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Maple & Cheddar Cheese Appetizer

Quick & Delicious Appetizer - Maple and Cheddar Cheese

Necessity is the mother of all invention. That was the case for us a few weeks ago when we hosted our first maple syrup tasting at a local grocery specialty store. We had planned to serve our maple syrup in sweet little cups with small pieces of waffles. The first rule of hosting a tasting, as we now know, is that you should always taste what you are serving, BEFORE you serve it to anyone else. We did not do this. When we did try the waffles a short while later we found they were still frozen. Oops. So we...

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Maple Fudge Graham Cracker Cookies

Maple Fudge Graham Cracker Cookies

  Today I am sharing a recipe for maple fudge graham cracker cookies as part of our monthly "10 Minute Ideas" series. Before we go any further, I have to be very honest with you. It didn't take only ten minutes. In fact, not only did it take longer, but there were a whole bunch of issues along the way. If I am being fair to myself, the actual labor is not much more than 10 minutes when totaled up. But in between, there is a whole lot of waiting. Waiting for heating up, waiting for cooling down and waiting...

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Crock Pot Maple Recipes

Crock Pot Maple Barbecue Pulled Pork Recipe

  I am not sure what switch was flipped, but I have been cooking quite a bit lately. I have to admit, a little bit of meal planning before going to the store makes a big difference. And my family couldn't be happier. Our schedule with work and many soccer games has lead me to use our crock pot a lot. And of course, I have been managing to add maple syrup to a lot of our recipes. My favorite type of recipes are quick and simple, and that is the case with this crock pot maple barbecue pulled pork...

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Add Maple Syrup to Your Coffee

Maple Syrup in Your Coffee

Recently I shared that we are working on a maple syrup cookbook. We are so excited that we have so many submissions for recipe testers and for recipe ideas. If you have been waiting anxiously, we will be notifying everyone by April 11th what are choices are. You guys seriously blew me away. I never even imagined that so many people would be so excited for us to be doing this project. Not only have readers shared ideas, but friends and family as well. This process has already been such a blessing and I can't wait to see where it...

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Easy Summer Dinner Recipe

Our Favorite & Easiest Summer Dinner

Summer is officially here. We have used our porch and our pool more already this year than I think all of last summer. Dinners are casual and often eaten on the porch. And did I mention easy? We are all about keeping it simple - but delicious. This is our new favorite. And if you are like me and really like appetizers, this is even better. Today, I am sharing our favorite new Friday night dinner. Literally, this is a tray of cheese (goat, brie, parmesan, mozzarella and cheddar), meat (prosciutto, salami, grilled chicken), fruit (pears, apricots, peaches, plums, raspberries),...

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