September 26

5 Frugal & Funky Halloween Treats!!

Posted by on September 26, 2015 at 8:00 PM

5 Frugal & Funky Halloween Treats!!

Halloween is almost here, and we are so excited! We have rounded up 5 Frugal & Funky Halloween Treats that will be so much fun to make and enjoy with the entire family. If you go to Halloween parties, then you can be the center of attention with your incredible treats you make. For the most part these Halloween bites are pretty simple and frugal to make. You may need a touch of creativity, but that’s not so hard. Get together with your friends or kids and get the party started, we want to see how your Halloween treats turn out!

So here are the 5 Frugal & Funky Halloween Treats:

5 Frugal & Funky Halloween Treats!!

Ghost Pops

Here is an excellent opportunity to turn a banana into a spooky (and adorable) little ghost pop! You can use 3 bananas to get 6 ghost pops. You are going to cut each banana in half and then insert a popsicle stick into the flat end of the cut banana. Pop them in the freezer for a few hours while you gather the rest of your ingredients. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 26

Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters Just $11.50 @

Posted by on September 26, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters Just $11.50 @

Are you a fan of candy skulls or anything of the sort? Or perhaps you are searching for a perfect mold to make your family some Halloween cookies. Amazon Canada has these adorable candy skull cookie cutters for a great price. You can grab these Fred and Friends Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters (set of 4) for just $11.50. Spend $25 to get free shipping.

Candy skulls are not only fabulous for Halloween, I would use these Fred and Friends Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters all year round. I have some adorable candy skull decor in my bathroom and you may be able to call me obsessed. Either way, these cookie cutters are fabulous and at a great price too. For just $11.50 you can have yourself a set of 4 quality Sweet Spirits Cookie Cutters made by Fred & Friends when you shop at Amazon Canada. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 21

73% Off Cuisinart 9″ Round Cake Pan Was $30 | Now $8 & Free Shipping @ (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 21, 2015 at 11:53 AM

73% Off Cuisinart 9 Round Cake Pan Was $30 | Now $8 & Free Shipping @ (EXPIRED)

I feel like I am doing a series of the greatest baking deals you can find! Either way, I am totally getting a kick out of these awesome deals and having a lot of fun sharing them with you. Today, I located this sweet Cuisinart 9″ Round Cake Pan (SMB-9RCKSC) on sale from $29.99 down to just $7.99 with free shipping. I hadn’t noticed this pan before because it doesn’t qualify for our own bonus discount; however, it is still a fantastic deal.

Do note that there are two different models of cake pans: one with handles (this model) and one without handles, which usually retails for less. I compared the same model of Cuisinart 9″ Round Cake Pan with other online retailers and here is the price comparison: Read the rest of this entry »

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August 20

80% Off – Cuisinart 9″ Square Pan Was $30 | Now $6.21 & Free Shipping @ Newegg (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 20, 2015 at 11:45 AM

80% Off   Cuisinart 9 Square Pan Was $30 | Now $6.21 & Free Shipping @ Newegg (EXPIRED)

All my fellow bakers out there, do I ever have a hot deal for you! The Cuisinart SMB-9SCKSC 9″ (23cm) Square Cake Pan is now on sale from $29.99 down to $6.99. Use our exclusive coupon code MOOSENWG817 to bring the pan down an extra 10%. Then, you will pay just $6.21 for this baking pan and receive free shipping.

I price compared this Cusinart baking pan with Best Buy Canada where it retails for $29.99 and with where it also retails for $29.99. Thus, the original price of this baking pan is actually quite accurate making this a stellar deal. Read the rest of this entry »

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August 12

71% Off Cuisinart 9″ Loaf Pan Was $25 | Now $7.19 after Coupon & Free Shipping @ Newegg (EXPIRED)

Posted by on August 12, 2015 at 12:34 PM

71% Off Cuisinart 9 Loaf Pan Was $25 | Now $7.19 after Coupon & Free Shipping @ Newegg (EXPIRED)

Hello cooks and bakers! Newegg Canada has a selection of Cuisinart cooking and baking supplies on sale and we have an exclusive coupon code for an extra 10% off select items. I found this Cuisinart 9″ Loaf Pan that was $24.99 and is now on sale for $7.99. After our exclusive coupon code MOOSE810NWG to bring the cost for the loaf pan down to $7.19 with free shipping.

