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It’s a bug’s life when it comes to these pancakes

Garden Bugs Pancake Griddle

The Garden Bugs Pancake Griddle features seven different fun bug designs, sure to delight young and old alike. With a 10.5-inch diameter, the griddle creates silver dollar sized pancakes. Pour batter directly on top and soon you’ll have a stack of flapjacks adorned with an image of a caterpillar, beetle, bumblebee, dragonfly, ladybug, spider or butterfly. They may be made from the same batter and at the same time, but I’m willing to bet your family finds a favorite. That spider looks pretty tasty…

May 12, 2009   No Comments

All-in-one breakfast sandwich maker

Back to Basics Egg and Muffin Toaster

It doesn’t take much to get knocked off-track in the morning. The simple task of creating breakfast can be like navigating a hazardous course fraught with peril. Dodging pots and pans while trying to create some simple sustenance can be quite the chore for the non-morning person. That’s why we have the Back to Basics Egg and Muffin Toaster.

The device streamlines the process of feeding slow-moving, half-awake people by combining popular features into one unit. Everybody likes breakfast muffin sandwiches, but not everybody likes dealing with the assorted cookware needed to produce them. The combination appliance is capable of making poached or steam-scrambled eggs and warming pre-cooked ham or sausage, all while toasting bread or an English muffin. Producing complete sandwiches in about 4 minutes, the toaster saves enough time for other important morning activities — like trying to remember how to make coffee.

April 7, 2009   2 Comments

It’s a pancake, it’s a waffle, it’s both!

Nordic Ware Waffled Pancake Pan

Is it a panffle, or would that be a waffcake? Either way it is a great idea! This Nordic Ware Waffled Pancake Pan from Williams-Sonoma helps undecided breakfast eaters by eliminating the choice between pancakes and waffles. Making important decisions first thing in the morning can be rather daunting, after all. Well, now you don’t have to decide: the two classic breakfast items are now available as one delicious dish.

Simply prepare your batter as if you were making a batch of pancakes and pour into the nonstick griddle. The cast aluminum pan heats evenly right on the stovetop, producing delicious 3-inch round waffles complete with deep pockets for tasty toppings. For creating a uniquely satisfying morning meal, this original take on breakfast is an easy choice to make.

February 24, 2009   1 Comment