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Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Humble chicken and pasta in a simple cream sauce get dressed up with fresh spinach and sundried tomatoes for a fantastic meal that feels extra special. Make this Creamy Chicken Pasta dish this week! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in advertising […]

Thursday Night Soup – Waste Less and Eat Well

Enjoy an easy dinner with Thursday Night Soup. It makes good use of whatever you have in the kitchen so that you waste less and eat well. I’ve been making soup from leftovers for a very long time. Ever since I read the book, A Feast of Soups twenty years ago. There are very few recipes that […]

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Recipe (Freezer-Friendly)

Chicken Pot Pie | Life as Mom

Chicken Pot Pie is a sure-fire favorite at my house. Flaky, buttery crust surrounds chicken, vegetables, and a delectable homemade gravy for delicious comfort food. Years ago when I had my second baby I was surrounded by good cooks who spoiled me once the baby was born. This Chicken Pot Pie was the first homemade […]

Asian Chicken Noodle Salad – Very Make-Ahead

Cool off with this super easy, super make-ahead Asian Chicken Noodle Salad. It’s full of crisp, crunchy veggies, hearty chicken, and a delectable dressing. I remember when I was growing up we ate a lot of chicken. Often it was simply Baked Chicken with crisp, salty, peppery skin. Yum! Other times Mom mixed chicken into […]

Poblano Chile Enchiladas

Poblano Chile Enchiladas – rich and spicy enchiladas filled with roasted poblano chiles and topped with a salsa verde-sour cream sauce – are a must-make for your meal plan this week! One way to enjoy great food and save a ton of money is to focus your dishes on rich flavors that can make up […]

Quickest Chili in the West – Slow Cooker or Stovetop

Looking for a quick, hot meal? How about a quick supper to give as a gift? I gotcha covered on both counts with the Quickest Chili in the West. Quick meals, especially those that can be made ahead, are the name of the game in these here parts. Whether it’s a crazy work schedule for […]

Creamy Noodles with Ham and Tomatoes

Dinner will come together in a jiffy with just a handful of ingredients. This recipe for Creamy Noodles with Ham and Tomatoes is amazingly easy and delicious! About twice a year, I do what’s called a Pantry Challenge. What that means is that I try to make good use of the things that we already have in the […]

Stovetop Mac and Cheese – No Need for a Box!

Ditch the boxed mac and cheese, you can make your own tastier and better version at home. Use this Stovetop Mac and Cheese and free yourself from mixes! Stovetop Mac and Cheese with Mini Meatloaves I grew up on mac and cheese from a box. And quite frankly, I still love it. About once a […]