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
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
Cranberry Almond Jingle Bars

Cranberry Almond Jingle Bars: Pretty, Festive & Delicious

  They say you eat with your eyes as much as with your mouth. Great looking food that is presented nicely seems to taste better since eating is, after all, a multi-sensory experience. When it comes to holiday baking I'd say the eyes do even more of the eating si 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

Pecan Praline No Churn Ice Cream

You’re either going to love me for posting this recipe, or you’re going to hate me. (Or maybe a bit of both.) In July we ran a recipe contest with Food Bloggers of Canada members. The challenge was to create recipes that suited summer using molasses. There were three c read more

Chocolate Molasses Crinkle Cookies

My friend Darlene has some of the best recipes. You can thank her for the chocolate gingerbread recipe and the gingersnaps. (Her last name is Baker, so go figure.) She gave me this recipe for chocolate molasses crinkle cookies the day my little girl grew a little older i read more

Nela’s whole wheat zucchini bread recipe, with molasses

Molasses elevates whole wheat zucchini bread to a whole new level. It adds both flavour and substance to this wholesome snack. I have a friend who is a fabulous cook and is now venturing into the baking world. She’s expecting her first child this fall and early on in her p read more

Pumpkin creme brulee for Thanksgiving dessert

  If you ask my daughter what her favourite holidays are Thanksgiving ranks pretty close to the top of the list. For more than 15 years now we have celebrated Thanksgiving up at our camp with my whole family. We’re usually missing a brother or two and at least one read more

Brown Bread

Brown Bread Ingredients: 1 cup Fancy Molasses 3 shredded wheat cereal portions 2 tbsp salt 1 cup lukewarm water 2 yeast cakes 4 cups boiling water 11 cups of flour Directions: Mix together shredded wheat, Fancy Molasses, salt and boiling water. Let read more