Christmas Stovetop Potpourri

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With this Christmas Stovetop Potpourri, you are 5 minutes away from your home smelling like Christmas! - - - - - - It's time to kick off the holiday season, and what better way than to make your home smell just like Christmas without the fuss of actually having to bake something.   I mean, obviously I love to bake, but sometimes you just want your home to smell like you've been busy in the kitchen all day.  This easy Christmas Stovetop Potpourri will fill your home with the nostalgic smell of … [Read more...]

Crockpot Risotto Milanese

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Making risotto in a crockpot is a such a simple way to make this delicious side dish!  Using this cooking method requires less attention and less dishes!  Today I'm sharing a recipe for Crockpot Risotto Milanese, and I'm also sharing my thoughts on the new crockpot 'the Risotto Plus' by Breville. - - - - - - The thing that I've learned about crockpots over the years that I have been cooking with them, is that they really can be your best.  For our wedding 16 years ago we were gifted a crockpot … [Read more...]

Delicious Pumpkin Desserts

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This collection of Delicious Pumpkin Desserts is sure to fill your sweet pumpkin cravings! - - - - - Hi friends! I think it's a pretty well known fact around here that I love all things pumpkin...pancakes, oatmeal, biscuits, soup, snacks and especially desserts!  I shamelessly admit that I look forward to the pumpkin barrage that hits us in the fall.  Can't stop, won't stop! Today I'm sharing a delicious (and mega-easy) No Churn Pumpkin Coconut Ice Cream over on the Kendall-Jackson blog! … [Read more...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are soft, chewy and chocolaty!  They will satisfy your cookie cravings in one pan!  You need to make them. - - - - - Sometimes making cookies can be a bit of a's not the mixing, it's more the time it takes to bake the full batch of dough. It's not a lot of time, but sometimes you just want to get everything done in one shot, know what I mean?  That's why cookie bars are SO great.  You make up a batch of cookie dough, press it into a baking pan and … [Read more...]

Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!

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Make Ghost Pizzas for Halloween!  Such a simple and fun dinner idea! - - - - - Happy Halloween! I wanted to pop in today to share this simple and spooky idea for your Halloween dinner!  Every year I try to make a spooky pizza for the kids for Halloween night.  Pizza is always a big hit in our home, especially the home made kind, and I love that it's an easy dinner for me to prepare, so it's a win win for everyone.  This year I created this ghost pizza for my little trick or … [Read more...]

Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta

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This Creamy Butternut Squash Pasta is a healthy and delicious dinner.  It's creamy and so flavourful! - - - - - - I have been craving a butternut squash sauce since fall hit us.  I can't even explain where my cravings come from sometimes, but I don't question them and just go with it.  So I gathered my butternut squash from my fall home decor and got busy in the kitchen.  Yes you read that right...squash make great fall decorations, and the great thing is you can eat them when you're done with … [Read more...]

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

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Once you try Homemade Cranberry Sauce, you'll never reach for canned again!  This recipe makes a delicious, sweet & tart sauce that is perfect served with your turkey! - - - - - For years I thought the only way to have cranberry sauce was to open a can and mash it into a bowl.  And I liked it well enough, until I tried homemade cranberry sauce.  I can't even tell you how big of a difference there is between canned vs fresh.  I don't buy or serve canned cranberry sauce any longer.  I know … [Read more...]

Turkey Pot Pie

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This Turkey Pot Pie is a delicious way to use up your turkey leftovers!  Don't be intimidated by the top crust, it's easy to make!  Or you can just use a standard pie crust too!  Either way, this dish is dee-lish! - - - - - - So how do you feel about turkey leftovers?  I personally love them.  There's nothing more delicious than a turkey and gravy sandwich loaded up with cranberry can often find us back in the kitchen after a big holiday dinner, putting together some of these late … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Delight

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This Pumpkin Delight dessert is a delicious holiday alternative to pumpkin pie.  It's light, airy and full of delicious fall pumpkin pie flavour! - - - - - - So a big change has flown into our home like a giant tornado...we adopted a puppy.  A little stinker.  A cute little ankle biter Labradoodle named Molly!  She's been with us for one week now, and wow.  Puppies are busy!  I feel the need to share this news with you because she's become such an all consuming part of our home.  We're wrapped … [Read more...]

Bacon & Cheese Quiche

Bacon and Cheese Quiche  {A Pretty Life}

This home made Bacon & Cheese Quiche is perfect for breakfast or dinner! - - - - - - Oh do I love a good quiche!  And I'm not picky when it comes to what's in them...I have yet to meet a quiche I don't like.  But for so long I thought my family didn't like quiche (I have no idea where that thought even came from), so I never made them at home, and would just order them if we went out to eat.  But last week I was craving a quiche, so I thought I would try to make one for dinner.  I figured … [Read more...]