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Received a new Cuisinart. What should I make off my beaten track?

My old Cuisinart finally gave up the ghost after many years of great service. May it RIP.

So, my SO picked up a new one and gave it to me.

What should I make with it to thank him for this gift?

Not looking for anything complicated, but maybe something I wouldn't use it for ordinarily like pastry.

Any ideas for me?

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  1. I got one this Christmas as well. So far I've made hummus and empanada dough. And now I don't know what else to make either!

    1. I know you're a baker extraordinaire, so you're probably way ahead of the curve on this, but have you tried Jane Smiley's French bread recipe off of Epicurious. You know me, I keep MEANING TO try it, but have never gotten around to it.

      ~TDQ

      1. Shred raw beets. No mess at all. It was like a revelation the first time I used the food processor to shred a pile of beets!

        1. Since you mentioned pastry, how about pie or tart dough?

          Or homemade peanut butter (you can control the amount of salt and tart it up with other ingredients like honey).

          1. Ok, I realized I need to make an appetizer for a party tomorrow, so I used the new cuisinart to mix dough for rosemary parmesan coins -- kind of a buttery cracker that is really good.

            Here's the recipe: http://www.finecooking.com/recipes/ro...

            My SO hasn't had those yet and has heard me rave about them, so that will be good.

            I'm still open to any more inspirations.