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Waffle Iron Day

June 29 is Waffle Iron Day!

On Waffle Iron Day, keep the frozen, store-bought waffles in the freezer and swap your toaster for a waffle iron. Today is all about celebrating the waffle iron by making homemade waffles! Sure, you might spend a little more time in the kitchen, but homemade waffles beat frozen waffles any day. Just make the waffle batter, pour into a preheated waffle iron, cook until golden brown and add the topping of your choice, such as syrup, chocolate chips or fruit.

Need a recipe?Waffles with Strawberries

(Classic) Waffles

Whole Grain Waffles

Belgian Waffles

Did You Know…that waffles date back to the Athenians of ancient Greece? Of course, they didn’t have waffle irons back then, so their version of waffles, or obelios, were flat cakes cooked between two metal plates. Obelios were topped with cheeses and herbs.

Read more about waffle and waffle iron history here.

 

Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, time.com
Photo source: By Parkerman & Christie from San Diego, USA (Crispy Waffles with Strawberries) via Wikimedia Commons

 

 

 

 

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National Maple Syrup Day

Syrup grades largeHappy National Maple Syrup Day!

December 17 is a day to celebrate, appreciate and enjoy maple syrup. Pure maple syrup, that is; not pancake syrup, which contains no maple syrup at all.

Celebrate by sweetening oatmeal with maple syrup, topping vanilla ice cream with warm maple syrup, or drizzling syrup over a delicious stack of pancakes, waffles or french toast.

If you’re feeling extra festive about National Maple Syrup Day (and have maple trees in your backyard), celebrate maple syrup by making your own! Learn how.

Did You Know…You can use maple syrup as a healthy sugar alternative in baked goods and desserts? Simply replace the sugar with an equal amount of maple syrup, then, for each cup of syrup you use, reduce the quantity of liquid ingredients a recipe calls for by 1/4 cup. Replace liquid sweeteners with an equal amount of syrup. Find out the health benefits of maple syrup.

Sources: holidayinsights.com, punchbowl.com, purecanadamaple.com
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