One of the first meals I ever cooked was for Mother’s Day. I picked a crazy waffle recipe from a Food Network chef, that at the time I had a huge crush on (most likely why I picked it), which featured a healthy dose of sugar. My mama pretended to love it, as all great mamas do, but years later I came to find out that she would have preferred her waffles more savory.
As an adult, I now live across the country from my family, and I am not usually able to spend in-person time with my mama on holidays and birthdays. So when she travels all the way from Georgia to visit me in New York City, I treat every visit like it’s a special holiday. Sometimes it’s her birthday, sometimes it’s Thanksgiving, but the last time she visited me it was Mother’s Day in March. The weather was terrible! It snowed the first few days she was here and by the end of our long weekend we settled in for a movie and these Stuffed Jalapeño, Cheddar, and Chorizo Cornbread Waffles… or what I fondly refer to as, “The Devil Came Down to Georgia” Waffles.
The star ingredient of these waffles is their kicking jalapeño and spicy chorizo that is stuffed in a fluffy cornbread waffle. But watch out because you might surprise your mama when you swipe that maple syrup and leave her with chipotle hollandaise sauce that slaps. Trust me, this is about to be the best Mother’s Day brunch you’ve ever had and it will be all because of these waffles fit for the queen that is your mama.
Samantha is a photographer, designer, and food blogger. She fell in love with fried chicken and collard greens at an early age and has been cooking ever since. Samantha shares her favorite recipes on her cooking blog, North Dixie Kitchen.