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Real Men Make Waffles: A Romantic Breakfast Guide for the Man in Your Life

Updated on October 30, 2016
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A Breakfast for Your Sweetheart That She'll Never Forget!

The one gift I firmly believe wins a place in a woman’s heart (and stomach) is a beautiful breakfast prepared by her "One and Only." It’s the perfect way to start her day off by showing her just how much she is loved.

There are some men who know exactly how to be the true romantic. They have a firm grasp on how to show or tell what their sweetheart really loves.

Then there are those who struggle on what to get or do. Their hearts and minds are in the right place, but have a hard time deciding, and once they do decide, begin to question themselve whether or not she's going to like it!

What can be helpful is to have a little knowledge or guidance on what you can do.

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Your Blueprints!

Gentlemen, to help you plan the perfect breakfast for your sweetheart, I have designed three scenarios for you to work with depending on your current relationship. Keep in mind that you can follow them to the letter, or better yet, add your own personal touch!

You could call these blueprints. You start off with a plan, but add to it as you see fit!

You are going to create the perfect Waffle Breakfast for your sweetheart.

Not pancakes, WAFFLES! Why waffles? For two reasons:

1. Waffles give off the persona that you slaved all morning in the kitchen. That you took the time to carefully plan this breakfast to make her happy.

2. Waffles are very sexy! Therefore YOU will be very sexy! *wink*

Your Special Breakfast will consist of the following items:

1. Waffles (With whipped butter & Syrup)

2. Fresh Fruit (Cantaloupe, Honeydew, Orange slices)

3. Vanilla low-fat yogurt

4. Granola (to sprinkle on your fruit and yogurt)

5. Beverage (choose only two )
~Coffee (cream & sugar optional)
~Orange juice
~Sweet & Spicey Herbal Tea by Good Earth
~Champagne

This is your menu. Simple, Light, and Sexy!

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Scenario #1 ~ "1st Timer"

Now that you have your menu, the following scenarios (or blueprints) are to help you create that perfect Breakfast!

This is for those who have been dating for a short time but would like to take it a step further. What a perfect way to let her know that you want to get to know her better.

  • Make arrangements to pick her up in the morning.
  • Show up at her door with a bouquet of spring flowers.
    (Don’t forget to tell her how amazing she looks!)
  • Drive to a beautiful location such as the beach, park, or mountains.
  • Once you arrive, take out the picnic basket you will have hidden in the trunk.
    (Be sure to use insulated containers to keep your waffles warm)
  • Lay a beautiful blanket/Quilt on the ground.
  • Add some music to the ambience from
    (your choice of music device such as ipad or iphone.)
  • As you enjoy the incredible breakfast you made, get to know her more.
    Talk about your childhoods, your parents, your work, your likes and dislikes.
  • After you finish your meal, present her with a single rose
    and thank her for being there with you.

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Scenario #2 "Newlywed Waffles"

This scenario is for those who are married for a short time and without kids….(yet). However, this breakfast may change that status!

While your bride is still slumbering, get yourself up and into the kitchen to prepare her this amazing breakfast.
Now I bet you thought I was going to suggest “Breakfast in Bed,” didn’t you?
Nope.. that might be expected.. you want the element of surprise for her!

  • Prepare your breakfast as quickly and as quietly as you can.
  • You can prepare quite a bit the night before.
    For example; have your yogurt in your bowl covered
    with saran wrap and your fruit cut up and placed in a zip lock.
    All you have to do is uncover yogurt and place fruit and granola on it.
    (no mess, no noise).
  • Have your tableware together in one place so you can set the table fast.
  • Place a beautiful Vase of Spring flowers in the center.
  • Once your table is set, place the yogurt with fruit
    and granola bowl on the plate at each setting.
  • Before you begin mixing the waffles (which will make noise of course,
    and possibly wake her up) you will “get yourself ready.”
  • Brush your teeth, put on her favorite cologne of yours,
    put on some sexy red boxers (preferably satin)
    and a short robe (preferably black and worn opened).
  • Now take the bag of rose petals you were able to get from the florist
    and spread a path of them from the bedroom door to the table.
  • Turn on some soothing, sexy music and begin cooking.
  • The combination of the music, the smell of coffee and your
    cologne will awaken you bride and also arouse her senses.
  • There is nothing sexier and more sensuous than waking
    up to your man making you breakfast wearing nothing but red satin boxers.MMmMmM!!
  • When she walks into the kitchen....
    Stop what you’re doing for the moment and give her a passionate kiss.
  • Return to making her breakfast, talk sexy to her while you are creating this masterpiece.
  • After your breakfast together, pull her up from
    her chair and dance with her.
    Tell her “sweet-isms” into her ear while you’re dancing.
  • When the moment is right, present her with heart pendant
    and tell her, “You've have my heart forever”

Scenario #3 "Forever Family Waffles"

Ahhhh! There you are.. you and your sweetheart and you're...... “Married with Children.” What are you going to do? Elementary my dear Watson!
This is a family affair! It’s a great way to set an example and to
show your children just how much you love their mother!

