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Oatmeal Bread

Oatmeal Bread Ingredients: 2 tsp sugar 1 cup lukewarm water 2 pkg. yeast 2 cups rolled oats 3 cups boiling water 2/3 cup Fancy Molasses ¼ cup melted shortening 7 cups flour 4 tsp salt Directions: Mix sugar, water and yeast and let stand 10 m read more
white chocolate truffle stuffed molasses cookies

White Chocolate Truffle Stuffed Molasses Cookies

Meet our prize winning cookie! Back in the spring we hosted a molasses cookie contest with Food Bloggers of Canada, a national organization of home cooks and bakers who blog about food. Choosing a winner was one of the joys of my job: I baked a batch of each of the five fin read more
chocolate swirl gingerbread

Chocolate Swirl Gingerbread Solves Everything

Chocolate Swirl Gingerbread looks fiddly but is oh so easy. The first cake I learned to bake was a Jell-O cake. It was a plain white sponge cake that you poked all over with a skewer and poured the hot Jell-O mixture over top so it seeped into all of the little holes. It k read more

Chocolate jumbos and warm-all-over molasses memories

  I love a good molasses story. They always involve happy memories of moms and grandmothers and what’s not to love about a story that makes you feel good all over? I bet you have your own molasses memories and may be reading this post will take you back to a warm kitc read more
molasses cider glazed winter squash

Roasted squash with molasses cider glaze

Drizzling roasted squash with an easy molasses cider glaze adds a lovely flavour to this winter staple.  Warming winter side dishes... If there is any consolation to shorter days and cold weather it is hearty meals made of foods that stick with you like nobody’s business. read more
no-bake chocolate biscuit cake

Speedy No-bake Chocolate Biscuit Cake

Last minute holiday treats: Earlier this month when I was in Halifax for work I had an overnight visit with my dear friend Lisa. She loves to bake and over the years she has shared some delicious recipes (like this Cracked Wheat Brown Bread). Well this visit she sent me home w read more
raspberry peach crisp

Raspberry Peach Crisp is Gorgeous and Delicious

In August we gorge on peaches. Basket after basket empties on our counter as we grab them two at a time to eat whole, the juice dripping down our arms. We slice them into yogurt and have now been enjoying them in juicy fruit crisps paired with raspberries. They’re a l read more

Chewy Hermit Bars Recipe – a classic molasses cookie

This classic chewy hermit bars recipe is an old fashioned favourite and one of the most popular recipes on our website.  For years I have been pilfering my mom’s big recipe box and copying down all of my old favourites. I suppose that I could just photocopy the entire box read more
Easy hot water gingerbread is quick to mix up and makes a great snack cake. Or you can dress it up with lemon curd.

Easy Hot Water Gingerbread with Lemon Curd

An old fashioned gingerbread for spring. This easy hot water gingerbread is about the simplest cake recipe out there. It's practically as fool proof as a cake mix. You toss into a bowl everything but the flour and water, then mix. Next, add the water, then mix. And fina read more
How to make an Easter Bunny Cake

How to Make an Easter Bunny Cake

Create a fun family tradition with your kids: Family traditions are a big part of what makes holidays special and memorable. This Easter Bunny Cake is a good example, in my family anyway. When I was growing up my mom always made this cake for us on Easter Saturday and now I read more