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Soft Maple Spice Cookies

Soft Maple Spice Cookies

When you think of holiday cookies, you might picture a batch of sugar cookies that is decorated with layers of icing and sparkling sanding sugar. Elaborately decorated cookies can be fun to make and to serve, but they’re not the only type of holiday cookie out there. These¬†Soft Maple Spice Cookies are a simpler cookie that still captures some of those delicious holiday flavors, but ... Read More »

Maple Shoofly Pie

Maple Shoofly Pie

Shoofly Pie, or shoo-fly pie, is an unforgettable dessert because it has such an unusual name. No one really knows when the name originated, but theories include that pie-lovers had to “shoo flies” away from the sweet, sticky molasses-based pie every time they served it. The pie is a Pennsylvania Dutch traditional dessert, but it can be found in many different parts of the country ... Read More »

Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup

Maple syrup is one of my favorite sweeteners. Its rich, complex flavor is an amazing addition to a wide variety of dishes, though you might use it top top off pancakes, waffles and other breakfast items than for cooking savory dishes. Don’t stop pouring maple syrup over your pancakes because it is a wonderful way to enjoy the flavor of the syrup, but consider flipping ... Read More »

Cooks Illustrated Taste Tests Maple Syrups

Cooks Illustrated Taste Tests Maple Syrups

Maple syrup is one of my favorite ingredients, both cook with and to use as a flavoring to add a finishing touch to pancakes, waffles and more.¬†While fall is often associated with maple flavored treats (largely because maple goes so well with spices that are popular during the holidays), maple syrup is actually harvested towards the end of the winter and very early spring, when ... Read More »

Maple-Scented Popovers

Maple-Scented Popovers

Most popovers are fairly plain and get most of their flavor from whatever is accompanying them, whether it is a rich, meaty stew or a generous slathering of chunky fruit preserves. While they are tasty on their own, they primarily exist to help you eat other foods – much like dinner rolls. But even though most popovers aren’t flavored, that doesn’t mean that they can’t ... Read More »

Trader Joe’s Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, reviewed

Trader Joe's Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup, reviewed

Wine, whiskey and other spirits have long been aged in wood barrels, but barrel aging is on-trend right now and that means that people are starting to experiment with aging different products. For instance, I’ve had barrel-aged beer and barrel-aged cocktails (and you can buy your own kits for doing this at home) at various restaurants and bars. But barrel aging doesn’t start and stop ... Read More »

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes with Maple Butter

Hoecakes may look like regular pancakes at first glance, but they are a bit different than that standard breakfast fare. Hoecakes are coarse cakes made of cornmeal, similar to cornbread. It is said that the name dates back to the pre-Civil War era, where a version of the recipe made with just cornmeal and water was baked on the blade of a hoe. This baking ... Read More »

Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecan Scones

Sweet and Spicy Maple Pecan Scones

Maple syrup is one of my favorite sweeteners because it can add a deep, rich flavor to baked goods, in addition to making them sweet. Good quality maple syrup is not inexpensive, and that is one of the reasons that people shy away from using it in their baking. A good quality maple syrup is well worth the investment when it is used in a ... Read More »

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