My daughter loves french toast. It is one of her favorite foods. The first thing she does when it comes off the griddle is smash in the middle so the syrup has somewhere to go. I solved that problem for her–I waffled french toast :)! Now there are plenty of little pockets for syrup or butter sauce or fruit or whatever. Try it out–it is great! Here we go:
So in thinking of what to make, I thought, “why not try waffling corn bread?” That way there are more holes to hold the honey butter! Or make it into a Navajo taco…Hmmmm, interesting. And so I tried it and guess what? It worked great! (Even if the pictures are a little creepy…:) So here goes…
This. is. awesome. I made WAFFLED GRILLED CHEESE and it was soooo easy. Cooked in 2 minutes and 39 seconds. Talk about fast food!
Did you know that you can make quesadillas in a waffle iron? It is easy peasy and very yummy. I made pepperoni pizza quesadillas with dipping sauce but you can make any kind. Think of the possibilities–you could even make dessert quesadillas!
There is no printable recipe since it would be embarrassing to print a recipe this easy, just sayin’…:)
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Oh. my. goodness. I think I found a new best friend in my waffle iron! So today I made Waffle Iron Hash Browns. Changed my life. This is THE ONLY WAY to make hash browns!
WAFFLE IRON HASHBROWNS
1 large or 2 medium russet potatoes
½ cup diced ham
½ cup grated cheese
2 teaspons dried onions
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Spread half of mixture on well greased waffle iron. Cook for 4-5 minutes until golden brown. Repeat cooking with other half of mixture.
For printable recipe, click here waffle-iron-hash-browns
Happy Valentines Day! Since today we are celebrating love, I thought I would put together two things I love–pizza and waffles! What???? There are so many fun things you can create with a waffle iron so I thought I would start with this one. MMMMM…yum!
Pepperoni Pizza Waffles
¾ cup warm water
1 ½ teaspoons yeast
1 teaspoon sugar
1 ¾ cup flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
Optional add ins:
2 teaspoons basil
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
½ teaspoon black pepper
or your favorite pizza crust
Pizza or pasta sauce
In a large bowl, sprinkle sugar and yeast. Add the warm water. Let sit for 5 minutes or so. Add the salt, olive oil, and flour and add ins if you want a seasoned crust. Mix until it makes a sticky dough. Dump dough onto a floured surface and knead, adding a little flour at a time, until no longer sticky. Put back in the bowl, cover with a cloth, and put in a warm place to rise. Let it rise for about 30 minutes.
When the dough is ready, divide into 6-8 ball depending on the size of your waffle iron. Stretch into discs just smaller than the waffle iron. Sprinkle a plate with a little bit of flour, place one dough disc on plate. Leaving about an inch around the edges clean, add a small amount of sauce, pepperoni, and cheese. I use sliced cheese since it is easier to stay where I want it to. Cover with another dough disc.
Heat waffle iron and generously spray with non stick spray when ready. Place pizza in waffle iron and cook until browned. Dip in remaining sauce if desired.
For printable recipe, click here pepperoni-pizza-waffles
Do you ever have a cookie emergency? And you need a cookie right then but you don’t have any cookies! Well all you need is pumpkin and a cake mix and you have fresh, warm, cookies in minutes.
1 spice cake mix
1 15 oz. can pumpkin
Chocolate chips (optional)
Spray cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Dump cake mix and pumpkin in a mixing bowl and beat together. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop on greased cookie sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
For printable version, click here pumpkin-cookies
One of the best ways to start your day is eating oatmeal. You don’t have to buy those expensive little packets. Make your own–it is better for you, cheaper and tastes better :). It is so easy, you will wonder why you didn’t think of it before now…
There are so many things you can do with oatmeal! I am going to share a few ideas. We will start with the basics:
I also made some other oatmeal creations just for fun.Here are some of the options I used:
Next is pumpkin pie oatmeal. Is that legal? I am turning oatmeal into a dessert flavor. Oh yes!
And for the finale….Apple Spice Oatmeal.
For an even quicker morning or while you are traveling, you can put the basic oatmeal recipe in a ziploc bag. When you want to use it, dump it in a bowl, add whatever else you would like and 1/2 cup water, microwave for 2 minutes and you are good to go. What other flavors could you create?
There is no printable recipe. You can write down mine or even better–create your own!!!
I know that you have been told not to play with your food, but…this time I want you to. So today we are making QUESADILLA BUTTERFLIES –not to be confused with butterfly quesadillas. They are NOT the same thing! Think about it…:)
You have to make your own creation and ANYTHING goes! This is what I did but there is so much more you can do with this.
Cut them in half and cut some veggie slivers for the bodies and you have Quesadilla Butterflies.