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To all of the very special people who follow me, I am inordinately grateful for your friendship and support.  In considering how to share some of my other interests, I have decided to create a new site unlinked to this one.

My love and passion for baking, cooking, and creating my own recipes, has made me decide to expand my experiences with WordPress and the supportive community to a site totally dedicated to and for baking enthusiasts.

This location will continue to advocate and highlight on the critical need for and expansive power of Empathy.   Yet, not everyone wants to see both on the same blog.   There is nothing wrong with that; we are all multi-faceted with many emotions and interests.

So, if you would like to find me at a new site (in addition to this one) highlighting cooking and baking, please join me at Bubby Bakes     I would love to have your opinion and hope that it will be the right kind of move for some of you.  If it is not your cup of tea (cooking humor … drumroll) then please share the link with someone who might enjoy, partake,  and who I can have the pleasure to learn from as well.

Thank you, as ever, for your kindness and encouragement.  Please know that I send mine to you as well.


You are so welcome here!




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I am a huge empathy advocate and have been rooting for the underdog since I was a kid.  Words have always been my friend.  But, as I try to learn new tricks myself, one of my goals is to make better use of social media.

I am returning to my love of baking and creating new recipes.  Collecting cookbooks and food magazines, I began copying down interesting recipes in notebooks and on index cards from the time I was a teenager.

There is amazing food photography available online and I can appreciate the artistry of those with wonderful skills and talents.  They truly create a feast for the eyes.  While there are elaborate steps for the kitchen-enhanced and time-blessed, I strive to create good food that is fairly easy to prepare and becomes a delicious addition to recipes already made and enjoyed.

If you do use and make this recipe, I would love to see your photos! You can tag photos on Instagram @theempathyqueen . It would be great to hear if you liked it.

Molasses Multigrain Rolls

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This is a recipe that can be enhanced with added seeds – sesame, flax, poppy, shelled sunflower or pumpkin seeds inside or on top ~~ it is your own personal preference for how textured you like your bread.                                                                                                     @theempathyqueen


This recipe was created using a Kitchenaid Stand Mixer and dough hook.  I have not adapted it for use with a bread machine.  This recipe is kosher and non-dairy.  I chose my grains carefully to make the fiber and protein count.  If you choose to brush the top lightly with water, instead of an egg wash, it is perfectly vegan.  The oat flour and corn meal keep it from being too dense but blend beautifully.  If you cannot find oat flour near you, finely process rolled oats and measure out what you need.  Since I do a lot of baking, I bought a 4 oz. glass jar of Red Star® active dry yeast; it is much more economical.  Multigrain breads do not rise as high as other types, so I let it rest longer to rise higher.  If you like, you can also brush a very light coat of olive oil or melted honey on your just baked rolls.  Yum!

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