Movie Night Popcorn Pudding Cups

snack pack disclosure5 Minute popcorn dessert cups perfect for movie nights or parties

The best part of about movie night are the snacks am I right? Of course popcorn is an absolute must when having a movie night but sometimes you want something a little sweet to throw in there too. So today I’m sharing how to make some quick, easy, and tasty Movie Night Popcorn Pudding Cups. #SnackPackMixins #CollectiveBias

Quick and easy popcorn inspired pudding cup treats for movie night

These are so cute that it makes me tempted to have a whole movie themed party. It could have fake tickets a little concessions stand oh yes that would be SO cute!

Easy pudding popcorn inspired movie night treat

What You Need

  • Pudding Snack Packs (I used chocolate)
  • Crunch n’ Munch Popcorn
  • Red and White Striped Fabric (or scrapbook paper)
  • Tape
  • Black Ribbon

How to make Movie Night treat cups in less than 5 minutes.

What to Do

  • Cut the fabric/paper to 2X8 inches and the ribbon to 11 inches long.
  • While the pudding cup is still sealed wrap the fabric/paper around the pudding cup. Take the back in place.
  • Tie a the ribbon into a bow around the pudding cup.
  • Remove the easy to open lid off of the yummy pudding and top with a pile of Crunch n’ Munch Popcorn (I used the Toffee flavor).

fast and adorable popcorn pudding treat cups. The perfect dessert for movie night.

So quick and easy. I love how the little snack pack cups look like little popcorn containers! Now all you have to do is pop up some Orville popcorn and find a great movie to watch.

snack pack pudding in store picture

I found all the supplies, pudding, popcorn, and even the fabric and ribbon at Walmart. All I had to do was grab a redbox movie on the way out and I was good to go for a quick, cute, and delicious movie night!

Love this idea. Cute and easy popcorn dessert idea great for movie night.

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One Minute in Shell Avocado Topping for Taquitos and Tamales

delimex disclosureYummy fast avocado topping perfect for mexican food

I’m not much of a cold sandwich person so I always struggle with lunches but one of my favorite quick picks are Delimex taquitos or tamales with my 1 minute avocado topping. The combo of the hot crunchy taquitos or yummy meaty tamales with the smooth rich avocado topping is so satisfying and easy they are perfect for when you want something fast. #DelimexFiesta #CollectiveBias

Delicious taquitoes and tamales with quick 1 minute avocado topping

I love guacamole but there just isn’t always the time to make real guac so this avocado topping is my go to for easy meals. As a bonus you make it right in the avocado skin so there are no extra dishes.

The best avocado topping for taquitoes and tamales. Takes just a minute to make.

  • Avocado
  • Garlic Salt
  • Powdered Onion
  • Lemon Juice (optional)

Cut your avocado in half and remove the pit. Use a fork to mash the avocado meat in the avocado skin. Sprinkle on a bit of garlic salt and onion powder to taste. Add a drop or two of lemon juice if you have it. Stir around and spoon onto your taquitos or tamales.

1 minute avocado topping recipe perfect for Mexican food

I always have taquitos and tamales in my freezer and avocados in my fridge and I’ve even been known to pull them out for dinner when I’m feeling like something on the lighter side not to mention the low maintenance side. If you want an easy way to be festive Delimex Mexican foods are perfect for at home Cinco de Mayo celebrations.

delimex in store picture at Walmart

So easy right? If you need suggestions for Delimex taquitos and tamales I’m a big fan of the basic beef taquitos and the beef tamales which I found at Walmart. I like to cook the taquitos a little longer than the instructions say so they are super crispy. And even though I’m normally wary of microwaved food the tamales heat up so great in the microwave I had to fend my husband off from eating all of mine today.

Delicious and easy tamales and taquitoes with fast avocado topping

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Curry Chicken Fingers with Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce

This is so good. Quick and easy and flavorful curry chicken fingers recipe

This little delicious bits of curry infused chicken covered with crispy panko bread crumbs dipped in avocado ranch dipping sauce are one of my favorite creations. These homemade chicken strips are so tasty and flavorful and a bazillion times better for you then what you’ll find in the freezer section and just a tiny bit more work.

