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Crab Dip With Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce

Get ready for a new way to enjoy cocktail sauce! I wanted to do samplings with something different than just shrimp or kielbasa so I looked for a another way to utilize seafood. While Maine is best known for lobster and steamers clams we have a love of all things seafood.  I came up with this Crab Meat Dip. It's easy to make and everyone loves it. Best part is it's better when its made ahead of time and has time to for the flavors to meld together. . It's been such a huge hit  I've sold a lot of Tequila Lime Cocktail Sauce with Smoked Maine Sea Salt because of it!  The fact that it's gluten free is a bonus!   ...

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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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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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