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). 


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


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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Bringing the Beach Home with Outshine Fruit Pops

I have a secret to tell you. I really don’t like desserts.

I know, shocking.

Don’t let me mislead you, I have plenty of bad eating habits on the salty side of things, but I usually pass over the dessert tables.

I just find them too rich and sweet.

But ice pops, they are my weakness.


At the beach where we go for vacation, every hour or so, the ice cream man (or lady) treks up onto the beach, block by block, and rings their bell. And the kids go running.

We never head to the beach without sunscreen or cash in our pockets.

My kids come running out of the water, grab the strategically placed money and head for the truck. They never stop to ask to ask Mom what she wants.

They already know.

Mom wants whatever type of fruity ice pop they have.

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Lemon Pasta from At the Picket Fence

Happy Friday friends!  This week I am at the SNAP conference and since I am meeting so many wonderful new people, I wanted all of you to have a chance to meet new people as well! So far we got cleaning tips from Anna, decorating inspiration from Jennifer and now… We are getting a yummy recipe from the fabulous sisters


Recipe: Maple Roasted Tomato Orzo Salad

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


Recipe: Maple Bacon Cheese Cups

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


Mason Jar Maple Martini

This time of year, throughout the northeast of the United States and Canada, the skylines are dotted with tall galvanized smoke stacks sending out billowing smoke and calling out a beautiful message… “Today, we are making sugar.”


Happy Valentine’s Day – Heart Brownies

  Today I want to wish you a…Happy Valentine’s Day. I truly hope it is a day filled with people you love, whether they be spouses, children, parents or friends. And if you want to show someone some love in a super easy way – just bake some brownies (yup, I just used box mix!) in a heart shape pan


Easy Turquoise & Pink Fun Dip Cupcakes

This weekend, my daughter and I had some fun in the kitchen and made turquoise and pink colored cupcakes with Fun Dip. I guess there is something about Valentine’s Day coming that brought out the baker in me, but really these are cute enough they could be used for birthdays or any other holiday. Actually, we just set out to


Sugar on Snow

The Holidays are always a time for going home. For visiting family and loved ones. And a time for traditions. But as we get older, as much as we want them too – things just don’t usually stay exactly as they were. Traditions change and adjust. We have to move between multiple households, or maybe our childhood home is no


Snowball Cookies in the Snow

Currently we are in a winter wonderland. Our post Christmas plans have gone a little topsy turvey because of the weather, so why not fully embrace the snow with snowball cookies? My Mom always made them, but now they are something I make each year at Christmas. I once told you it was unlikely for you to find recipes here

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