Family Friendly Snack Ideas

50 Family Friendly Snack Ideas {A Pretty Life}

 Oh snack time.  I am not a fan of it.  I mean, I like to snack but I can't stand putting together snacks, and I think it's because I often can't think of good ideas in the moment.  That, and the fact that I seem to be in my kitchen all day long.  So sometimes the last thing I want to do after I've just finished with one meal, is to come up with another idea and make something else. But, kids...they need to snack. We do too for that matter...hello 3:00 in the afternoon munchies!  My oldest 2 are … [Read more...]

S’more Magic Cookie Bars

S'more Magic Cookie Bars {A Pretty Life}

Over the holiday season I made the Magic Cookie Bar recipe made famous by a condensed milk company and they were delicious (and I was surprised how quick they were to make)!  As soon as I made them the wheels started spinning with how I could alter the recipe and get some marshmallows into them.  Because marshmallows.  Then my mind wandered over to golden grahams cereal.  So I went for it and played with the recipe and came up with these S'more Magic Cookie Bars. I initially just wanted the ma … [Read more...]

Building A Dinner Pantry


This January I've taken it upon myself to get my kitchen in order, organized and well stocked...there's something about this time of year that makes me want to get things organized.  So far I've shared how I stock my pantry with baking supplies, and today I'm sharing how I keep my kitchen stocked with staples for making dinner! To make dinner planning easy and stress free, it's important to keep a well stocked pantry.  It's so frustrating to be looking for ingredients for a healthy dinner at 4 … [Read more...]

Have a Cleaner Kitchen Every Day in 10 Easy Steps!


Disclosure:  I am part of the Frigidaire Canada Ambassador program with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group.  The opinions on my blog are always my own. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - With the kitchen being at the heart of my home, I like to have it clean on a regular basis.  I'm one of those people who isn't comfortable or relaxed when my home is a mess.  In fact I find it stressful...a cluttered and messy home for me, means my mind is me … [Read more...]

Valentines Day Recipe Ideas

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Hi friends! Lately I've been thinking about recipes for Valentines Day, even though it's still a month away!  I like this time of year and planning for Valentines Day even though we don't really do a lot for it.  I just like that it's a bright spot in what can be a dreary winter! So I thought I'd round up some recipes from my blog that would be delicious for loooooove day! Starting with this Olive Tapenade.  Last weekend I made this fresh take on the classic tapenade for a get together with … [Read more...]

Building A Baking Pantry

10 Kitchen Pantry Essentials {A Pretty Life}

Welcome to my pantry!  Ok, maybe not really my pantry, but an in-depth look at what I keep on hand for baking! Every once in a while I like to take a look at what I've got in my pantry and stock up.  Baking is so much more fun when you're not constantly running out to the grocery store buying ingredients that you don't have.  So I figured while I was re-stocking my pantry, I would help you stock yours!  I often get e-mails asking me for baking tips and questions about ingredients, so this is a g … [Read more...]