by Debra on August 20, 2012

Waffles were a big deal at the little house on Ankeny Street; my mother had a large waffle baker that had a long black ‘fabric-type’ of cord with little gold threads running through it. She would make one very large waffle or 4 individual pieces could be torn apart and shared; butter, jam or maple syrup was passed around the table and we were convinced we were the luckiest kids on the street.

Most often waffles were reserved for weekend breakfasts but occasionally we’d also have them for dinner. Nothing fancy, waffles were whisked together using the recipe on the back of the Bisquick box; once mixed, the batter rested for about 15 minutes and then poured into that screaming hot waffle iron. 10 minutes later, steamy hot, golden brown waffles appeared.

The little house on Ankeny Street is but a distant memory but waffles are still a big deal in this house; my mother’s waffle baker long gone, I had been looking for a Belgian waffle baker that would produce light, yet crispy waffles and if possible, made more than one at a time. KitchenAid was kind enough to send me their Waffle Baker to use and I will say that this is one gorgeous countertop appliance. Seriously.

Some of the features include: waffles bake at a constant temperature and waffle browning is controlled with a baking timer, the non-stick plates wipe clean with a damp cloth or paper towel and it makes two 7-inch waffles at a time in less than 5 minutes. It is a dream. And if by chance you have leftover waffles, these freeze well and can be reheated in a toaster oven – making weekday waffles super easy!

Take a peek at a recent Sunday morning in our house:


KitchenAid has graciously offered to send one Smith Bites reader a Waffle Baker of their own; simply ‘like’ Smith Bites on Facebook and leave me a comment on your favorite waffle topping – that’s it and you’re entered! If you’d like extra entries you can:

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Entries will be accepted until Monday, August 27 at noon EDT. One winner will be selected and notified via email; winner will have 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen. Please make sure to leave your contact info on the comment form but do not leave in your actual comment for others to see.

Full Disclosure: KitchenAidUSA provided me with a Waffle Baker free of charge; however, all opinions are strictly my own.

© 2012, Debra. All rights reserved.


Kathie McAuliffe August 27, 2012 at 8:26 pm

Strawberries, whipped cream & chocolate sauce :D yum!

Josie August 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

We love to top our waffles with any fresh fruit, but when it’s a special occasion, it is Nutella, and shredded coconut, or bananas…making me hungry thinking about it!

Donna Rennick August 27, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Strawberries w/whip cream

CJ Alt August 27, 2012 at 11:45 am

I can’t wait to try those gluten-free waffles!

Tami Pogue August 27, 2012 at 11:39 am

My favorite waffle topping? What isn’t good on top of a waffle? I guess among my favorites would be homemade apple butter. Or pretty much any simmered fruit. And we can’t forget chocolate! Does that qualify for three entries? Pick me! Pick me! ;-) PS. I already like you on facebook!

Tami Pogue August 27, 2012 at 11:42 am

and I’m following kitchenaid on twitter!

Deborah August 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

I love just good ‘ol fashion butter and maple syrup!

Evelyn R August 27, 2012 at 11:25 am

Real butter and real maple syrup are my favorite toppings for waffles

Alison @ Wife Meets Life August 27, 2012 at 11:18 am

Peanut butter and chocolate chips!

I like you on Facebook and am following Kitchenaid on twitter

Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen August 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

I follow kitchen aid on Twitter!

Betsy @ A Dancer In The Kitchen August 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

I follow you on twitter!

Betsy @ A Dance In The Kitchen August 27, 2012 at 11:10 am

I love peanut butter and real maple syrup on my waffles!

Jessica H. August 27, 2012 at 10:47 am

my husband is a waffle-afficianado; I’m sure he’d love to try it out!

Angel August 27, 2012 at 10:35 am

I love pumpkin butter and walnuts on my waffles !!

Allison August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

I follow KitchenAide on Twitter

Allison August 27, 2012 at 10:34 am

I “like” Smith Bites on FB

Allison August 27, 2012 at 10:33 am

I love, love, love 100% yummy, authentic maple syrup on my waffles.

Linda Bundrick August 27, 2012 at 10:17 am

I follow @KitchenAidUSA on twitter : @nutmeg237 :)

Linda Bundrick August 27, 2012 at 10:15 am

I subscribe to your you tube channel : nutter2377 :)

Linda Bundrick August 27, 2012 at 10:14 am

I am following you on twitter: @nutmeg237

Barbara | Creative Culinary August 26, 2012 at 2:51 pm

I haven’t had yet what I hope to have become a favorite. I’m ‘testing’ making a waffle to use as a sandwich bun; herby, maybe cheesy but certainly goody, goody. :)

Joannie August 24, 2012 at 4:15 pm

I’ve liked you on FB. BTW, Best waffle toppers are fresh strawberries and homemade vanilla ice cream – this was our go to supper in June as a kid!

Fatima August 24, 2012 at 2:02 am

I follow Smith Bites on twitter

Fatima August 24, 2012 at 1:57 am

I like KitchenAid on facebook

Fatima August 24, 2012 at 1:56 am

I like SmithBites on facebook and my favorite topping is maple syrup.

Fatima August 24, 2012 at 1:52 am

I follow KitchenAid on Twitter

Amanda August 24, 2012 at 12:30 am

I am so excited this was RT on Twitter, now following you on Twitter and Facebook! And KitchenAid on Twitter too. I love mine, I don’t know why I didn’t think to follow sooner.
My favorite topping on Waffles would have to just be a good amount of butter and maple syrup! Yum.

Nicole Colton August 23, 2012 at 11:44 pm

I love covering my waffles with strawberry Greek yogurt and fresh sliced strawberries and yummy blueberries! Or I’ll mix some cinnamon in my waffle mix and top them with diced apples and honey Greek yogurt and more local honey :) scrumptious!

The Rolling PIN Cook August 23, 2012 at 11:47 pm

And I’m following Smith Bites and Kitchen aid on twitter and I like the Smith Bites Facebook page! ZHave a delicious day!

Windy P. August 23, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I follow KitchenAid on twitter. :)

Windy P. August 23, 2012 at 2:19 pm

I’ve subscribed to the Smith Bites YouTube channel.

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