There is another sweet Cuisinart deal I found as well that is mentioned below, but this one takes the loaf! These loaf pans are perfect for small casseroles, small lasagnas, breads, loaves, and many more fantastic dishes. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 30

(97% off) 50x Muffin/Cupcake Cases only $2.18 & Free Shipping @!

Posted by on July 30, 2015 at 12:00 PM

(97% off) 50x Muffin/Cupcake Cases only $2.18 & Free Shipping @!

From time to time, I hit up this eBay deals page to see if there’s anything worth buying. Everything featured on there is up to 60% off plus comes with the added bonus of totally free shipping <<< that’s the part I like to see! I was browsing the page this morning and these colourful cupcake cases caught my eye – I’m an avid baker and always on the lookout for supplies. You can pick up some sets of these 50 cupcake cases for only $2.18CA with free shipping!

eBay states this is up to 97% discount on the original price – while I feel that this amount has been inflated, I still think that just over two dollars including shipping is a superb deal for these fun and funky baking accessories. Read the rest of this entry »

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March 1

Amazon Canada: Nordicware Anniversary Bundt Pan Was $47 | Now $26 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Posted by on March 1, 2015 at 3:41 PM

Amazon Canada: Nordicware Anniversary Bundt Pan Was $47 | Now $26 & Free Shipping (Expired)

Good afternoon, bakers! has discounted the Nordicware Anniversary Bundt Pan from $47.50 down to $25.62. As the bundt pan is over $25 (just!), your order also qualifies for free shipping.

Bundt pans are notorious pans for baking. You may have never used one before, but you have most likely indulged in a cake made in a budt pan. Most coffee cakes and other cakes made for eating with beverages received their shape from a bundt pan.

The 60th anniversary bundt pan by Nordicware is special. It features a special heat reflective exterior for uniform browning so your cakes look better (and taste better). This bundt pan has a narrow base for tall cakes and an extra-large centre tube. The side handles are my favourite feature by far. My parents own two bundt pans and they are always so darn tricky to take out of the oven and then remove the cake. With sloped sides, your grip is just not as good as on a regular pan. However, with handles this step becomes a breeze.

The bundt pan has a 10 to 12 cup capacity so you can make all your favourite recipes in your new pan.

Now, I price compared this exact bundt pan with other retailers. Here is what the pan retails for elsewhere:

  • $39.99 @ Kitchen Niche Canada
  • $44.99 @ Home Depot Canada
  • $36.99 @ Ben Bath & Beyond
  • $51.71 @ Chef’s Catalogue Canada
  • $36 US @ Williams Sonoma

All these retailers also charge for shipping so you would spend an extra bit of money there ($10+). Amazon Canada most certainly has the best deal on this Nordic ware bundt pan. The reviews for this pan are extraordinarily positive on both and

This product far exceeded my expectations! I am thrilled with this product-produces a perfectly formed cake every time. Great workmanship, excellent product!!


I have bought many bundt pans…all have been donated to the church garage sale. This pan will be passed down to my grandkids…because I will definitely be giving one each to my kids.

I hope her grandkids are bakers or that will be a waste of a good pan! I have been meaning to buy myself one of these for ages. I love baking and often want to make cakes that require this sort of pan. At this price, you cannot go wrong!

(Expiry: Unknown)

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April 25

Amazon Canada: Wilton Performance Pans $14

Posted by on April 25, 2014 at 10:30 AM

Amazon Canada: Wilton Performance Pans $14

Amazon has a sweet deal that will quench your baking desires. They have a set of Wilton Performance Pans in Paisley for only $14.28, was $60.99. This three-piece set sells for varying prices all over the net, but none even come as close to being this low.

With wedding season fast approaching, this set would be amazing to make a beautiful tiered wedding cake. The cake in the photo is so gorgeous, it makes me want to get remarried just for the cake factor. Wedding cakes are so expensive, which is why I opted not to have one. I think it can be an over the top indulgence and not part of a frugal person’s wedding budget. But, if you have a few baking skills and just want something that looks nice and feeds a few guests, you might want to consider this set.

