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Scooped: Maple Rosemary Ice Cream

Maple syrup is one of those products of the human endeavor that make me glad we've ascended to where we have on the food chain. It embodies our communion with nature, because we have two parties to thank. The maple trees, of course, which tirelessly share sticky sap in forest cathedrals. And the flannel-clad men and women who fire great furnaces of transformation, who alchemize that sap into amber syrup. More

Preserved: Maple Cranberry Applesauce

By all accounts, applesauce is a humble food. But when prepared with the right ingredients it can still be exceptionally delicious. This version, made with maple syrup, brown sugar, and fresh cranberries, is downright dessert-worthy. Each bite tastes like it was swiped from the middle of a pie. More

Cookie Monster: Chewy Maple Cookies

Maple syrup doesn't last long in my house. I like to "put it in my oatmeal" which, as a roommate once pointed out, means I'm actually floating an oatmeal island in a vast syrupy sea. When I learned about Grade B maple syrup I thought, "Well, here's my solution! If I have a more intensely flavored maple syrup, I'll use less of it." Ah, the sweet naiveté of youth...Yes, I'm still independently supporting the small farmers of Vermont. But Grade B maple syrup has been a revelation for other reasons—namely baking. More

Edible DIY: Maple Walnut Graham Crackers

These graham crackers are crunchy, toothsome, and just a smidge sweet. They really do taste like a punched-up version of the store-bought kind. The hints of walnuts and maple syrup make me want to slather them with cream cheese, but they would be equally delicious sandwiched with chocolate and marshmallows, or served in lieu of a biscuit with coffee or tea. More

Edible DIY: Maple Syrup Caramels

I knew that I wanted to include a hint of sea salt in my caramels. It really balances the sweetness and intensifies the butter taste. But I also wanted to flavor them with something else—something seasonal and unique. Maple syrup fit the bill. A generous half cup infused my caramels with pure, sweet, fall flavor. Each bite is salty, chewy, and full of maple sugar. More

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