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Maple Bacon Pepper Jelly Recipe

Maple Bacon Pepper Jelly Recipe

The concept of a savory jelly was one I never really understood. Wasn't a jelly something that went with peanut butter? And the biggest problem with that is I don't like peanut butter. But once, at a party, I tried a pepper jelly and I was intrigued.   And then I came across this recipe and then this one. They each had things I liked and things I didn't. But they were both missing one thing, in my opinion. Peppers. Specifically peppadew peppers. So I did some tweaking, combining and came up with this yummy recipe. INGREDIENTS - 1 lb....

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Maple Bacon Cheese Cups Recipe

Maple Bacon Cheese Cups Recipe

Today I want to share with you a recipe that would be perfect for a breakfast, brunch, lunch or as an appetizer, Maple Bacon Cheese Cups. As I mentioned when I shared our Mason Jar Maple Martini recipe, this week I am sharing maple recipes. This is the peak time of year for making maple syrup, and it is always peak time to enjoy it! And what goes better with maple syrup than bacon? My family was ecstatic that I made these this week and are already asking when I am going to make them again. And the best part...

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Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad

Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad Recipe

Here we are with our third maple recipe for you, Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad. So far, we already shared Mason Jar Maple Martinis and Maple Bacon Cheese Cups. This recipe started from a love of roasting tomatoes. At the end of the tomato growing season we always seem to end up with an abundance of cherry tomatoes that are too small for making sauce. So, a few years ago we began roasting them in olive oil and herbs and then freezing them to use in dishes throughout the year. In fact, just the other night I made a chicken...

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The Business Diaries - Where Are We Now?

The Business Diaries - Where Are We Now?

When we started, we had no idea fully what we were getting into and that was the beauty of it. We had to grow to support our business and our family, but with growth comes lots of complications. We are still running the business out of our house. In fact, right now there are three of us sitting at our dining room table on laptops and our shipping manager is in our garage. Some days, there are four of us here. There are "work" things everywhere. Two days ago we finally made more room in the "warehouse" also known as...

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Fall Gift Tag Printable (and 28 other Fall Printables!)

Fall Gift Tag Printable (and 28 other Fall Printables!)

I can't even believe it, but as I write this, the weather has finally cooled, at least for now. We actually have a fire and I am under a blanket and I have no complaints about it. Fall is kind of my season and I tend to host more, spend more time outdoors and spend more time with friends and family. When we are sharing time with friends, it is always nice to bring a little gift. It probably won't surprise you that I tend to bring our maple syrup or a soy candle. I thought I would share an...

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Fall Decorating - DIY Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

Fall Decorating - DIY Reclaimed Wood Pumpkins

  Hello fine friends. I love nothing better than to create something new that would have otherwise ended up in the trash. And that is truly the case with my reclaimed wood pumpkins.     Do you happen to know what a squash bug is? I do. They are nasty little creatures that we have battled for years and they destroy all of our vine plants in our garden. And if a pumpkin or two manages to survive the onslaught of these buggers, then the rabbits eat them up. So this year, I decided to be ready. If no pumpkins...

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