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Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin with Apple Rum BBQ Sauce

We love pork. It's doesn't matter if it's in the form of bacon, pork chops, baby back ribs, pork picnic shoulder, ham or a pork loin!  Apples and pork of any kind are a classic combination and I have always had apple sauce with my pork. Until I came up with these sauces and that just changed everything about the way I look at pork!  Apple Rum BBQ Sauce has become the go to sauce around here just because it goes with everything!!!  It's apple, smoky, with a bit of cayenne for a little spice. Gluten, Soy and Dairy Free so everyone can enjoy it too. So I took the time to make a combination of bacon, pork loin and...

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Brie with Wild Maine Blueberry Vodka Sauce

It may be cold outside but I have a wonderful reminder of warm summer days spent in Maine. This is so easy to do as an appetizer or quick snack.  For my Wild Maine Blueberry Vodka Sauce, Wild Maine Blueberries are hand raked during the height of the season. Maine is a major blueberry producer because we have the perfect climate, acidic soil and dedicated Maine farmers committed to preserving this incredible, super healthy treasure!  So for those cozy nights by the fire you can bring the fresh taste of summer back with my Wild Maine Blueberry Vodka Sauce. It's combined with vodka, onions and jalapenos for a taste that can't be described. Literally. I ask customers are tastings and food...

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Orange Vodka Chicken Wings

Chicken wings are a party appetizer go to for game day. Orange Vodka Sauce goes so well with chicken wings everybody will want them! When you are cooking with sauces there really isn't much of a need for a recipe- that's what makes sauces so great!  My Orange Vodka Sauce is the perfect pairing with chicken wings and it couldn't be any easier to make these awesome game time chicken wings.  Here it is...ready? Open the package of chicken wings and place them in a 1 gallon zippered plastic bag. Next, and this is the important part- open the bottle of Orange Vodka Sauce and pour about half the bottle into the bag. Close the bag and swish around the...

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Wild Maine Blueberry Harvest

There are so many great things about August in Maine and in the food category wild blueberries and lobster are at the top of the list. Wild Maine blueberries are special, they are sweeter and richer in antioxidants than the bigger cultivated blueberries. They truly do grow wild and are a favorite of bears too! Ever make  Duncan Hines Wild Blueberries Mix? That can of blueberries contains these blueberry gems!    The process of harvesting blueberries is pretty straight forward. Using a special hand held rake with tines spaced close together you simply start low on the bush and work your way up, the berries falling into the back of the rake. Once your bucket it as full as you want...

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Smoked Potatoes With Apple Rum BBQ Sauce

Maine is a big potato producer and being from northern Maine, also known as The County, potatoes were everywhere. There are so many great ways to enjoy potatoes so of course I just had to try doing them in the smoker!  I've prepared potatoes many ways over the years but combining them with cheese, bacon and our award winning Apple Rum Sauce is one of my favorites.   Even though I did these in the smoker you could easily do them in the oven.  Here's how: Wash potatoes- I use either round whites or russets.  Cook 3-4 bacon strips, cook and chop. Microwave for 5-6 minutes, you want them to be just starting to soften.  When cool slice potatoes into 1/4"...

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