Quick and easy curry chicken fingers. Love this recipe so much and the bonus avocado ranch dipping sauce.

The curry adds a real depth of flavor and as long as you control how much curry paste you use it doesn’t need to be too spicy to share with the little ones. We love eating them with an easy avocado ranch dip since it really compliments the curry flavor but really any dipping sauce you want will probably taste great!

My favorite chicken finger recipe so yummy and flavorful

Curry Chicken Fingers

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • Red Curry Paste (about 1 tsp per 2 thighs)
  • Greek Yogurt or Sour Cream (about 2-3 TBS per 2 thighs)
  • Salt to taste
  • Panko bread crumbs to coat
  • Spray Oil

Cut the chicken pieces into strips or bite size chunks depending on your preference. Place in a ziplock bag. Add in curry paste and yogurt. Seal bag, smoosh around with to distribute the seasoning and allow to marinate for at least 30 minutes but I like it best when I think it do it a few hours ahead of time. When you are ready to bake it dip in bread crumbs and spray generously with spray oil. Bake at 400F until chicken is cooked through about 20 minutes. Taste and add salt if desired (depending on what kind of curry paste you use you may or may not need any salt).

Super delicious and easy curry chicken fingers with avocado ranch dip

Avocado Ranch Dipping Sauce

  • 8 oz Greek yogurt of sour cream
  • 1/2 packet ranch dip
  • 1/2 large avocado

Mash up the avocado and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Super duper easy. Serve with curry chicken fingers and enjoy!

This curry chicken fingers recipe is so yummy especially with the avocado ranch bonus recipe

Sometimes we have it just like that or I drive through the neighborhood burger place and pick up fries. Oh man just typing this out makes me want to have these curry chicken fingers soon. I hope you like them too!

Love these amazing and easy curry chicken fingers

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World’s Best Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Hands down the best mac and cheese recipe. No weird ingredients, really fast and good.

Are you ready for the world’s best and super easy mac and cheese recipe? No really, people like my macaroni and cheese. I get asked for the recipe all the time. It’s so easy and so yummy.

Delicious 20 minute macaroni and cheese recipe. This is a keeper

Mac and cheese is one of my go-to’s.  You’ll find it on my weekly menu 9 times out of ten. While I like to do different varieties like my Taco Mac and Cheese recipe which I’ve already shared it all starts with this basic recipe. You can use whatever cheese you want but I think it’s good to use two different types of cheese. Most of the time I use Havarti and Colby Jack because that’s what I usually have on hand but I’ve made it with pepper jack, brie, sharp cheddar and more. The key is to have variety. Ingredients

World’s Best Easy Mac and Cheese Recipe

Easy and delicious cupboard mac and cheese recipeIngredients

  • 4 ounces pasta (small elbows or shells are my favorite)
  • 2 TBS Salted butter
  • 2 TBS All purpose flour
  • 1 C Milk
  • 1-2 ounce Havarti (I use sliced cheese I have on hand)
  • 1/4 to 1/2 C Colby Jack Cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • dash of grated nutmeg
  • dash of powdered onion

Directions

  1. Boil the pasta. When done drain making sure to reserve 1/2 C of the pasta water.
  2. In a separate pan large enough to hold all the pasta (I use a wok) melt the butter and combine with flour. Cook over medium heat for a minute or two.
  3. Slowly whisk in milk and cook while it thickens.
  4. Add in remaining ingredients. Taste and add any additional cheese or seasoning to suit your preference.
  5. Stir in drained pasta.
  6. If you want your sauce a little thinner add in some of the reserved water. I usually add at least 1/4 C since the sauce will thicken up as it cools and I prefer a saucier mac and cheese.

My go to mac and cheese recipe. This is so good and easy and I always have the ingredients on hand.There is just something so good and comforting about a delicious bowl of creamy macaroni and cheese.

