Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

The Hamilton Beach Breakfast Sandwich Maker

(via Nicks review)

First things first.

The Hamilton Beach 25475 Breakfast Sandwich Maker cooks one sandwich at a time — most people will find this silly to mention.

It takes 5 minutes to cook — this is stated on the product marketing material, and being electric, it takes additional time to warm up like-every-other-electric-heated-appliance. That warm up time is less than 5 minutes, after which you can make sandwiches back to back at 5 minute cooking intervals. Cleaning between sandwiches is a snap, I usually just use a napkin.

It only accepts sandwiches that fit in it — really? Yes, this is mentioned in negative reviews as well. Believe it or not, if you want to make a sandwich in this appliance, you will have to find bread that fits in the thing, say, like, english muffins or mini-bagels. Oh the trauma!

Now some caveats… you’ll need precooked meat to go in the maker. It will not fry bacon. If you looked at the picture and thought that it could fry bacon in the position it’s in, in the same amount of time it took to do an egg on top, you might need to reassess your culinary expertise. My work-around for this… precooked bacon that I place in the machine by itself during warm up, the meat is crispy by the time the maker is ready to go. No time wasted. Also, it will not make the inside of the bread crispy, since this is not touching any heated surface… see bacon remark above. I have not found this to my disliking, and rather like how it melds the sandwich altogether into one eggy, cheesey form. Others that want each item perfectly segregated might have to look elsewhere.

I did find that if you are finicky like me and prefer the traditional breakfast sandwich arrangement… bread-cheese-meat-egg-bread, that you will have to cook your sandwich upside-down, in other words, in the bottom compartment place the top bread, then cheese, then meat; close the tray, and in the top compartment crack the egg and place the bottom bread. When finished, slide open the egg divider thingy, open the machine, and turn the sandwich right side up, and voila.

As mentioned, cleaning is easy. The middle part completely comes off, it just unhinges and can be washed separately. If cooking sandwiches back to back, I don’t find this entirely necessary, I just quickly wipe all the surfaces with a napkin and get going. (my pre-cooked bacon routine above has the added benefit of making it even easier to clean) However, the non-stick surface alone does its job terrifically, with or without bacon grease.

Overall I love the maker. I have a delicious breakfast sandwich in about 9 minutes from turn-on to finish, and have only one small item to clean afterwards.

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From Amazon:

  • Ready in 5 minutes, cook delicious breakfast sandwiches in the comfort of your own home
  • Use your own fresh ingredients, including eggs, cheese and much more
  • Make sandwiches with English muffins, biscuits, small bagels, and more
  • All removable parts are dishwasher safe; surfaces are covered with durable, nonstick coating
  • Quick and easy recipes included

Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries Jell-o

Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries Jello

Recipe for Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries Jello from Victoria Belanger’s Hello, Jell-O! | The Recipe Club.

Sparkling Champagne and Strawberries Jello

from Hello, Jell-O! by Victoria Belanger (Ten Speed Press, February 2012)
Makes 7 to 10 individual molds or one 7-cup gelatin mold
3 tablespoons (3 envelopes) unflavored gelatin powder
2 cups cold water
1 cup sugar
11/2 cups cold champagne
11/2 cups cold ginger ale
1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

In a saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin evenly over the cold water and allow the gelatin to absorb the water for 2 minutes. Bring the water to a boil over high heat and stir until the gelatin is fully dissolved. Remove from the heat.
Transfer the gelatin mixture to a bowl, add the sugar, and stir until dissolved. Stir in the champagne and ginger ale. Refrigerate until thickened. Fold in the strawberries and spoon into 7 to 10 individual molds or a 7-cup mold. Refrigerate until firm. Unmold and serve.

Fishbowl Punch

Fishbowl Punch

  • 10 ounces vodka
  • 10 ounces coconut rum
  • 6 ounces Blue Curacao liqueur
  • 12 ounces sweet-and-sour mix
  • 20 ounces pineapple juice
  • 32 ounces lemon- lime soda
  • blue food coloring, if desired


Moonbeam’s Sugar Bacon Candy

Bacon candy

Prep: 15 min • Bake: 25 min • Stand: 5 min • Yield: Makes 6 servings

2 tablespoons coarsely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
12 thick-cut bacon slices (more…)

Larry’s Family Restaurant

Larry’s Family Restaurant
5401 S Colony Blvd (map)
The Colony,  Tx  75056
(Website Link)

Sadly, Larry’s Famliy Restaurant is now longer open for business. Closed Spring 2017.  has been serving up deliscious down home cookin’ since 1978.  With a menu that includes burgers, chicken fried steak, catfish, gilled chicken, chili, ribeyes, & hot wings Larry’s is sure to have something for everyone in your group.

Be sure to check out their daily $4.99 lunch specials too!