  • Plan ahead of time with the kids and give them
    assignments that are appropriate with their age.

Examples:
~Setting the table
~Fixing yogurt bowls
~Putting the Flowers in a Vase
~Making homemade "I Love you Mom"cards
~Create a Mom’s Wish list
(a list of "To-Do's" for you and the kids!)

  • Enjoy this beautiful breakfast with your beautiful wife and your kids.
  • After breakfast, pull your wife aside and present her
    with a night on the town (just the two of you)

Alright gentlemen, there are your three scenarios to choose from!
It’s up to you to add your own touches!

Below is a fabulous recipe for making the perfect waffle.

Have a wonderful day and remember….. “Real Men Make Waffles”

Real Men and Their Waffles Unite!

Have you ever made your sweetheart a romantic breakfast?

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Preparation and Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: Makes approximately 4 regular size waffles

Ingredients for Amazing Waffles

  • 1-3/4 cup All-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1-3/4 cup Whole milk
  • 1/2 cup Vegetable oil
  • 3 Egg yolks, (Beaten)
  • 3 Egg Whites, (Beaten till stiff peaks form)

Step by Step Cooking Instructions

  1. Mix dry ingredients together in large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Separate egg yolks from egg whites.
  3. Place egg whites in medium mixing bowl and beat till peaks form)
  4. Wisk egg yolks and milk.
  5. Add dry ingredients. Add oil and wisk.
  6. Gently fold in beaten egg whites. Be sure to not over mix.
  7. Pour ½ - ¾ Cup into heated waffle iron. Cook according to the instructions of your waffle iron.

Nutritional Value per Waffle

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Waffle
Calories 291
Calories from Fat108
% Daily Value *
Fat 12 g18%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 31 g10%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 0 g
Protein 8 g16%
Cholesterol 65 mg22%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Additional Waffle Making Tips

  • Take real butter and whip it with your mixer. place it in a pretty dish for display.
    There is nothing worse than trying to spread cold, hard butter across your waffles.
    It will rip them apart!
  • Be sure that your syrup is room temp. Who likes cold syrup on their hot waffles?
    I certainly don't!

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About the Author

Lisa has directed and acted in musical theatre for nearly 30 years. Her musical upbringing allowed her to pursue her career in teaching and directing and continues to direct shows today. As the owner of 2 online Home Décor sites, Lisa’s passion for Rustic Living all begins with her love for the home, outdoors, and her many hobbies. Lisa loves to laugh, and she share’s that love through her comedic hubs centered on her MOM. Lisa’s passions include writing, directing, acting, photography, singing, cooking, crafts, gardening, and home improvement, including decorating. Lisa also writes under her penned name, Elizabeth Rayen.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Now THAT'S what I'm talking about KDuBarry! Awesome! Thanks for your comment! :)

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      KDuBarry03 4 years ago

      Definitely great information :) Whenever I bring someone home, I make it my obligation to cook the first meal to make sure it's great for the family and my guest. A nicely cooked dinner or any time cooking is a great idea for any guy out there :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Thank you so much Pavio! :)

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 4 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Romantic and amazing!! I like your advises. Shared.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      hahaha Kelly.. well.. I try to make all my friends "happy" *wink*

      Thanks sweetie :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Ahhh Lisa's bringing sexy back! With a waffle in his hand....hahaha!

      Awesome hub Lisa! I laughed, I smiled - I laughed and cried then! Hahaha good one girl!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      lol Turtlewoman, or should I call you Honu Wahine? I say.. buy him a waffle iron for his birthday and Wa-La.. your job is complete! :) Thanks so much for the vote up! :)

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      This is such a cute hub! I have to show my fiancé this idea...hint hint. Oh, I guess we must first buy a waffle iron! *doh!*

      Voted up and beautiful!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      I totally agree with you jpelczar! :)

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      jpelczar 5 years ago

      There is nothing better than a thick, fluffy waffle with real maple syrup.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much sen.sush23! What a sweet comment.:) I originally wrote this hub centered around Valentines day and thought to myself.. Hey! Men should make us waffles all year around!.. So I revised it! Heheh I'm glad you liked it! Aloha!

