Maple Rum Cake

Maple Rum Cake

  This recipe is a mix of Midwestern practicality, Eastern stubbornness and Vermont magic.  I first tried rum cake when my sister-in-law, who is originally from Kansas, made it for me.  It has been my experience that Midwesterners know how to bake excellent cakes... read more
Galaktoboureko with Rum Barrel-Aged Maple

Galaktoboureko with Rum Barrel-Aged Maple

I get recipe suggestions all of the time and have learned to keep an open mind, but I have to confess, the sound of this one left me dubious.  It is a traditional Greek pastry, which was recommended by my husband’s aunt, Sheryl, and when I read the description, it... read more
Ricotta Tart with Jasmine Maple Plums

Ricotta Tart with Jasmine Maple Plums

This is a lovely late summer tart that is not too sweet.  It is based on a recipe by Melissa Clark of the New York Times and is a perfect vehicle for our newest infusion, Jasmine Tea.  The tart itself is a straightforward ricotta tart that has just the right balance... read more
Banana Maple Cream Pie

Banana Maple Cream Pie

I recently saw a recipe for banana cream pie in one of my favorite cookbooks, Rosie’s All-Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed Baking Book by Judy Rosenberg.  She used a simple vanilla cream and layered in fresh bananas then topped it with whipped cream.  I had a hunch... read more
Maple Tiramisu

Maple Tiramisu

My mission in the kitchen is to see how maple syrup can be used in everyday cooking where the maple makes for better or sometimes just different results.  In all honesty, for some recipes the maple flavor is not discernible and I revert back to plain sugar.  For some... read more
Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

I will always associate this cake with joy.  The first time we reached 100 barrels of maple syrup I made it to celebrate.  The sugar house crew had been boiling for days and the woods crew had been doing a great job keeping everything running smoothly.  There were... read more

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