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five spice candied nuts

Five-spice candied nuts – quick to prepare and delicious

Less than a week 'til Christmas. "Homemade gifts in under 20 minutes" sounds good to me... I’m a sucker for spiced nuts. Ever since my sister started making these years ago I have been eating more than my fair share over the holidays. They're sweet, a little spicy and cri read more
Cape Breton Molasses Biscuits: an old fashioned, not-too-sweet, thick-cut molasses cookie.

Cape Breton Molasses Biscuits

Cape Breton Molasses Biscuits are old fashioned, not-too-sweet, thick-cut molasses cookies.  A little while ago, writer and photographer Kelly Neil wrote a lovely piece in the Halifax Chronicle Herald about two Cape Breton grandmothers. As you may have guessed (or assumed read more

Molasses Drop Cookies

Molasses Drop Cookies Ingredients: 2/3 cup butter or shortening 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 egg ¾ cup Crosby's Fancy Molasses ¼ cup sour milk 2 cups sifted flour ½ tsp salt 1 tsp ginger 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda Directions: Cream but read more

Blueberry Muffins

Molasses Blueberry Muffins Ingredients: 3 cups white flour 1 cup white sugar 1 tbsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 3 large eggs 1 cup milk ¼ cup Fancy Molasses ¼ cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla 2 cups wild blueberries Direc read more
Top 10 molasses recipes of 2017

Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2017 | Our Best Comfort Food

Are you craving comfort food? It appears that we all are or at least we did in 2017. Judging from our Top 10 molasses recipes list, it's the old-fashioned recipes that we're drawn to. From brown bread to baked beans, gingerbread and muffins, old-time favourites are as popu read more

Easy Blueberry Gingerbread is a Wholesome Snack

Easy blueberry gingerbread is a snack cake that hits the spot. Much like a muffin, but even easier to make.  It’s April and my kids are sick of their school lunches. They’re sick of the sandwiches and the cookies and the same old apple. I can hardly blame them, repetit read more
Cranberry Hazelnut Buttercrunch with Candied Ginger and dark chocolate

Cranberry Hazelnut Buttercrunch Toffee with Candied Ginger

  Cranberry Hazelnut Buttercrunch Toffee: A crunchy butterscotch toffee that you just can’t stop eating... I grew up eating a delicious toffee concoction called Fredericton Walnut Toffee. The recipe is from the excellent The Laura Secord Canadian Cookbook and it’s read more
Lemon zucchini muffins are moist and not too sweet. Just a little molasses adds more depth to the flavour and the lemon zest gives them a great lift.

Lemon Zucchini Muffins – My Go-To Zucchini Muffin Recipe

Lemon zucchini muffins are moist and not too sweet. Just a little molasses adds more depth to the flavour and the lemon zest gives them a great lift.  Back-to-school is a busy time, even if you don't have anyone in your house in school. When the calendar turns from Augus read more