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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 […]

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Pepitas

Enjoy a simple but elegant starter with this Pear and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Spiced Toppings. All of it is make ahead so you can enjoy it to the fullest. I’ve always been big on salads. Ever since I was a little kid and I packed a green salad with Italian dressing in a […]

Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars Recipe

Looking for a more wholesome sweet? Try these Honey Lemon Cheesecake Bars, naturally sweetened with honey, and packed with sweet-tart lemon flavor. A few years I did a Whole 30 when I went without sugar, grain, and a bunch of other foods I had previously thought I couldn’t live without. I discovered that as much […]

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe

Bake someone happy with a batch of these Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins. Easy and delicious, they are perfect for breakfast and for tucking into lunch boxes. Growing up muffins came from a mix from a box. Most of the time. Unbeknowst to me, my mom had a muffin recipe MEMORIZED. I remember the first time […]

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 […]

Jalapeno Popper Potatoes

What happens when you combine Jalapeno Poppers with Potato Skins? You get these amazingly good Jalapeno Popper Potatoes, the perfect side dish for any occasion. Jalapeno Poppers and Potato Skins are probably two of my favorite appetizers. I don’t have them often. I wouldn’t be able to stop eating them. They are so good, aren’t they? […]

Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad

Summer salads are a great way to eat well on these hot summer days. Try out this Cannellini Bowtie Pasta Salad that comes together in a flash. A few weeks ago I boasted how moderate the temps are here in San Diego. I spoke too soon. I should have known that would happen, right? The last […]