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
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
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
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
The rich, savoury flavour of molasses roasted onions complements any meal - meat or vegetable.
This humble vegetable can elevate any meal - meat or vegetable.
Caramelized onions are the easiest way to elevate just about any meal. When cooked for a long time, molasses roaste read more
2 cups seeded raisins
2 cups boiling water
1 tbsp cornstarch
½ cup Fancy Molasses
¼ tsp salt
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp grated lemon rind
Cook raisins in water until tender. Dissolve cornstarch 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
Is there anything more lovely than grilled summer fruit on a salad?
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, read more
An old fashioned ginger snap recipe with a great ginger bite.
Ginger Snaps Recipe
1 cup Crosby's Fancy Molasses
1 cup sugar
1 cup butter, softened or shortening
1 Tbsp. baking soda dissolved in small amount of water
1 beaten egg
1 Tbsp. gi read more
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