter 🙂


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    Liz Blake /

    Love the recipe & would LOVE new KitchenAid appliances!

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    Traci B /

    I will admit that until a few years ago I avoided Bolognese sauce in restaurants, because I thought it contained bologna! Who wants to eat bologna sauce? Yuck! But thankfully, I know better now! Your recipe looks delicious. I would love to win this prize package, thanks for the Amazing giveaway!

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    Tom V /

    Awesome sweeps! Good luck to everyone!

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    Sharon Harris Hively /

    I live in one of many backwoods sites in West Virginia ( I’m talking a 2 hour-1-way trip to major city (population 60,000).
    People in our local markets looked at me rather strangely when I asked about cremini mushrooms. So I had to sacrifice some flavor by using white button mushies, but it still tasted great! I would love just about any Kitchen Aid appliance, but I’d really be super grateful to win a pro-power stand mixer. My fingers are crossed!

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    ava ovre /

    I like to use beef broth in place of the wine,and some basil, oregano or gotta have some seasoning.. will try your recipes.. thank you.

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    Angie T. /

    Would love a new oven I’m in dire need of one……thanks for the chance! Pappardelle Bolognese looks delicious!!!

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    Rinda Freeman /

    I just had BOLOGNESE Lasagna at a local restaurant, it was so yummy. I want to find a recipe that I can make at home. Using Kitchen Aid appliances would help an awful lot!
    Thank you

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    Lothies /

    Love, love love kitchen aid and this recipe.

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    lovintocookin /

    I love to cook and love to eat. Recently I was taken off of all grains due to some digestive issues. So I have had to come up with different ways to substitute for pasta and rice and all those lovely beans!! I have learned how to julienne most veggies to use as a base for almost any sauce you want to cook. Squash, Zucchini, sweet potatoes, potatoes, even cauliflower cut just right and not overcooked is great instead of pasta. Can’t wait to try this recipe with some veggies!

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    Janice Cooper /

    My biggest cooking challenge is trying to make more homemade healthier meals

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    K-Squared /

    I was brought up in an unusual family setting (I’m talking about a strict but understanding way) which taught me to value that of anything that’s ever given to me. A chance to win a new kitchen is just a dream that I’ve had for a long time; though my kitchen is relatively small – I have been unable to afford new items for the kitchen. The primary items used (stove, fridge, pans, skillets, sink etc.) in the kitchen average to be about 12 years old!!

    Being I’m injured and diagnosed with a condition known as RSD / CRPS & Epilepsy, I am unable to work, therein afford, like most people in this world. However I still make meals for other’s and should I win the kitchen would be a blessing. So the (estimated) 12′ x 15′ kitchen with cabinets / drawers falling would / could use your assistance, and it would be a blessing!

    I would love just about any Kitchen Aid appliance, but I’d really be super grateful to win a Fridge, Stove and / or Cabinets. My fingers are crossed – in hopes to be selected!

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    Vittoria /

    I LOVE Bolognese sauce and this recipe sounds delicious!!!!

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    Melissa Schaub /

    I can’t wait to make your bolognese sauce using pork in place of the veal, and adding about 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree in with the sauce to add that extra autumn earthy flare to this recipe. I will eat some sauce just like this, and try a pinch of grated nutmeg in some just to see if that would be a good choice in this sauce or not. I like knowing there is a chance to win KitchenAid appliances too. Great brand! Thanks!

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    cassie /

    I would be beyond happy to win 🙂 christmas cookies here I come!

