Recycling is better than sending trash to the landfill, of course, but I love it when we can re-use something at home and avoid any further processing altogether. We recently converted an empty cheese shaker into a handy container for cinnamon sugar.
To make cinnamon sugar, simply combine 1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon (we like Vietnamese Cassia Cinnamon from Savory Spice Shop) with 1 cup of sugar (I use Zulka all-natural pure cane sugar) in the container and shake to combine.
Pop the lid on the side with holes and sprinkle the cinnamon sugar on buttered toast, cookies, muffins, pancakes, popcorn, baked apples, etc.
Do you have any new uses for old containers? I’d love to hear your ideas.