Red White & Blue Real Fruit Pudding Popsicles

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Growing up Jell-o Pudding Pops were my favorite! My mom would bring a box home when I was good and I would gobble up the first one up and then eat the rest really slowly to make the box last as long as I could but I haven’t been able to find Pudding Pops in forever and I miss them so much! That’s what motivated me to make my own with a real fruit twist! They turned out so yummy and healthier than the original which always makes me happy. I’m so excited to share my pudding popsicle recipe with you!

What You Need
Instant Pudding (5.1 oz box)
3 cups cold milk
12 strawberries
2 cups blueberries
Popsicle molds
 

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Try cheesecake pudding!

Prepare the pudding per package directions

After it sets divid equally into 3 bowls 

Put 1 bowl of pudding into a blender, add strawberries, and pulse until well blended

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Fill each popsicle mold with a heaping tablespoon of strawberry mixed pudding then place in the freezer for about 5 minutes

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Add a tablespoon of plain pudding and freeze for another 5 minutes

Put the last of the pudding and blueberries into the blended and pulse until mixed well

Top off each pudding mold with the blueberry mixed pudding

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Freeze the filled molds for 1 for or more before eating

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TIP: run the popsicle molds under warm warm before removing for an easier release. 

You can use just about any fruit you want to make these sweet treats

If you don’t have time for layers try making a few popsicles in each flavor or all one flavor

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Snickerdoodle Sunday: I’m Featured Check it out!

I'm the Featured Blogger on #SoMe2 link up! www.sparklesandglue.com
Ok, this really couldn’t have turned out any better! I started hosting the Sparkles of Inspiration Link Up Party last week. After posting my first party I decided to go check out some other parties { I love link ups!} that’s how I found the Snckerdoodle Sunday Link Up Party! I linked up, visited tons of sites, left lots of comments, and pinned my favorite posts! Then I got an e-mail from the sweet Millie and Kristina saying my link was the most popular and I have earned a feature spot! Stop by the party and check it out while you are there LINK UP and PARTY on!!!

 

Hello everyone! We have some exciting news to share!! You have probably noticed Sarah from Sadieseasongoods cohosting with us a couple times – well she has joined our Snickerdoodle Hostess Team! Please give her a warm welcome!!

Last week’s special co-host picked Sarah’s post, Belted Balls: Mason Jar Lanterns, as her favorite post. However, since Sarah has decided to become a permanent hostess, we decided to change it up a bit here! Starting this week we will highlight and feature the post that had the most views from the week prior – so YOUR votes count – check out the other posts linked up so we know what you like to see!!

In addition, each week each hostess will pick her favorite post to highlight! So remember to follow and visit each hostess so you can check if you were featured!!

Yes!! That’s the possiblity of being featured 5 times at one party! WOWZERS!!

 

So onto the party!! You know you need a cookie! No worries, it has ZERO calories but TONS of fun!

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Cookies and snacks provided by your fab hostesses!

Kristina & Millie @ 2CrochetHooks, Dee @ Meatloaf and Melodrama,

snickerdoodle hostessesFelicia @ Nifty Thrifty Family, Sarah @ Sadie Seasongoods

This weeks Most Viewed Post is (drum roll):

Sparkles of Inspiration Link up Party! (we are some party people here!)

Please say hello to Jessica at SparklesandGlue.com and stop by her party!

 

Welcome! I am Jessica and many of my friends call me Sparkles. I am a budget wise DIY-loving gal. I enjoy painting, crafts, being outside (when it’s warm), running, hiking, wine, and hanging out with friends and family. I work as an ICU nurse and use my projects as a way to de-stress. In addition, to getting my crafty on as much as possible I also love to cook. Luckily, I am married to an amazing man ( I call Prince Charming) who is always willing to try anything I create in the kitchen (no questions asked!). I’m always looking for a delicious meal with a healthy twist.

Some fun stuff happening at Jessica’s blog, here are some great posts to check out:

Sparkles & Glue

Chocolate Sunday Cupcakes/Chicken n’ Waffles/Infertility Story

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Sparkles of Inspiration Link Up Party #2

Sparkles of Inspiration link up party is a weekly place for everyone to share their most inspiring posts whether it’s a post about an amazing table your made over, a day with your kids, or a recipe that you can’t stop thinking about. We want you to share it here! Make sure you check back next week to see if your post has been featured! 

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Tiffany, from Before the Clock Strikes Midnight is our first featured blogger. Check out her sweet story and free printable. 

