This is the recipe that began my love affair with gingerbread. My mom discovered it the year I was born and I have been eating it ever since.
To this day I have never found a gingerbread recipe that I love more.
The recipe came out of the Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook, co read more
When I was growing up we had a family snack that we called cheese-and-bacon-things: take a slice of bread, add a slice of cheese, two strips of bacon and put it under the broiler until the bacon is sizzling, the cheese is bubbling and the bread gets dark and crispy around the read more
Oatmeal Brown Sugar Coffee Cake is an old-fashioned coffee cake with wholesome substance.
I buy rolled oats in 8 kg bags. We eat porridge pretty much every morning so buying is bulk is the simplest way to keep the cupboard stocked.
I love how porridge is warming and sti read more
Cracked Wheat Brown Bread is a hearty loaf that requires just one rising.
Bread baking as therapy...
For a time when I was at university in Halifax I relieved the stress of my studies by baking bread. My dear friend Lisa sent me this recipe for cracked wheat brown bread ba read more
This easy five-minute chocolate sauce recipe is an easy way to make a simple dessert extra special. Use it as a dip for strawberries, pour over a simple cake. When chilled it becomes dense and fudgy, perfect for sandwiching cookies!
I was thinking this morning that I didn’t read more
I had a friend in junior high who brought a bag of chips in her lunch every day and she’d eat them one by one (not cookie-monster style like I would.)
Before she ate each chip she'd lick the salt off first. One side at a time.
It was a little weird.
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
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
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
Mix sugar, water and yeast and let stand 10 m read more
Instant Pot Baked Beans offer that authentic baked beans flavour and texture in no time at all.
The instant pot, also known as an electric pressure cooker, is your friend if you love molasses baked beans.
I love molasses baked beans but making them can be an all-day affair. W read more