All posts by C.R. Maguire

C.R. Maguire

About C.R. Maguire

Writer/author, avid reader, notorious geek, badass cook, businesswoman, mom/gram and wannabe farmer.Addicted to Pinterest and Coursera. Lover of Riesling, white truffle oil, fresh lobster and pie for breakfast. Did I mention wine?

Authentic, velvety ice cream is a cool and natural fit in Maine

In 1984, then-president Ronald Reagan signed a proclamation making July National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of July as the official “National Ice Cream Day”. That means this Sunday is THE day, fellow ice cream lovers! The average American consumes 22 pounds of ice cream annually.  (Since I consider myself to be above […]

One tempting breakup that will leave you yearning for more

Oh. my. goodness. If you follow me on Facebook, you’ll know that I’ve recently discovered a product called ‘Brownie Brittle’. It’s sixteen ounces of decadent, crunchy, looks-like-a-brownie-but-crunches-like-a-cookie goodness. It should be called ‘brownie crack’ because one bite and you’re hooked. It comes in four amazing flavors, and it really is delicious. Now, because it’s what […]

Simple fake honey from an everyday belittled weed

Recipes flutter about on social media like flies to..well, honey. I saw one such recipe as it floated by on the wings of one of my Facebook groups.  It was a site I typically only half pay attention to, because some of the members are…well, a little….over-the-top.  A little too focused on end-of-the-world, apocalyptic scenarios, […]

Salt is the cure for just about anything

Most of us have heard the phrase, ‘The cure for anything is salt water – sweat, tears or the sea”. So who wouldn’t want your own bottled version? For me, the best recipes are born from great stories and histories, just as some of the best products are born from a single, random thought. An […]

Astounding, fire-roasted meats and vibrant companions

May is National Barbecue Month.  Is there any better aroma than that of meat crisping on a flame?  I dare you omnivores to drive by a Texas Roadhouse and not think to yourself ‘damn, that smells good’! With the official summer kickoff coming soon (Memorial Day), I thought I’d share my sensational and AH-mazing recipe […]

Cheerful fellowship and heavenly syrup delight generations

Envision for a moment your idea of what the perfect down-home, small town experience might be like…imagine the interaction with family and friends, strangers who become friends quickly, worn wooden chairs next to a heated stove, comfort, warmth and lots of fellowship. Now intertwine the aroma of warm maple syrup, the sublime taste of maple […]