Chicken Pot Pie Sandwiches

chicken pot pie sandwiches

We are huffing and puffing our way towards spring here in these parts.  Winter is hanging on for dear life, and March has about 48 hours to get its act together and go out like the lamb that it is supposed to be at this point.  My barbecue grill still has a 2 inch wall of snow all around it, so I can't in good conscience send the Southern husband out there yet to make anything vaguely summery-tasting, and frankly, it's still so chilly that I am still jonesing for winter comfort food anyway.  So here's my effort to meet halfway between warm weather food (sandwiches!) and cold weather food (chicken pot pie!), and I gotta tell you, it may be my new favorite transitional supper. Read More & Get the Recipe

Easy Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

creamy chicken noodle soup

I am firmly on the side of those folks who think chicken soup is the cure for whatever ails you.  From the flu to a cranky mood, chicken soup can fix it...or at least make you feel a lot better.  And if regular chicken soup is good for whatever's wrong, creamy chicken soup is, well, magical.  Especially if the creamy chicken soup doesn't have any actual cream in it.  Good, good for you comfort're feeling better already, right?  Me too! Read More & Get the Recipe

Chicken Noodle Salad

chicken noodle salad

One of my favorite things in the worlds is steamy, comforting chicken noodle soup.  I made entire vats of it this past winter when the relentless snow was as high as our basketball hoop in the driveway.  Now that we are happily in the balmy days of early summer, I've finally eased up on the soup-making...but I wasn't entirely ready to leave chicken noodle wonderfulness behind.  And then it occurred to me...what's good for the soup is good for the pasta salad.  As in, chicken noodle salad! Read More & Get the Recipe

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Stew


Things I love: My slow cooker.  Beef stew.  Barley.  Coming home after a long day's work to supper that is already made and bubbling away and all ready to be ladled into bowls and eaten up.  And so this recipe has vaulted to the very top of my Recipes I Love list, because it combines all of these things together into one scrumptious slow cooker full of deliciousness.  AND it makes enough for leftovers! Read More & Get the Recipe

Boursin Potato Salad


I am a big fan of Boursin cheese.  Before I hunkered down and got all serious about this cooking stuff, I never had a party that didn't feature a round of peppery Boursin cheese surrounded by a tidy circle of Carr's Water crackers.  It felt like the height of elegance to my twenty-something self, and while I now have a few other appetizer ideas in my arsenal, I still have a sentimental corner of my heart devoted to Boursin, which still tastes as lovely as ever and is always reliably waiting for me in the fancy cheese part of my supermarket.  Which is very handy, because along the way I also started using it as one of the key ingredients for a scrumptious and easy potato salad. Read More & Get the Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie Pasta


Oh, how I love chicken pot pie.  The warm comfortingness of it all - the tender chicken and veggies, the golden crust, the delectable taste of everything being right with the world.  But let's face it, chicken pot pie is a late fall/early winter kinda thing.  Now that the days are longer and we're finally putting our winter coats into the back of the closet, hot and crusty pot pies are no longer the kind of thing we are looking for, supper-wise.  But I can't live without my trusty chicken pot pie, even if spring IS in the air.  The only thing left to do was to lighten it up a little for the season. Read More & Get the Recipe