Dust off your waffle iron and try these genius hacks.
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.
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.