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...]

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup 3 {A Pretty Life}

Hello friends!  How are things in your corner of the world?  Things here are finally getting back to normal since I contracted a man cold.  You know the kind.  It was awful and is taking forever to go away.  But I'm feeling almost normal again so back to business it is.  Just in time for frigid temperatures.  I couldn't have a cold when it's like the arctic outside, noooooo I had to have a cold when we had a freak streak of summer temperatures here.  Summer in January?  What is going on?  Anyway, … [Read more...]

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread 3{A Pretty Life}

 Is there any better combination than bananas and peanut butter?  Really, peanut butter and anything?  If I could, I would eat peanut butter by the spoonfuls, that's how much I love it.  So when I set out to make a banana bread the other day, I thought it needed a peanut butter injection...because seriously. I tried a couple of recipes but found myself using my regular banana bread recipe and tweaking it a bit, and I love how it turned out.  I think the only thing I would do differently is maybe … [Read more...]