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Celebrate International Waffle Day on March 25

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Although Waffle Day is generally celebrated in the United States on Aug. 24, Waffle Day began in Sweden as Vaffeldagen on March 25, a day also celebrated as the first day of spring.

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Whether you're 15 or 50, waffles are a treat that will bring back childhood memories. Waffles can be served as part of a hearty breakfast or as a stand-alone meal. Waffles are also a perfect addition to breakfast for dinner.

As International Waffle Day nears, Pillsbury is ready to help you celebrate with these simple sweet and savory waffle recipes.

Sausage and Egg Waffle Tacos

1 tablespoon butter
4 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 oz) uncooked pork sausage patties (8 patties)
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! buttermilk biscuits

In 8- to 10-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and salt with whisk. Add to skillet. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until eggs are cooked through. Cover to keep warm.

Press each sausage patty to form 3-inch round. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook half of the patties at a time over medium-high heat about 2 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Cover to keep warm.

Spray waffle maker with cooking spray. Heat waffle maker. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Press each biscuit to form 5-inch round. Place 1 biscuit at a time on waffle maker. Close lid of waffle maker; cook about 2 minutes or until golden brown.

Fold each warm waffle into taco shape; fill each waffle taco with 1 sausage patty and scrambled eggs. Wrap the waffle tacos in foil for an on-the-go breakfast.

Sausage Stuffed Biscuits with Cranberry Sauce

8 pork sausage patties
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Layers refrigerated original biscuits (8 biscuits)
1/2 cup leftover cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons powdered sugar
1/4 cup maple syrup

Spray waffle maker with cooking spray; heat waffle maker. Meanwhile, heat sausage patties in microwave as directed on package. Drain on paper towels. Cool 10 minutes.

Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Cut slit on side of each biscuit, forming a deep pocket. Place sausage patty in each pocket. Press edges to seal. Place 2 to 4 biscuits in waffle maker; close lid. Cook 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from waffle maker, and cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat with remaining biscuits.

Meanwhile, in small food processor, place cranberry sauce, powdered sugar and maple syrup. Cover; process about 30 seconds or until smooth. Serve over hot waffles.

Honey Ham Waffle Sandwiches

1 can (12 oz) Pillsbury Grands! Jr. Golden Layers refrigerated honey butter biscuits
10 slices (2/3 oz each) Muenster cheese
5 oz very thinly sliced cooked ham (from deli)
2 1/2 teaspoons sweet honey mustard

Heat Belgian or regular waffle maker according to manufacturer's directions. Separate dough into 10 biscuits. Press or roll each to form 4 1/2-inch round.

Depending on size of waffle maker, place 1 to 2 biscuit rounds at a time in hot waffle maker. Bake about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack. Immediately place 1 slice cheese on each hot waffle. Spread 1/2 teaspoon mustard over cheese on each of 5 waffles.

To assemble sandwiches, divide ham evenly among the 5 cheese and mustard-topped waffles; top each with another waffle, cheese side down. Serve warm.

For a sweeter waffle sandwich, use honey-roasted or honey-baked ham. Omit the sweet honey mustard and drizzle warm honey over the ham instead.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles with Cream Cheese Glaze

1 can Pillsbury Grands! refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
1 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

Heat waffle maker; spray with cooking spray. Remove cinnamon rolls from can; set icing aside.

For each waffle, place 1 cinnamon roll in center of waffle maker; close. Bake 3 to 4 minutes or until waffle is thoroughly cooked and golden brown.

Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together reserved icing, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until glaze is smooth.

Serve glaze over hot waffles. These are also delicious served with real maple syrup instead of the cream cheese glaze. Add some toasted pecans for extra crunch.

Be sure to spray the waffle iron in between each waffle. The sugar from the cinnamon roll can make the waffles stick.

Celebrate International Waffle Day on March 25 or enjoy waffles any day with one of these recipes from Pillsbury or your own favorite waffle recipe. Waffles are a tasty treat savored by kids of all ages.

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