Celebrate National Waffle Iron Day!


Waffles are FUN food. Period. Large or small, round or square, sweet or savory… they are allll good! As we appreciate our waffle (and chaffle) makers today, just imagine the possibilities. I like the classic… soft butter and 100% pure maple syrup. Or go for a favorite berry drizzle.





Stack up your waffles and drizzle with chocolate, fresh coconut shavings, sliced almonds, berries, cherries, or all of the above!




Or keep it Super Simple with just some fresh berries and a sprinkle of confectioners’ sugar.

Use your waffle as an egg benedict base or with fruit salad, or as fried chicken & waffles. Pile your favorite lunchtime goodies between a couple of savory waffles and enjoy your BLT, loaded grilled cheese, chicken salad, or whatever as a waffle sandwich.



Of course, there’s always room for ice cream! Today, scoop it into a waffle cone.

Get creative with your waffle iron. Make a cheese waffle (aka chaffle) or waffle up some zoodles. Add chopped ham & onions to your batter, or make a waffle/chaffle out of turkey stuffing and serve it slathered with hot gravy! Or add plenty of pulled pork and serve the waffles with a favorite BBQ sauce.

Get ready now for delectable deliciousness inside and incredibly crispy edges outside. I’ll leave you with this little gem:

Mac & Cheese Waffles
3 c your favorite macaroni & cheese
½ c flour
2 lg eggs, beaten
1 c shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1-1½ c finely diced ham or crumbled, cooked bacon
Combine & scoop onto hot, buttered waffle iron; close cover. Let cook 4-5 min.


KISS Tips: Serve hot with BBQ sauce, marinara sauce, ranch dressing, or salsa, if desired. Turn into a meatball sandwich. Freeze for later use. Reheat in toaster to revive the crispiness.

Waffles! Not just for breakfast anymore!

About Cathy Burnham Martin

Author of 20+ books, and counting! A professional voice-over artist, dedicated foodie, and lifelong corporate communications geek, Cathy Burnham Martin has enjoyed a highly eclectic career, ranging from the arts and journalism to finance, telecommunications, and publishing. Along with her husband, Ron Martin, she has passions for entertaining, gardening, volunteering, active and visual arts, GREAT food, and traveling. Cathy often says, "I believe that we all should live with as much contagious enthusiasm as possible... Whether we're with friends or family, taking people along for the ride is more than half the fun."
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