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Quick and Easy Cherry Coconut Fluff Dessert Recipe

My husband and I were invited to a summer cookout and volleyball extravaganza. Like all good Midwesterners, we automatically knew that includes bringing food for the potluck portion of the party. Unfortunately, earlier in the week due to a raging thunderstorm that took down power line followed by temperatures that shot up into the 90’s (F ) our electric company gave a huge chunk of the state the gift of multiday rolling blackouts early in the week. Fortunately, we got our electricity back in one of the first waves. Even though we didn’t lose any of our food in the freezer (I had the freezer packed with big reusable ice packs similar to these to get them ready for the party) the power outages made grocery shopping for fresh party food ingredients difficult. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. I poked around my pantry and got a little creative. I made a quick and easy three ingredient cherry coconut fluff salad recipe that just so happens to also b

About Me

Hi, my name is Lisa and I am a foodie. I wasn't always this way. I grew up with most meals made from ingredients from a box or a can. When I ventured out on my own, I had to learn how to cook because if I relied on what I had learned in 8th grade Home Ec class I would be eating nothing but soupy quiche and Snickerdoodle cookies.

It was worth all of those trials and errors and still more errors. Now I cook most of my meals from scratch and they are delicious! And guess what? My health improved AND my food bill went down. I truly believe you can eat healthy on a budget.

So where does the lazy part come into play? Well, even though my husband and I like cooking from scratch we don't have a whole lot of time in the evenings to make 17 ingredient, 4 hour cooking time meals. I constantly rely on my household servants Mr. Breadmaker, Mrs. Slow Cooker, and sometimes in a pinch to defrost something Ms. Microwave.

I also am too lazy to jump in the car and drive to the store to buy a box mix that a recipe calls for so I make my own from scratch. It's not that hard if you have a couple of good cookbooks at your disposal.

I also write a green home improvement blog Condo Blues. There I discuss green living, money saving tips, decorating, home improvement, and crafts.

Joining my one this journey are my Husband and my one eyed rescue Pekingese Blitzkrieg. He likes carrots. The dog I mean.Although I think my husband likes carrots too.

To contact Lisa about either blog, email me at condoblues [at] gmail [dot]com