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    Jane F /

    As I am still cooking every day on a 1970’s vintage stove/oven, I think I’d LOVE a new one, more energy efficient! As for Bolognese Sauce I find my self adding more diced veggies toward the end, last week it was butternut squash, great color and a bit smoother texture! Yum. 🙂

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    I am Di 2 /

    Oooohhh the fun of cooking & baking with new appliances 🙂

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    Bobby Todd Newman /

    I would alter the recipe a bit. First, once you add the meat(ground chuck, ground pork, ground veal, and chopped prosciutto)), you need to cook it over very low heat, so as not to brown it. After meat has cooked, add white wine(1/2 cup) such as a Pinot Grigio and cook low until evaporated, then add 1/2-2/3 cup milk. You want the meat to absorb the milk, apprx. 10 minutes. Then add 28 oz can peeled plum tomatoes with their juice…simmer very low for 3-4 hrs.
    Finish the sauce with 1/2 cup heavy cream, and if you desire,one white truffle. Pass the Parmigiano and get out of the way! Bon Appetit

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    Tina /

    I would love to win this! My husband and I have been complaining about our dishwasher since we moved into our house, and I’ve always dreamed of having a double oven.

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    michelle welle-countiss /

    My 1939 bungalow needs the stove replaced!! And I would LOVE to make this dish!

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    Jessica /

    I would love to win this giveaway! I have the Kitchenaid sausage making attachments already, but I would love to add the pasta making attachments too!

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    Jill_R /

    My recent challenge was to make homemade enchilada sauce, Great giveaway, thanks!

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    Donna NH /

    Your recipe sounds great, I usually try to add some zucchini also. Thank you for the opportunity to enter to win a new stove.

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    I had this dish while traveling in Italy and loved it! I would love to make it home with the new Kitchen Aid stove I am going to win!

  332. 389

    recipe looks great! – and I just love Kitchen Aid products!!

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    Amber /

    I wonder if I can make it with tofu, lol?

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    A recent cooking challenge I tried is pesto sauce from home grown basil. It turned out wonderfully!
    smchester at gmail dot com

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    Jenn /

    My most recent was my first attempt at pumpkin whoopie pies

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    Chris /

    I loved pappardelle. This bolognese is very tempting. I love that you included wine- nice touch.

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    OMG – I cannot wait to try this. Looks yummy.

    I have been trying to cook more veggie dishes to mix things up but my family definitely prefers meat based meals

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    That looks delicious! I have to admit, I’ve never really even known what bolognese sauce is. I have never made it but would love to give it a try.

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    Alex Montana /

    This sounds fantastic! My oven has died and I am looking for ways to prepare dinner without it until I can get new stove….thanks or the chance to win one with this post!

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    Marie /

    I love this recipe! Thanks!

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    AndreaMP /

    That recipe looks amazing and I would love to try it. I also am in serious need of upgrading my kitchen appliances.

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    tung ton /

    I always feels great to win anything!

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    Beth s /

    I will so be trying this recipe this weekend!

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    Love the sauce. Really awesome recipe.

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    Monica P /

    This almost exactly how I make my bolognese, except I use pork instead of veal. Yum!

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    I would love win $5000 in kitchen aid products! a dream come true!

    Here is my link to my twitter entry:

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    Erika Chilton /

    As someone new to cooking, I have never made a Bolognese sauce so I am excited to try this!

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    I’m very excited about the Kitchen Aid/BlogHer Sweepstakes, and I love your recipe! HUGS!

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    deb /

    I am constantly looking for recipes that I can adapt for a heart healthy diet. It can be a challenge to fix low sodium,low sugar, low cholesterol meals. With just a few changes this will certainly put a smile on my husbands face and if I win kitchenaide appliances I will have a smile on mine!

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    Marie A. /

    I beef up my bolognaise with hearty red wine and extra mushrooms.

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    Anna Marie Cutler /

    Excited to try this receipe, never have made Bolognese, never have eaten Veal either, but I am excited to share with my family!

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    Tina /

    Your recipe is amazing. I’m giving this sauce a try this evening. Thanks loads. I love your site and all you offer. Tina

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    Kelly p /

    I like to add a simple white sauce and ziti to my sauce adnd bake it till it’s all bubbly:)

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    janet bingel /

    I always wondered how to make this. Almost like my stroganoff recipe

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    Rita Richardson /

    This is one of my favorite sauces, I like to use a combination of veal, pork and beef and sometimes use dried mushrooms that I reconstitute with red wine

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    Jen L /

    awesome Contest! Love KitchenAid!

