Soak the beans the night before you cook them. The next day, begin cooking seven hours before you plan to eat. Beans cooked in a six-quart terra-cotta bean pot have a richer flavor and finer texture, but you can also use a cast-iron Dutch oven.
Dark molasses is front and center in the filling of this shoofly pie. The crust is perfectly crimped, the filling is luscious, and the amount of buttery crumbles on top is generous;you might have to shoo your family away so they don't sneak some before it's time for dessert.
Most granola is packed with lots of fat and little nutrition. This version has goodness in every bite and is low in fat. Serve with a dollop of plain yogurt and sliced fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast. The recipe can easily be doubled.
This hearty round loaf is made with rolled oats, plus healthful whole-wheat flour. Molasses gives it a hint of sweetness. Try it at breakfast, toasted and spread with jam, or at lunch, with sliced turkey and cheddar.