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Jessica Snyder

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Look What I Found…Univhers

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

Have you ever stumbled upon a website that you just couldn’t get enough of? I have done just that! It’s a site that women and bloggers will love and you can check it out at Univhers

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

Univhers has a Pinterest feel when you log on but once you click around a bit you will find that it has much more to offer. Bloggers can share their posts to get more attention but this site isn’t just for bloggers. If you aren’t a blogger you can still create and share posts, websites, and ideas about anything: recipes, fashion, tips, home decor, parenting, baby, gardening, and more. The posts only take a few minutes to create in the easy to follow template that anyone can use. This is perfect for my friends who say they want to be bloggers but don’t have time to run an entire site! 

Want to share a store you love or a specific product there is a spot just for that! Do you have a tip or advice to share you don’t need a blog just start typing, post, and share it’s so easy! 

Here’s a post as I was creating it….I selected a category, topic, and image to start. Then I filled in a few spaces with tips, advice, and notes. 

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

Click the image to see the finished post

Lastly, I added my blog address so people can read my post in more detail. If you don’t have a blog no worries just add all your information here and you can share it with everyone! 

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

This is the best place on the internet to share your favorite recipes, tips, tricks, and advice with your girlfriends! Make sure you invite them to join Univhers too so they can share and read what you share. 

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

I love the Friend of the week it’s a great way to get your name out there and have others find your posts. It’s like being featured as Univhers best friend who has all the best info, tips, and stories! Who knows get sharing and you may be the next friend of the week!

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

 

Here is a post I recently shared on the Univhers site. It only took me a minute or so to share my recent post. The more you share the more people will find their way to your blog.  I’m making it a regular habit of sharing on this site so as the site grows my blog will grow with it- plus I love reading everyone else’s posts. 

UnivHERS a new social media site for your girls! www.sparklesandglue.com

Click on the image to see my finished post on Univhers

Social media is one of the best ways to meet people, stay in touch, find advice, share ideas, and build your blog. Univhers is the next big thing in social media. I highly recommend taking a minute to make a profile and getting your share on! 

Check out the site and tell me what you think of it?

Will this be one of your new favorite sharing sites? 

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My Infertility & IVF Story: Bittersweet

Infertility & IVF: My Bittersweet Story

I finally got the call of my dreams! We are pregnant! I’ve never been so excited! I don’t plan on telling anyone other my Prince Charming at this point since we have had such a long, rough, winding road to get here! I can’t stop crying tears of joy! I want to climb on top of my house and scream the good news for everyone to hear! I have so many thoughts running through my head right now…

Will it be a boy or girl

What colors should I paint the room

Will we have 1 or 2 or more

How will I tell my Prince Charming

What names will we like (will we agree on names?)

What color eyes will he or she have

What will he or she be when they grow up

What will my baby’s giggle sound like

What will they smell like {I love the smell of a cute little clean baby}

What will it feel like when he or she kicks for the first time

I have a million questions whirling through my head all at once right now.

Although the first few weeks were filled with sheer joy it was short lived and the next 10 weeks of our lives were filled with sadness, tears, and exhaustion…

Want to read more? 

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 1 If I knew getting knocked up was going to be so hard…

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 2 Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 3 The Egg Harvest I Feel like a Farm

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 4 The Waiting…

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 5 Prepare for Implantation

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 6 Embryo Transfer Day

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 7 I think I am…

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 8 Bittersweetness of getting what you want

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Sriracha Chicken Egg Rolls

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I was walking through the grocery store looking at all the unusual products they had. I was looking for wanton wrappers to make some healthy baked cheese “sticks” when I saw the egg roll wrappers. I immediately knew what I wanted to make for my friends cook out this weekend Sriracha Chicken Egg Rolls! They are new, creative, yummy, and everyone will  did love them. I have never made any type of egg roll so I was a little nervous but turns out rolling eggs rolls isn’t all that hard! 

What You Need
1 lb boneless chicken breast
4-6 tbsp Sriracha Sauce
1 pk egg roll wrappers
Cheese {shredded cheddar, cream cheese, sharp cheddar slices, any cheese will do}
green onions, chopped
Salt/Pepper
Coarse salt {optional}
Pastry brush {or paper towels}
Olive Oil
Water

Preheat the over to 400 degrees and oil a baking sheet.

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Dice the chicken up and toss it into a hot non-stick pan like the Green Earth Pan.

Pour the Sriracha sauce over the chicken, salt & pepper to taste.

Cook on medium-high heat for about 6-8 minutes or until the chicken is no longer pink and shreds easily. 

Shred the chicken up with a fork.

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Lay a single egg roll wrapper out and put a little cheese, chicken, and green onions in the center

about 1 to 1 1/2 tbsp worth of fillings works the best. 

Wet the edges of the egg roll with some water & your pastry brush.

Fold the egg roll up and place on a baking sheet

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Brush a light coating of olive oil over each egg roll with your pastry brush and sprinkle a small amount of coarse salt over them. 

Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the egg rolls look golden brown. 

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These were such a hit everyone was talking about them and asking me for the recipe! What did you think of them?

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Sparkles of Inspiration Link Up Party

Sparkles of Inspiration link up party is a weekly place for everyone! Link up parties are like County fairs in the summer time {expect you can check everything out from your couch, in your PJs, & without make-up on} so kick back relax and check out all the inspiring stuff going on this week… be sure to check back next week to see if you were featured!

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My Sister’s High School Graduation

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I recently shared a post about making a card box for graduation parties in preparation for my sister’s graduation open house. The box turned out really cute and I’m excited for everyone to fill it up with cute cards and warm wishes for her. She will be extra lucky if people got cards for her from Treat Greeting Cards like I did. 

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I wanted to share a few of my favorite pictures from the night of her graduation. Getting these pictures was VERY difficult first I had to sneak pass a few cops, then an old grouchy lady yelled at me, and I had tears in my eyes the whole time making it hard to tell if my pictures were in focus! 

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I am so proud of my sister. I still see a little girl with blond ringlet curls when I look at her. Honestly, I’m not even sure when she grew up but now she is a young women and I hate it  can’t believe it! She is so special to me and my family. I can’t imagine life without her {even if I did try to throw her away when she was a baby}

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I love you Sierra keep up the great work

Love you, 

Jessica “Sissy”

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My IVF & Infertility Story: I Think I am…

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My IVF & Infertility story continues. I’ve been taking it easy for the last few days. I will be going to the doctor’s office tomorrow for my blood draw to find out of we are pregnant (I think we are!) I have been thinking about how I will tell my Prince Charming once I have confirmation that we are pregnant. I have so many good ideas!

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I can’t explain the emotions I’m feeling at this point. I’m excited one second, nervous the next minute, and out right panicking at times. I have done an awesome job of keeping my emotions and roller coaster ride of hormones in check until that last few days. I feel like it’s all getting the better of me.

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I would love a glass of wine and some gourmet chocolates at the moment. Prince Charming is working at least 5 days a week right now and I’m only working 2 or 3 I think even though I’m keeping really busy the time alone is getting to me. As a matter of fact, as I type this I’m realizing that I need a day out. I know just who to call! I’m off to see if my friend Melanie is up for a pedicure. I’m thinking a day of foot massages, laughs, and pretty toe nail polish is just what I need!  

How did you tell your husband, family, friends that you were pregnant?

 

Want to read more? 

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 1 If I knew getting knocked up was going to be so hard…

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 2 Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 3 The Egg Harvest I Feel like a Farm

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 4 The Waiting…

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 5 Prepare for Implantation

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 6 Embryo Transfer Day

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 7 I think I am…

My Infertility & IVF Story: Part 8 Bittersweetness of getting what you want

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Chicken & Waffles {on a stick}

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My Prince Charming’s favorite meal hands down is chicken & waffles. He orders them every time they are on the menu so for his birthday dinner {read about his birthday here} I made my own version on his favorite dish. It was a huge success. He cleaned his plate and then had seconds!

 

What You Need
1-2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast
½ cup flour (I used gluten free all purpose)
1 cup panko bread crumbs (I used gluten free plain bread crumbs)
Eggo mini waffles (maple flavor work the best!)
1 egg
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp ground red chili powder
1 Tbsp Sriracha sauce
Salt/pepper
Maple syrup

 

Preheat over to 375 degrees and prepare a baking sheet with oil or parchment paper

Mix flour, salt, and pepper together and pour onto a small dish

Mix breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, and red chili powder together and pour on to another small dish. I recommend only putting about ¼ of your breadcrumbs on the plate at a time so they don’t all get mushy and wet.Chicken and Waffles {on a stick} www.sparklesandglue.com

Mix egg, water, and Sriracha together in a small shallow bowl.

Cut the chicken breasts into small bite sized pieces

One at a time dip each piece into the flour mixture then the egg mixture then roll each piece in the breadcrumbs. Place them on the baking sheet. Bake for 35-45 minutes or until each little morsel looks golden brown and cooked all the way through.

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While the chicken cooks toast the waffles. You can use gluten free waffles and cut them in quarters to make this a completely gluten free meal. 

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I whipped up some mashed potatoes and chopped up some green onions. Sometimes chicken and waffles are served with white gravy but that’s not how Prince Charming likes them so no gravy today.

Once everything is cooked alternate waffles and chicken on the skewer.

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When I serve this I place a layer of potatoes on the plate then the skewers, a little maple syrup, and some green onions. My Price Charming goes nuts for this dish! The crispy chicken, sweet maple syrup, waffles, and salty hint of potatoes makes for a dish everyone will enjoy.

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Did you make this… how was it??

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