Indiana Artisan

Maplewood Kitchen Recipes

The following recipe is from Ina Pinkney, a Chicago legend of the tastiest kind. Known around town as the "Breakfast Queen", she fed Chicagoans for 33 years - first, out of a small bakery and then from her beloved breakfast restaurant in the West Loop, which she closed in December of 2013.

The following recipes are courtesy of Wayne Johnson, winner of the Today Show's national "Domestic Diva" contest and a 10 year contributor for NBC5 Chicago. His weekly "Wayne's Weekend"ť segments on NBC 5 covered everything from cooking and party planning, to home decorating, crafts, new things happening in the city, and more. Visit his website at

Enjoy some of our favorite recipes from the Sweet Victory Challenge, a cooking contest held every year at the National Maple Syrup Festival in Medora, Indiana. You can also download the complete recipe book here.