Blueberry Baked French Toast

Blueberry Baked French Toast 4{A Pretty Life}

I've got blueberries on my mind lately.  Beautiful little blue berries.  They're delicious in so many baked goodies like this Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake, Blueberry Pie, Blueberry Turnovers, Blueberry Pancakes or you can even make homemade jam with them.  And recently I was thinking they needed to be in a french toast recipe.  A Blueberry Baked French Toast.  How amazing does that sound? You might have caught a glimpse of this on Instagram this past weekend...I shared it on Saturday an … [Read more...]

Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quick Bread

Mozzarella and Parmesan Buttermilk Quickbread

I've been in a baking mood lately, and it makes me happy.  There's just something about mixing together some simple ingredients and ending up with a delicious recipe.  Baking is so simple to do, with the added bonus of eating food where all of the ingredients are recognizable.  Just home made, real food.  Love that.  Not to mention how homey and mouthwatering the house smells when there is something baking. One of my favourite home baked goodies to make are breads, but the funny thing is I haven … [Read more...]

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake

Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake  3{A Pretty Life}

Oh I'm so happy you are here!  I wish you could smell my kitchen right now though.  It's heaven.  Sweet vanilla and blueberry baked heaven.  With sugar on top.  The smells of a freshly baked Blueberry Buttermilk Breakfast Cake.  Yes. There's just something about the middle of winter that has me dreaming of blueberries.  They are after all, the quintessential summer berry, so I guess it would seem fitting to crave them as much as I crave the arrival of summer. So in my quest to leave winter … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars {A Pretty Life}

I made the most delicious peanut butter cookie bar recipe today.  The most delicious I tell you.  I seriously cannot stop eating these little bars of peanut butter deliciousness.  Peanut butter is one of my biggest weaknesses, and combine it with a cookie batter, I can't stop.  Won't stop. These cookie bars are sweet, soft, and mega peanut buttery.  I underbaked mine just a smidge, but I like cookies and bars soft and chewy, and underbaking them makes them just perfect.  You need to make them. … [Read more...]

Every Day Celebrations

Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream8

Know what we should try to do more of?  Celebrating everyday, regular, routine life. Sometimes we (and I guess by we, I really mean I) can get fixated on going from celebration to celebration and holiday to holiday, forgetting to embrace the every day.  I love holidays as much as the next person, but I want to practice celebrating the every day more often. Because the reality of it is, most of our lives are about living a regular life day in and day out, and I think it's a lovely idea to be a … [Read more...]

Earl Grey Tea Cake

Earl Grey Tea Cake {A Pretty Life}

It's Friday...I do declare it's time for tea and cake.  Yes?  I made you an Earl Grey Tea cake. Yes, a cake with tea baked right into it, and it's as good as it sounds! I have been dreaming of this cake for quite a while now.  Something about baking with tea is very intriguing to me.  I mean sipping tea with desserts is a perfect after dinner past time isn't it, so why not add tea to the dessert itself?  YES.  I'm not sure all teas are cut out for baking, but Earl Grey tea certainly is.  It's f … [Read more...]