Friday, May 25, 2012

Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Casserole

I found this on Pinterest. So good. All the kids and my husband loved it.
I adapted if from allrecipes.
2 cups shredded chicken
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
15 ounce can black beans
1-4 ounce can diced green chilies
10 ounces red enchilada sauce
8 6 inch corn tortilla
2 cups shredded cheese
8 ounces sour cream

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Mix together the shredded chicken with the garlic powder, cumin, chilies, black beans (rinse and drain the beans first) in a bowl.
  3. Pour half the enchilada sauce in a 7x11 inch baking pan that has sprayed with cooking spray.
  4. Lay half the tortillas on the sauce in the pan over lapping if necessary. 
  5. Lay half the chicken mixture over the tortilla. 
  6. Spread with half the cheese. 
  7. Spread half the sour cream over the cheese. 
  8. Spoon the remaining enchilada sauce over the the sour cream layer.
  9. Lay with the remaining tortillas, followed by the rest of the chicken.
  10. Cover with a lid of tin foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. Remove the lid and sprinkle with the rest of the cheese.
  12. Dot with the rest of the sour cream and bake uncovered for another 10 minutes.
  13. Eat with salsa and green lettuce. So good. 

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Brownie Batter Dip

If you are a chocoate lover, and love to lick the bowl when you make brownies, then this is the dessert for you. My kids all loved it. Just to warn you, this dip is very addictive.  I adapted it from Amy's Blog.

1/2  cup butter softened
1-8 ounce package cream cheese
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 heaping cup cocoa powder
1/4 heaping cup flour
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 tablespoons milk

  1. Mix the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. 
  2. Add the powdered sugar and milk slowly. 
  3. Mix in the cocoa, brown sugar, flour and vanilla.
  4. Serve with pretzels, graham crackers, bananas, or strawberries.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Candied Popcorn

This is truly the easiest Popcorn I have ever made. And best of all it is so versatile. You can make it any flavor you choose. I adapted the recipe from A Mom not a professional. 

12 cups popped popcorn
1-14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1-3 ounce package jello ( I used strawberry and apricot but you can really use any flavor.

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Butter a shallow baking dish such as a cookie sheet.
  2. Once popcorn is popped remove unpopped popcorn. Pour popcorn into prepared pan.
  3. Combine sweetened condensed milk and dry jello mix in a sauce pan.
  4. Heat on low until mixture is bubbly and slightly thick about 4-5 minutes.
  5. Pour mixture over popcorn in a big bowl  and stir to coat evenly. 
  6. Place popcorn in the prepared pan.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 15 minutes stirring every 5 minutes.   
  8. Cool and break into pieces. Enjoy cause it is so good.