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Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 onion, chopped1 carrot, peeled and chopped1 pound ground pork3/4 cup chicken broth1/4 cup maple syrup1 tablespoon tomato paste1 teaspoon fresh rosemary chopped1 cup frozen peas2 pounds sweet potatoes and parsnips pealed and cut into chunks (we use 2 medium-sized potatoes and 2 parsnips)2 tablespoons unsalted butter2 ounces goat cheese1/4 cup heavy Read More…

Maple Old-Fashioned

Makes 1 drink 2 oz Gin 4 dashes of orange bitters 1 orange peel 1 Tsp Maple Sugar Muddle orange peel with the maple sugar and orange bitters. Fill the glass with ice cubes. Add the gin.  

Tap & Tonic

Makes 1 drink 1 Sprig of Rosemary 1 3″ piece of orange peel  2 Tsp Maple Syrup 2 oz Gin (shaken) Muddle rosemary with  orange peel and maple syrup in a shaker. Then add gin and ice, shake for 20 seconds, and strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top the glass up with chilled tonic water, Read More…

Maple Bourbon Chipotle Chicken Wings

1.5 lb chicken wings For spice rub: 2 tsp olive oil to coat wings 1/8 teaspoon sea salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 teaspoon chipotle powder ½ teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 ½ teaspoons maple sugar For sauce: 6 slices of bacon (cut into 1 inch pieces) 4 cloves minced garlic 1 tablespoon grated Read More…

Maple Bourbon Cold Brewed Iced Coffee

Makes 4 drinks Add coarsely ground coffee and water to 32 oz French press and let steep and chill overnight in refrigerator (12-15 hours). In tall glass or mason jar, add 8 oz coffee, 1 1/2 oz bourbon, 1 Tablespoon maple syrup and cream to taste.

Maple Slaw with Grilled Pineapple

Serves 10-12  For the Slaw: 1 head of green cabbage finely shredded 1 head of red cabbage finely shredded 1 large carrot grated 1 medium yellow onion finely sliced 2/3 cup maple sugar 1/3 cup kosher salt For the Dressing:  1 cup apple cider vinegar 1 cup  maple sugar 3 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil 1 Read More…

Strawberry Shortcake Maple Blondies

Blondies: 1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter 1 cup maple sugar 2 eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 cup unsweetened coconut Topping: 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh strawberries 3 Tablespoons maple sugar For topping, combine strawberries and maple sugar in small saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until it cooks down Read More…

Maple Coconut Cookies

Makes about 4 dozen cookies 1 cup maple sugar (brown sugar may be substituted) ½ cup butter ½ cup pure Vermont maple syrup 1 egg ½ teaspoon vanilla extract 1-½ cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 cup flaked coconut (for a less sweet cookie, use unsweetened coconut; use sweetened coconut for a sweeter Read More…

Bourbon Maple Smash

Makes one drink Ingredients: ¾ ounce Vermont Maple Syrup* 6-8 mint leaves 2 ounces bourbon whiskey Put the maple syrup and mint leaves in a cocktail shaker and muddle mint until mint has darkened and is quite fragrant. Fill the cocktail shaker with ice and add the bourbon.  Stir vigorously until well chilled.  Fill a rocks Read More…