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Preheat waffle iron. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, oil, sugar, salt, and seeds from vanilla bean. Add flour and baking powder and whisk just until all ingredients are incorporated.
Spray waffle iron with nonstick pan spray. Cook waffles according to manufacturer's directions. Serve warm with strawberries and Lemon Cream (recipe follows), if desired.
When I was young, the waffles in our house came out of a box in the freezer. Therefore, I entered my adult years not really giving a fig about waffles. In my mind, waffles were thin, small, mysteriously soggy and crisp simultaneously, and as flavorful as acoustic tile. Then, a few years ago, my mom acquired a waffle maker. And my eyes were opened.