Last minute ideas for Thanksgiving!

Kale & Roasted Squash Fall Salad 3

In case you need some Last minute ideas for Thanksgiving, I've got you covered!  Everything from simple decor ideas, to pumpkin recipes, desserts and side dishes! - - - - - Like I do for almost all of our holidays, I tend to leave things to the last minute.  But I have a theory for this, I just work better under pressure.  If I have too much time to plan an event I end up overthinking and making more stress for myself.  So I tend to tackle things like holiday menus the week leading up to the … [Read more...]

Traditional Bread Stuffing

Traditional Bread Stuffing

This Traditional Bread Stuffing recipe is the perfect side to your turkey dinner! - - - - - - I cannot believe that we are celebrating Thanksgiving in Canada this weekend!  It came so fast, but I'm really excited to spend the weekend with my little family of 5, keeping low key, watching movies, playing games and eating great food! But this will the first year in a long time that we won't be spending this holiday with my parents and sister, so it feels kind of weird.  Actually really weird...I … [Read more...]

Halloween Sugar Cookies

Halloween Eyeball Sugar Cookies

These Spooky Eyeball Halloween Sugar Cookies are a great treat for Halloween!  Perfect for parties and as a surprise in school lunches.  Simple to make and so yummy! - - - - - How is it October already?  The leaves are almost all off the trees and frost can be seen on all the housetops each morning...our seasons here are so fleeting (ok, except winter...that darn season goes on forevah).  But all of a sudden it's October, and the great thing about this, we can now get suitably excited for … [Read more...]

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta

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These Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta are a perfect fall side dish.  They would also make a great addition to your Thanksgiving table!  Ready in 25 minutes. - - - - - - Brussel sprouts bring up a lot of emotion...either you love them or detest them, there is no middle ground.  I personally cannot understand how anyone could not love brussel sprouts?!  I grew up eating them boiled and dipped in butter, SO good.  But around here I can't convince my kids that they should like them, in fact … [Read more...]

One Hour, One Pot Roasted Chicken Dinner

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This One Hour, One Pot Roasted Chicken Dinner can be ready and on your table in about 1 hour!  Healthy and delicious! - - - - - - - A couple of years ago my sister gave me 2 enamel roasting pans for Christmas and I love them so much.  They're great because you can use them on the stove and in the oven, and they conduct heat so nicely so everything gets cooked evenly.  But I especially love them because they are perfect for making one pot dinners.  These dishes are a must for our … [Read more...]

Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers

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I teamed up with Kraft Heinz and Loblaws to share this super delicious recipe for Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Peppers, and to encourage families to Cheese the Day, which means having fun with cheese in new and unexpected ways! - - - - - - Most of us use cheese in our everyday cooking, I know I sure do.  I don't think there is a day that goes by where we don't eat cheese in some way, shape or form.  But sometimes we get into food routines, and forget how much can actually be done with foods we are … [Read more...]

Hearty Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars

Hearty Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars  {A Pretty Life}

These Hearty Pumpkin Pie Granola Bars are a great snack!  They're portable, healthy and delicious! - - - - - - It's that time of year when the routine of school has set in and the novelty of making lunches and snacks has worn off (or was it ever there?).  Luckily it's also the time of year when I feel most inspired to bake and cook, so this means delicious goodies are never too far away.  There's something about the cool air that makes me want to nest, so I bake and cook and try to fill my … [Read more...]

The Best Apple Pie

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This really is The Best Apple Pie.  The crust is tender and flaky, and the filling perfectly apple-y! - - - - - - I wasn't going to blog this recipe for apple pie because it's actually already on my blog.  But I was so happy with how the crust turned out I thought it would be a shame not to capture it and share it here.  And I was convince even further that I need to blog it, after all the nice comments and attention it received when I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook. I'm … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Bundt Cake

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This Pumpkin Bundt Cake is a perfect fall dessert! - - - - - - I have a serious love for Bundt cakes as I'm sure you can tell.  I just can't stop...I won't stop.  The pans are too fun (not to mention pretty) to cook with!  There are some amazing pans out there that I'm dying to get my hands on... So far on the blog I've shared Bundt recipes for peach, lemon, carrot pumpkin, eggnog, coconut, Earl Grey tea, caramel apple and now pumpkin.  I had to make a pumpkin one because it wouldn't be fall … [Read more...]

TV Shows Not To Miss on Netflix! #StreamTeam


Recently I joined the Netflix StreamTeam which I'm SO excited to be a part of!  This means that each month I get to share with you all the new TV shows, movies and series that are streaming on Netflix.  How much fun is that?!  I'm really excited to be a part of this program because I heart Netflix in a BIG way. You may already know of my love of Netflix, and in case you didn't, well now you do.  When I'm all done cooking, baking and looking after everyone for the day, my guilty pleasure is … [Read more...]