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      Sushmita 5 years ago from Kolkata, India

      Lisa, I was browsing the Hubs you are writing as tribute to co-hubbers, and I thought, let me check out this wonderful woman first. I came upon this Nugget. I have many friends who love to cook breakfast for the girls around. I am going to share this Hub with them. A well deserved accolade you have on this Hub.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      LOL Molometer.. You could try Ebay.. but they might be slightly used! LOL... Thanks for the vote! ?

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Voted up useful and awesome.

      These are great ideas to inject some romance into our lives, and the recipe for waffles is very handy.

      Now where can I get a pair of 'red satin pants? lol

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Lilleyth. It was a surprise to me and a wonderful honor! Thank you for you vote! :)

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      Suzanne Sheffield 5 years ago from Mid-Atlantic

      Congrats on the award! Terrific ideas. I voted "awesome".

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Updated the guide to help our men and their waffle needs!:)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      LOL emilybee! It's the red satin boxers that kick it into gear (per say) I'm glad you liked the hub! thank you so much for the vote up! :)

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      I like this because normally I'm the one who makes the waffles around here :-) Waffles are delicious and great tips for different Valentines Day scenarios, also love the red satin boxers idea!! lol Voted up!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Well how lovely.. and pancakes are wonderfully yummy!

      Happy Valentines Day!:)

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I love Waffles any time. However, I had a good breakfast today (Valentines Day) with Hash Browns and Pancakes... Yummy!!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      ooooooo.... I would love to hear that recipe! Have a wonderful Valentines Day! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      lol, Thanks Brett. But, it's not just the waffle itself..... it's in the preparation and serving that makes them sexy! ;) Thanks for dropping by!

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      cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

      I am preparing a great valentine home dinner. Since we found out that going out for a lovely dinner is more trouble than its worth. I will try to make this waffle with ice cream for dessert. Thanks for sharing

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Good advice for those in a relationship and those still hunting for a little romance. The line "Waffles are very sexy!" made me laugh, can't say I've heard them called that before :-p.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Cwanamaker! I'm glad you think so! Thank you for your comment. :)

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      CWanamaker 5 years ago from Arizona

      Some great ideas here. I just may have to try them. And yes, Waffles are way better than pancakes!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much imatellmuva! I know I don't need much for my man to warm my heart. He does it every day! I sure appreciate your warm comments! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Oh My Gosh! I did too.. AND what about the Mickey Mouse Pancakes??? There is nuttin wrong with pancakes! :)

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      imatellmuva 5 years ago from Somewhere in Baltimore

      Rusticliving, you have absolutely and unequivocally outlined everything...I mean everyt-h-i-n-g!!

      Women don't need (most women) a big-ta-do!! it's the simplist things that warm our hearts...and of course waffles too!!

      I love how you break it down from, dating, to newly married, and then married with children. You just take the same initial idea, and alter it slighlty to fit the new you...how easy is that?!

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      Love the waffle idea! Great hub!

      Although, I have to admit that as a child, I always loved the heart shaped pancakes my dad would make for us on Valentine's Day:)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you amberld! I appreciate you sharing it!

      Have a great day! :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you MsDora! and I totally agree. Sometimes we need a little hint as well. :-)

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      Amber Dahnke 5 years ago from New Glarus, WI

      Great hub, and SHARED!

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations on your nomination. Great valentine hub! All the men should take heed (Interesting for women, too).

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Awwwe thank you Stephanie! How sweet you are. :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      Waffles are my favorite! What a lovely, romantic way to start off a Valentine's Day! Congratulations on your HubNugget nomination - it's well deserved!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Awwweee missolive... you are so sweet and kind!

      I am a true romantic and I love to create scenarios that would make our lives happier in some small way.

      (you should read my scenario for chocolate toes!);)

      Thank you for the votes on the nomination!

      Pssst! You are one of my favorite writers (Hubbers)

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Rusticliving - Lisa, first and foremost I thought I had already commented on this. I must have clicked away before my comment registered - sorry!

      I LOVE my husband and I LOVE waffles - the two together with the scenario you described would make me one happy women walking on cloud nine! You are such a romantic! Me too!

      Congratulations on the HubNugget nomination - I already voted for you, I'm SURE of it.

      voted up up up and yum yum yum :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Cindy!! and for the record.... Pancakes work just as well!! *Big smile*

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      This looks like so much fun. My husband surprised me today with pancakes. Congrats on your nomination.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you VC! I was really surprised! The other Hubs that are nominated are amazing!