Super easy and delicious macaroni and cheese recipe the whole family will love

This recipe is so easy that I’ve taught my niece how to make it. She helps me every time we make it for the family and has been doing so since she was 5! Yup it’s that easy :)

Hands down the best basic mac and cheese recipe. No weird ingredients. Quick easy and delicious.Slurp slurp I’m getting hungry I think we might have to have Mac and Cheese tonight for dinner.

Great spin on mac and cheese. Taco mac and cheese recipe.

Want more mac and cheese ideas? Be sure to check out my Taco Macaroni and Cheese recipe. We love this one so much!

The best of comfort food. Quick and easy buffalo macaroni and cheese recipe from Rae Gun Ramblings

And if you’re a  wings fan you have to check out my Buffalo Mac and Cheese recipe. It’s so yummy and has all the flavors of delicious wings and blue cheese dip!

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Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

My new favorite grilled cheese recipe. Chicken Cordon Bleu pannini yum

Do you say grilled cheese or toasted cheese? If you say Toasted (or toasty) cheese I’m not sure we can be friends. Okay maybe I won’t go that far but I am determined that my child will call it grilled cheese and not toasted cheese like my husband because come on people it’s GRILLED there is no toaster in sight. All that is to say that today I have a revamped all grown up Chicken Cordon Bleu Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe for you all!

Grown up grilled cheese. Yummy chicken cordon bleu version

This fancied up grilled cheese sandwich is SO easy and and so yummy. It’s got a bit more refined ingredients than your normal processed cheese and wonder bread but it’s just as fast and easy.

Must try this chicken cordon bleu grilled cheese sandwich recipe

Ingredients

  • Sourdough Bread
  • Spray Oil
  • Cooked Chicken, chopped
  • Brie Cheese
  • Deli Sliced Ham
  • Baby Spinach
  • Roasted Garlic Salt

Start by spraying your bread with oil and sprinkle with garlic salt on the OUTSIDE of each slice. Then layer your ingredients onto one piece of bread and top with the other piece. Grill either on a medium hot pan, skillet or Pannini Press.

Delicious easy weeknight dinner chicken cordon bleu grilled cheese panninis

I absolutely adore my pannini press definitely worth the money and counter space! It sits out on my counter and we use it all the time. Also I’m kind of a pro at burning grilled cheese and this takes the guess work out. After your first try and getting the right setting you don’t have to be as careful as when using a pan or skillet. I lurrrrve it! Plate it up with a tasty salad and you’ve got a speedy and delicious meal.

foodie extravaganza a monthly food themed blog hop

I’m sharing this a s a part of Foodie Extravaganza. Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month we celebrate National Grilled Cheese Month by serving up sandwiches.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday. If you are a blogger and would like to participate in the next Foodie Extravaganza, just go to our Facebook page to join. We would love to have you!

Follow our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest board for past events and more deliciousness!

 Quick and easy weeknight dinner idea chicken cordon bleu grilled cheese sandwiches

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Block Party: More Slow Cooker Recipes Features

Great collection of interesting and different slow cooker and crock pot recipes perfect for weeknightsHow about some awesome non-traditional crock pot and slow cooker recipes?

Fancy Crock Pot BeefThai Spicy Peanut Chicken |Orange Turkey Meatballs | Vegetable Barley Soup | Ranch Chicken Tacos | Chili Verde | S’mores Lava Cake |Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli | Chicken and Biscuits | Chicken and Biscuits | Healthy Chicken Stew | Pumpkin Soup | Beef Curry | Meatloaf Coco Cola Pot Roast | Tikka Masala | Beef Stew | Baked Potato Soup

Marissa from Rae Gun Ramblings here today and sharing a ton of awesome looking crock pot recipes. I don’t know about you but lately I feel like I’m barely keeping up. Luckily I’ve been utilizing my slow cooker which has helped keep me sane so I figured I could use some more awesome recipes and you guys sure had tons to pick from!

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If you haven’t been over to my in a while here are some of my favorite posts from the last bit.

