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10 Easy Appetizers for New Year’s Eve

My go-to recipes for easy entertaining... Whether you’re hosting a crowd at your house this year, or heading off to a potluck-style celebration, having a stash of easy and delicious appetizer recipes can only add to the fun. And if you’re making a meal of nibbles you read more
This easy molasses chocolate cake recipe is delicious and practical. It's dairy and egg-free, makes a 9"x 13" cake or two 8" cakes for layering, and stays moist, even after a few days.

Molasses Chocolate Cake (egg & dairy-free)

This easy molasses chocolate cake recipe is delicious and practical. It's dairy and egg-free, makes a 9"x 13" cake or two 8" cakes for layering, and stays moist, even after a few days. A good chocolate cake recipe is a kitchen staple. Chocolate cake suits all seasons an read more

Garlic Sweet and Sour Meatballs

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Butter tart muffins have that characteristic caramel flavour we love in true butter tarts, with lots of raisins and walnuts. This is a sweet muffin, but not as sweet as the real deal.

Butter Tart Muffins Are Actually a Thing

Butter tart muffins have that characteristic caramel flavour we love in true butter tarts, with lots of raisins and walnuts.  This is a sweet muffin, but not as sweet as the real deal (of course). Less sweet than a slice of cake -- more like a tea bread. The title of this re read more
Top 10 molasses recipes of 2015 including breads, cookies, vegetables and ribs

Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2015

Can you guess any of the top 10 molasses recipes of 2015? I love the beginning of a new year and the feeling that anything is possible, but I also enjoy reflecting on the year that has just passed. With this blog that means thinking about all of the molasses recipes I creat read more
Easy homemade gift ideas: edible gifts you can make in a jiffy

Easy Edible Gifts You Can Make in a Jiffy

Swap baking for shopping with these four homemade gift ideas: I was at a Yankee Swap the other night and the gift that I would have loved to take home was full of homemade goodies: a cute cable knit hat, homemade apple butter and homemade granola. It was the gift my frien read more

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies (loaded with healthy stuff)

"Cookie" is not a bad word A school in my area has a cookie ban in place. I get the motivation behind the ban. Teaching kids and parents about healthy eating is important stuff. But what goes in the cookies (and muffins) is what’s important. And as my mom says: “Everything read more
Gingersnap cookie stacks

Gingersnaps Sandwiched with Fudgy Chocolate Sauce

 Icebox gingersnaps, and old fashioned spicy molasses cookie recipe with a crispy snap. I love gingersnaps. I love the spiciness and the crunch, the size and the not-too-sweet of them. They’re simple looking, may be even a bit boring, but there’s a lot going on in a good, read more

Raisin Spice Cake

Raisin Spice Cake Ingredients: ½ cup shortening 1 cup brown sugar ½ cup Fancy Molasses 2 eggs ¾ cup sour milk ½ cup walnuts 2¾ cups sifted flour 2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cloves 1 cup seeded raisins D read more

Zucchini brownies with molasses and flax

Too many zucchini in your garden? I WISH I had that problem but so far I only have zucchini blossoms. Our local markets are teeming with them though and already I have more in my fridge than I can reasonably use in a week so I went looking for new ways to eat them up. I c read more