Gingerbread Men/House


Whenever my grand kids come over for a visit on the eve of a special celebration, they invariably ask if they can make gingerbread cookies. Easy to roll out and cut into shapes, they can make any celebration a yummy one!
Not only are these cookies delicious, they are vegan, nut free and of course, gluten-free. Decorate with your own style and creativity. So, look out March Break! Easter! And 'You know who's Birthday!'

(Extra dough and cookies can be frozen.)



1 1/2 cup dark molasses
1 1/2 cups of dark molasses
1 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup cold water
1/3 cup shortening

Mix this together then add...

7 cups Frankie's All Purpose Flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon and ginger.

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Quinoa Cereal.

Every morning a warm bowl of porridge is always great to start the day, but when sloppy, gummy oats is all you get, which you want to drown in maple syrup, brown sugar and everything else you can find to make it edible, sometimes finding a healthy, and in my opinion, a tastier alternative.

  • Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Quinoa
  • 2 cups Milk (I use Soy milk, but Rice milk also works)
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon or one stick broken in half.


Combine ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil.  When boiling, turn down to low boil and watch for ten minutes.  When the quinoa is cooked (you can tell when it doesn't look like seeds anymore) you're done.  Take it off the heat and enjoy with fresh fruit, preserved fruit, raisins, cranberries... pretty much anything.  I drizzle just a tiny bit of pure maple syrup on mine.  It also re-heats really well.