Last week I finally understood the old saying, “As easy as apple pie.”
I love apple pie but I can’t say I’d ever consider it “easy”. Not that apple pie is really difficult to make but there is pastry to be made and chilled and rolled and crimped. Swedish Apple 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
The last bag of marshmallow that I bought was the size of my pillow.
I was more than a little self-conscious as I went through the grocery store check-out with a bag that large but I sure felt like a hero when I walked in the door at home and practically had my kids cheering m read more
Switchel, a refreshing energy drink made with molasses, cider vinegar, fresh ginger and lemon. Mixed with sparkling water, it’s a versatile drink for steamy summer days.
Switchel is an old drink that farmers relied on during haying season. On those scorching summer days 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
An old-fashioned treat that's easy to make.
Molasses Popcorn Balls
1½ cups Fancy Molasses
¾ cup sugar
1 tbsp butter or margarine
4 qts popped corn
Combine Fancy Molasses, sugar and butter or margarine in a 2 qt. saucepan. D read more
White Chocolate Gingerbread Fudge, a quick and easy fudge recipe made with sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips, molasses and spices.
My dad loved fudge more than anyone I know. We used to buy it for him for his birthday and for Christmas, and since his birthday was 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
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
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
Mix together shredded wheat, Fancy Molasses, salt and boiling water. Let read more