36 chicken wings (about 3 lbs.)
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup pure maple or pancake syrup
1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup bourbon or whiskey
1 tsp. hot pepper sauce* (optional)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
Cut tips off wings; cut wings in half at joint.
In medium saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook onion, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until golden. Add syrup, ketchup, bourbon and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat. With wire whisk, stir in mayonnaise until smooth.
Grill or broil chicken wings, turning occasionally and brushing frequently with sauce, 15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.
1 small wheel of Brie or Camembert (about 9 ounces)
1/2 cup pecan pieces
3 tablespoons light-brown sugar
3 tablespoons pure maple syrup
crackers or sliced baguette, for serving
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place cheese on a rimmed baking sheet; bake until softened, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a serving plate; cool about 20 minutes.
While cheese cools, place nuts on a clean baking sheet; bake until toasted and fragrant, 7 to 10 minutes. Sprinkle nuts over cheese.
In a small saucepan, combine sugar and maple syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat; simmer until foamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Drizzle warm sauce over slightly cooled cheese and nuts; serve with crackers or baguette.
1 (5 pound) fully-cooked, bone-in ham
1/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon dry mustard
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Trim excess fat off the ham and score in a diamond pattern with a sharp knife, making shallow cuts about 1 inch apart. Place in a roasting pan.
Roast for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. In a small bowl, mix together the maple syrup, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and mustard powder.
When the 30 minutes are up, brush 1/3 of the glaze over the ham. Bake 20 minutes, and repeat twice with remaining glaze. Let the ham stand for 10 to 15 minutes before carving.
2 Tbls. melted butter OR margarine
1 med. Granny Smith apple – peeled, cored, sliced
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans
3 Tbls. maple syrup
1 1/2 cups pancake batter
Pour melted butter in a 9″ pie plate.
Arrange apple slices evenly in bottom of pie plate; sprinkle cinnamon and pecans evenly over apples; drizzle syrup evenly over apples; pour pancake batter evenly into pie plate.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-35 minutes, or until top springs back when touched.
Slide a knife around edges to loosen, then invert onto a serving plate.