maple syrup candied bacon recipe

Easy Maple Syrup Candied Bacon Recipe

I’m having trouble putting it into words.  I just made this a few minutes ago and had just a few bites. I have to share immediately. Eating maple syrup candied bacon is a life-changing experience.

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chocolate chip cookies made with maple syrup instead of granulated cane sugar

How to Substitute Maple Syrup for Sugar or Honey in every recipe you come across

Maple syrup undergoes way, way less processing than refined cane sugar.  That alone makes it a great alternative sweetener for any diet.  And even if we didn’t make our own, it is also made locally in our part of the country.  It has a limited environmental impact and even boasts some essential nutrients, including high levels of manganese.  But syrup is liquid, which makes it hard to substitute into recipes that use refined sugar… until now!

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cast iron maple glazed carrot recipe

Cast Iron Maple Glazed Carrots Recipe

I eat raw carrots as a snack almost every day.  I rarely crave them, but I always make myself take that first bite, knowing that it is worth it. The aroma of a good, local carrot still impresses me.  It is complex and flowery yet earthy.  Since I eat so many raw carrots I kind of forget how good they can be cooked.  When a carrot is cooked, it goes from something that feels very much like a health food and becomes almost a dessert.  These Cast Iron Maple Glazed Carrots are so tasty you might even feel guilty eating them.  But with a simple and clean recipe like this one, you have nothing to fear.

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FREE Download: Egg Cost Calculator and Hen Productivity Tracker

Have you ever wondered how much you’re spending on the eggs your hens lay?  Are you saving money by not buying from the store?  Here’s an easy to use, FREE calculator to figure out exactly how much you pay for a dozen of your own backyard eggs.    Continue reading “FREE Download: Egg Cost Calculator and Hen Productivity Tracker”

cornish cross breed chicken wings grilling

How many chickens will be eaten during the Super Bowl? [updated for 2018]

More chicken wings will be consumed during this year’s Super Bowl than ever before. And do you know who we have to thank for this? Chicken marketers? Clever food scientists developing addictive dipping sauces? Deep frying? No, sports fans, at the very core we have the Cornish Cross breed of chicken to thank.  Continue reading “How many chickens will be eaten during the Super Bowl? [updated for 2018]”

green maple homemade sriracha style hot sauce

How to Make Homemade Sriracha-style Green Maple Hot Sauce

Sriracha is a great way to bring some flavor to just about anything, isn’t it?  And with a great balance of sweet and tang to round it out, not to mention a completely random rooster on the bottle, it has become insanely popular.  But you know, it’s made 3,000 miles away from us and uses unappealing ingredients like sodium bisulphite (preservative) and xanthan gum (thickener).  We always assumed that hot sauce required a laborious, complex process to make, but after some research on a few recipes, it turns out it is extremely simple and easy.   Continue reading “How to Make Homemade Sriracha-style Green Maple Hot Sauce”