Grandma’s Romance Waffles

A Grace Full Life

First published on February 9, 2015

2020 note-While I have made these countless times since writing this post, I made these this summer while my pain was at its worst and they helped heal me yet again. I figured you could stand to be healed too. 

When I was growing up, almost everything that we ate was homemade.
Oh sure, we would occasionally go out to lunch after church or to dinner when my brother or I won an award at school and McDonald’s was a fun treat here and there.
But everything we ate in our home was lovingly prepared by either my mom or my grandmother, who I was lucky enough to have lived with us my entire childhood.
Everything from cookies to main dishes, even bread, was homemade.
Of course, we didn’t appreciate it while we had it.
I can’t speak for my brother back then but…

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12 thoughts on “Grandma’s Romance Waffles”

  1. So sweet, get it? My people are waffle lovers, so we will be sure to try these. Love that you learned their background story right when you needed it and could appreciate it.

    I think I called the celiac diet a unique name back when I had to cut most of my fav foods out of my eating. Not easy.

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  2. I love waffles so this had me intrigued from the git-go. Such a lovely story. I’ve never seen a recipe for homemade waffles that included beating the egg whites and adding them separately but I can see how that’d be a good thing. My mother used to make the syrup recipe. Only occasionally though. Kind of as a treat. Thanks for reposting this here.

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    1. It’s so good. The syrup didn’t taste as good to me this summer but it could be because I just didn’t feel great. But the waffles are great. Even better with homemade bacon bits thrown in the batter (not migraine approved but good).

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  3. I’m definitely making these waffles. Though if you’ll forgive me, I’m going to have mine with maple syrup because I can’t keep Karo syrup in the house. Someone (I won’t name who) likes to eat it by the spoonful.

    The story behind these is so sweet and I love that it came to you at the perfect time. I really think the universe knows what it it’s doing with that. Happy weekend, Kari!!

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  4. I can’t believe I used to serve chemical waffles to my children!! Yikes.

    The waffles look amazing…I can almost smell them. But, the story is even MORE amazing. I love this so much. How cool to unearth a gem while trying to heal yourself.

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  5. Kari, I LOVE this story. Not the asshole diet part (though I’ve done that, and I KNOW), but all the rest of it. One thing I really love about summer is that I eat more real food. Because I have more time. Real food takes time and energy. But one of the biggest joys I’ve had this summer is eating real food I’ve grown in my garden. It really does taste better. Also, it’s been years since I’ve heard/thought of Karo syrup. Only place I ever had it was at my grandma’s house. Don’t I wish I could go back there and eat some Eggo waffles. (She was an enthusiastic adopter of new technology, so I ate a fair amount of processed crap there. She was also a working mother. Go figure.) If I hadn’t gotten rid of my waffle iron in a previous phase of manic decluttering, I would make these waffles for sure. 😉

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    1. There is just no place like grandma’s house and no one makes food taste like her. I wish she could make me these again. But for now, I have this recipe. Think I’ll make some this week for dinner. ❤️


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