February 5, 2011

Oat-Molasses Bread

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On Thursday, Joy from The Herbed Kitchen mentioned molasses bread. From that moment on, it was all I could think about. Since it was a snow day for the girl, I knew we weren't going far for awhile. There was lots of time to make bread, which would be a perfect accompaniment to the stew I had in the slow cooker.

Google is a friend of mine when it comes to cooking. How did our moms live without it? The search results for molasses bread gave me a number of options but I went with the recipe for Oats and Molasses Bread from Canadian Living magazine. I like that it has oats in it. It makes it quite hardy. At first I was worried it wasn't rising enough but I didn't have to; it turned out two nice loaves. It was delicious with the stew but even better the next day with some freezer jam slathered on it.

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I have a question for you Foodies. I have my favorite recipes all over the place: here on the blog, saved to my hard drive, bookmarked, in cookbooks and in magazines all over the house. I tend to use them a lot but never remember where I put them. What I want to do is copy them to my computer with the photos I've taken and maybe print them out. I'm looking for an easy program to do it. I want it to be as easy as writing a blog post. Just an initial setup and then *blamo!* I'm good to go. Do you have a suggestion for how to do this?


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  1. I'd like to do the same thing, so please write up a post if you find a great program!

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  2. The bread looks marvelous! No help on the program, but I'll be interested to know if you find something. What I'm doing now is low tech -- slipping recipes into vinyl sheet protectors and then in a 3 ring binder.

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  3. No idea of a program either...but the bread looks so good.

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  4. I've used Master Cook to do this in the past. It has a grab from the Web feature. I'm the opposite. I find I'd rather print out the recipe and photo and paste them into a notebook.

    Anyway, I like the sound of that bread. Oatmeal bread always makes the best toast and is so yummy with homemade jam.

    Oh don't you love the Herbed Kitchen?

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  5. I agree - Google is amazing when it comes to looking up substitutes fro recipes and recipes!

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  6. The idea of oats and molasses bread sounds so good right now.

    I have all the recipes I've gathered from the web on Word, including pictures. Within Word I have one big folder titled Food and then lots of smaller categories (Soups, Bread, Appetizers, etc.). It's probably not as good as a regular recipe software but it works for me. Because I like printed things, I plan to take some of the best recipes up to Kinkos (or an office supply place) and have them printed and spiral bound into a little book. It's much easier to use on the kitchen counter. That is one of those projects I'm saving for someday.

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  8. I used to make homemade bread all the time, but haven't lately. That picture makes me want to start again!

    I use the easiest and most convenient way I could think of for storing my recipes and their photos. I keep them in a folder on my desktop that has different folders inside for each category. May not be the best way, but it works for me. My motto is "the simpler, the better".

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  9. Your bread looks delicious-love homemade bread with jam. I use google all time for recipe searches as well. I love technology most of the time.

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  10. If anyone has an iPad, the Paprika app is pretty cool.

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  11. I've never had molasses bread, I wonder if I can vegan it up? This looks absolutely divine and perfect for a wintery day.

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  12. Kathy- I'll see what I can do.

    Joy & Caite- Thanks!

    Beth Fish- I'll check it out, thanks. The Herbed Kitchen is great and I love that she's local.

    Sheila- Google is great for that!

    Margot- Thanks I'll check it out. I suspect this will be a big project.

    Ellie- I just started making bread within the last couple of years. I was intimidating by it for so long.

    Peaceful & Jill- Thanks!

    Coffee- I don't know but give it a try

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  13. If you have Microsoft Office, use the OneNote program. It's sort of like a computer version of sticky notes. What I like about it is that it picks up the web sources automatically, so if I have a question about the recipe later, the source is right there. You can set up different categories, so it's easy to search for specific recipes.

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