Monday, June 17, 2013

Made it Monday

I have been cooking much more since school is out and have been trying a few new recipes to boot. My family appreciates this!
First up I *tried* to make these yummy Salted Caramel Pretzel Brownies that a co-worker said she actually made and shared the pin - should be easy right since someone else I know actually successfully made them?!?!? WRONG I attempted them twice! The second time might have worked if my boys hadn't eaten them before I added the topping!
Cut brownies into squares.
This is what they are supposed to look like and the directions can be found HERE
The first time I didn't read the directions so well and I was using my phone instead of the ipad! Lesson Learned - read directions Mrs. M! like I said the second time might have worked but I haven't given it another try yet! TIPS - use small pretzels, find the thickest caramel you can!
Second up a fave that is so good I didn't get a picture of it before we started shoving it in our mouths!!!!!
Pizza Casserole! A dear friend of mine in High School taught me how to make this dish and it is a simple kid pleaser!
Pizza Casserole
1 lb Hamburger - browned and drained - I season mine with Garlic, onion, and Ital Seasoning
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
1 pkg give or take of your favorite Mozzerella or Italian Cheese
1 can refrigerated biscuit dough

First place cooked and drained ground beef in bottom of 9x13 baking dish, layer pepperoni on top of hamburger as shown

Layer Cheese on top of pepperoni - you actually don't want too much cheese (hard to believe right?!?! I am usually of the more cheese the better opinion, but not in this recipe!)

Then top with biscuits, tearing to fill in spaces as needed.

Bake according to the directions on the can of biscuits. Let sit for about 5 min before serving with a salad - (if you can wait that long)

Next up - the world's EASIEST Banana Bread!

Seriously it is so good and so easy! Just the other day my 5 year old Boo says to me
Boo - look mom brown bananas, you know what that means
Me - Banana Bread?
Boo - no Happiness because we can MAKE banana bread!
So if you want some happiness in your life go HERE and get the details!

Lastly, I finished up a project for my house! Ever since I saw THIS pin, I have wanted to make my own version! Andrew bought the wood, painted and distressed it for me then I cut out the vinyl and applied it glued the blocks together (wrong I might add the names and the est.2006 should be switched) tied some ribbon around it and viola'! Super cute and I love it - not 100% sure where it's going yet. 

I am linking up with Made it Monday of course!


  1. LOL I'm cracking up about your brownies, because I had a couple of redos for my Monday Made Its, too. The picture looks amazing, though, so I can't make that amazing stuff or I'll eat it all myself.

    Buzzing with Ms. B

  2. I was just thinking today about all of the cooking I have been doing since school got out. (I hope my family doesn't get used to it! :) Those brownies look heavenly! Sorry to hear they gave you such a hard time!

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

  3. Your brownies are making me hungry!! :) Love the blocks!