Thick Molasses Cookies

When I was little, I loved when Mom would read me the (in hindsight, rather gruesome) story of Little Red Riding Hood. I loved hearing all about her red hooded cape and how she walked through the forest on her way to Grandma's house. However, my favourite part of that story was the basket filled with the thick molasses cookies that Red Riding Hood was taking to Grandma. In my mind's eye, I can still see mounds of thick molasses cookies tucked into a red and white gingham lined, round … [Read more...]

Granola Bars with a Molasses Twist!

My family loves granola bars.  They are handy to grab, perfect for a lunch bag, a quick breakfast or as a midnight snack.  However, like many of you, I do worry about what is actually in store-bought granola bars. Not too long ago, I checked out a few boxes from our cupboard and found that some bars contained as many as thirty-seven ingredients!  Included in some, but not all bars were such unpronounceable names as: Sodium Carboxymethycellulose Tocopherols Acetylated Tartaric Acid … [Read more...]

~ CLOSED ~ Crosby’s Molasses = Fabulous Goodies {w/Giveaway}

Whenever I think of molasses, the first thought that comes to my mind is my grandmother's "Molasses Cake".   Even though Grammie has been gone for many years now, I swear I can still smell and taste that dark, delicious, moist cake.   Over the years, I have tried to recreate this dessert but have never had any luck.  Grammie cooked on a woodstove/oven and I think that may well be the element I am missing. I also have fond memories of my dad coming home for lunch and after the noon meal he … [Read more...]