Friday, January 21, 2022



always makes me think of my Dad.

His all time favorite food was 

When he married my Mom he
had been a bachelor for a long time.
He told her that she wouldn't have 
to cook big meals for him because he
was used to fending for himself for meals.

She said later that what he
was that she was going to have
to BAKE every day of life.
And what did she bake?
He liked it plain or with butter
on it. 
We like whipped cream!

One day I baked gingerbread
when SweetCheeks was about three

She looked at the pan and asked...
Where did HIMS go?

What do you mean?
Where's the GINGERBREAD BOY you ahlways mahke?
She thought the
gingerbread boy had been
baked INSIDE the cake!;>)

A few days ago I had an old friend,
Sylvia Cannon,
ask me for the recipe that I posted years ago.
SO---I thought maybe you
would like it, too. 
Here is the picture she sent me

The recipe below is almost
identical to my mother's recipe.
(only better!;>)
Let me tell you- this stuff
is good for what ails you.

Prep: 15 min. 

Bake: 30 min.Yield: 9 Servings


  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2/3 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon-2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • (1 tsp is pretty bland-adjust to taste)
  • 1\/2 teaspoon salt
  • Whipped cream


  • Combine egg, sugar, molasses, butter and water; mix well. In a large bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ginger and salt; add molasses mixture. Beat until well mixed. Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until cake tests done. Serve warm with whipped cream. Yield: 9 servings

I hope you all have a wonderful warm


We have been having 


My Hero is always cold since

his cancer battle a few years ago.

This should warm him up!

January Jones!!!


I guess it worked!

Look what happened to 


he was holding!

I hope you have a 

wonderful WARM weekend!

Keep smiling-

Spring is coming soon

unless you live in Wisconsin

your photo name


Pamela M. Steiner said...

You are hilarious. Those last two pictures have me chuckling. Oh, I LOVE gingerbread and whipped cream. My mother used to bake that a lot too, but she would put a very thin glaze of a confectioner's sugar glaze on top while it was still warm. I guess we had whipped cream too, if it was available. Gingerbread is best when it is still warm. Now I want some. Thanks a lot. I'll have to bake it. Unless you want to come down here and bake it for me. It's much warmer here than there! LOL. Have a blessed weekend.

Donna said...

Dang Girl!!! Another five pounds here!!Hahaa
Been looking for a good Gingerbread recipe! Will try this one!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your father had a SERIOUS gingerbread addiction!

R's Rue said...


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Too funny! I love gingerbread, I will have to try your recipe soon!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

WAIT - you mean to tell me that's NOT where gingerbread boys come from ?????
I love gingerbread, and pinned this.
That cookie - LOL!

MadSnapper said...

thanks for the recipe. i found a gluten free for gingerbread cookies, but it is invovled and have the ingredients but have not tried it. this i can do using the gluten free flour and i like the cake better than cookies, plus I have all the ingredients.
Kids are so funny, this was all new to her. bob would melt if he saw this, not the cookie but him. ha ha

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I I haven't made gingerbread in a long time, now I'm wishing I did. It looks and sounds so good. Thanks for the recipe so now I won't have to look up mine !

jack69 said...

A visit to your house is ALWAYS a delight. We are smiling. Good to know Hubby can get warmed up!!!
Oh and SweetCheeks! There is always one that says things easier remembered!
I do like ginger bread, BUT for us finding good molasses is impossible as of late.
Hugs to you and your hero, you leave us smiling...
Sherry & jack, yep this is Florida and Spring isn't so far away. Never been in WIS in the winter, but KNOW from good friends, it hangs tough a long time.

jp@A Green Ridge said...

Boy am I glad I stopped by today. My sinus infection is waning (thank goodness) and I could sure go for some of this...because I LOVE THE STUFF! Never had a good recipe so I' going to try yours!!

Wild Oak Designs said...

Dear Diana, I am sorry it is so cold! We saw on the news! Yikes!
It isn't terribly cold here...will get into the 70s today...and its clear...but we get Santa Ana winds later uck....
Hope you are doing ok....

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Such a cute story. Thanks for the recipe. Sweet cheeks is so darn cute. Stay warm and cozy. xoxo

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

I haven't had gingerbread in ages! My mom used to make it and yes, topped with whipped cream it's a real treat! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! Stay warm! Hugs!

Bill said...

I haven't had ginger bread in years, nobody in my family likes it. Stores here have gingerbread men out in the containers around Easter. I don't think they are very popular here.

Carol said...

I adore the snowman cookie. My daughter loves gingerbread so I will be sure to give her this recipe. Also, how funny that the little one thought you had baked the gingerbread man.

Jenny the Pirate said...

January Jones is certainly a beauty. Gingerbread recipe copied and in the queue! Thank you! xoxo

Hootin' Anni said...

That looks like a south texas snowman!! Without the "magic touch above". Lol

I use a very similar recipe for gingerbread, but use dark molasses!! Yum.

Nellie said...

Gingerbread! Perfect for a cold, January day! Stay warm and cozy!

This N That said...

mmmmmm yum… I remember it from my childhood. Thanks for the recipe ..We also are in the 0° range through the weekend. February is supposed to be warmer. I guess we’ll see. Have a wonderful weekend my friend.

Jeanie said...