  • I’m a HUUUGE reader and love sharing book recommendations. I put together a giant Divergent Read-a-likes post. If you liked Divergent and want more awesome books to read there are over 100 on my list and I’ve read 95% of them!
  • I shared how to make an easy Shower Curtain in 30 Minutes which means you can pick ANY fabric and decorate your bathroom exactly how you want it.
  • We eat Shepherd’s Pie every few months and I shared a revamped 30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie recipe that’s super yummy and perfect for weeknights

Now let’s see what your favorite things are that you have been posting! It’s time for the block party! Link up here and be linked up to 4 fabulous blogs all at once!

Making the World Cuter | Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts |Pieces by Polly

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Feta Pepperoni Salad with Crunchy Wonton Recipe

 

pepperoni disclosureGreat non-traditional side salad. Feta Pepperoni yum

I’m always trying to get more vegetables in our diet and with Spring here I even more on the lookout for light tasty sides to add to our meals. Today I’m sharing a quick and easy Feta Pepperoni Salad that is perfect for completing any meal.  #PepItUp #CollectiveBias

Delicious feta pepperoni salad. A great light side dish!

If you know my husband you know that he is NOT a sugar coat-er. Don’t ask him for his opinion if you aren’t ready to hear the truth. So when he gives unsolicited praise you know it’s good. While we were gobbling this up along side some sandwiches last week he keep saying how much he liked it and how he really liked the addition of the pepperonis. Score!

Feta Pepperoni SaladIngredients

DIY crispy wonton strips for salads

Directions

  1. Start by frying up your wonton strips. If you use egg rolls you’ll want to cut them in half and then cut strips before frying. Allow to cool.
  2. To make your own Balsamic Vinaigrette just combine equal parts balsamic vinegar and olive oil. Season with salt and red pepper flakes and whisk to combine. So easy. Or grab your favorite balsamic vinaigrette from the fridge.
  3. Toss the mixed greens with dressing.
  4. Add in feta.
  5. Sprinkle with generous amounts of mini pepperonis.
  6. Finally top with your crispy noodles.

Pepperoni Feta Salad with cripsy wontonsSo yummy and easy and my favorite part is that it’s not your same old same old salad!

Super great pepperoni feta salad with crispy noodlesI hope you like my salad it’s really simple but it packs a whole lot of punch with the yummy little pepperonis!

Super good side salad. Pepperoni, feta, and crunchy wontons

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Cowboy Burger Recipe

alexia disclosureOne of my favorite easy hamburger recipes. Cowboy burgers are the best!

It’s a delicious burger but better! I’ve mentioned my Cowboy Burger in my What’s For Dinner weekly menu posts but today I’m finally sharing how to make this yummy sandwich for yourself! #SpringIntoFlavor #CollectiveBias

Cowboy Burgers super yummy and easy twist on the normal hamburger.

These are so quick they are perfect for a easy weeknight meal. You can even cook the burgers on the grill on the weekend. Just bake up some delicious sweet potato and regular potato fries to pair with the burgers and you’re good to go with a yummy meal.

Cowboy Burger Recipe

Ingredients

  • Hamburger Patties
  • Steak Seasoning
  • Cheese Slices
  • Onion Rings
  • Lettuce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Avocado

Directions

  1. Bake onion rings (and fries if you’re using those) according to the package directions.
  2. While the onion rings and fries bake, toast the sourdough bread (unless you prefer soft bread you can skip this step).
  3. Spread your favorite BBQ sauce onto one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Cook your hamburger patties. I put frozen patties directly on a hot skillet, sprinkle with steak seasoning, and flip to cook both sides.
  5. Place cheese on patties right after you flip them so they will melt while the meat finishes cooking (I like to use Havarti but whatever your family likes will work).
  6. Add lettuce to your bread, then the patties with cheese, then slices of avocado, and finally the onion rings.

Cowboy Burger and Fries

Serve the Cowboy burgers with a generous side of sweet potato fries and regular fries and you’re good to go with an easy tasty meal full of all natural ingredients. I used Alexia Sweet Potato Fries with Sea Salt, Smart Classic Crinkle Cut Fries and on the burgers I used Alexia Crispy Onion Rings which I found at Walmart. They are nice to have on hand since they are high quality and so versatile and easy to use. I’ve seen people use the fries in breakfast hash, stuff the onion rings, and even more. Learn more about Alexia on their Facebook and Pinterest pages.

