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Well holy crap. I never imagined that there was a better way to close a box of cereal to keep it fresh. And it works on lots of other box tops!

We put our cereal into a container that actually fits in our cupboard, as the boxes can be too tall to fit.

But Becky Holden McGhee just blew my mind with her super simple, and crafty, solution to the improperly closed box! You can do this with a number of boxes for crackers, granola bars and so on!

Watch below!

When we ran out of bathroom spray, I decided that I really didn’t want to replace it with the usual cocktail of chemicals found in many odour eliminating sprays.

So I turned to Pinterest and found a recipe for an air freshener made from 2 ingredients: baking soda and essential oils. I have a small mason jar that for some reason doesn’t have the lid insert, and I have no idea where it would be! So I used that and the cardstock became the lid.

The recipe is this: 1/4 cup baking soda and 6 drops of your favourite essential oil. That’s it. Pop it into a mason jar and poke holes in the lid. Give it a shake and voila, air freshener. A little tip is, when you shake, cover the lid with your hands so baking soda doesn’t fly everywhere!

I got the recipe from a pin that links to purasentials.com but their last blog post was from 2016 so I’m not sure it’s being kept up!

Here are the steps:

Now you’re all set. Remember to keep a hand over the top of the lid when you shake it!

No Crust Quiche

Ingredients

  • 4 oz chedder cheese, shredded
  • 6-7 strips of bacon, cooked (crumbled)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup white flour
  • 1 T butter or margarine
  • 1/2 t salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 4 eggs

Instructions 

  • Butter the bottom of a 10 inch pie plate and sprinkle the cheese over the bottom. Add the bacon
  • In a blender or mixer, combine the remaining ingredients and blend for one minute
  • Pour the mixture over the cheese and bacon in the pie plate
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes
  • Let cool for a few minutes and serve
Course: Main Course
Keyword: quiche

Ward 385 Dessert

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings (if you share!)
A pudding and cake concoction that will blow your socks off! I got this from my late friend, Shelly Sarwal.

Equipment

  • large bowl, whisk, baking pan if you make your own pound cake

Ingredients

  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 2 pkg instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups whipped cream
  • 1 pound cake (cut into 1/2" cubes)
  • 2 pkg Skor bits

Instructions 

  • Pour cold milk into a large mixing bowl
  • Whisk in pudding mix and let stand 5 minutes
  • Fold in whipped cream
  • Put half of the pound cake cubes in a 3 1/2 quart serving bowl
  • Layer with half the Skopr bits and half the pudding mixture
  • Repeat layers ending with pudding mixture
  • Garnish with whipped cream and Skor bits
  • Refrigerate for at least one hour

Notes

This is my vanilla version.  The original was in chocolate.  To make the chocolate version, use chocolate pudding and add 1/2 cup chocolate syrup.  Enjoy!
Author: Shelly Sarwal
Cost: $12
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Canadian
Keyword: cake, pudding, skor bits, whipped cream

Yellow Cake

Prep Time 16 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups white all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 T baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 t vanilla
  • 2 eggs

Instructions 

  • In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar and baking powder
  • Add milk, margarine and vanilla, beat on low speed in mixer or with hand blender until combined
  • Beat on high for 2 minutes
  • Add eggs and beat for a further 2 minutes
  • Pour into two greased and floured 9 x 1 1/2 inch pan
  • Bake at 375° for 25-30 minues or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  • Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for 10 minutes then remove from pan
  • Cool completely on wire racks

Notes

I use this same recipe to make cupcakes.  I line the muffin pan with paper liners and fill about 3/4 full.  Then I bake for 18-23 minutes.  Once removed from the oven, cool as above.
Author: Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook
Course: Dessert
Keyword: cupcake

This is one of my absolute favourite breads from our bread machine cookbook. It’s made with molasses and cornmeal, giving the bread a bit of a nutty flavour and a great texture!

The recipe below is from “Canada’s Best Bread Machine Baking Recipes” by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt.

New England Anadama Bread

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 50 minutes
A bread machine recipe for a lovely bread with a taste of molasses! This recipe is for a 2lb (1kg) load.

Equipment

  • Bread machine

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup skim milk powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 2 tbsp shortening
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1 1/2 tsp bread machine yeast

Instructions 

  • Measure ingredients and add to baking pan in the order above
  • Select Basic Cycle

Notes

Variation:
This loaf has a strong molasses flavour.  If you don’t want that, substitute 1 T of brown sugar for 1 T of the molasses.
Author: Donna Washburn + Heather Butt
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: canada’s best bread maching baking recipes, new england anadama bread