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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 for...

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Creamy Mapletini Martini

Creamy Mapletini Martini

It has long been known that we are crazy for maple syrup. We make it. We sell it. We eat it. We drink it. My hubby’s family has always makes “sugar on snow” which is just what is sounds like – hot maple syrup poured over fresh snow (but with a whole bunch of specific steps and temperature readings). It ends up being much like a cross between candy and ice cream. It is delicious and something everyone loves. I don't know about your, but I LOVE ice cream. It is my weakness in the sweets department. I decided to...

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DIY Galvanized Wreath

DIY Galvanized Wreath

Eeekkk!!! I am so excited to share this project with you today. This Christmas DIY galvanized wreath has been living in my head for weeks – and now, here it is! I sat down Friday night at the kitchen counter and figure it out and got it done! So, here is the truth, it is not hard – anyone can do it. It is mildly tedious. I turned on the Hallmark channel and went until it was done. Now that it is finished and up on my chalkboard on my mantel, I realize it can be used well past Christmas....

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Maple Cidertini

Maple Cidertini

I have just returned home from a fun weekend away at The Chapel Market (more on that soon!). It was so fun and my first chance to introduce our maple syrup face to face with people (shopping coming real soon, I promise!). It only seemed fitting to cap off that weekend by sharing a maple cocktail with you that is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving season and beyond - a Maple Cidertini. Even better, I am also sharing 6 holiday cocktails from my friends. And as with most things, I think they should be amazing and still be simple -...

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5 Savory and Sweet Maple Syrup Recipes

5 Savory and Sweet Maple Syrup Recipes

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.

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Organizing Ideas

Organizing Ideas - Repurposed DIY Vintage Crate Boot Rack

 

I am over it - over it, over it and over it.  All of the snow - and the mud that is soon to follow.  But I finally have a solution for one part of it - a DIY vintage crate boot rack.

Sometimes, a project has all the ingredients that make it perfection for me.

Fills a need, fits a space perfectly, works functionally, clears some of my hoard collection out of the garage, inexpensive, re-purposes vintage items and is down right cute.  And this project checks off this whole list in my book.

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