Mother's Day WaffleThe first Viridian Farms strawberries of the season make us soooo happy, and we're betting this recipe for our Perfect Chocolate Waffle will make your mom happy, too! If you've been searching for that amazing breakfast-in-bed, this is one's super easy (and you can make most of it a day or two ahead!). Here we go:

Macerated Strawberries (that means strawberries 'n' sugar)

1 pint first-of-the-season Oregon strawberries 2 T powdered sugar

This is the easy part (if you can keep from eating all the berries) - mash strawberries and powdered sugar together with a fork - can be made a day or two ahead and kept in the fridge.

Vanilla Whipped Cream

1 T vanilla extract 2 C heavy whipping cream 1 T powdered sugar

Whip above ingredients until soft peaks form - will keep in the fridge for several days.

Perfect Chocolate Waffle

1/4 C cocoa powder 2 C AP flour 1 t baking soda 1/4 t baking powder 1/4 t salt

4 eggs, separated 3/4 C canola coil 2 C buttermilk 1 T vanilla extract Combine dry ingredients and stir until well blended. Mix egg yolks with canola, buttermilk and vanilla, then add to dry ingredients (make sure you get all the lumps out!). Whip the egg whites until firm peaks form, then fold into your waffle mixture. Makes 4 waffles on a standard waffle iron. happymom'sday