Do you ever go through spurts with cooking? I tend to do a lot of easy / quick stuff for a period of time, and then I go through a big spurt of cooking up a storm. And what that happens, I like to experiment and try new recipes - especially when they have my favorite ingredient. Maple syrup recipes are where I always like to experiment the most. And this weekend, fingers crossed - we will have our first big boil for syrup. Did you know we make our own maple syrup? So over the next few weeks I will experimenting and most likely making a huge mess in the kitchen. But until I come up with something new, I thought I would share some of my tried and true favorites. This one is the one my youngest daughter asks me to make all the time - Maple Bacon Cheese Cups. They really are amazing. If you need a fun lunch idea that you can make ahead - Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad is a great option. A savory option that can be used so many ways is Maple Bacon Pepper Jelly Of course, if savory is not your thing and you want to make a toast - you can't go wrong with Mason Jar Maple Martinis And finally, if you want to go old school with your maple syrup, you can try the classic Sugar on Snow.