Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole

Make this Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole the night before, and pop it in the oven first thing in the morning.  Perfect for the holidays! I’m so excited to have you visiting here today, because I think you’re going to find this post really helpful!  I’ve joined together with 13 Canadian bloggers to bring you some Christmas morning breakfast ideas!  Isn’t that great?!  I find Christmas morning meal planning challenging because there’s so much going on that day, and getting a big meal together is hard work.  So much of Christmas meal planning goes into the dinners, and often breakfast gets overlooked.  It can also be hard to find ideas that are easy to prepare.  But fret not, you’re in the right place today…there are loads of recipe ideas for you here! Let’s get started!  I’m sharing a simple and delicious recipe for an Overnight Sausage and Egg Breakfast Casserole. Besides being super delicious, the best thing about this brunch recipe is that you can prepare it the night before you plan to serve it.  So all you have to do in the morning is pop it in the oven, then let it bake away while you open your presents.  […]

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Classic Canadian Christmas Home Tour

A Classic Canadian Christmas Home all decked out for the holidays! Welcome to my Classic Canadian Christmas Home Tour, I’m so happy to have you here!  My home tour is 1 of 27 Canadian Holiday Home Tours hosted by the lovely Shannon of AKA Design and Christina of The DIY Mommy!  27 homes of beautiful Christmas decorating inspiration!  I hope you can take a moment to take a tour of the homes…they’re all at bottom of my post. Today is my day to share, and I’m really happy to have you here!  I was hoping that it would have snowed before you came so you could have the ultimate Canadian Christmas experience.  But the weather, and our chinooks, had something else in mind.  I’m just hoping with all my heart that we have a white Christmas this year!  Anyway, the weather won’t stop me from decorating for my favourite season.  So come on in…I’m thrilled to have you here in my home all decked out for the holidays. Let’s start here at my front door.  I really enjoy decorating my front porch.  I love being greeted by a cheery porch when I come home.  Most of the time I actually don’t […]

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Cranberry Cream Cheese & Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms

These Cranberry Cream Cheese & Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms are a delicious holiday appetizer.  And they are quick and easy to prepare! The holiday season is in on!  Full of weekend parties and gatherings with friends and family…it’s go time.  If you’re hosting a party, you should make these Cranberry Cream Cheese & Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms.  They’re easy to make, and they’re a crowd pleaser. I partnered with Canadian Turkey to bring you this delicious turkey appetizer recipe just in time for the holidays!  I was compensated for my time, but the recipe, all thoughts and opinions are my own as always.  We really love turkey. Turkey doesn’t just have to be for holiday dinners!  In fact, turkey is versatile enough for any kind of recipe, including holiday appetizers.  These Cranberry Cream Cheese & Turkey Stuffed Mushrooms are a festive appetizer with the flavours of a turkey dinner all wrapped up in a little mushroom bite…and they’re delicious! I really wanted these bites to remind people of Christmas, so I seasoned the ground turkey with sage, and added homemade cranberry sauce.  Combined with the tang of the cream cheese, and the deliciousness of the cremini mushrooms, I think these do just that.  […]

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Easy Birch Bark Christmas Tree Garland

Make this Easy Birch Bark Christmas Tree Garland in minutes with just a few simple supplies! Today I’ve joined a talented group of bloggers, and we are sharing some simple Christmas craft ideas with you.  We hope that we can inspire your holiday decorating!  Thank you to Shannon of AKA Design for organizing.  Make sure to take a tour through all the Christmas crafts at the bottom of this post! xo For my craft I made this Easy Birch Bark Christmas Tree Garland, and it is the most simple craft ever.  It took me 5 minutes to make.  But I think it’s great!  And really the point of this post is just to remind you, and myself, that things do not need to be complicated or take hours to make for them to be beautiful. Sometimes you can create the cutest things with the most simple supplies…and often times with things you already have at home.  I love to be able to ‘shop’ my craft cabinet and create new things. I’m actually getting tired of having too much stuff, so it makes me happy to be able to use up supplies I have already. Last year my friend Tiffany found […]

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Coconut Barley Pudding

This Coconut Barley Pudding is a rich and creamy dessert!  Perfect for any occasion. Hello friends, I’m so happy to have you here! I’ve partnered up with Nordic Ware to share a delicious Coconut Barley Pudding from the Jul Swedish American Holiday Traditions cookbook written by Patrice M. Johnson, which I made in the Nordic Ware Covered Braiser.  I love Nordic Ware everything, so I’m really happy to be participating in their holiday program!  And I think you’re really going to love this recipe. Nordic Ware has been a major part of the heritage and history of Minnesota since 1946, when the husband and wife team, Dotty and Dave founded the company. And this holiday season they have partnered with the Minnesota Historical Society (Jul was published by the Minnesota Historical Society Press), and Mill City Museum, to celebrate their Scandinavian roots and values in kitchenware. And what better way to do that than to share delicious recipes made in their kitchenware! Jul is full of recipes that are perfect for holiday celebrations!  This recipe book features soups, Swedish pancakes, assorted Swedish cookies, meatballs, the julhög, a breakfast pyramid of bread, cheese, fruit, and cookies, and so much more!  But after browsing through Jul, I knew right away […]

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Christmas Dinner Menu

All you need to inspire and create your Christmas Dinner Menu!  Covering the main dish, side dishes, desserts and drinks! Over the years I’ve shared so many recipes over here that are perfect for Christmas dinner.  So I thought it would be a good idea to put all of them into one place for you!  One spot, one easy place to access so that you can create the best Christmas dinner ever.  Everything from 4 different ways to make a turkey, to various easy and delicious side dishes, to delectable desserts, to delicious drinks!  Enjoy! Christmas Dinner Menu Turkey Options Here are 4 delicious ways to prepare the star of your Christmas dinner! This Traditional Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy is the easiest way to make a turkey!  This is a simple and classic roasted turkey, with a delicious pan gravy.  A perfect main dish for your holiday dinner! This Lemon Rosemary Roasted Turkey is a delicious, tender turkey with fresh lemon and herb flavours!  It’s a nice change from classic roasted turkey. This Bacon Wrapped Turkey is SO easy to make, and is definitely one of our favourite ways to cook a turkey. Believe me when I say that a turkey […]

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Classic Christmas Front Porch

Welcome to the holiday season over here at ‘A Pretty Life’!  Today I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers, and we’re sharing our Christmas porches with you to get you inspired for your own decorating! Make sure you check them out at the bottom of this post. A big thank you to Taryn at Taryn Whiteaker Designs for organizing this Christmas porch blog hop! Come take a tour of my Classic Christmas Porch! I really wanted to share my Christmas porch all covered in freshly fallen snow.  But our Calgary weather had other plans.  Right now it’s all wind and warm temperatures as we’ve been under chinook conditions for several days.  The beginning of November was cold and snowy and I loved every minute of it, but chinooks are a fact of life here in my part of the world, and they can melt away winter in 2 seconds flat.  Sounds dreamy, but I don’t love them at all…my daughter and I get headaches with the wind, and everything turns brown and mushy…I’ll take 2 feet of snow and cold temperatures in winter, any day! But when the snow does finally come back, I’ll make sure to pop back in here and post another […]

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