Everyone has a preference for how to eat and prepare a favorite meal or snack. It may sound strange, but I absolutely love my favorite treats soggy. For instance, I pre-make my ice cream cones, scooping the ice cream out of the container and stuffing it into the cake cone, all the way to the top rim. I use a cake cone for its flat bottom, so I can set the cone on my kitchen counter for a few minutes and let the ice cream soften. I then push this ice cream into the cone further and add a scoop of ice cream on top of the rim. Sometimes I eat it immediately after adding that top scoop, and other times I wrap it in a bag or container and put it in the freezer to enjoy another day.

Another soggy food I love is either pancakes (or waffles) soaked in syrup. I call it “marinating." I place the pancake in a bowl, add a tad of butter, and then drench it in delicious maple syrup (honey also works if syrup isn’t available). The syrup slowly soaks into the pancake or waffle. It takes a little patience waiting for the perfect sogginess, but you’ll know its done when the pancake significantly darkens in color and there is no syrup left in the bowl. Usually, everyone else has finished eating by the time my pancake has marinated, but for me the wait is worth it.