Justin Chapple, the test kitchen pro behind Food & Wine's Mad Genius Tips and author of the new book Mad Genius Tips: Over 90 Expert Hacks and 100 Delicious Recipes, shares hacks for making warming winter foods including easy sheet-pan nachos, microwave hot chocolate, 4-ingredient pizza rolls, Crock-Pot mulled cider and waffled prosciutto and cheese sandwiches.
Hack #1: Use your microwave for Nutella hot chocolate
Here’s how: Just combine Nutella and milk and zap in the microwave for a super-fast sweet treat.
Hack #2: Use a waffle iron for croissant sandwiches
Here’s how: Fill croissants with prosciutto and Asiago cheese and press in a waffle iron to make mini panini-style sandwiches.
Hack #3: Cheat your pizza rolls
Here’s how: Use a few store-bought ingredients, including crescent roll dough and pizza sauce, to make easy pizza rolls.
Hack #4: Make one-pan nachos
Here’s how: Mound chips, toppings and cheese onto a sheet pan, bake and serve!
Hack #5: Use a slow cooker for mulled cider
Here’s how: Combine fruit, spices and apple cider in a Crock-Pot and let it all bubble for a couple of hours, then ladle out servings.