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Mini Mexican Pizzas--Kid Approved by "The Lily Test"
"The Lily Test"
For those of you who have read my recipe articles, know that many of my recipes either have come from other family members or from another chef (like on Food Network), because I truly don't believe in fixing something if it isn't broke, but still will sometimes amend it slightly to work even better for my family. Also, most of my recipes are quick, easy and inexpensive too.
I am mom to two small girls, so when I make something the cost and the time to prepare it is truly a concern of mine at this stage in the game. Also, my two girls are as different as night and day on so many levels including their appetites. My older daughter, Emma will eat just about anything I can put in front of her and can eat like a horse, ironically she has always been smaller than average for her age and very petite. My little one is my picky eater and will barely eat even on a good day.
So the recipes that end up being a success in my home are truly the ones that are all of the above, plus pass the "Lily Test". Lily, you guessed it, is my younger daughter and the true test for a recipe is if she will eat at least some of what I prepare. No joke, the "Lily Test" has become a running joke in our house between my husband and I. And sometimes we will take it a step further to see whose food she will take to first too. Well, these Mini Mexican Pizzas not only are easy, quick and inexpensive, but you guessed it--pass the "Lily Test"! So if you are a mother like me and do have a picky child, I definitely would suggest trying to make these for your picky eater.
Also you can make these all at once or freeze the food processed ingredients to make more later in the week. It truly is such a simple and convenient recipe that has become a lifesaver in my house for more reasons than one. Making this one a true winner!!
- 16 Low-Fat flour tortillas, 6 inch
- 2 Cans (14.5 ozs each) Mexican Stewed Tomatoes
- 1 Package (10 ozs) Frozen Corn Kernals
- 1 Can (19 ozs) Black Beans, Drained and Rinsed
- 2 Cans (4 ozs) Diced Green Chiles, Drained
- 2 Tbs. Chili Powder
- 2 Tsp. Ground Cumin
- 8 ozs. Reduced Fat Monterey Jack Cheese, Shredded
- Heat Oven to 400 degrees. Arrange tortillas in a single layer on baking sheet.
- Drain tomatoes, sqeeze dry. Puree tomatoes in blender. Combine corn, beans, chiles, chili powder and cumin a bowl.
- Spread 3 tablespoons of tomato puree over a tortilla. Sprinkle 1/4 cup corn mixture over sauce. Top with 2 tablespoons of cheese. Repeat with remaining tortillas and toppings.
- Bake pizzas in 400 degree oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until cheese is melted. Makes 16 pizzas.
My Other Kid Friendly Recipes
- Healthy Children's Meal: Veggie Bean Tacos
This hub is a recipe for Veggie Bean Tacos. this recipe is both delicious and healthy too.
- Chocolate Covered Smores on a Stick Recipe--A Summer Time Classic
This is a summertime recipe that I have perfected over the course of a few years. It is a recipe for chocolate covered smores.
- Grilled Cheese for Adults and Kids too!!
This hub article is a recipe for a grilled cheese for adults and not just kids. I found this recipe in Sunday's newspaper and modified it for our family a bit. The recipe actually was shared by Ellie Krieger of Food Network fame and find out a bit mo
- Easy and Yummy Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations Cupcakes
This is a recipe for the new Duncan Hines Cotton Candy Frosting Creations Cupcakes that I recently just bought and made. Even though it is not homemade, these still are delicious and very easy to make.
- Strawberry Cream Freeze Waffle Cones
This is a summertime favorite recipe that I have masters for my family. It is called a Strawberry Cream Freeze in Waffle Cones.
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Janine is a freelance writer and mom of two. She is known for being a stay at home mom to two beautiful little girls right now. Life can totally get hectic and has learned to perfect and improvise at meal times, because of this. You can checkout her profile and more of her scrumptious recipe articles here.
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