COOKIE PIZZA (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

Happy Wednesday, friends! I thought I would share a recipe my daughter asks me to make for a dessert to take to a potluck. This would be a great way to use up the extra Easter candy you have hanging around your house. This would make a great dessert at any kind of gathering or just as a family treat one night. 

I have often made my own cookie dough and opted out of buying the premade dough because I like to know all the ingredients in what I am preparing but if you want a quicker version please feel free to use the premade dough. Remember you don't have to use the same candies and chocolate bars I did use what you have on hand.

Pizza Cookie

1 pkg Refrigerated Cookie Dough (we used Milk Chocolate Cookie)
1 pkg Reese Pieces
1 pkg M&Ms mini
1 Chocolate Bar (your favourite)
1 pkg Marshmallows

1. Preheat over to 350*. Grease a 12 inch pizza pan. 
2. Layer Cookie Dough on the bottom of the pan to cover the whole pizza pan. 
3. Bake at 350* for 16 minutes. 
4. Layer marshmallows on the cookie while it is still warm and then put it back into the oven for 2 to 3 minutes until browned. 
5. Let cool for about 3 to 5 minutes, decorate pizza with m&ms and Reese Pieces. 
6. Crush chocolate bar and sprinkle it on the top of the pizza like you would cheese. 

Let's Chat! 

What dessert do you bring to potlucks or get-togethers?


Banana Bread Recipe |(Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

It is nearing the end of the week and the bananas you purchased when you went shopping at hte beginning of the week are getting ripe. I know in my house that means it is time to make some Banana Bread. The people in my household have been known to allow a few bananas to get really ripe so that I have no other option but to make banana bread. They think I haven't caught on to this.

I have been making this tried and true banana bread recipe for years. Trust me I have tried many recipes over the years. When it comes to baking I don't like a long list of ingredients and I like basic ingredients that I always have on hand. It really makes baking very convenient. Below I am sharing with you my families favourite recipe. I hope your family enjoys it as much as my family.  


2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
2 eggs, beaten
3 to 4 mashed overripe bananas (medium)

1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees.
2. Mix flour and baking soda together and set aside.
3. Cream butter and brown sugar then add beaten eggs and mashed bananas.
4. Stir banana mixture into dry ingredients until combined.
5. Put into a loaf pan. I have a larger loaf pan.
6. In my larger loaf pan in my oven it takes about 50 minutes to bake but time could vary depending on your oven just remember to insert a toothpick to make sure it is done. 

Let's Chat!
Do the bananas that get to ripe in your house get made into Banana Bread? Do you have another family favourite recipe you always make that your family loves? Please share in the comments below.

Budget Menu Planning - April 17, 2017

Happy Monday, friends! Monday's are always the start of a new week and for me now that Easter is over it truly feels like spring. I love sitting down and planning out my week so that I can calm any chaos that might arise. 

I hope you have had a great weekend. We had some amazing weather this past week which meant that it was time to get our gazebo all in order and the furniture out so that just maybe I can relax outside now or even get some work done. Time to make up our menu plan to use up the leftovers from Easter. 

~Monday ~
Hot Turkey Sandwiches
Mashed Potatoes

~ Tuesday ~
 Homemade Pizza

~ Wednesday ~
Turkey Pot Pie 

~Thursday ~
Sloppy Joes

~ Friday ~ 
Pasta Bake
Garlic Bread

~ Saturday ~ 
BBQ Burgers

~ Sunday ~ 
Butter Chicken

~ Baking this week ~

Peanut Butter Cookies  
~ Breakfast Ideas ~
Yogurt & Granola 
Fresh Fruit


What is on your menu this week?

Looking for menu ideas head over to orgjunkie to see what others are making this week.

NACHOS (Video Included) #WhatsCookingWednesday

Have you had one of those days when everything you touch goes wrong. I mean everything! It didn't matter what I touched it went wrong from my blog to editing video. Then I decided to change what I was doing so I started to cook dinner and everything went wrong. I dropped everything so I had to revamp my dinner menu plan for the night and go with a standby I always have on hand.

Nachos, Quick and Easy, Shopease Foods


1 lb Ground Meat
1/2 Onion (Medium), diced
2 Cups Cheese, grated
Tortilla Chips

1. Brown ground meat. 
2. Spread Tortilla Chips on a cookie sheet.
3. Add meat and onion to nachos, top with cheese.
4. Cook in oven at 350* for about 3 to 5 minutes. 
5. Broil nachos to cook top for about 3 minutes.

Our Nachos are always changed up depending what we have in the fridge that day. I try to keep most of the ingredients on hand so we can make them in a pinch at any time.   

Let's Chat! 

What are some of meals that you make and always have the ingredients on hand?