I just kind of threw stuff together. So I really don't know the ratios. But I'll guess. (Believe it or not, Shane loves this and requested it!)
2 cups thin sliced carrots sticks
3 Tblsp. butter
1/4 - 1/2 cup maple syrup
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 tsp. thyme
1/2 tsp. parsley
Put butter and carrots in pan and salt and pepper. Cover and steam over medium heat. Stir occasionally so they don't burn. When softened but still firm, add everything else. Cover and simmer about 15-20 min. Serve hot.