The Best Waffle Maker Buying Guide 2017
Waffles are just too delicious to relegate to brunch. For the price of a few orders of restaurant waffles you can make your own at home and customize them any way you like. If you’re considering purchasing a waffle maker our guide is your one stop shop for everything you need to know during the buying process. From machines that churn out fluffy Belgian waffles for a crowd to flip-style and mini heart-shaped waffle makers there are a wide variety of models and special features to choose from. We surveyed the market, read the reviews, and tested highly rated models available on Amazon; evaluating how evenly and quickly they cooked as well as how easy they were to use, clean, and store. Our guide will help you choose the best waffle maker for you and includes our Top Waffle Maker Picks of 2017 as well as a summary of the features that matter most.
Mozzarella-Stuffed Peppadews With Prosciutto
If you're pressed for time before company arrives, these stuffed and wrapped peppers will save you. Peppadew peppers, originally from South Africa, are sweet and just the right amount of spicy. Pop one in your mouth and your tastebuds won’t know what hit them. They're especially tasty with the melty cheese and crispy, salty prosciutto. Look for the peppers in a jar, or at the olive bar in most supermarkets. Cross the appetizer off your list, because these hit the jackpot on tasty and speedy.
6 Recipes That Start With a Can of Crescent Roll Dough
We’ve completely transformed the grocery store staple into creative sweet and savory recipes.
Brussels Sprouts Flatbread With Lemon and Pecorino
This seasonal flatbread feeds a crowd, making it perfect for a weeknight holiday party (or any party, really). Store-bought pizza dough saves you time, and the Brussels sprouts cook entirely on the flatbread—so it comes together faster than you think. For even faster prep, use the slicing disk of a food processor to create thin shavings of Brussels sprouts, or buy pre-packed shredded sprouts. Each bite has a kick from the crushed red pepper, and Pecorino provides just the right amount of saltiness. It's just as delicious warm as it is at room temperature, so no need to worry about serving it straight from the oven. Pair it with a dry white wine.
Affogato with Hazelnuts and Chocolate
Affogato: An Italian coffee-based (easy!) dessert that adds a touch of elegance to a dinner party. The combination of caffeine and ice cream is the perfect way to round out your gathering. We suggest brewing some decaf, too, for guests who shy away from caffeine come dinnertime. Hazelnuts add crunch and richness to every bite, while the chocolate shavings make each serving festive. Serve the affogatos in coupe or wine glasses to make the treat feel extra special. Or, for a more casual dessert, serve in ice cream bowls or mugs. Once you experience the ice cream melting into the coffee, this will quickly become one of your favorite party tricks.