Waffle BLT Recipe

In the past week I’ve had turkey dinner multiple times, turkey sandwiches galore, and even turkey soup. If I see another piece of turkey I don’t know what I’m going to do. So I went scavenging thought the kitchen today in search of something, anything, that doesn’t even remotely resemble Thanksgiving leftovers. Bacon came to mind, of course, so I set out to make an amazing BLT only to discover that all the bread was used to make the million turkey sandwiches we’ve all eaten. I was not about to give up on my quest so I searched the freezer. No bread there either, but I did find some Eggo waffles. Could these Eggo morning delights replace bread? Why yes, they can, in fact they are so perfectly paired with bacon and avocado and lettuce and tomato, that I will keep my freezer stocked.

Check out the Waffle BLT Recipe after the jump…



Pretty Prudent Wishlist: For the Kitchen

With all the holiday cooking in full swing it only made sense to pull together our favorite items for the kitchen!

For more wishlist inspiration check out our Pretty Prudent Wishlist For the Home, For the Crafter, For Your Beauty Kit, For the Pets, For the Baby, For the Guys, and For the Little Reader.

Start off by picking up a MacBook Cutting Board. I love the idea of chopping up my dinner on a MacBook.

The Kinfolk Table: Recipes for Small Gatherings is not only filled with delicious, but makes for a stunning coffee table book.

Jaime used the Ball FreshTECH Automatic Jam & Jelly Maker to make her delicious Bellini Jam Recipe, along with many other jam recipes you can find here.

Fill a stocking with an adorable retro-inspired kitchen timer from ModCloth.

Anthropologie has just released their beautiful glitter flatware. It also comes in silver.

You can find the most tasty recipes in the Cook Book Bundle from Mama & Baby Love. Included are recipes for the slow cooker, back-to-school recipes, as well as gluten and grain free baking recipes.

I love the idea of the You Wash I’ll Dry Tea Towels from Square. Think this will work with the kids?

Cook up tasty desserts with Sweet by Valerie Gordon.

Clean up with the prettiest dish soap and dishwasher pods from The Honest Company.

Make tasty drinks for your guests with the SodaStream. You can experiment with a variety of different ingredients.

I adore my Blendtec Blender and have already used it to make Raspberry Rose and Blueberry Lavender Ice Cream, among many other tasty treats. Jaime shows you how to make smoothies with it here.

Get creative with your children’s lunches with these egg molds. There is a set of six different characters to choose from.

The Cake Girls have amazing products for the home and parties. The polka dot straws and pretty in pink plates are so darn cute.

Treat yourself or a friend to the cutest creature comfort measuring spoons and cupcake tea kettle from ModCloth.

The Mr. Coffee Café Barista Espresso Maker gives my boyfriend, the DeLonghi Lattissima Plus Nespresso Capsule System, a run for his money at half the price. I’m a slave to the ease of the Nespresso capsules but the Mr. Coffee version saves the planet and the wallet by using regular grounds, combined with a wonderful milk frothing system similar to the Nespresso. If you hit up the coffee shop regularly, finding one of these under the tree will be saving you lots of beans.

Nothing says cozy Winter lunch like a batch of Panini on the Oster DuraCeramic Panini Maker and Grill. The other day I made a delicious pesto panini in minutes with this bad boy.

Last year Colleen adopted an olive tree for both Jaime and I from Italy, and in the spring we got our own Nudo olive oil sent directly from Italy! I have tried to ration mine out because it’s so good.

What have you put on your wishlist for the kitchen this year?


Pretty Prudent Wishlist: For Guys

We’ve rounded up our Pretty Prudent Wishlists For the Home, For the Crafter, For Your Beauty Kit, For the Pets, For the Baby, and For the Little Reader. Now let’s shift gears and talk hunting, man gifts, and whiskey…

Archermen has an awesome collection of man smells. Man smells? Room sprays for men with scents like Hunting Lodge, European Sports Car, and Distillery. The whiskey-inspired dish soap is a personal favorite.

For the traveling man, check out the Herschel Supply Co and their classic duffle bags. What I love about these, besides their timeless look, is that they are the perfect size for a weekend away, and strong enough to hold up for the frequent traveler.

Slip a travel size MALIN+GOETZ kit into his stocking that comes complete with conditioner, shampoo, body wash, and more.

Carleton has his eye on the Cali Tribe Chukka Boot CA from Vans this year. They have a hip design and break in great.

The Bixby Bike from Filson has a wonderfully classic look to it. This American-made bicycle was built by Filson and Shinola in Detroit. To say they pay close attention to detail would be an understatement.

