Okay, so you just made your favorite pancakes or french toast and realize that you’re out of maple syrup. No worries!  A friend in New York shared this recipe with me years ago.  My preference is always a really good maple syrup, but this recipe has really come in handy over the years!

1 c. granulated sugar

¼ c. brown sugar

1 c. water

1 tsp. pure vanilla, rum extract or your choice

Bring ingredients to a boil.  Cover for 1 minute.  Turn off heat and let sit until it thickens.