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Hospitality is my thing.

There isn’t anything I enjoy more than having people over for a meal.

And hosting weekend guests… that’s even more special for me.

 

When it comes to hospitality I LOVE to make my guests feel truly special. With from Don Victor Honey, now I can sweeten their day with love and honey. You can too with this amazingly delicious, light and fluffy waffle mix (pancake too). Or, if you're the guest... follow the directions for packaging up your own homemade waffle mix and blessing your hostess with an extraordinary gift basket. #DonVictorHoney #ad

 

It’s so fun preparing for them, making sure their room is cozy, planning out all the meals for their stay, and making the table look inviting.

Probably my favorite meal to plan is breakfast. Especially as most of us hurry out the door in the morning with something like a slice of toast or a hard-boiled egg and a cup of coffee.

My goal is to make a scrumptious warm breakfast my guests can linger and enjoy as they start their day.

 

Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey - Create a Delicious Homemade Waffle Mix

 

A favorite on our breakfast menu is hot and delicious Belgian waffles.  Mmmm… so good.

We love them smothered in melting butter, heavily sprinkled with walnuts, and drizzled with the amazingly delicious Don Victor Honey.  Seriously, it doesn’t get any better!

I have a wonderful waffle recipe to share with you, so you too can make breakfast extraordinary.

 

Light and Fluffy Waffle Mix Recipe - Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey

 

If you’re concerned that this is one of those meals that will send your blood sugar through the roof only to come crashing down later… that just isn’t the case.  Instead, this is a breakfast that stays with you and is particularly great for those days when you take your guests to see the sights in your area.  (Be sure to serve some bacon or scrambled eggs for the protein lovers at your table as well.)

What makes it so good?  

First of all… it’s sweetened with yummy raw Don Victor Comb Honey.  Honey that hasn’t been heated is filled with antioxidants called phenolic compounds.  Antioxidants help to protect your body from cell damage due to free radicals. It contains phytonutrients which provide anti-inflammatory benefits to help you maintain good health.  These valuable nutrients are unique to raw honey and disappear when honey is heavily processed.  Honey is easier to digest because of all its important enzymes and it’s lower on the glycemic index than sugar.  Plus, it’s sweeter, so we eat less.  Doesn’t that make you want to cheer for honey?

 

Don Victory Pure Honey with Comb - Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey

 

Second… good fats are key to a healthy breakfast.  If you skip all the fat you can be sure that the meal will not have the staying power for the day and you will experience a blood sugar drop.  That’s why there’s a whole stick of butter in the waffle mix recipe and why we slather on plenty of butter, and top it with a generous serving of walnuts which also provide necessary Omega 3’s.

 

Waffle Mix Ingredients

 

Light and Fluffy Waffles

Ingredients

2 cups all-purpose organic flour
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, separated, plus 2 additional egg whites
1 stick butter, melted

PLUS these toppings… softened butter, chopped walnuts, Don Victor Honey

Note: you will use 4 eggs… 2 egg yolks mixed with the milk, and 4 whites to be whisked later.  (And yes, you will have 2 yolks leftover to feed to the dog or mix into your scrambled eggs.) 

Directions
  • Preheat your waffle iron.
  • Sift together flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk together milk, vanilla, and 2 egg yolks. Pour over the dry ingredients and very gently stir until halfway combined. Pour in the melted butter and continue mixing very gently until combined.
  • In a separate bowl using a whisk (or a mixer), beat 4 egg whites until stiff.
  • Slowly fold them into the batter, stopping short of mixing them all the way through.
  • Scoop the batter into your waffle iron in batches and cook according to its directions.  (We cook our waffles on high until they quit steaming so they are the perfect combination of tender and golden crisp.)
  • Serve immediately with softened butter, walnuts, and Don Victor Honey.

Recipe adapted from Ree Drummond

 

And here’s a few tips….

  • Don’t worry if you have leftover batter.  Just place it in a covered container in the fridge so you can enjoy fresh hot waffles the next day.
  • This also means that you can mix up your batter the night before and refrigerate it to make serving time even more quick in the morning.
  • And because waffle irons are inexpensive… purchase another one or two so your guests can have fun making their own waffles.  After all… we started to love waffles because of the make-your-own option we enjoyed when staying in hotels.

Presentation is everything. That’s my motto when it comes to entertaining. It’s those little things that make a difference and help your guests feel spoiled.

 

Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey - Honeycomb on a bed of Honey-drizzled Walnuts - AnExtraordinaryDay.net

 

Take a dessert plate and load it up with walnuts and then heavily drizzle Don Victor Comb Honey all over the nuts.  If you wish, add a chunk of the honeycomb, which comes in the honey jar, to the center of the walnuts so your guests can enjoy a honeycomb treat as well.  I love scooping honey-laden nuts onto my waffles.  Yum!

You could also serve a plate of nuts and honey and honeycomb along with brie and crackers for a before dinner appetizer.  That is pure bliss!

 

Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey - Honeycomb on a plate of nuts drizzled with honey.