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    Alanna /

    I have never tried this sauce, but you inspire me to give it a whirl! Thanks to KitchenAid for a nice sweepstakes opportunity!

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    John Ek /

    Wow what a great recipe!

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    Meryl /

    I finally made a yeast bread after being afraid of using yeast for years and years.

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    Lou /

    I beef it up with porcini mushrooms.

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    Betty C /

    My most recent challenge has been coping without my trusty oven. Meals just aren’t the same when I can’t have freshly baked bread or my favorite casserole. My slow cooker and microwave have been busy, but it just isn’t the same.

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    Vicki Segro /

    This is one of my favorite sauces. I love KitchenAid

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    Jill JP /

    I will be trying this with turkey. Sounds yummy.

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    Vicki Segro /

    Love KitchenAid

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    Loren /

    This looks delicious…I’ll be making it this weekend!

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    Robin /

    I mashed together a few different olive-oil pie crust recipes to make a pretty decent version of my own. I do love a butter-based crust, but it’s nice to have a healthier alternative!

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    I make a white version of this with flat gluten free noodles. So amazingly good for our fall weather.

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    One of my fav all-time meals is beef stroganoff; however, as a vegetarian, I have not been able to enjoy this meal for over 13 years. I have had it with mushrooms and tofu but it is not the same as with beef tips. I have tried all sorts of fake beef on the market but none of it “worked” for me. Recently, a friend told me about Gardein and said they had a beef tips product that I HAD to try. I decided to give it a shot. OMG AMAZING!!!! It was incredible! I have my beef stroganoff back!!! SO EXCITED to have finally conquered this!!!

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    Catherine Campbell /
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    Catherine Campbell /

    Hey Paula…a cooking challenge recently was I was trying to make Royal Icing for a class I was taking and it was either too dry or too watery! I am still working on that one! The pictures are awesome on this pasta dish. Thanks

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    I love Pappardelle with Bolognese

    Here is my tweet:

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    Jenny D /

    Dinner has gotten quite boring here. I was looking for a new recipe to spice things up a bit. Bolognese sauce? Yes, please! Thanks. I look forward to making it.

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    Carmen /

    I think we’ve conquered the concept of flaky pastries – last weekend was apple strudel and this weekend it’s croissants. They both turned out amazing!

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    Carol Hanson /

    I love trying different versions of a good recipe. I download hundreds of them and then if we like them print them out to keep. this sounds very good and since my hubby is a meat & spuds lover he’ll like the extra meatiness.

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    Suzanne Bruening /

    This is one of my sister’s favorites but we include the (pork) Bolognese to vodka sauce, it is AMAZING!!

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    AmyBond /

    Your recipe looks wonderful and I’ve never made a Bolognese sauce but really want to try now!
    We love to experiment in the kitchen! Since it’s Fall, we’ve been trying some soup concoctions. We wanted a thick tomato soup that would fill you up and we accomplished that. We added bacon, onion, large chunks of tomato and used heavy cream to make it thicker. Came out wonderful!

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    Helen /

    Yum this is a go to meal for our large family, be it a casual or formal meal this ones a crowed pleaser for the young and not so young. I’ve been on a Red pepper flakes kick so I add some at the end of cooking , I don’t rush this let it simmer for 2 hours and for a real treat fresh grated parmesan. Perfection.

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    Pam Hoffman /

    I have never made Bolognese, but would love to give it a try!! Your photos of the dish look so good!!

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    Wild Orchid /

    These appliances would be amazing! I recently overcame a cooking challenge when I had to learn how to make many of my old stand-by recipes gluten free!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Wild Orchid /


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    Amanda Sakovitz /

    ive been trying to make homemade pasta but ive yet to make bolognese

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    Annette /

    The cooking challenge I recently conquered was cooking burgers, chicken, steak, etc. on a hot pan without oil. It used to always stick, but then I learned that I needed to have a super hot pan. Now I get the perfectly seared finish, without leaving half the meal stuck to the pan.

