This post is sponsored by Calphalon to help celebrate the launch of their new expertly designed appliance line. For this post, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the new Calphalon IntelliCrisp™ Waffle Maker. I was excited to try this new one that promises crispier, fluffier waffles made using a ceramic surface. It surely didn’t let me down. These Pumpkin Waffles with Pumpkin Spice Syrup have been my favorite things I’ve made so far—absolutely perfect for fall. Calphalon’s new line of appliances includes the IntelliCrisp™ Waffle Maker, Even Sear Multi-Grill (hello grilled veggies and mushrooms!!), Digital Sauté Slow Cooker, Auto-Speed Blender, Quartz Heat Countertop Oven, and the Special Brew Coffee Maker.
I try to play it cool when fall rolls around. I wait until October to even begin thinking about Halloween, I don’t allow myself a single pumpkin spice treat until October, and you won’t find me shopping for warmer clothing until the temperature really drops. I live in Los Angeles now, so fall really doesn’t have the same charm as it does in other parts of the country. What used to be my favorite season has dropped to second place now that I’m in Southern California. Can you guess my new favorite season? Spring! And that’s because it rains and LA becomes almost lush with greenery.
Still, fall takes the cake when it comes to the food and fresh local produce. I’m talking squash, sweet potatoes, hearty grains; cravings for soups, holiday foods, and baked goods. When the temperature first dropped in LA a couple of weeks ago I knew it was finally time to welcome in all those sumptuous flavors, starting with the most obvious: pumpkin spice! I had just gotten my hands on the new Calphalon IntelliCrisp™ Waffle Maker and was going crazy turning everything into a waffle. Of course I had to make pumpkin spice waffles, and of course I had to top them with pumpkin spice syrup, because who can ever get enough of pumpkin spice? Oh, and of course they’re terrific made with sweet potato too!