Eggless Waffles

These Eggless Waffles are easy to make, with simple ingredients you likely have on hand!  They taste like the real thing! – – – – – – Good morning!  Out of eggs?  Yes, you can make delicious waffles without them! Last week I was all set to make waffles in my new waffle maker for the kids before they left to spend 4 days with Grandma and Grandpa – just as a special little treat.  But when I opened up the fridge I saw that I didn’t have eggs or milk.  Oops.  What to do?  I had a very sad little bunch of faces to deal with!  So I did a quick investigation and found a recipe for waffles with no eggs.  Hmmm.  To say that I was skeptical is kind of an understatement, but I decided to give them a  try anyway.  And wow were we all surprised.  Every last crumb was gobbled up!  So this recipe is now my go-to in the event should I run out of eggs again.  And maybe not even then, because they’re so good we’d eat them any time!  Enjoy!  – – – – **  If you would like your waffles to have more flavour, […]

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Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner

Make this Simple Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner in less than 1 hour!  One dish means dinner prep and clean up is easier than ever! – – – – – – – This post contains affiliate links.  Thank you for supporting A Pretty Life!  xo In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a sheet pan craze going on, on the interwebs right now.  It’s the kind of craze that I’ll happily get on board with.  Who can say no to only needing one dish for preparation and cooking?  Not this gal. People have been cooking this way for ages, but for some reason it’s only becoming popular in this particular form as of recently.  It’s really just a variation of the one pot dishes that took over Pinterest last year.  And honestly, this isn’t new…I often make one dish dinners, like my One Pot Roasted Chicken Dinner and my One Pot Roasted Sticky BBQ Chicken Dinner.  But the beauty of using a sheet pan, is that you can get a lot more ingredients into the dish. These sheet pan dinners are made in pans that are different from regular cookie sheets.  Sheet pans have at least 2 inches in depth, making them great […]

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4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fluff Dip

This 4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Marshmallow Fluff Dip is a delicious and easy dessert!  Serve it with fresh fruit, cake and mini cookies! – – – – – – It’s no secret that I am obsessed with peanut butter.  In cakes, in oatmeals, in cookies, bars, dinner recipes…you name it, if it has peanut butter I’m in.  I don’t know what it is about peanut butter but man, I love it.  And I’m always looking for ways to add PB into my cooking and baking. One of my family’s most favourite desserts is my 3 Ingredient Strawberry Fluff Fruit Dip.  Truth be told, it’s one of my favourite too…creamy, marshmallowy and so delicious.  And in my quest to make everything taste like peanut butter, I gave this recipe a makeover, and made a regular old Thursday night, a tonne of fun! This quick and simple recipe makeover consisted of me adding a hefty addition of peanut butter, because of course I did.  And the results are as good as I imagined.  This dip is creamy, marshmallowy and peanut buttery. I served it up with strawberries, raspberries, bananas, mini Oreos and mini graham cracker cookies.  But it’s the best with banana […]

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Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels

These Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are great served as an appetizer or for lunch!  Delicious, flavourful little bites…with cream cheese, taco spice, peppers, onions, cilantro, salsa and cheese!  So good. – – – – – – As I’ve mentioned before, lunches are my least favourite meal to prepare.  I just find them so tedious, and the options seem so limited.  So when I find easy lunch ideas that are new to us, I jump on them.  These Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels are just that kind of lunch. I’ve seen recipes for pinwheels all around the interwebs, but really never tried them until I had some delicious ones at my friend Sarah‘s house (I’m going to share that recipe here soon too).  I LOVED them.  Little delicious bites loaded with cream cheese flavour.  So good. Since then I’ve made a few different varieties for lunches and snacks and the kids really like them.  So much so that my daughter decided to make some of her own! This past weekend my daughter was busy in our kitchen cooking and baking for the week ahead, and one of the recipes she made were these Easy Mexican Tortilla Pinwheels for their lunch kits.  I love that my […]

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Morning Glory Muffins

These Morning Glory Muffins are delicious, nutrition packed muffins!  Perfect for breakfast, sent in lunches or enjoyed as an afternoon snack. – – – – – – There’s a new dawn in my home and I’m in love with it.  I have a daughter who loves to bake as much as I do.  And this is amazing to me.  I love that she wants to be in the kitchen and takes pride in her baking.  But not only that, to have someone contributing to the meals and homemade snacks in our family takes such a load off of me.  It has always been important to me that my family eats mostly homemade meals and baked goodies.  It’s the way I was raised, so really it’s all I know.  And with a growing family, sometimes keeping up with providing homemade food or lunches and snacks, can be challenging, and at times a bit overwhelming.  It often feels like I could be baking all of the time.  So when my daughter offers to make muffins, cookies and lunch snacks on a Sunday afternoon for the week ahead, I don’t ever say no.  I do a little mom happy dance. One of my […]

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Lemon Raspberry Snack Cake

This Lemon Raspberry Snack Cake is a tangy and delicious cake, that is perfect for afternoon snacking! – – – – – – – Hello friends, it’s been a while.  I don’t even know what happened, but all of a sudden it’s been almost 2 weeks and I haven’t posted anything over here.  I guess that happens sometimes during the creative process…I get busy, then distracted and I just can’t do it all, so something has to give.   So I took an unexpected break to gather myself, get my home and life organized and got caught up on the paperwork side of blogging. And it felt good.  Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break, and without guilt. Know what else should be done without guilt?  Eating cake.  Cake should be enjoyed without guilt.  Especially cake with fresh lemons and raspberries.  Because with that much fruit, it’s almost a fruit salad.  😉 For me, the best way to get back into things is to just do them.  I may not feel like baking or cooking at the time, but once I get that mixer going it all just comes back to me.  I love watching ingredients come together into a delicious end […]

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Confession: I’m a Netflix Cheater. #dontjudge

I’m a Netflix cheater.  I fully admit it.  Mind you, this is really just a recent behaviour.  For years I waited to watch everything with my husband, painstakingly waiting for when our schedules would align so we could watch our favourite shows together.  But now our lives feel so much busier, and it seems like we have less time, especially with our kids getting older and their bed times getting later, so our TV watching habits have changed. Gone are the days where we would sit down at 7:30 after the kids are in bed to watch shows we’ve recorded weekly.  Now it’s all about binge watching what you can, when you can find the time.  And sometimes with binge watching you Just. Don’t. Want. To. Stop.  So cue Netflix cheating.  I’m a cheater.  In fact I don’t wait at all.  I just go on full steam ahead.  I know, that sounds really terrible doesn’t it?  But apparently I’m not the only one…according to a new study released by Netflix, nearly half (46%) of streaming couples around the world have stream cheated on their significant other! I just can’t quit you Frank So what am I cheat watching without him?  Well just to […]

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