16 Apr

Celebrating Smilestones

It is April 16, 2023, and ten years ago today, I sent out the introduction to From the Cookie Jar. This blog started in 2013 on the Get a Bigger Wagon website. Initially, the blog featured three topics: ideas, memories, and vintage recipes. My ideas covered topics from perfume to pantyhose, and my memories varied from dealing ...  Continue Reading

06 Mar

News: Five Years of Get a Bigger Wagon Young Entrepreneur Awards

Our 5th annual Get a Bigger Wagon Young Entrepreneur Awards (GABWYEA) presentation took place in affiliation with our 16th annual Haddock Entrepreneurial Speaker Series (HESS) and the Edwards School of Business on January 9, 2023. This year, we presented 9 awards, rather than 5, partly because our applicants were unusually wel...  Continue Reading

07 Oct

I Need Your Help

Dear Get a Bigger Wagon family, I need your help. Please take 3 seconds to read this.  Some of you are entrepreneurs and visit for information about The Haddock Entrepreneurial Speakers Series or the Get a Bigger Wagon Young Entrepreneur competition. Others visit here for recipes; some like to kee...  Continue Reading

04 Mar

News From Gord and Maureen

Our latest news update about Saskatchewan entrepreneurs is actually meant for our Get a Bigger Wagon Young Entrepreneur Awards alumni and future applicants. We are excited to share the YouTube link to the 14thpresentation in the Haddock Entrepreneurial Speaker series. The Edwards School of Business and Get a Bigger Wagon hav...  Continue Reading

01 Mar

News From Maureen

At the beginning of March, Prairies North Magazine and Saskatoon HOME Magazine's Spring issues arrived in subscribers’ mailboxes and on news stands. Each season when the magazines arrive, I make sure to post several new but well-tested recipes to supplement the columns I have written for the magazines.  In “Maureen’s...  Continue Reading

21 Jul

Welcome to From the Cookie Jar at Get a Bigger Wagon

In 2020, we launched a new design for our Get a Bigger Wagon website. On the redesigned site's home page, visitors can watch a seven-minute introduction video where Gord and I explain how the Get a Bigger Wagon project evolved.  What to Expect on Our Site:  A Section Dedicated to Our Young Entrepreneur Competition:   W...  Continue Reading

10 Apr

A Blue Ribbon for My Ancestors

At our house, we celebrate with cake! Often, our cake of choice is Most Memorable Marguerite Cake. Recently, I received a Blue Ribbon for this recipe. The ribbon came in the mail from a wonderful Internet site called Just a Pinch®. The idea of someone else trying this recipe, loving it, awarding it a ribbon of merit, and actua...  Continue Reading

16 Apr


Most of us remember, from childhood, a container made of ceramic, glass, or tin, where our favourite cookies could be found. Admit it; thinking of that vessel can create a sense of comfort and anticipation even decades later. In the past, a spare cookie jar might have kept the egg money safe for emergencies, hidden a key to t...  Continue Reading