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...]

Ground Chicken & Spinach Noodle Bake

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 Happy day my friends!  It is wintery here.  Cold and very snowy...and I love it.  I really do.  It's the kind of cold where your face hurts, and you can hear the snow squeaking under your feet when you walk, but call me crazy I welcome it.  It feels cozy and looks so pretty, and not only that, this kind of weather gives me the perfect excuse to stay inside and cook and bake.  It makes me feel homey.  This is the time when I bake big batches of chocolate chip cookies, and pots of homemade spaghe … [Read more...]

Last Minute Christmas Recipes

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  Well today marks the official one week countdown to Christmas!  If you are still wondering what to put on your table this holiday season, here are some delicious last minute Christmas recipes for you!  These are a mixture of some great features from my Holiday Link Party, as well as a few of my favourite family recipes! There are main course ideas, side dishes, appetizers and desserts.  Enjoy!   - - - - - - - - Let's get eating! This Kale Salad with Pine Nuts and Pomeg … [Read more...]

Easy No Bake Christmas Desserts

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Since it's almost Christmas, I thought I'd share some easy no bake Christmas desserts with you!  We could all use some easy in our lives this time of year, I'm sure!  These scrumptious recipes are feature from our Holiday Recipes Link Party.  I hope you enjoy them...they're fast, delicious and perfect for the holiday season! - - - - - - - - This Tiger Butter by The Rolling Spoon looks SO good!  Aside from being served at Christmas, it would also make a great homemade gift for the teachers, … [Read more...]

Candy Cane Cloud Dessert

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We're coming up to the final stretch before Christmas!  I can't believe how fast December is flying by, can you?!  I really have to remind myself to step back and enjoy the holiday season.  Next week I'm going to be slowing down over here and spend some quality time with my family...the kids are going to be off of school soon so we'll bake some whipped shortbread, make some cinnamon salt ornaments, build our gingerbread house, and hopefully get out to do some skating!  I'm really looking forward … [Read more...]