The Sap Is Running! Prepare for Maple Syrup Season

March is just about time for the maple sap to begin to run, and 'hounds are sharing their favorite ways to use maple syrup, from traditional to surprising. Get inspired for late-winter cooking with these savory dishes, cocktails, and of course desserts, from candied sweet potatoes to pecan pie.

Photo of maple mashed sweet potatoes by Chris Rochelle / CHOW.com