 

You may be looking at my photo and wondering why my honeycomb looks like a blob of honey in the center of this beautiful plate of honeyed nuts. Usually storing honey at room temperature is ideal.  Well… silly me… even though we’ve had such wonderfully mild days where the furnace rarely comes on… it still gets cold at night… when the furnace doesn’t come on.  And because my cupboard is on an outside wall it gets cold. Honey has a tendency to crystallize in colder temperatures and my honey did crystallize a bit which looks like this.

 

Don Victor Comb in Honey jar

 

Because I wanted to drizzle the honey on the waffles for a pretty presentation, I heated some water to hot… but not boiling and placed my jar of honey in it.  I repeated this several times because I needed to take photos while the sun was shining.  After a fair amount of time the honey ‘melted.’ Because I wanted you to see the honeycomb, I placed it in a clean mason jar and floated it in very warm water.  Although it didn’t technically melt… it sort of turned into a blob.  Patience is the key to everything… especially honeycomb presentation.  So I am sorry that this image isn’t beautiful.  However… it didn’t change how wonderful it is to enjoy honeycomb on nuts and waffles one little bit.  It’s still an amazing treat!

Creating a wonderful breakfast for your guests is an extraordinary way to make them feel truly loved and welcome.

But, what if YOU are the guest?

 

Create the Perfect Hostess Gift

 

Treat your hosts with the a delicious breakfast to enjoy after you’ve left.

It will definitely sweeten their day with love and honey.

 

Light and Fluffy Homemade Waffles Mix

 

Here’s the recipe for a perfect hostess gift!

Mix together in a bowl…

2 cups all-purpose organic flour
1/2 cup organic cane sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups milk

Scoop the dry mix into a cellophane bag and tie up with a pretty ribbon and attach the following recipe…

Light & Fluffy Waffles

Preheat Waffle Iron

In a large mixing bowl whisk together…

  • 1 1/2 C Milk
  • 1 T Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg Yolks (reserve 2 egg whites, plus 2 more whites for later)

Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.

Melt 1 Stick of Butter.

Gently mix in the melted butter.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk by hand or use a mixer, beat 4 egg whites until stiff

Slowly fold egg whites into batter until nearly mixed in.

Scoop mixture onto your waffle iron and cook.

Enjoy hot with softened butter, walnuts, and Don Victor Honey!

**No waffle maker?  No problem!  Just add a little extra milk and enjoy pancakes.**

 

A simple recipe printable to tie on your waffle mix is available here to download.

 

If I’m staying with friends for the weekend I like to give a thoughtful gift.

A gift basket of items that can be used by my hostess is perfect.  This is also a great gift for a housewarming, or even a birthday or “thinking of you” gift for a friend.

The Perfect Gift Basket to Sweeten their Day with Love and Honey

 

When it comes to hospitality I LOVE to make my guests feel truly special. With from Don Victor Honey, now I can sweeten their day with love and honey. You can too with this amazingly delicious, light and fluffy waffle mix (pancake too). Or, if you're the guest... follow the directions for packaging up your own homemade waffle mix and blessing your hostess with an extraordinary gift basket. #DonVictorHoney #ad

 

Here are the “ingredients.”

 

Hostess Gift Basket Ingredients

 

  • A pretty basket.  I love this one because it hints toward American Gothic, a style with which I’m totally smitten.
  • Two pretty tea towels.  These not only look pretty, but I am a tea towel addict and I love towels like these for drying glasses and goblets.
  • A whisk because the wet ingredients needed to be whisked together and well… I love whisks.
  • Two Light and Fluffy Waffle Mix packages tied up in pretty ribbon that matches the tea towels.
  • One cellophane package of walnuts tied up with ribbon.
  • And the crowning touch… a beautiful 16 oz. Don Victor Comb Honey Globe Jar.

 

When it comes to hospitality I LOVE to make my guests feel truly special. With from Don Victor Honey, now I can sweeten their day with love and honey. You can too with this amazingly delicious, light and fluffy waffle mix (pancake too). Or, if you're the guest... follow the directions for packaging up your own homemade waffle mix and blessing your hostess with an extraordinary gift basket. #DonVictorHoney #ad

 

Where do you find Don Victor Comb Honey?  It’s available at your local Walmart.

I found mine in the Hispanic section.  However, if your Walmart is a smaller one, like mine and you don’t see Hispanic Foods listed on the aisle sign, look for Asian Foods on the sign.  You’ll then notice as you walk down the aisle smaller signs that identify the Hispanic section.  There you’ll find this delicious comb honey waiting for you.

 

Hispanic Foods Location at Walmart

 

Be hospitable whether you’re a hostess or a guest with Light and Fluffy Waffles and Don Victor Comb Honey… and sweeten their day with love and honey.

What’s your favorite way to spoil your weekend guests?
I’d love to hear your hostess gift ideas too.

For more recipe ideas…  visit the Don Victor Honey website and Don Victor Honey on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by today… I can’t wait to hear your lovely thoughts!

Wishing you... An Extraordinary Day!

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Comments

  1. I love the gift basket! Such a thoughtful gift!

    #client

  2. I’ve not heard of this honey. I will look for it!
    I love to make waffles and choose a time when I can make a double batch. They freeze well and are such a treat – making ordinary days quite special 😉

  3. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. says:

    What a yummy breakfast and a great gift idea! Featured you at Be Inspired. Thanks for sharing Diane!

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