My sisters favorite restaurant of all things is IHOP. Why? The syrup. They offer syrups that many people do not keep at home. But all of those syrups (other than maple) can be easily made at home. Here is a quick recipe for homemade raspberry that might compliment recipes like Overnight Yeasty Goodness Waffles or perhaps Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Waffles that deserve something special. Even pancakes or even a dessert would work with this as its a perfect balance between tart, sweet, and acidity. My Homemade Raspberry Pancake, Waffle, and Dessert Syrup is a recipe to make some special raspberry syrup at home and it doesn’t require a lot of fancy ingredients….
The pros: Super chocolatey waffles that are good for breakfast, a snack or dessert. Trader Joe’s Chocolate Chip Waffles is a nice flavor addition to the fruit and spice flavors already at Trader Joe’s, but is seasonal.
The cons: If you don’t like chocolate, you will certainly not like these. Flavor and texture of chocolate chip wasn’t really there.
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The pros: Trader Joe’s Mango Waffles are ready in under 4 minutes equal quality to other frozen waffle brands, unique flavor profile, just the right amount of mango (if it’s not then please add mango syrup to this)
The cons: No microwave allowed on this.
The verdict: …
The pros: Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Waffles are easy freezer waffles, some pumpkin present, but the taste of pumpkin will not overwhelm you. More of a pumpkin spice to this waffle than actual pumpkin. For $1.99 for the box it was a good deal.
The cons: If you like completely plain waffles, then stick to them.
The verdict: …
Below is sectional list and an alphabetical list of all the Trader Joe’s Reviews on this site so far. It should be in order based on the name that appears on the packaging. If you don’t see it, use the search feature. Feel free to comment on product you’d like to see me do a review on and I’ll add it to my list of items to try! I’m not affiliated with Trader Joe’s. Some ladies are excited to bring home a brown bag from Bloomingdale’s. This Betty gets excited when the brown bag is from Trader Joe’s….
Is there anything that says summer more than peaches? Wonderful on their own, they can be even better if you follow the recipe below.
This recipe can be eaten alone or with something like ice cream. Or as a topping to waffles. Could this be enjoyed over pancakes? Yes indeed….
If you have the time and want a super light recipe for waffles, this is a good one (assuming you know that the next day will be a lazy day). The waffles will not be greasy, but will be super light and crispy and the batter will keep better in the refrigerator. Be sure to keep your waffle iron on its hottest setting. It will recover quicker between batches. If you want waffles that will reheat better in the toaster oven, see the Regular Waffle recipe, or heck freezer waffles will work. It’s the fat content that’s the difference. This is less grease, but won’t be quite as tasty reheated. On the other hand this batter holds better in the refrigerator. Up to you depending upon your needs….
If there was ever a foodie Home Depot, it would be called Sur La Table. I confess it is the one store I have a weakness for. Some women struggle with going into Target and walking out with numerous unplanned purchases. I have the same struggle, but it’s at Sur La Table. Yes, it could be so very easy to not walk in. But I have to. You see Sur La Table has Cooking Classes. If you struggle to boil water or just want to learn, they have a calendar set up (and even occasionally offer sales) just with classes. If there were just one class I would recommend everyone to take, it’s the Knife Skills class. After that feel free. You’ll walk away with solid recipes or the knowledge that you should not try this at home (Yes, sushi class I am speaking to you). I’ve taken more than a dozen Sur La Table Classes. They’ve all been excellent….
The holidays are a time when I get my cinnamon fix. Maybe because the weather is cooler, the oven is on more often, and it’s time for the autumn and winter spices that many are so familiar with. I’ve always wondered why Starbucks doesn’t add more cinnamon flavored items rather than just pumpkin. I mean pumpkin everything. Maybe I’m the only white girl who does not want pumpkin everything. Maybe that’s just me….