Alan’s ginger molasses muffins are light and healthy

  I'm a big fan of muffins. True muffins, that is. Muffins that aren't too cake-like but that have enough sweet to be satisfying.     And I love muffins that are light textured but still manage to be loaded with wholesome ingredients. (You'll notice t read more

Soft and chewy chocolate molasses cookie recipe

My aunt used to keep her chocolate chips locked high in a cupboard and she carried the key in her apron. She had seven boys so sweet things just weren’t safe in her house. The thought used to make me laugh, in a “Can you imagine?” sort of way.   And now I have two read more

Gingerbread cut out cookie recipe for holiday decorating

My mom has an amazing collection of cookie cutters, both old and new. Most are from long before I was born, some had been my grandmothers, and a few are newer designs that I bought her as gifts. I always loved the cookie cutter drawer in our kitchen. I associated it with the bes read more

Pumpkin spice bread with molasses and ginger

    My mom would sometimes put cloves, ginger and cinnamon in a little pot of water on the stove and simmer it all afternoon, sending the smell of gingerbread throughout the house. It was often a way to get rid of other cooking smells but there is something about th read more

These low calorie bran muffins actually taste good

1960's diet food - real food thats full of good stuff My mom clipped this recipe out of a magazine back in 1965. It caught her eye because each muffin has only 50 calories. (That would be for a 1960’s-sized muffin, not the three-muffins-in-one-sized-muffins that are so popul read more
sweet molasses barbecue sauce

Sweet Molasses Barbecue Sauce

Sweet Molasses Barbecue Sauce ¾ cup brown sugar ¾ cup ketchup (or up to 1 cup) ¼ cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup water 1/3 cup Grandma Fancy Molasses 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire Sauce 2 tsp. dry mustard 2 tsp. paprika ½ tsp. smoked paprika ½ to 1 tsp. black pepp read more

Guinness gingerbread cupcakes with Baily’s glaze

For as long as I can remember we had candied ginger in our house. It was a favourite of my mom’s so was always in the cupboard alongside the candied peel, cherries and angelica. As a child I thought its dry sugary coating made it seem like some sort of exotic candy from long a read more