Saskatoon Berry Galette

Saskatoon Berry Galette  {A Pretty Life}

This Saskatoon Berry Galette is a delicious dessert idea that uses a really great baking shortcut! - - - - - - Desserts don't have to be complicated!  In fact taking baking shortcuts once in a while can be just what the chef ordered.  One such shortcut that I will ALWAYS use, is to buy pre-made packages of puff pastry.  Because honestly, why would anyone make their own?  I mean I do understand why, but the bought puff pastries are just as delicious and waaaaaay less work.  So because of that I … [Read more...]

Zucchini, Cheddar Cheese & Chive Buttermilk Quick Bread

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This Zucchini, Cheddar Cheese & Chive Buttermilk Quick Bread is a great addition to your dinner table!  In about 1 hour you can have fresh baked bread to serve alongside your soups, stews or casseroles. - - - - - - Zucchini, zucchini, zucchini.  It's everywhere.  So what to do with it all?  Have no fear, I've been cooking and baking with it pretty much non-stop over the last week, so I've got plenty of delicious ideas for you!  Our crazy busy summer got me inspired to hunker down in my … [Read more...]

Zucchini Bake

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This easy to assemble Zucchini Bake makes a delicious side dish!  It's a great way to use up this plentiful summer vegetable! - - - - - It's zucchini season...that's such a thing right?  Zucchini zucchini everywhere!  And you might be wondering what to do with it all.  The great thing about this veggie is that it is so versatile...you can use it in baking, and you can use it in savoury dishes, it just blends in so nicely with many flavours. One of my most favourite zucchini recipes is this … [Read more...]

Campfire Peach Crisp

Campfire Peach Crisp

This Campfire Peach Crisp dessert is cooked in a tin foil package over a low flame campfire. So delicious! - - - - - - - - This past summer we went on a humungous road trip to California.  Like 6000 km long.  I'll share more about that trip on another day, but for today I want to talk about peaches.  More specifically peach picking we did along the way, and making peach crisp over the campfire...it can be done, just wait and see! On our epic summer road trip we passed through the state of … [Read more...]

The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe

The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe 2

This really is The Easiest Banana Muffin Recipe!  Simple ingredients, 2 bowls, and you can mix everything by hand!  Makes moist and delicious muffins! - - - - - - Yes, there are a million different recipes for banana muffins.  In fact I have a couple here on my blog already, but this recipe is by far the easiest and most delicious of them all.  How is it different you ask?  I guess I like this recipe because it has less sugar than the one I've been using for years, and it also has baking … [Read more...]

Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini Muffins 2 {A Pretty Life}

These Zucchini Muffins are moist, cinnamon-y and so delicious!  They're perfect for breakfast and snacks. - - - - - - Don't you just love summer?  Besides all the summer adventures and hot weather, the food this time of year is just the best.  The markets are full of fresh vegetables and fruit, making cooking and baking so easy!  I especially look forward to endless zucchini.  I really wish I could grow zucchini in my little yard.  My mom used to grow the best zucchini plants, so we would have … [Read more...]

Easy Italian Sandwich

Easy Italian Sandwich

This Easy Italian Sandwich is loaded with Italian meats and cheese, vegetable spread and fresh basil.  It's SO delicious!  You should make it. - - - - - - Recently I attended the opening of a new market in town called the Italian Centre Shop.  And ever since then I've craved all kinds of Italian foods.  But can you blame me?  At the opening there was SO. much. food.  So much delicious Italian food.  Everything from deli meats and cheeses, to desserts and cakes, to creamy espressos, to fresh … [Read more...]

Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey

Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey

These Figs with Ricotta Cheese, Drizzled in Honey are a quick and delicious appetizer or snack!  Ready in minutes and so beautiful! - - - - - - - So let's talk about figs.  What do you think of them?  Do you like them fresh or dried?  I had never really thought much about figs until I tried some dried ones from Costco a couple of years ago and really enjoyed them.  But the true pleasure of figs that I have found is eating them fresh. Last summer while on our trip out to the west coast of … [Read more...]

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp

This Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp is a perfect summer dessert!  The tang of the rhubarb with the sweetness and flavour of the strawberries makes this dessert a family favourite!  And it's amazing served with vanilla ice cream! - - - - - - I cannot believe the size of my rhubarb this year.  I mean LOOK at how gigantic this leaf is!  I wonder if it's because we've had such a warm and humid summer thus far, so everything is growing larger than normal or what, but I'm impressed.  And the best part … [Read more...]

Pink Lemonade Pops

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These Pink Lemonade Popsicles are made with real lemons, and they have a splash of Grenadine to make them pink & give them a hint of cherry flavour!    They're a refreshing summer treat! - - - - - - Hi friends, happy summer day to you!  It's hot here.  The kind of hot where I can finally ditch my bunnyhug, and bring out the bathing suit!  Finally.  So now we are in full on summer mode and that means beach days, camping and loads of popsicles! My kids are always asking for snacks and … [Read more...]