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    Thomas Murphy /

    I just learned how to make homemade pasta sauce.

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    Sand /

    I add a lot of vegetables to my bolognese sauce.

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    Gianna /

    I made two struesel cakes recently that were fantastic. One was apple and the other raspberry. There is nothing like a buttery crumb.

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    Whitney /

    I just made chicken fajita tacos for the first time the other day

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    Alice H /

    Hi Paula,

    This sauce looks amazing and I can’t wait to try your recipe! One question: when you’re cooking the sauce for 1, 2, 3, 4 hours, do you cover the pot or not? I know you want the sauce to reduce, but at some point won’t it get too dry?

    Alice in Alabama

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      Hi Alice, you’re continually adding liquid when it reduces but feel free to cover it. Hope you enjoy it.

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    Jeremy barela /

    The only way to beef up bolognese is with fresh homemade pasta!

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    Andrea /

    Hi! Who won the (up to) $5000 KitchenAid prize?

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    Leslie /

    My most recent food challenge was cranberry bread. My mother used to make one that I loved. She is no longer with us, so I can’t ask the recipe. I downloaded several and made one failure a day until I found the recipe that worked. After burning streusel toppings and slathering butter on breakfast slices to hide dryness, I finally made “THE ONE.” I hope I win the contest, so I can enjoy overcoming more challenges.

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    Melissa L. /

    I’ve conqured a cooking challenge by learning to make a turkey myself! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Ashley H /

    I’m trying a new recipe from Pinterest every week.

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    our kitchen aid mixer comes in handy when we recently started making a lot of different kinds of bread: like, angel biscuits, blood orange olive oil pizza dough etc! thanks for a chance to win! kmassman gmail

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    Susan Smith /

    My most recent cooking challenge was making my own pasta.

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    I’ve recently gotten pretty good at making a loaf of bread, not perfect every time but good nonetheless.

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    Wild Orchid /

    I recently made my own sandwich bread for the first time! It tasted so fresh!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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    Wild Orchid /


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    Nicole Larsen /

    I am not a cook by any means and any job in the kitchen is a challenge lol–i recently cooked our thanksgiving turkey this year and it turned out fantastic! Challenge accepted and overcome!

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    Eugenie /

    I recently made my own starter and baked my first sourdough bread. Came out great.

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    Lisa Brown /

    I am better with my cooking challenges, have not overcome them; I do not like cooking and have to motivate myself to do it. I keep recipes about and buy gadgets that will help make it easier and fun, if you can call cooking fun 🙂
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    Lisa Brown /

    My tweet –
    jslbrown_03 at yahoo dot com

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    I once made ravioli. I like making new things

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    Rebecca Graham /

    A recent food challenge was trying to come up with new recipes for Thanksgiving dinner.

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    Sheila Vives /
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    Sheila Vives /

    I BEEFED UP MY BOLOGNESE by adding seasoned diced tomato’s

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    Kerry /

    I recently got my fudge to the right consistency! Not too soft and not too hard and crumbly!

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    Shannon /

    I made a coconut oil, lime, and cilantro braised turkey this year!

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    Becky Richied /

    I made a few loaves of cinnaminny bread, various shapes, I had my home looking like a bakery I got so creative. The loaf that looked like a wreath was my favorite. drizzled with a nutmeggy seasoning glaze.

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    My hubs and I recently made potstickers for the first time! It definitely was a challenge, and quite a few of them fell a bit short, but in the long run, I call it a success since we didn’t go hungry that night!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

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    Sharon /

    Great recipe. Over the summer I started making my bolognese sauce in the pressure cooker to avoid heating up the kitchen and have continued on since it such a wonderful time saver.

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    Amanda Sakovitz /

    I recently made a steak so i was really proud

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    Sarah L /

    I’m not much of a cook. I did make a fruit salad with yogurt and fresh ginger that I took to Christmas dinner that turned out very well.
    Thanks for the contest.

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    Becky orndorff /

    Loved the video. I ordered parpadelle noodles on amazon just for the dish. I love kitchen aid


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