This Fruit Pudding Salad is one of those quick recipes that turns into a huge crowd pleaser! This fruit pudding salad is beyond easy that even my 2 year old could probably make it. It is the perfect salad to bring along to those family parties or even better to those summer barbecues that are approaching us very soon. Is anyone else ready for Summer to come? I have been itching to play out in the sun all day long and soak up the sun! The late nights watching all the neighbor kids playing together in the font yards while the parents sit back and relax. Yup im beyond ready!!
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Who doesn’t like convenience? I love when I find recipes on my favorite blogs and how easy it is to save the recipe or even to print the recipe. Well folks, Mommy on Demand just got easier!!!! I have recently partnered with Ziplist! Which is a blessing and a huge time saver for me and soon for you as well!
So how easy you might ask?
Well, not only can you save my recipes and other bloggers recipes to your own recipe box you can also print those recipes as well. If want even more convenience you can even make a grocery list using Ziplist with recipes from your Recipe box. How neat is that! Plus, it is so simple and easy not to start using!
So how do you start your own Recipe Box? You can start by clicking on “Recipe Box” in my navigation bar. Which will link you to your own recipe box on Ziplist.
With every recipe I post in the top right corner you can either “save recipe” or “print” and it will save automatically into your Recipe Box for easy convenience!
So, now you are able to save all your favorite recipes from all your favorite sites in one organized place.
Also did you know Ziplist as a free mobile app? So you can login and get your shopping list right to your mobile phone while you are wondering the shopping aisles.
I found this gem of recipe over at our Weekend Retreat Link Party. This amazing Chicken Suizas Enchilada Casserole is from the wonderful Krista over at Joyful Healthy Eats. I knew right away that I need to give it a try because well, for one it involves corn tortillas and who doesn’t love a quick dinner that you can make into a casserole. She was on to something with this genius idea.
Nowadays I’m all about convenience! Between chasing my kid around, laundry, play dates and grocery shopping I need simple. I often times make dinner during nap time and then I love being able to pull it out and place in the oven when its time to get dinner started.
This Chicken Suizas Enchilada Casserole is simple, fantastic and perfect for any night of the week. I loved it and even the husband loved even though he hates corn tortillas. Even my 1.5 year old took a few bites.
Each layer of corn tortilla is smothered in Suizas Enchilada Sauce and chicken and repeated and smothered in cheese for the ultimate flavor with each bite. To make it even better you can top it off with some sour cream, fresh pico de gallo and sliced avocado’s.
- 1 pound chicken, cooked and shredded
- 15 corn tortillas
- 1 Tbsp oil
- 1 cup onion, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, diced
- ¼ tsp coriander
- ½ tsp cumin
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¼ tsp pepper
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 2- 4oz cans green chilies
- 5 oz plain greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp flour/cornstarch
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- Cook and shred chicken. On medium heat cook onions in oil until translucent; next add garlic cloves. Add in coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. Next add in chicken stock and green chilies; bring to a boil and simmer for about 3-5 minutes. Add in greek yogurt and flour and whisk until combined. Let simmer for 5 additional minutes or until thickened. In a greased 13x9 add a little sauce to the bottom of the dish. Start layering your casserole with corn tortillas, suiza sauce and chicken and repeat. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and add mozzarella cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes.
- Serve with sour cream, pico de gallo and avocado.
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We hope everyone as a great Easter!
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Do you all have fun plans for Easter? We signed our little man up for a fun Easter Egg hunt that im really excited about. It will be his first Easter where he can actually walk to get eggs. Plus, we are finally seeing some Spring weather and are expected to be in the 70’s….yippee!!!
With Easter only a few days away, we are all getting ready to dye our Easter eggs. Which is the best part!!! We are all wanting to know how to make the perfect hard boiled egg. I will admit and so will my husband I literally suck at boiling an egg. You wouldn’t think it would be that hard but I can never ever get it right. I either don’t cook it long enough or the egg shell pulls off all the egg.
I have tried every tip from baking them in the oven, adding baking soda to the water, boil in 1 inch of water, steaming and the list goes on. Even if these tips work for you they don’t necessarily work for me. I have been trying my new method for quite some time now and it seems to be working for me now.
Having little boy makes the holidays alot more fun!!! I get excited to decorate our home for the holidays. I have been wanting to make these Easy Yarn Easter Eggs since last Easter and well this year I finally got around to making to them.
They were beyond easy to make and alot of fun! I combined them into 3 easy steps.
Easy Step 1: Purchase Sta-flo liquid starch, I got it at Walmart in the laundry isle $3.50, purchase water balloons $1.00, Embroidery floss .33 each (I used one entire floss per egg)
Easy Step #2 Mix 1 cup liquid starch and 1 cup flour in your blender and combine until smooth. While you are blending away, blow up your water balloons up to your desired sizes. (note: NOT to use water you will ruin your egg) I did a variety of large, medium and small. In a wide bowl pour mixture. Unravel your thread and gently place on top of mixture covering all the string. Making sure to keep the end in reach.
Easy Step #3 Grab your string and start wrapping it all around your balloon. Using as much or as little string as you want. When your are done with your masterpiece, place some wax paper on the counter and place balloon egg on top to dry. I needed about 1 full day to dry. I did have to move the egg around to make sure all sides got dried. Now the fun part. Pop your balloon and very carefully pull out the balloon through the cracks of your string.
Now display your eggs proudly on your counter in a bowl or basket, grab some more thread and turn them into garland. I have heard of placing candy inside your balloon then when you pop them you have a fun surprise inside. I have heard though when you pop your balloon your ballon covers the candy making it impossible to remove. So if you wanted to use candy when you are wrapping your string leave a small opening and when the egg is completely done add in the candy.