Lemon Bundt Cake

Lemon Bundt Cake {A Pretty Life}

 Lemons.  Sometimes I just can't get enough of lemons.  I love how gorgeous they are to look at, I love how they smell and taste...they're just like sunshine all wrapped up in a beautiful little citrus fruit. When I grocery shop I always buy a big bag of lemons, since I consider them a staple around here.  I use them in SO much of my cooking and baking.  I also drink a 1/2 cup of warm water with the juice of 1/2 a freshly squeezed lemon every morning, and when we're sick we add fresh lemon … [Read more...]

Delicious Strawberry Rhubarb Recipes!

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Spring is here and that means fresh and delicious food!  I especially look forward to fresh strawberries and rhubarb from the garden this time of year.  Recently I was looking for some recipes that included rhubarb, and when I went in search of some on my site, I realized that I had quite a few strawberry rhubarb recipes.  So I thought it might be a great idea to round them up all in one place so they are easy to find! These delicious strawberry rhubarb recipes are my tried and true, go-to … [Read more...]

Our Basement Journey with DRIcore Part 4!


 Hi friends!  Welcome back to our basement journey! So remember this? This is our basement before we dove into our renovation process.  Just a lot of unfinished mess. We started our basement renovation by first installing the DRIcore subfloor.  DRIcore® is a one-step engineered subfloor solution that is specifically designed for basements.  It’s meant to be laid over the concrete to insulate and create cushioned floors.  And once they’re laid, and the rest of your basement is ready, you … [Read more...]

Easy Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole

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This is a tricky time of year around here...it's not quite summer (or even spring for that matter), and it's not quite winter.  So for me that means that I often don't know what to make for dinner.  In the summer it's pretty clear as we BBQ a lot, and in the winter I tend to make a lot of casseroles and comfort dishes that I bake in the oven.  But it's technically spring and we're tired of winter food.  I find Mexican inspired dishes a great way to fill this seasonal gap.  Mexican dishes remind … [Read more...]

Champ Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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Every Easter we cook a ham with all the trimmings like layered salad, dill scalloped potatoes, and for dessert a peanut butter confetti cake.  This year I'm going to switch things up a bit and serve a baked ham, fresh steamed green beans, glazed carrots and mashed potatoes and gravy.  Yes gravy at Easter.  You can have gravy with ham.  I know most of us think that you can only have gravy with a turkey on holidays, but why not with ham?  Really you can have gravy at any time if you love it! I … [Read more...]

Strawberry Shortcake and a Spring Dinner Party

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Hello friends and happy spring day to you! Today we're going to have some fun...I've teamed up with some very talented Canadian bloggers to throw a Spring Dinner Party for you!  You'll be able to travel from blog to blog to get some inspiration for your very own spring inspired dinner party!  Everything from desserts (that's me!) to appetizers to printable menus to kids table ideas, party favours and more!  SO MUCH FUN. Ready? Let's have dessert first mmmkay?  Why not...internet desserts have … [Read more...]