Korean meatballs are highly seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic, sesame oil and a little molasses. Once cooked they're tossed with simply spiced noodles. Serve with raw or lightly sauteed peppers for a bright and flavourful meal.

Korean Turkey Meatballs with Noodles

Flavourful Korean Turkey Meatballs are seasoned with fresh ginger, garlic, pepper, sesame oil and a little molasses. Sometimes my kids whine about supper. (Okay, often.) May be it's a phase? They're tired of chicken, say they don't like turkey meatballs, don't want to eat read more
Turkey Sloppy Joes: a Friday night supper that's easy to throw together. This contemporary version is healthier and more flavourful than your typical Sloppy Joes

Turkey Sloppy Joes Recipe an Easy Weekend Meal

Turkey Sloppy Joes are the ultimate weekend comfort food. They're hearty and filling, easy to throw together, and can feed a crowd. Sloppy Joes were Friday night food when I was growing up. Easy to make, popular with kids and filling, they were a great back-pocket recipe read more

Molasses Cornbread, golden & sweet

Molasses cornbread is a quick and easy bread that goes with soups, stews and is great with butter and jam. Also known as Johnnycake.  Molasses and cornmeal are a lovely combination.  When I was growing up Johnnycake (aka cornbread) was near the top of my treat list and read more
taffy toast

Taffy Toast makes a sweet, buttery, crispy treat

Every Maritime family has some sort of bread and molasses story. Fresh bread with butter and molasses has been a dessert stand-in for decades (dare I say centuries) up and down the Eastern seaboard. In some places it was biscuits with molasses and everywhere there is the hot d read more
Whole Orange Molasses Cake is moist and so flavourful. Made with olive oil and two oranges.

Whole Orange Molasses Cake

If a muffin became a cake, this Whole Orange Molasses Cake would be it. Olive oil cakes are a traditional sweet from the Mediterranean region. They’re moist and often flavoured with orange. They're also usually sweetened with honey, but molasses and orange are such a per read more
Wholesome Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cakelike texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies | a Wholesome Treat

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies have a comforting cake-like texture and are studded with dark chocolate chips. A chocolate chip cookie with vegetables is a parent’s dream. It’s what we’re all in search of: a lunchbox treat or after school snack with a bit of good read more
blueberry bourbon barbecue sauce

Blueberry Bourbon Barbecue Sauce – a winning recipe

A gorgeous barbecue sauce with a little kick. 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 categories: Salad & Side, Barbecue Main Dish, and Something Sweet. Th read more
sticky toffee pudding with rich toffee sauce

Swoon-Worthy Sticky Toffee Pudding

A Valentine’s Day dessert to make you swoon. This little cupcake-style sticky pudding can be deceiving.  Just when you think it’s looking very much like a regular cake with a lovely tender crumb you take a bite and go flying off to heaven. The texture is exquisite with th read more
How to make a Gingerbread House: recipes and hints and tips for putting it all together.

How To Make A Gingerbread House | Tips & Recipes

  For four years running my neighbour, Susannah Munroe, has made the gingerbread creation for our annual event, Crosby’s Gingerbread Trail. It’s a magical journey of gingerbread creations in uptown Saint John, NB. Susannah’s creations are always impressive wi read more
Multi-Seed Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Multi-Seed Peanut Butter Energy Bars

Peanut Butter Energy Bars - a wholesome snack that hits the spot when you need a boost on an active day. Filled with oats and sunflower, flax & sesame seeds These are like old fashioned granola bars. They’re sweet like cookies and loaded with healthy ingredients. The read more