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Congratulations on your Hubnugget nomination. Very proud of you and you certainly deserve this. Way to go!!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Mahalo nui loa "thoughtforce" "Robin" and "Audrey". It was a lot of fun writing it. I appreciate your visit. I'm really excited about this Hub being nominated for Hubnugget as well. How wonderful is that!

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      This is such a romantic hub! And so clear! Loved this!

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      Robin Kemp 5 years ago

      Absolutely delightful hub. What a fantastic presentation with such an array of thought provoking ideas for your special Valentine. Thank you.

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      Christina Lornemark 5 years ago from Sweden

      So many great Valentines breakfast tips and the recipes sounds so tasty! Thanks for the inspiration, now I only need to make sure my husband read this:))

      Voted up,

      Tina

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you so much GoodLady!(I love your Hub Name) The only thing sexier than your man making you waffles is if he serves them to you with just an apron on! (just sayin)

      :)

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Ripplemaker! I am so honored to be nominated for Hubnugget. WOW! I'm walking on air! Thank you! I will get out there and post it and talk about it. My honey said I would get an extra waffle if I win! Woo hoo!!!! :)))

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      It's incredible! all week I've been thinking how sexy it is to have breakfast made by our beloved men...and wondering vaguely how to turn it into a Hub

      And you did it!

      And it's fun.

      Great.

      Thanks.

      Welcome to Hub Pages

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      Michelle Simtoco 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      These are wonderful and romantic ideas for Valentines! The women will be thrilled! LOL

      NEWS FLASH: Congratulations on your Hubnuggets Nomination! As the Hubnuggets Team official cheerleader, I urge you to join and participate the great fun provided by the Hubnuggets program. Read, Vote and Promote! yay! Be sure to read your email for the official notification or visit this hub http://koffeeklatchgals.hubpages.com/hubnuggets6/h...

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Vocal Coach wrote......"My partner and love has 4 legs, a lovely tail and very sexy growl. I doubt that he will follow any of your marvelous tips. He is very into himself these days. But I will make valentine's day extra special for him. I will give him a good brushing, put extra ice cubes in his water, feed him pupperoni and rub his little belly!

      I hope your partner is a dog!! *chorkle*

      Thank you for the vote. I love you too!!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      hehe... so they say SanneL! Thank you for your visit and comment! have a great day!

      Lisa

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      Audrey Hunt 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      ooooo~ Love those waffles. Especially when they are nice and crispy! Your idea on keeping the butter soft is wonderful, along with the room temperature syrup. This is just an excellent hub and so very helpful for couples.

      My partner and love has 4 legs, a lovely tail and very sexy growl. I doubt that he will follow any of your marvelous tips. He is very into himself these days. But I will make valentine's day extra special for him. I will give him a good brushing, put extra ice cubes in his water, feed him pupperoni and rub his little belly!

      How does that sound?

      You are one of my favorite writers, Lisa. May I tell you "I love you?" Voted up and across! VC

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Oh my. . .so waffles are the secret!!

      Well I guess it's never too late to learn new tricks. Hehe!

      Thank you for this fun, creative, delicious and fantastic V-day's hub!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      haha... It's never too late billy!! :-)

      Thanks!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Waffles are sexy? How come I never knew that? No wonder I'm divorced; I sure could have used this hub twenty years ago. Great hub!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Marcy! It was quite fun writing it! I showed it to my honey and yesterday morning.. guess who made waffles?? :)

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      Very fun and timely piece! And I love the photos you picked.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      Thank you Alocsin! I certainly appreciate it!

      Hahaha Susan... but of course he does. (But ask him to clean the kitchen in his red satin boxers.. tell him that the dishes get cleaner that way! *smirk*) Thanks for the vote!

      My sweet Sunshine! Thank you! Your opinion always means so much!

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Outstanding, yummy, funtastic, creative hub! Well thought out! Consider this masterpiece shared!:)

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am going to insist that my husband read your hub. Waffles yummy! Does he have to clean up after cooking these as he is a really messy cook :)

      Up and awesome!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Yumyum. Thanks for these delicious waffle options. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Elizabeth Rayen 5 years ago from California

      hahaha Thanks Ardie.. I think I know which photo you're talking about! (I have it on my desktop)

      Thanks for the vote!!!

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      Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

      Hey, I agree - waffles ARE sexy! And not the ones that fit in the toaster either hahah

      Now I am getting ready to print this out and hand it to my husband...is that too subtle?

      Great Hub, voting up and all across (beautiful because some of those are VERY nice pics *wink*)