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Vintage Autumn Celebration: Week 2 - Mapled Apples & Mapleine Corn Candy

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Sorry I'm a day late, but Saturday was just crazy!

Have you noticed that it's extremely difficult to find maple extract as a flavoring? It's easy to find vanilla extract, even almond and many others, but for some reason maple is a difficult extract to find. Instead you find just plain maple flavoring - no maple in the ingredients. I'm not sure of the reason behind this unless the flavor found in natural maple syrup is difficult to extract. As it talks about in this post at Resurrected Recipes, most artificial flavorings are frowned upon, but America seems to forgive artificial maple syrup without any problem. (Definitely check out that post - it's 1 of 3 that talks about Mapleine and its history!)

Speaking of which, this week's recipes once again come from The Mapleine Cook Book, dated to the 1930s. We've got Mapled Apples which feature an interesting use for bananas and marshmallows, and Mapleine Corn Candy that is not your standard caramel corn recipe! E…

Vintage Autumn Celebration!

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Happy Autumn!!! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am that Fall is here. It's my favorite season, and I've been giddy with anticipation. As you might know, for the past 2 years I've done a fun Fall feature on my blog, and this year is no exception. Instead of featuring wartime autumn menus & recipes though, I wanted to do something different.

Welcome to my Vintage Autumn Celebration featuring: Maple Recipes!


Yippee!! I adore the unmistakable, unique flavor that is maple. Growing up we didn't eat real maple syrup on our pancakes. My mom would use Mapleine flavoring in a sugar syrup for us to use. It tasted okay, I just didn't like how runny it was. So, I started adding the Mapleine flavoring to honey, which was much thicker. Maple honey is pretty good! Now, I splurge to buy the good stuff - real maple syrup. And every April we trek over to the 18th century market fair at Ft. Frederick, Maryland where a man sells his Special Dark maple syrup that h…