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March is #MapleMonth!

For a New England girl, March is one of the best months of the year.  The snow is melting, daylight lasts longer, and the sap starts running. It takes a lot of time and effort to produce maple syrup, and I highly recommend visiting a sugar shack to see how it's done if you have one nearby. 

Obviously it's great on pancakes, french toast and waffles but it can be used for savory dishes too. Here are our favorite ways to use maple syrup and maple sugar!

Maple Apple Crisp

 The guys like theirs with vanilla bean ice cream.  Sometimes I'll top mine with a bit of whipped cream. It's great both room temperature, or warmed up.  And since there's fruit and oats, I definitely think you can eat it for breakfast guilt free!

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Maple Pork Chops

Crispy and golden brown, the maple mustard sauce really puts these chops over the top!

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Morning Maple Muffins

Great in full size and as minis! There's syrup in the batter and maple sugar and oats in the streusel.  They are awesome as is but for a treat split them and griddle them with some butter in a hot skillet.

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Overnight Maple Oatmeal

I am an overnight oats fanatic. Hot or cold this is the perfect way to start your day! You can top it with fruit or your favorite granola.

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Crunchy Maple Glazed Squash

Delicata squash is one of the most underrated veggies out there.  I love it because you don't have to peel it and it roasts beautifully.

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Maple Apple Baked Oatmeal

Baked oatmeal is a great way to make breakfast for a crowd. It also reheats well in individual portions so I like to make a batch on Sunday and enjoy it throughout the week.

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Maple Honey Cranberry Sauce

Cranberries are another New England staple and I pick up bags and freeze them so I can make this sauce year round.  The little bit of orange really brightens it up and it's great with chicken or turkey.

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New England Hot Chocolate

Nothing quite hits the spot after shoveling like this hot chocolate! I liked mine topped with marshmallows, the guys like theirs with whipped cream.

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Maple Glazed Green Beans

 Green beans are one of the few vegetables my guys will eat without complaint and these have been a hit here for years.  What's not to like about maple syrup, candied bacon and cranberries?

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Maple Cream Coffee

Hot or iced, this is the perfect pick me up.  Bonus points if you use a maple flavored coffee!

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