The Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2014

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Top 10 molasses recipes of 2014

The Best of the Blog in 2014

Do you have any favourite recipes of 2014?

Did you discover any new recipes that became instant favourites and made it into your regular cooking repertoire?

There are all sorts of ways to take stock of the year as it comes to a close. We can recall travel highlights, personal accomplishments and special events.

And we can think about what we ate.

We have a tradition in my family of writing notes alongside recipes in cookbooks. Sometimes the notes are about adaptations that we made to the recipe but other times they’re little reminders: “Betsy’s birthday cake 1999”, “Mom’s Birthday ’98”. I love how these little notes jog my memory in the same way a photograph might.

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I’m not nearly as good as I used to be when it comes to recording events in the margins of my cookbooks. But it’s never too late to recommence — it is New Year’s Eve, after all.

In the meantime, courtesy of technology, I bring you the 10 most popular recipes on the blog in 2014, beginning with the most-viewed recipe, Blueberry Muffins.

Here’s to another wonderful year of gathering in cosy kitchens and around generous tables. May 2015 be another year of sharing.

Happy New Year!

The Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2014 (according to the blog)


Best Blueberry Muffins

blueberry muffin recipe

Pecan Toffee Bars


Apple Crisp

Molasses Apple Crisp

Giant Ginger Cookies

giant ginger cookies


Soft Molasses Thumbprint Cookies

soft molasses thumbprint cookies

Blueberry Peach Cobbler

blueberry peach cobbler

Pumpkin Molasses Cookies

pumpkin molasses cookies


Chocolate Ginger Cookies



Rhubarb Gingerbread

Roasted rhubarb gingerbread

 Molasses Baked Beans with Sass

molasses baked beans with sass


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27 thoughts on “The Top 10 Molasses Recipes of 2014

  1. Lorraine Neron says:

    I love all molasses recipes ….my favourites !!

  2. George Guptill says:

    Got a recipe for Bran muffins with molasses?

    1. Hi George, Here is the recipe for my favourite bran muffins. They’re not too heavy and very delicious.

  3. donna crossley says:

    I would like to request a paper cookbook my address is donna crossley 408 mill road New Ross Nova Scotia B0J 2M0 902 689 2225

    1. Hi Donna, We’ll get a copy in the mail to you. Watch for it over the next 4-6 weeks.

  4. donna crossley says:

    I would like to request a paper cookbook my address is donna crossley 408 mill road New Ross Nova Scotia B0J 2M0 902 689 2225

  5. Jeff bates says:

    I would love to have a paper copy please, as where I live internet is intermittent.
    Is there a cost for this? Enjoy molasses, reminds me of my great grandma, grandma and moms baking growing up

    Thank you

    Jeff bates
    Box 3647
    Fort Nelson, BC
    V0C 1R0

    1. Definitely, Jeff! Thank you for your interest. The cookbook has no cost

  6. Audrey says:

    I love molasses, can’t believe I never thought to add them to apple crisp! Thanks for the recipes!

  7. Carol Boucher says:

    Hi, I’m looking for the original molasses cookie recipee which was printed on your box for years. Would it be possible to have this recipee. Thank you. Carol.

    1. Hi Carol,
      I don’t have the recipe but might be able to track it down. Was it a gingersnap or a molasses crinkle cookie? Also, was it on the fancy molasses carton or the Family Brand cooking molasses carton? Please let me know.

  8. Douglas Hahn says:

    I would love to have a paper copy also, I will repay you by extolling your virtues in Virginia Beach!

    1397 Taylor Farm Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23453

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Douglas, I will put one in the mail, tomorrow. Spread the cheer of Molasses!

  9. Chris Chaffey says:

    I would like to request a paper cookbook my address is
    Chris Chaffey
    5 Fall St.
    Bridgewater, NS
    B4V 4B1

    Thank you

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Chris, I will put one in the mail tomorrow. Thank you

  10. jack graveline says:

    I would to know the amount of six week refrigerator bran muffin you would get in this re cipe thank you

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Jack, The recipe makes 4 dozen muffins. In case you missed it at the beginning of the recipe. Enjoy!

  11. Alice Llorente says:

    Years ago when I was all into health foods in one of my books was a drink with I think milk, coffee, and molasses. Do you have any suggestions for drink combinations with molasses? Thank you

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Alice, presently we have no suggestions on our website, but keep an eye open for new recipes all the time. I can tell you that you can take 1 cup of milk, add 1 tablespoon of molasses and a dash of either or all of allspice, cinnamon or nutmeg. Heat on the stove or microwave, just till it is warm (do not boil). This is a yummy, soothing drink. I hope you try it!

  12. Alice Llorente says:

    Do you have any suggestions for drink combinations with molasses? Thank you

  13. Roxanne Freeman says:

    I’d love a cookbook as well please. How much do they cost ?
    3839 hgwy 332
    Riverport ns
    B0j 2w0

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Roxanne, We’d be happy to mail you a copy of our cookbook. No charge.

  14. Bayah Thornton says:

    Grew up with a carton of Crosby’s Molasses in the house , I take two tablespoons daily for the health benefits and even use it as a face mask !! Would love a copy of the paper cookbook and thanks !!
    PO Box 121
    Irricana Alberta ,
    T0M IB0

    1. Lynn Purdy says:

      Bayah, I have put a copy of the cook book in the mail. Watch for it soon and try both the baking and cooking recipes you will find in the cook book.

  15. Maxine Castelli says:

    I would love to receive a paper cookbook..Please my name is Maxine Castelli my address is 37 Eagleason Drive,St.Catharines,On.L2M7j2.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      We’ll get a copy in the mail to you.

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