Alexia frozen french fries and onion rings at Walmart

This burger is one of the meals that we have all the time. I hope you like it too! What are some of your favorite burger toppings?

Super delicious and easy Cowboy Burger recipe

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Block Party: Awesome Bread Recipes

10 Awesome Bread Recipes to try

10 Awesome Bread Recipes

Tiffany at Making the World Cuter

Tiffany here hosting from Making the World Cuter today! It’s starting to feel like spring here in Central Oregon…at least for this week! I am in a baking mood and have been wanting to make some yummy bread, so I thought I’d feature a few delicious looking bread recipes today. I am also busy making lots of fun things for Easter, I would love for you to come over and see what I’ve been up to!

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30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

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Love this shepherd's pie recipe. fast and easy great for St. Patrick's day or Pi Day

Shepherd’s Pie has always been one of my favorite meals. It’s one of those dishes that everyone in the family loves. In fact today when the nieces came over (after they had already eaten their own dinner) they begged for some of my Shepherd’s Pie claiming it was their favorite. I’m happy to report that Teddy and the hubby also gobbled down their servings. The recipe I’ve got for you today is even better than the standard recipes though since it uses a few shortcuts making this a great weeknight meal. #WeekNightHero #CollectiveBias

Hands down the best and easiest Shepherd's Pie Recipe

And as a bonus with tomorrow being Pi Day and St. Patrick’s Day just next week this easy 30 minute Shepherd’s Pie recipe will help you be totally festive without any of the stress of some of those more involved recipes.

30 Minute Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

30 minute shepherd's pie recipe. Must keep for St. Patrick's Day and Pi Day

  • 1 lbs. ground beef
  • Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking Savory Portobello Mushroom
  • 2-3 medium carrots
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking Creamy Herb & Garlic with Chicken Stock
  • 1 can corn, drained
  • 1/2 C milk, warmed
  • 1/4 C grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Cut the potatoes into cubes and boil until tender to a fork.
  2. In a separate skillet while the potatoes are cooking chop the carrots into bite sized pieces and cook with the ground beef until beef is browned.
  3. Add in Savory Portobello Mushroom soup and simmer until carrots are tender to a fork. Taste and add any salt and pepper if you want. Set aside.
  4. Once the potatoes are cooked drain the water and then add the potatoes back to the pot. Add 1/2 a carton of Creamy Herb and Garlic with Chicken Stock to your potatoes as well as the milk. Mash together. Taste and add in more milk, soup, or salt and pepper to your desired texture and flavor.
  5. Pour your beef mixture into an oven proof dish (I like to use a 8×8 glass casserole dish or a bread pan).
  6. Next pour your corn on top of the beef layer.
  7. Spoon your potatoes on top of the corn.
  8. Finally sprinkle generously with Parmesan cheese.
  9. Broil until the cheese layer is golden brown. Serve with pride.

Easy freezable or make ahead 30 minute shepherd's pie recipe

Alternatively you can cover the Shepherd’s Pie with plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat it. I made mine last night and then today baked it at 400F for about 20 minutes just until everything was hot inside and then I broiled it to get the cheese delicious and browned. You don’t need to preheat the over just stick it in there.

This is a keeper! Quick and delicious shepherd's pie recipe.

You can also freeze this before cooking. It’s a perfect dish to keep in the freezer for those nights you just don’t feel like doing anything or the next time a friend is sick or has a new baby in the house.

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I used Campbell’s Soups for Easy Cooking that I found at Walmart to make the recipe even faster. They are perfect for when you’d normally use canned condensed soup but I think with WAY more yummy flavor. So much easier than my normal many herb and reducing wine and so on that I normally do for Shepherd’s Pie. Grab the $0.75 off of 1 coupon valid for 1 month starting 3/13/2015. That makes these just a bit over a buck. I’m excited to try all the rest of the flavors too which is your favorite? Learn more about Campbell’s on their Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

the best shepherd's pie recipe. So quick and easy. Great addition for St. Patrick's Day and Pi Day

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