I do love gingerbread and this sounds delish so thanks for sharing teh recipe. It's good any time of year!

Bless said...

It's not quite as cold as that where I am, but, I remember those cold Wisconsin winters! Brr!
Thank you for posting the gingerbread recipe; it sounds delicious!
Very cute Friday funny and the melting snowman cookie!

Cecilia said...

Ooo, I love me some gingerbread. I'm going to save your recipe, not make it as I'm trying to lose some weight. Ate too much at the holidays. Yep, I did and why didn't you post this before Christmas when I was pigging out?!? Lol. Stay warm. We're only in the 40's and I'm cold!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs, Cecilia

Lynne said...

You are such fun . . .
a good recipe too.
Made me think of my momma . . .

Ginny Hartzler said...

You are funny today! A very easy gingerbread recipe, HURRAH!!! I have printed it and will make it this weekend, I cannot WAIT!! Thanks!

happyone said...

That gingerbread cake sure looks good.
Love the cookie - so cute.

Terri D said...

Oh, how I love good gingerbread!! Is your moist? It has to be moist! Thank you for the recipe!! Yum! xo

Lowcarb team member said...

So funny, I'm still chuckling.

Have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

John's Island said...

Hi Diana, What a delightful post. Yes, I remember the gingerbread boys. :-) Wow, I haven’t had gingerbread for a long time. Your recipe looks great. I think you’ve just given me an idea for the weekend. That last photo looks delicious! :-) A very good weekend to you! John

Lorrie said...

Hi Diana,
What a fun post! We love gingerbread, too, with a lemon sauce! Hope your husband stays warm!

Janie Junebug said...

The gingerbread looks so good. I love whipped cream but haven't had it in a long time because it tends to upset my stomach. sigh


Billie Jo said...

Ok! I am all over that gingerbread! Thank you, sweet lady!

living from glory to glory said...

Thanks, wrote this one out! Where or where is the Gingerbread Boy? Miss January better put some long John’s on 😳

Junkchiccottage said...

Thanks for the laugh and the yummy recipe. Have a good weekend. xoxo

Ann said...

When I was growing up, my mom used to make gingerbread with a warm lemon sauce poured over it. I may have to bake some of that today.
It's only 1 degree here. Not much chance of warming up.

Kim said...

Those little one stories are the best! I bet you can hear her asking about the HIMS every time you bake. What a fabulous treasure to have living inside your head. xxoo

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Love your memories of Sweetcheeks, Diana. I’m like your Dad and am crazy about gingerbread. I’ll take mine with whipped cream, please.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

How cute is this about Sweetcheeks and the gingerbread. Thanks for the recipe too. Stay warm and enjoy the weekend.

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, I love gingerbread! Cake, cookies, and anything ginger. Your gingerbread looks Yummy, Diana. And you're right, even better with whipped cream. The recipe doesn't look too hard either. Since your Dad loved gingerbread, did you have it all the time growing up? Oh, that SweetCheeks' smile just made my day. : )


Wanda said...

Looks yummy. My dearest is always cold. That old CHF and his frail and fragile little body!! But his heart has never been warmer! Praise God that he's still with us!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

You sure know how to put a smile on our faces! I just love gingerbread and haven't made it in a while. Thank you for sharing the recipe, I need to make it again soon. What a chuckle from sweet Miss Sweet Cheeks! Don't you wish they didn't grow so fast! Glad that you blogged about those special years and can still share those memories with us :)

Lisa said...

I’m not a fan of Ginger bread unless its lightly spiced.
We got two snows this week. One was more of an ice storm on top of 4 inches of snow. Just a mess. Last night we got about two inches of pure fluffy snow. It was beautiful.

Carla from The River said...

A fun post my Wisconsin Pal.. and the Packers are playing in the COLD!
Thank you for the recipe, I like gingerbread too.

Rose L said...

Hmmmm, now to get someone to make the gingerbread cake for me. I love the cookies of melted snowman! LOL. Those I could make. What kind of frosting is it?

My Tata's Cottage said...

Oh thank you for the gingerbread recipe. Our old neighbors years ago was this cute Mormon couple. When we moved into the neighborhood they came pounding on our door on CHRISTmas Eve. We opened it and they were singing CHRISTmas carols at the top of their lungs! They were good too! Mrs. Thompson baked us a batch of fresh warm gingerbread with warm lemon sauce. IT was the most delightful gingerbread and lemon sauce we ever had to this very day. SIGH!
Love seeing your photos. Oh how those girls have grown up.

HUGS to you

Shortbread and Ginger said...

I haven't made gingerbread for ages! You have put me in the mood for some!

jmac said...

HaHaHaHa!!! melting snowman cookie!!! I MUST make your recipe for my grands...I bet they've never had real gingerbread. Times...they are a changing aren't they?? Sad.

Was wondering about you recently. Still selling real estate?

Ricki Treleaven said...

LOL you are so funny....I love anything with ginger in it, especially gingerbread. YUM!!!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, gingerbread is the best. Thanks for the recipe! If only we could all look like January Jones..., but then, we wouldn't be able to eat gingerbread with whipped cream! I'd rather be chubby! Hugs xo K

roughterrain crane said...

Yes. Spring is coming soon. Happy weekend to you!

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