The DEWALT DCD710S2 12-Volt Max 3/8-Inch Drill Driver Kit is only 2.4 lbs but is a reliable workhorse to add to his tool kit.

The Art of Shaving has a great Full Size Kit with all the essentials. They also have smaller kit options, or you can just by individual products.

An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails: 50 Classic Cocktail Recipes, Tips, and Tales is a must if he’s on his way to becoming a mixologist extraordinare. Seriously though, this has delicious recipes you can both enjoy.

Thomas Pynchon’s newest book is out – Bleeding Edge. If he’s a fan of Inherent Vice: A Novel this is a great one to add to the collection before the Inherent Vice movie comes out next year.

The Lord of the Rings Dwarven Axe Ocarina from STL Ocarina is a totally unique gift idea. This small instrument has a beautiful sound. Listen to it being played here.

For the man that likes to cook, this Complete Salt-free Seasonings Gift Set by Gustus Vitae might be perfect to add to the spice rack. They also make a great stocking stuffer.

Keep him warm with the Backwoods Hunting Jacket from Coalatree. It also comes in a rich forest green color.

The Red Wing Heritage Moc Toe Boot is one of Carleton’s favorites, but there are a zillion different types of boots to choose from.

The Silver Arrow Tie Bar from I Adorn You is a small and sweet gift you could give to him on Christmas Eve.

The Stanmore Black stereo speaker from Marshall comes with a 1 year warranty and compatible with your phone, record player, and can connect wirelessly via bluetooth.

If he wants something smaller, check out the PLAY:1 Compact Wireless Speaker from Sonos.

Last, but certainly not least, get the music lover a copy of Arcade Fire’s newest album, Reflektor. So good!


A Photo Guestbook Your Holiday Visitors Can Help Create… In the Moment!

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Wireless Canon Pixma Photo Guestbook

When our oldest daughter turned two, we decided that we were going to spend the holidays in our own home going forward. My husband and I had experienced the joy and comfort of at-home holidays growing up and felt this was an important gift to give our own children. I had also recently spent a Christmas snowed in at an airport hotel in Cincinnati, but that’s a story for another day. As you can imagine, our relatives, who mostly live out-of-state, were disappointed but they didn’t pout and they didn’t cry, instead they rallied and bought plane tickets, hooray! Although we want to be together in our own home for the holidays, it just isn’t the same without a crowd of grandparents and cousins so we are lucky that our families are willing to travel. We basically have an open door of comings and goings from Mid-November to Mid-January and we wouldn’t have it any other way.

With three kids under five, I’ve also appreciated the help during this busy time of year. Now that they are a little older, I’m determined to start treating my visitors like guests rather than staff and help to make their stay a little more comfortable and relaxing. Visions of water pitchers and fresh cut flowers dance through my head. I’ve also created this simple Photo Guest Book inspired by the new Canon PIXMA MG7120 cloud-enabled, wireless printer.

Wireless Canon Pixma Photo Guestbook

I’ve had wireless printers before but the brilliantly simple set-up and no-fail ease of access with the cloud-enabled PIXMA MG7120 have blown me away. A guest can literally walk into our house, take a snapshot with their phone, hit print, and have a gorgeous photo in hand in minutes. While they are at it, they can print out their boarding pass, Aunt Sophie’s famous Snickerdoodle recipe, and the lyrics to Good King Wenceslas. No more promises of emailing that perfect shot of your whole family together (for once,) they can print it right then in the moment! With the cloud capabilities of the PIXMA MG7120, guests can even print photos to your printer once they have given their goodbye hugs and hit the road. It scans and copies too, and can print directly from social media networks. Did I mention that it also comes in four colors? Red, White, Brown and Black, so it’s pretty enough to leave on display.

Wireless Canon Pixma Photo Guestbook

I simply picked up a pretty EK Success Scrapbook at Target. I used my new Martha Stewart Crafts Scoring Board with Paper Trimmer to easily (and so safely!) trim brown craft paper to the size of the book and replace the plastic sleeves.

Martha Stewart paper cutter

I created a simple template for artwork, instructions and note cards, which I also printed on the PIXMA MG7120.

guestbook template

Then I created a simple station next to the printer in everyone’s favorite new Nate Berkus tray, with fine tip markers, a Studio Calico roller stamp and a festive assortment of washi tape.

Photo guest book Canon Pixma MG7120

Inspired to treat your visitors to a wonderful holiday stay? For more ways to make your house guests feel comfortable, and welcome in your home this season, visit our Holiday Houseguest Pinterest Board.

Thank you to Canon for sponsoring this post and for introducing us to this amazing printer. We loved it so much that once we tried it out, we promptly bought a second one for Jaime’s house in California!

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