Immersion blenders are a product that I have recently fallen in love with. They just take the hassle out of blending. In a previous life, I would often burn myself while I was trying to transfer whatever hot mixture I was cooking up into the blender while making soups. And it never failed that I would splatter ingredients all over my kitchen and my shirt while I was trying to use a hand mixer to whip up some mashed potatoes. Then, one glorious day, I came across an immersion blender (also known as a stick mixer) and I have not looked back since. Now, when I am cooking soups or whipping up mashed potatoes, I just get out my immersion blender and stick it right in the pot that I have been cooking the ingredients in, flip the switch and that’s it. It makes for less mess which means less clean up and less time. The latest thing I have been whipping up with my immersion blender is No Potato Garlic Mashed “Fauxtatoes.” No Potato Garlic Mashed “Fauxtatoes” Ingredients 1 Head of cauliflower 2-3 Tablespoons of sour cream 3-4 Laughing cow cheese wedges 3-4 Garlic cloves, minced 2 Teaspoons coarse ground pepper Salt to taste Directions 1. Steam the cauliflower and drain water from the pan. 2. Add all other ingredients to pan with cauliflower. 3. Take an immersion blender and blend until desired consistency. (I enjoy my “fauxtatoes” smooth, so I blend until there are no chunks left.) 4. Enjoy! What recipes do you make with an immersion blender?