Wilton is a serious name in baking and they have pretty much everything you could ever want in tools and decorating for anything sweet. Their pans are completely high-quality and the Performance set is even higher quality. You know you really can’t go wrong with high-quality baking pans for less than $5 each.

As always, Amazon ships for free on orders over $25, so why not peruse the Wilton aisle at Amazon and get a few more items on sale to go with your new pans? This would also make a wonderful Mother’s Day gift idea for the mom who loves to make cakes.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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February 8 Save 20% On Muffin & Cake Pans

Posted by on February 8, 2014 at 3:00 PM Save 20% On Muffin & Cake Pans

When I think of Valentine’s Day, I think of baking yummy treats. As I posted 7 yummy heart-shaped and inexpensive treats you could make instead of spending tons of boxed chocolates last night, I thought this deal might interest those who choose to get some love day baking on. has 20% off muffin and cake pans on this weekend.

They aren’t just selling heart-shaped items during this sale, but since Valentine’s Day is so close, I want to point you to those items. Shipping is very fast from so I’m going to say if you order today, you’ll have your items by early next week. I recently ordered from them, but one of my items was broken inside the box. I contacted customer service and my new item was here within days. I love that about a company!

Check out:

I’d love to stay and chat with you Moosers, but I’m on the way to making cake pops. Have fun baking!

Shipping is free on orders over $25.

(Expiry: 9th February 2014)

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December 4

Amazon Canada: Wilton 50-Piece Ultimate Decorating Tool Caddy Only $50 (Was $108) – Expired

Posted by on December 4, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Wilton 50 Piece Ultimate Decorating Tool Caddy Only $50 (Was $108)   Expired

Head over to Amazon today and get the Wilton 50-piece tool and caddy decorating set for only $49.98, was $108.

This set would make a fantastic gift idea for the aspiring baker and decorator. I’ve said before I can’t bake to save my life, but my husband loves doing stuff like this and he would appreciate a fun set like this to experiment with. It has a number of round, star, basket weave, leaf, petal and so many more tips. It also includes tools like a flower nail, tip brush, professional bag, disposable bag, spatula and more. On top of that you’ll get some icing, a practice board with stand and the cake decorating beginners guide.

You’ll also have a very handy storage case to store it all in! Reviewers rated this item high and said they had bought it for gifts, but kept it for themselves.

As I was writing this post, the original deal I had for you was for $39, but as Amazon is known to do, they changed the price to $49. This is still a good deal as I couldn’t find it at any other store for less than $60, unless it was sold out.

Shipping will be free on this purchase from Best Buy, as it is on purchases over $20.

(Expiry: Unknown)

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November 23

Best Buy Canada: 50% Off All Wilton

Posted by on November 23, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Best Buy Canada: 50% Off All Wilton

Get 50% off all Wilton bakeware and accessories at Best Buy.

Wilton is the name in bakeware, and if you are planning on doing some baking over the holidays, you’ve come to the right place to get stocked up.

This Wilton Excelle Elite baking set is a really great deal. It comes with a 12-cup standard muffin pan, 15″ x 10″ cookie pan and a 9″ x 5″ loaf pan. It was $35.98, now only $14.98.

This 3D mini skull cake pan is very festive (well, it could be!). Was $38.19, now $19.19.

The decorating tip set has 48 pieces and is great for any type of decorating. My husband would probably love this. Was $119.99, now only $59.99.

Shipping is free at a $20 spend.

(Expiry: 5th December 2013)

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October 14

Thanksgiving Food: Make Versus Buy

Posted by on October 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM

Thanksgiving Food: Make Versus Buy

With Canadian Thanksgiving here, my family and I planned the menu for the Thanksgiving meal, which we are hosting at our house.  My husband does 95% of the cooking in our household; however, I usually contribute in the menu planning and the dessert baking of the meal.  This year we are planning on having a turkey dinner including the turkey (I bought a frozen Butterball turkey, which is on sale this week at Loblaws for $1.25/pound), dressing, brussels sprouts, rolls, some type of potato dish, salad, cheesecake and another healthier dessert option.  This menu takes a lot of time, effort and consideration to plan and prepare.  This got me to thinking, what is the cheaper option for our menu: make or buy?

