Thursday, March 26, 2015

4 Recipes In Honor of #InternationalWaffleDay

It's International Waffle Day.  So, there's no better time to think about... waffles. And, lest you think they're just for breakfast, we'd like to help to change your mind.

If you're a fan, you definitely want to check out these recipes.

Cornmeal Waffles
Let's start off with the basics -- a good solid waffle. These cornmeal waffles are light. And crisp. And flavorful. And the cornmeal gives them just the right amount of "oomph" to push them right past "good" and so far into "fabulous" that we have to just take a moment, right now, to reflect.

Fried Chicken & Waffle Sandwich
This beauty was inspired by a sandwich we sampled at Roots Restaurant & Cellar in Milwaukee. We took hot sauce-infused cornmeal waffles and sidled them up right against pieces of fried chicken, which we topped with finely shredded kale tossed with a deliciously refreshing dill ranch dressing. Another waffle on top, and all of a sudden we had a pretty spectacular waffle sandwich.

When you combine leftover fried chicken with waffles and mushroom milk gravy, it's a match made in heaven. 

Waffle Brownie Sundaes
Yeah. Waffles for dessert. It's a thing. And it's one of the best things you've ever tried.These unique brownies take just minutes to prepare in your waffle iron, and they’re perfect served up fresh and warm with a dollop of ice cream and any number of your favorite sundae toppings.


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Chicken Apple Meatballs with Bourbon Sauce

We're not here to sell anything.
Nor are we here to tell you what to eat.

OK -- maybe take that last part back. We are totally here to tell you what to eat. And these meatballs are it.

Tender. Savory. And Bourbon!
What more do you need to hear?

I could sell you on the fact that grated apples add both moisture and a bit of flavor to the meatballs, ensuring they aren't dry.

If I tell you they are brushed with butter and baked, does that make them additionally tempting?

AND they have cheese in them!  Cheese, people. Delicious Parmesan cheese.

What if I told you they keep nicely in a crockpot and are perfect for parties? Like your SuperBowl party?

Still not convinced?
Wow. I'm not sure we can be friends.

After all, I could eat a whole batch of these by myself.  And maybe I will.

Recipe:  Chicken Apple Meatballs with Bourbon Sauce