5 Creative Ways to Use Your Waffle Iron

Dust off your waffle iron and try these genius hacks.

5 Creative Ways to Use Your Waffle Iron

Like the panini press, the waffle iron tends to be one of the most under-utilized small appliances in the typical American kitchen. But not anymore — it's time to reclaim the waffle maker and give your hardworking stovetop a break. Stock up on an oil mister or cooking spray and give these clever recipe ideas a try.

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Make Macaroni and Cheese

Make Macaroni and Cheese

You can prepare a nontraditional mac and cheese dish by laying out a typical macaroni and cheese recipe on a sheet pan or refrigerator-safe container to cool. Chill until the pasta has set and then coat with flour and an egg and breadcrumb wash. Cook in the waffle iron for up to three minutes for a delicious snack or simple lunch with tomato and basil soup.

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3 Dos & Don'ts for Microwaving Popcorn

Microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

Microwave popcorn is one of the best snacks! But sometimes it's difficult to get that perfect bowl. So microwave guru chef Matt Abdoo has his three tips for making the best, fluffiest and perfectly cooked popcorn.

DON'T USE THE POPCORN BUTTON

As tempting and easy as it may be, don't fall for the "Popcorn" button on your microwave. Not all microwaves are made the same, so they won't cook your bag the same way either. And there's no sensor to determine when the bag is ready, so it'll just keep cooking your popcorn until the set amount of time finishes.

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