Kathryn Raaker begins these segments by introducing products from CuchinoPro -Bubble Waffle Maker, Pizzelle Maker, Flatbread Maker. To purchase the products, visit their website at www.cuchinopro.com

Making Pizzelle’s

CuchinoPro Pizzelleses

Servings: 60 Pizzelles


  • 6 large Eggs
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Sticks Unsalted Butter melted and cooled
  • 7 cups Flour
  • 4 Tbsp Baking Powder
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp anise seeds (optional)


  • Makes a HUGE batch Beat eggs and sugar, add cooled melted butter, vanilla and anise seed. Sift flour and baking powder and add to egg mixture. Batter will have dough like consistency. Heat pizzelle iron, place about 1 tablespoon of batter on grid just behind the center of the pattern. Bake until golden brown, about 30 to 40 second. Remove and cool on rack. Repeat with remaining batter.

Next we make waffles with the CuchinoPro Bubble Waffle Maker

Cuchino Pro Waffles

3 egg yokes 1/2 Cup of Milk 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 6 Tablespoon unsalted butter, melted ¾ cup of sugar 1 ¼ cups of cake flour 1 ½ Teaspoon baking powder Pinch freshly grated nutmeg 1/8 Teaspoon salt 6 egg Whites
Servings: 5 Waffles


  • 3 Egg yokes
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 6 Tbsp Unsalted Butter melted
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups Cake flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch nutmeg freshly grated
  • 1/8 tsp Salt


Main Ingredients

  • In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks, milk, vanilla, butter and sugar until combined. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt. Whisk into the egg yolk mixture until well mixed with no lumps remaining.

Egg Whites

  • Beat egg whites to medium peaks. Add 1/3 of the egg whites into the batter and gently stir until lightened. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites in 2 additions.

Waffle Maker

  • Pre-heat the Bubble maker and pour the batter evenly over the bottom plate. Some people use a soup ladle to do this. Use a temperature Silicon or wood utensil to spread the batter evenly over the bottom plate. Bake for 3 to 5 minutes until the waffle turns golden brown.


Kathryn prepares a recipe using King Prawns similar to a dish she enjoyed while on the Celestyal Crusie to Greece in 2015. She had a wonderful time visiting some of the ports during her seven day cruise. To learn more or to book a vacation, visit Celestyal Cruises.


Greek King Prawns


  • 4 King Prawns (about 1/4 lb each)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 cup roma tomatoes chopped (about 3-4)
  • 1/2 Tbsp dried Oregano
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 cup Ouzo (White Wine is a good substitute)


  • In a large skillet, heat up the oil on a medium-high heat. Add prawns cooking about 4-5 min on first side. Next flip prawns and add onions. When onions are somewhat translucent, add tomatoes, oregano, salt and pepper. Lastly, add Ouzo and light with flame to burn off alcohol (about a minute). Serve with sticky white rice and garnish with Rosemary.

David Malek introduces Kathryn to the Gunter Wilhelm Cutlery & Cookware Company products. Their balanced knives have anti-bacterial handles. They also have a beautiful line of cookware with freestanding lids that reduce counter space. The lids also reduce bacteria on the counter. The domed shape helps reduce cooking time.

For more information about their knives and cookware, visit their website at www.gunterwilhelm.com

Kathryn Raaker interviews her friend, Bill McHenry from Widgeteer Inc., who introduces Kathryn to some of the new products they represent. Valira Cookware is one of the products Kathryn is sharing with her audience. Bill shows her the Nomad Collection of products including their executive lunch bags and a variety of other kitchen gadgets.

For more information on their products and places you can find them, visit www.widgeteerinc.com

The second in a series of shows from International Home & Houseware Show 2015 in Chicago. Kathryn Raaker interviews Tracey of “Microplane”, a registered trademark of Grace Manufacturing Inc., which is a US based company. Their blades are chemically etched, stainless steel, which means they never get dull. New to this year is their box grater that has five blades and a cap so you can see your measurements.

Tracy also demonstrated their award winning herb cutter.

Their products can be found at most houseware stores or on their website www.microplane.com

This is the second series of interviews at the International Home & Houseware Show 2015 in Chicago Illinois.

Kathryn Raaker interviews founder Donald Henn of New Era Cookware and Hammer Stahl Cutlery. Their stainless steel seven ply cookware, typically used by professional chefs is now available for the home cook. They have many products for both the professional chef or beginner cooks. All their products are made in the USA.

Their products are available at either www.hammerstahl.com or neweracookware.com