Growing up, Sunday mornings around my mom and dad's had one tradition . . . waffles! My dad would mix the batter from scratch, pour it into an ancient waffle maker, and all 7 of us (yes, seven!) would come to the table for a wonderful family breakfast.
I suppose I could easily find a waffle recipe online, but why? Krusteaz is my fav mix, for waffles and pancakes alike. I've never tried their other kinds - Buttermilk, etc. - because this has been foolproof. I add some water, enough to make the batter thin enough to pour. Sometimes I add a tablespoon of olive oil, if I'm feeling particularly health-conscious.
Now, for the waffle iron. Up until a week ago, I didn't have one so I'd only make waffles at Mom's. She got this one from QVC and it's truly wonderful.
I set it at 3-1/2. It beeps when it’s hot, pour in the batter, rotate the handle, and it beeps when it’s done. Perfect waffles, every time! No grease, no spray Pam, easy-peasy.
Why did Mom give me this brand new one? ‘Cause she still had the old one Dad used and she loves it.