Category Archives: food

Jessie’s Favorite Ginger Cookies

1 cup butterGingerCookie

1 cup sugar

1 cup molasses

1 egg

4 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cinnamon

2 1/2 tsp ginger

1 tsp cloves

1 tsp nutmeg

2 tsp salt

Cream butter, sugar, molasses and egg until light and fluffy.  Mix in remaining ingredients.  Roll in floured parchment and chill overnight.

Roll and cut out.  Bake at 35o degrees Fahrenheit for 15 minutes

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Molly’s Cheddar Bread

Molly loves to bake and when she’s happy she experiments in the kitchen to come up with new ideas. Since Santa loves cheddar cheese Molly put together a bread recipe today to treat him after a long day at the manufacturing facility.  The instructions are below.

2 cups flourCheddarBread

4 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp sugar

1 tsp caraway

1 tsp dried rosemary

1/2 tsp dried mustard

1 1/2 cups extra old cheddar

2 tbsp olive oil

1 beaten egg

1 cup milk

 

Combine flour, baking powder, sugar, seasonings and cheese in a large bowl.  Mix eggs, milk and olive oil together.  Add to dry ingredients mixing just until incorporated.  Bake in greased loaf pan for 45 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Jessie celebrates pancake day

Jessie sniffed the air  with approval.  The scent of sausage and maple syrup filled the kitchen.  She trotted over to Molly’s stove and shoved her nose into Molly’s thigh.pancake

“Ooph,” grunted Molly. She turned to look at the dog. “Good morning, Jessie.  I see your nose is reliable as ever.  Just let me finish flipping these last few pancakes and then I’ll get you a treat.”  Molly hummed as she ladled some batter into the frying pan.

Jessie sighed and flopped onto the floor.  From the very edge of her eye  she spied a plate of sausages on the table.  They were oh so tempting and close to the corner of the table.  Jessie slid over to the table and looked up. Her mouth watered and she whined trying to get Molly’s attention. Continue reading Jessie celebrates pancake day

Cranberry Tarts

The countdown to Christmas is on and each and every day Santa has to make sure a task is checked off his list.  All the work he has in December makes him very hungry and Molly has made special for Santa and the elves.  Today she made a fresh batch of Cranberry Tarts for everyone.  Her special recipe is below.

Pastrycranberrytarts

3 cups flour

1 tsp salt

1/2 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg

milk

Mix flour, salt and vegetable shortening until crumbly.  To a measuring cup add 1 egg and enough milk to make 1/2 cup.  Pour wet mixture into flour mixture and combine.  Chill for at least an hour.

Cranberry Mixture

3/4 cup cranberries

1/4 cup raisins

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tbsp flour

dash salt

1/3 cup hot water.

Combine above in blender until mixture is smooth.  Pour into prepared tart shells using the pastry recipe above.  Bake in a 400 degree Fahrenheit oven for 20 minutes.