A few lovely examples of pantries I’d like to move into! Enjoy!
What a great idea! A simple 4-ingredient Apple Cider cocktail that you can make easily at home!
Some awesome tips and tricks from a fellow Canadian which you can do easily and quickly to help you move toward a more minimalist home and life!
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!
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!
This is a lovely little Instagram illustration to help you create a “storytelling” home via TheLittleOakLearning.com
Find the ten things you need to turn your abode into a magical land!
No Crust Quiche
- 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
- 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
Ward 385 Dessert
- large bowl, whisk, baking pan if you make your own pound cake
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
- Bread machine
- 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
- Measure ingredients and add to baking pan in the order above
- Select Basic Cycle