Friday, May 23, 2014

Cherry Pie Waffles A la Mode ‪#‎KitchenDrawerContest


 I am all about kitchen gadgets and utensils that help me out in the kitchen.  If I go shopping you will most likely find me drooling in the kitchen/housewares department... never in shoes or clothing.  I truly believe having the right kitchen utensils/gadgets can make cooking not only easier, but more fun. Good Cook gave me 5 items to try out in their Kitchen Drawer Event and asked me to come up with a recipe utilizing at least two of them.  I love a challenge, so I decided to make a recipe that utilized ALL of them. :) I don't make waffles very often at home.. but when I do I want them to be better than any pancake house restaurant.  I made these "dessert" waffles and my husband and kids were more than delighted to eat it for breakfast.  Ice cream for breakfast... hey... it's not every day... but it's fun once in a while.  Remember to check out the Kitchen Drawer Contest information below... you don't want to miss out on this fun opportunity.

2 cups All Purpose Flour- sifted
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 Tbs baking powder
1 tsp salt

2-3 Tbs sugar
3 large eggs separated 
1/4 cup melted butter
2 cups whole milk
1 tsp vanilla 

1 can cherry pie filling
vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Measure out and sift all dry ingredients. Place in a bowl until needed.  Next separate eggs whites form yolks and place in two different bowls. Add milk, sugar and melted butter to egg yolk bowl.  Use an electric mixer to whip the eggs to stiff peaks.   Then blend the milk/egg yolk mixture.  *if using one set of beaters, always use clean beaters to whip the egg whites first.

 Next mix the dry with the wet ingredients and whisk gently incorporate them together.  Then add 1/3 of the whipped egg mixture and loosen the batter.  Fold in the remaining 2/3 of the whipped egg whites gently.  Butter and prepare waffle maker. 

Fill the waffle wells with batter (do not overfill).  Close and cook for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.

Open canned cherry pie filling and scoop ice cream. Assembly as desired.  Eat immediately.  Enjoy.

Win these 5 items from Good Cook!

The kitchen tools I shared today are part of Good Cook's featured products for their upcoming Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes. 

You can participate in a 5-day product giveaway on Facebook starting June 2 – June 7 and win selected products.  There there will be Instant winners! Every drawer entered has a chance to win an instant prize, and participants can submit a new drawer every day for a chance to win.   

During the contest, everything on will be 25% off,  Also  follow Good Cook on Twitter (@GoodCookcom) and enter to WIN.  

Here are the links and my review of the 5 items in the Kitchen Drawer Contest:

a.       SMART Ice cream scoop: l
Review:  This is by far my FAVORITE ice cream scoop ever!! I love how easy it is to use and I even ordered a second scoop as part of my 15 items because we always have 2 flavors of ice creams out at parties.  

b.      Flip Measuring spoon:
Review: Now this measuring spoon is all about efficiency and convenience.  I love how all the spoon measures I use are within one tool so no fussing around my kitchen drawers to find anything.  Another plus...since it's one tool... there is less washing to do.  That's always a plus for this home cook. 

c.       Safe-cut Can Opener:
 Review: I have always wanted a safe-cut style can opener, but I was a little scared of them.  I wasn't sure what to expect when I first used this... but I should not have worried.  This was such an easy can opener to use, even my kids were able to do it.  I also love the other features such as the pop-up can hook.

d.      Egg Separator:
     Review:  I have to admit, when I see a recipe for separating eggs, I used to turn the page and say "forgetaboutit".  Now with this incredibly easy to use egg separator, it's easy to do and clean up.  My daughter helped me use it for this recipe and she can't wait to separate more eggs.  
                        Review:   I always put my spoon on a spoon rest and it gets terribly messy so I have to clean it with the dishes every day (that means more to clean up). Now with the clip, I can conveniently have my spoon right on the pot without worrying about it falling in or down on the floor.  It's not only for pots, I clipped it to my batter bowl so I could keep my batter spoon close by when making my waffles.

Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes runs from June 2, 2014 - July 14, 2014

The folks at Good Cook are such givers, they are not only letting you win the five items I used above, but you can also head over to during the sweepstakes period ( June 2nd through the July 14th) to create your a kitchen drawer filled with the 15 items from Good Cook that you think is ideal for your kitchen drawer.

When you are looking for your kitchen drawer items, keep an eye out for the ADD ME  icon (shown above) on products to add to your drawer. As a Good Cook Kitchen Expert, I also built a kitchen drawer with 15 of my favorite must have kitchen items.  So if you need some help deciding what you want or need in the kitchen make sure to check out my kitchen drawer or any of the other experts items for ideas.


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