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Baking Bacon with Maple Syrup and Brown Sugar

Most often, we cook bacon by reaching for the frying pan. It’s a fine technique and, after the bacon is cooked and removed, that bacon fat is there to cook with even more: potatoes, onions, carrots… Still, there is an important option. You can bake the bacon, on a sheet pan lined with aluminum foil.…

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Bacon-and-Cheddar Cornmeal Johnnycakes

This is an intriguing recipe from Breakfast Comforts by Rick Rodgers. The name here is actually a bit redundant for johnnycakes are always made with cornmeal. They may look like pancakes, but they are the creation Native Americans and have been prepared for centuries. Today, a johnnycake is most often found in New England, but…

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Honey and Maple Butter

It is Sunday, November 30, the Sunday after Thanksgiving. This is one of the biggest travel days of the year. Millions of Americans will take to cars, planes, buses, even boats and the occasional motorcycle — all headed home. It’s important to begin this day with a serious breakfast. Pancakes, toast aplenty, biscuits and probably…

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Creamy Maple Syrup Dressing

  You always want delicious. To achieve delicious and have it be super simple is quite extraordinary. There are times when the ordinary vinaigrette, though splendid, becomes a tad boring. And there are times when a cheese dip for your crudité is just too “same old thing.” We owe thanks, therefore, to the Ontario Maple…

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