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ginger 2012: the pot just got a little sweeter

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Do you like molasses? Of course you do. And if you’re from these here parts, you’re probably very familiar with Crosby’s Molasses. I have some in my cupboard right now! I grew up on Crosby’s molasses – we ate it on brown bread, jammed it into gingersnaps, and made Rosie Beaucoup’s famous gingerbread with it. We use big jugs of it at baking school – I got some on my textbook this morning. Heck, Crosby’s molasses has been a major part of every ginger structure I’ve ever slapped together.

So, can you imagine how epically excited I was when Bridget (Marketing Manager for Crosby’s/movita superfan) got in touch to ask if I’d like Crosby’s to sweeten the Ginger 2012 prize pot? That’s right – Crosby’s is so crazy about gingerbread that they wanted to give the winner of Ginger 2012 some extra treats. Here’s the deal: the winner of Ginger 2012 will now receive an additional two books!

Gingerbread: Timeless Recipes for Cakes, Cookies, Desserts, Ice Cream, and Candy (Jennifer Lindner McGlinn)

ginger 2012 prize


Crosby’s Molasses Family Favourites Cookbook


ALSO, the runner up for this year’s competition will receive a copy of Crosby’s Molasses Family Favourites as well! That’s some sticky fun right there, people.

Now, you might wanna consider hitting up Crosby’s blog – Molasses and More. Bridget writes for it! Bridget and her crew are basically obsessed with molasses and gingerbread, and there are loads of recipes over there for you to try out. Also, I think you need to watch this video from Crosby’s entitled Grandma Fancy Handles a Dozen Men. It’s basically the story of my life.



Thanks, Bridget! And thanks, Crosby’s! I hope you’ll love this year’s entries as much as I do…

I received zero compensation for this post, peeps. Crosby’s and I are just ridiculously in love with gingerbread. 


  1. Eggton on December 4, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    Do you guys not have a ratings agency in Canada that, you know, reviews films and says whether they should be labeled PG, PG-13 or R? Because this is the most erotic gingerbread baking video I’ve ever seen. Granted, I’ve only seen this one gingerbread movie, but I’m not sure that changes anything.

  2. Eggton on December 4, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    In other words, I am a total fan. Just to be clear.

  3. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen on December 4, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Awwww.. I love this, we have Crosby’s here, of course, and it’s been in our kitchens since I was a little girl.. You’re getting me all nostalgic here! Grandma’s video was adorable!! xx

  4. emma on December 4, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    No. I don’t like molasses. I’m sorry.

    But I love brown sugar! Figure that one out.

    • shannon on December 5, 2012 at 7:34 pm

      omg, big surprise. 🙂 emma doesn’t like something, alert the media. stop the presses.
      what if it was slathered on a raw potato? hmmm? 🙂

      • emma on December 6, 2012 at 7:40 am

        yeah, sounds about right.

  5. Savory Simple on December 5, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Gingerbread is one of my favorite flavors of the Christmas season!

  6. Amy on December 5, 2012 at 10:08 am

    wow! So sad I don’t have any time to make a gingerbread house before the deadline 🙁

  7. allythebell on December 5, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    My grade four teacher used to tell us all the time that we were “slower than molasses in January.” She was also a little mean. So I tend to have mixed feelings about molasses. On the one side, sticky goodness that makes most things amazing. On the other, mean teachers. It’s a tough one.

  8. annewoodman on December 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    Yep. I love molasses. But I also loved the gingerbread cake recipe that used honey that you posted a while back. Yum. Can’t wait to see what everyone’s gingerbread masterpieces look like!

  9. cravingsofalunatic on December 5, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Dude you effing famous now. I knew I should have gotten your autograph before the big dogs starting knocking at your door.

  10. shannon on December 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Seriously, when you call a molasses company? you’re normal. when a MOLASSES COMPANY calls YOU, you’re BIG.
    this just makes me more nervous to compete.

  11. wendy@chezchloe on December 6, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Am I a total perv or were there several innuendo’s. Oh wait… I think it was every time she winked and the bell chimed. But honestly, there were a few more drizzled inbetween too.
    I’m going to make this, post it, tweet it, facebook it and get someone to contact me besides damn!
    You have got an awesome package to give away. (wink & chime)
    Cheers to you!
    x wendy

  12. Melody on December 10, 2012 at 1:19 am

    Sweet! Literally.

  13. Ann on December 13, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Bring on the molasses! Love it all!!!

  14. bakerbynature on December 13, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Mmmmmmmolasses! I love em’. It’s not winter baking without molasses in some cookies.

  15. Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen on December 15, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I love using molasses for my gingerbread baking during the holidays 😀

  16. movita beaucoup on December 27, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    Comments on this post are now closed as it was published in December 2012.