Bread or rolls

Like the vast majority of the population, most of the time, we buy our bread and rolls.  That said, on a cool fall weekend morning you might just see me baking a loaf of homemade bread in my kitchen.  I absolutely love the smell of freshly baked bread perforating through my house, and fresh bread tastes so delicious!  The other weekend I took my dog for a quick run, and when I came home I devoured 2 slices of freshly baked bread.  It was heavenly.  In determining whether to make rolls or purchase them, I visited my local Loblaws.  There, a dozen small whole wheat dinner rolls cost $2.99.  Using this recipe I calculated the cost of ingredients if I make my own:

  • ¾ cup water- FREE
  • ¾ cup milk- $0.35
  • ¼ cup honey- $0.50
  • 2 tbsp canola oil $0.05
  • 1 tbsp molasses $0.05
  • 2 ¼ tbsp yeast $0.10
  • 3 cups whole wheat flour $1.50

Total cost: $2.55

Verdict:  When you factor in the time it takes to make the rolls, it makes better financial sense to purchase them.  That said, if you enjoy the act of baking, and take pride in your ability to bake home-baked items, make your own.

Homemade Cheesecake

We generally don’t eat dessert that often.  I eat clean, so I rarely eat sugar at all, however if we do eat dessert I go all out!  If I’m going to eat something for dessert, I want it to be incredibly decadent.  For Thanksgiving I’m going to make my own homemade cheesecake.  For comparison’s sake, this week at Loblaws, a 1kg President’s Choice cheesecake is on sale for $12.99.  Using this recipe, here are the ingredients of a classic cheesecake I have made before, which is sure to please:

  • 1 graham cracker crust $1.99 (I bought this on sale)
  • 5 250g packages of cream cheese at $1.99 each= $9.95 (also on sale)
  • 1 cup sugar $0.50
  • 3 tbsp flour $0.01
  • 1 tbsp vanilla $0.05
  • 1 cup sour cream $1.00
  • 4 eggs $0.75

Total cost: $14.25

Verdict:  If you can purchase the cheesecake on sale, it is actually cheaper to purchase the premade cheesecake.  Additionally, when you purchase a pre-made cheesecake, you are guaranteed that it will taste good.  If you make your own, you could be destined to fail.

Sweet potato casserole:

We have a number of specialty food stores in the city in which I live, one of which specializes in sweet potato casserole.  We love it, although it isn’t cheap.  For a small, 500g container of the casserole, it costs approximately $6.00.  If we were to purchase this for Thanksgiving, we would have to purchase approximately four 500g containers of the casserole to feed our extended family of 11, for a total cost of $24.  In comparison, this recipe is a homemade version of our favourite spud dish:

  • 4 cups sweet potatoes $4.00
  • ½ cup white sugar $0.25
  • 2 eggs $0.38
  • ½ tsp salt $0.01
  • 4 tbsp butter $0.25
  • ½ cup milk $0.28
  • ½ tsp vanilla $0.02
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar $0.25
  • 1/3 cup white flour $0.10
  • 3 tbsp butter $0.20
  • ½ cup pecans $1.00

Total cost:  $6.74

Verdict: Making my own sweet potato casserole will be much, much cheaper than buying a store-bought casserole.


If you are a clean eater like me, although it’s either equal in price, or cheaper to purchase some baked goods, I still prefer to make my own, as I’m in control of the ingredient quality, and there aren’t additional fillers, sweeteners or preservatives.  Also, I LOVE the bragging rights I garner when I make my own food.  Call me overly dependent on receiving praise from other people, but I really appreciate the positive reinforcement which comes from producing excellent food.  It also shows them, in a practical way, how much I love them.   As my husband’s Italian grandmother always says, I am happiest when I am feeding my family and filling their bellies with healthy food!  Mange!


If you aren’t concerned about preservatives and additives, sometimes purchasing baked goods is a cheaper option than making your own.  For other menu items, such as potato dishes, salads, turkey etc, it will almost always be cheaper to make your own food as opposed to purchasing pre-made dishes.  Additionally, I think it tastes a lot better when you make your own, although this depends on how adept a cook you are.

