My spa blue KitchenAid mixer is my best friend in the kitchen. I use to have a red one to go with my red kitchen accessories. When I got married, I decided my new favorite color was spa blue, or light turquoise, if you will. I decorated my new beach home almost exclusively in this color and as reliable as my red KitchenAid remained to be, it stuck out like a sore thumb. Despite my ridiculous desire for befitting aesthetics, my husband agreed to buy me a shiny new spa blue KitchenAid for Christmas. Isn’t it pretty? It even gets its own counter in my kitchen. I use it for making meatloaf, cookie dough, mashed potatoes or Elmer’s glue if you mix them too long. Last night, “we” made pasta. It’s the first time I attempted to make homemade pasta with my beloved KitchenAid. Mike has done it several times. Of course, I screwed up the recipe and Mike had to come in and save the day. Somehow I managed to nearly triple the amount of water I was suppose to use in the recipe and the dough was so sticky, it was impossible to work with. I kept adding more and more flour, not realizing what I had done wrong.