Showing posts with label maple syrup. Show all posts
Showing posts with label maple syrup. Show all posts

How to Make Perfect Coffee Bacon with Maple-Espresso Glaze by Cleo Coyle

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WARNING: Once you start eating this beautiful, smoky-sweet bacon, you won’t be able to stop! One strip evokes the glorious flavors of a pancake breakfast—the sweetness of maple syrup, the earthiness of coffee, and the unctuous richness of smoked meat. 

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Our readers may recognize this treat from our latest Coffeehouse Mystery Dead Cold Brew, in which a shocking inheritance leads to murder and our amateur sleuth Clare's attempts to save a dear friend's bacon. As for this bacon, you can download the recipe now in a free PDF by clicking here

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A Writer's Snack: Easy Apple Sauce Fruit Roll-Ups by Cleo Coyle

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The apple sauce, maple syrup, vanilla, and spices in this recipe create a chewy snack that tastes like apple pie, but without the calories. To download my recipe in a free PDF, click here

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By the way, have you heard? Sitting is the new smoking. 

Like many writers, I do plenty of walking to counteract the endless sitting. But the issue of noshing is always a tough one for writers. One can eat only so many carrot sticks, which is why I'm always on the lookout for healthy treats like this one.

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Holiday Appetizer: Bacon-Wrapped Butternut Squash (Nuts on Horseback!)

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This is my own adaptation of a retro treat from Victorian England that’s still popular in the UK for Christmas dinners. Each little package offers an amazing combo of flavors and textures.

Cleo Coyle is author of
The Coffeehouse Mysteries,
which are set in New York's
 Greenwich Village.

Simply take bite-sized pieces of butternut squash (or sweet potatoes); wrap each in a small strip of maple bacon; secure with a toothpick; brush with pure maple syrup; and roast. 

How much bacon? How much maple syrup? What temperature? I answer all of those specifics in my recipe and share some tips for making these babies without a hitch...

How to Make Maple Bacon Breakfast Muffins from Scratch or Pancake Mix by Cleo Coyle

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These delicious muffins deliver the taste of a pancake breakfast in one bite: maple syrup, bacon, and fluffy buttermilk flapjacks. I'll show you how to make them two ways: (1) from scratch or (2) with a pancake mix. 

So click here to quickly download the recipe in a free PDF that you can print, save, or share, or scroll down to read the entire post, see the step-by-step photos and eat with joy...

~ Cleo

How to Make Wet Walnuts: Easy (Dairy-Free) Maple-Walnut Caramel Topping for Yogurt, Oatmeal, Baked Apples and More by Cleo Coyle

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Here is wonderfully easy way to make an amazing caramel-like syrup without the usual butter, cream, or refined white sugar that goes into traditional caramel.

This old fashioned Wet Walnuts topping uses pure, natural maple syrup. During the cooking process, the syrup transforms into an amazing topping for yogurt, ice cream, baked apples, oatmeal, cobblers, fruit pies, and more. Click here to instantly download a free PDF of this recipe that you can print, save, or share with joy! 

~ Cleo 

A Writer's Snack: How to Make Apple Pie Fruit Roll-Ups by Cleo Coyle

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Sitting is the new smoking. Have you encountered this phrase yet? It's making the rounds. If you have the sort of occupation that requires you to sit for long periods of time, the recent health news that "prolonged sitting is shortening our lives" is less than cheery. 

Like many writers, I do plenty of walking to counteract the sitting. Then, of course, there's the issue of noshing. One can only eat so many carrot sticks before one's nose begins to twitch, so I'm always on the lookout for snacks that satisfy without expanding my, er...assets.

These Apple Pie Roll-Ups fit the bill. They’re chewy and sweet with the flavor of apple pie so they taste great with a cup of coffee or tea, yet this "fruit candy" is low in fat and calories and insanely easy to prepare. For the recipe, hit the "Read More" link below...

Supernatural Sticky Wings from Cleo Coyle's Roast Mortem

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Wings are good eats. I grew up on my Aunt Mary's broiled chicken wings, so they bring back good memories, too.

Over the last few years, Korean-style sticky wings have become a popular treat here in New York City. These wings, which are described as "Korean pub food," are lip-smackin' good, whether they're eaten in a pub, in one of the Korean wing shops around town, or on a Central Park bench.

My husband and I have enjoyed these wings so much that we put a knockoff recipe for UFC soy-garlic wings in our 9th culinary mystery Roast Mortem (a murder mystery involving New York's Bravest--its firefighters). 

Today I have a completely different wing recipe for you, but one that's just as transcendentally delicious. Maple syrup is the star ingredient in this sticky wing recipe. The process begins with a flavor bath--a sweet and savory marinade. During the cooking, the wings are glazed with a combination of maple, honey, lemon, ginger, and an ingredient that really pulls it all together: cumin. This ancient spice is often used in Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern, and Asian cooking. Here it deepens the glaze flavor, adding an earthy, nutty, ever-so-slightly mustard-like dimension that sends these sticky wings right out of this world...