Besides purchasing some dinner rolls, we will be making 100% of our Thanksgiving meal.  My husband and I really enjoy both the planning and the cooking of our meals.  This isn’t something we would trade for a pre-made meal.  We will be saving a considerable amount of money when you consider the cost of packaged items such as casseroles, salads, gravy and other fixings.  Our guests will likely bring a bottle of wine, or offer to bring an item to contribute to the table, which will also lessen our expenses.  Regardless of what people bring, we are always happy to feed our family.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Photo Credit: Ruthanne Reid

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October 8

Amazon Canada: Up To 45% Off Wilton

Posted by on October 8, 2013 at 7:00 PM

Amazon Canada: Up To 45% Off Wilton

Get up to 45% off Wilton brand bakeware and decorating supplies at Amazon.

If you are into baking or cake decoration, you know Wilton. They have fantastic and fun supplies for all your sweet goodness needs. I am not much of a baker because I have trouble following directions, but my husband is a fantastic little cookie maker. He would love some of these items as gifts, although I’m sure he wouldn’t admit it, until you tried his famous chocolate chip cookies and praised him.

The best deals I see are:

Shipping is free when you spend over $25.

Photo credit: Alex

(Expiry: 13th October 2013)

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August 15

Chapters Canada: B1G1 50% Off All Meri Meri Party Collection

Posted by on August 15, 2013 at 9:00 PM

Chapters Canada: B1G1 50% Off All Meri Meri Party Collection

Buy one, get one 50% off the Meri Meri party collection at Chapters.

If you are planning a party or doing some baking any time soon, this sale is for you! I’m always planning a party, considering I have three boys born in three different seasons, plus my husband in the other season. On top of that there is Halloween, Christmas, Valentines Day and just whatever reason I need to have a party (I don’t need a reason). I absolutely love themed parties, and the themes available from the Meri Meri collection are pretty cool. I don’t bake much, but my husband does, and I love to give his baking as a gift. I could dress it up really nicely with some of these items. You could shop this collection for a while, the list is long! Everything is very tasteful and elegantly themed. You should hurry it up though, because some of the best items have already sold out.

For a simple way to dress up homemade cupcakes for a baby shower, check out this cupcake kit. $12.95.

If you are having a pirate party, they have so many great items items, like these party hats. Buy them with something else (like the cupcake kit) and get them for $5.48, was $10.95.

There are quite a few mix and match items, and if you were planning a carnival-themed party, these invitations are cute: $14.95. Match them with these cupcake boxes, which are perfect for taking home the goodies. They were $9.95, but you get them for $4.98 when you buy the invitations or another item with them.

Shipping will be free when you spend $25 or more.

(Expiry: 19th August 2013)

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July 12

Beyond the Rack: Kitchen Favourites Up To 50% Off

Posted by on July 12, 2013 at 12:00 PM

Beyond the Rack: Kitchen Favourites Up To 50% Off

I am someone who loves to cook, so I am always looking for the newest and coolest kitchen products out there.  Beyond the Rack has a great sale on right now of kitchen favourites for up to 50% off.

There are a huge variety of items to choose from from: smaller kitchen gadgets to small appliances and even kitchen trolleys.  One of the fun kitchen cooking tools that I want to grab is this Chef Buddy Food Steamer that was $49.99 and is now just $19.99.  I have priced these out before and this is a great deal! I also love this Four Piece Canister Set that was $45.99 and is now $29.99.  How smart is it to have stainless steel spoons attached to it so that you are not looking for something to get the ingredients out!

One of the fun gadget-type products that is so cool is this Smartware Cookware Stencil Decorating Set that was $15 and is now just $9.99. It has eight pieces and is perfect for the person that likes to make birthday or special holiday baking items.  You can stencil the decorations right on, easily making your baking look like it was professionally done.

As for the cost of shipping, it will depend on how much and what exactly you purchase. The great thing is that if you find something else you want to buy later in the day, there will be no additional shipping charges because you will only have to pay one shipping charge per day.

(Expiry: 15th July 2013)

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