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Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

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My mom has been making this homemade chicken pot pie for years, and now I make it for my guys! It is a go-to recipe that family asks for all of the time. Not only is it super easy and delicious, but you can also make it ahead of time and freeze it. I also whip up this recipe to take to friends who are sick or just because! I always get asked for the recipe and am happy to share my momma’s easy and delicious chicken pot pie!

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Ingredients:

1 box of 2-count pre-made pie refrigerated pie crusts

2 cans of mixed vegetables

1 can of cream of chicken

2 cooked, seasoned chicken breasts, shredded (to save on time, I love to buy the rotisserie chickens and shred them)

salt/pepper for taste

onion powder for taste

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix all the veggies, cream of chicken, shredded chicken salt and pepper and onion powder in a large bowl.

In a pie pan place one of the refrigerated pie crusts. Top the chicken mixture over the pie crust. Place the remaining pie crust on top of the veggie mixture. With a fork or knife, make sure to vent some areas in the top of the pie crust so that the steam can escape.

Bake for around 40 minutes or until pie crust starts to become brown and the chicken mixture is bubbly.

This yields one chicken pot pie. If you are going to use an entire rotisserie chicken, I would double the recipe and you could freeze one of the pies for later.

Serve and enjoy! We love to have this with a salad or fruit.

Be Your Best You With $60 in Savings at Publix + Cream Cheese Chicken Pocket Recipe Featuring Tyson® Chicken and Arla® Cream Cheese

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Best You Available at Publix. The opinions and text are mine.

As the mom of two very busy school-aged boys, I am always on the lookout for ways to simplify my life and to make it the best that it can be. Whether it be time management, meal-planning or even weekly routines, it is important to have a game plan so that I am able to be the best wife and mother that I can be.

One of the most important ways that I can simplify my life, and to let it be the best that it can be is by preparation. I especially love to prepare in the area of meal-planning. There are many nights that we have sports practices or other school activities, so I love to have my meals planned the week before if at all possible.

My local Publix is going to help me in the area of preparation with their BEST YOU sale that begins May 26. During this sale, you can save $60 on all sorts of products to help you with everyday life. I love to save money on the products that I use, don’t you? Be sure to check out all of the coupons at www.GetTheSavings.com/BestYou so that you can see what items to stock up on at your local Publix! I plan on using the following coupons towards ingredients to make my Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets for a quick and easy dinner!

  • $1.00 off Any One (1) Tyson® Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips 12 oz.
  • $1.50 off Any One (1) Arla® Cream Cheese 7 oz. Tub or 6.2 oz. Squeeze Tube

Would you like a quick and easy dinner idea to have on hand that is sure to make you the BEST wife and mom on the block? My Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets featuring Tyson Chicken and Arla Cream Cheese will be a hit with your entire family! Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips are so versatile and they allow you to prepare a meal in just minutes since they are already fully cooked! Arla Cream Cheese is my favorite cream cheese as it is creamy, delicious and made with natural ingredients. Combine these 2 products together in my Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets and you have one tasty dish!

Cream Cheese Chicken Pockets

Ingredients:

1 bag Tyson Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, 12 oz. shredded

1 7oz. tub Arla Cream Cheese removed from package and softened in the microwave

2 8-count packages of crescent rolls

2 cups breadcrumbs

1 stick butter, melted

salt/pepper to taste

¼ tsp. garlic powder

¼ tsp. onion powder

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place shredded chicken and softened cream cheese in a bowl.

Add in seasonings and mix until combined.

Unroll the crescent dough. Use 2 squares of dough to form your pocket. Place the chicken mixture inside the dough and fold over to form a “pocket”.

Dip the chicken pockets in the melted butter then into the breadcrumb mixture.

Place the pockets in a baking dish and bake until golden brown.

Serve with your favorite vegetable or salad and enjoy! My guys love this dish and ask for it quite frequently!

I love shopping at Publix and appreciate that the products they sell allows me to be my BEST ME! How will you be the best you and what coupons will you be using to stock up on your family’s favorite products? Be sure to let me know!

Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats #LowCarb #Keto

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I don’t have to tell you that Keto and low-carb diets are all the fad these days. I have been trying to do the Keto thing and watch my carb intake for the past few weeks. In doing so, I have been finding that eating this way really is not that complicated. I made Sausage and Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Boats for dinner earlier this week and they are delicious! I made enough to have leftovers for lunch the next day- so easy yet so delicious and filling!

Ingredients:

4-6 zucchini washed and halved

1 jar marinara or pasta sauce

8oz. shredded mozarella cheese

1lb. cooked sausage

salt/pepper for taste

1/2 tsp. onion powder

 

Directions:

Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Scoop out the center of each of the halved zucchinis to make a “boat”.

Place in a greased baking pan.

Pour spaghetti sauce over each “boat”.

Spread cooked sausage and cheese evenly over each zucchini.

Sprinkle onion powder, salt and pepper over the entire dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until zucchini are tender and the cheese is bubbly.

Serve and enjoy! My entire family loved these!

Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa

This post was sponsored by Fresh From Florida as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, however, all opinions expressed are my own. 

 I often feel that since we live in Florida it is sometimes easy to take for granted the wealth of fresh in-season produce that abounds. Whether it be fresh sweet corn, zucchini, tomatoes or peppers, there is always something in-season! While Florida farmers make it easy for everyone to eat fresh produce year-round, my local Publix supermarket is my go-to place for Fresh From Florida in-season produce.

A couple of our favorite varieties of Fresh From Florida produce are tomatoes and sweet corn. I used these products last week to whip together a batch of our favorite Fish Tacos and Sweet Corn Salsa. My entire family loves this dish, and I take pride in knowing that I am giving them fresh, quality ingredients. Why not try my Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa for yourself? 

Fish Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa

Ingredients:

1 lb. fresh tilapia

1/2 bunch of chopped cilantro

4 ears of fresh sweet corn, cut off the cob

1/2 red onion, diced

1 small diced jalapeño

1 small diced chili pepper

1 carton of red grape tomatoes halved

the juice from 2 limes

salt/pepper to taste

1/2 tbsp. butter for the fish

tortillas, warmed

Cotija Mexican cheese

avocados sliced

Directions:

Season tilapia with salt and pepper. Place into a buttered skillet and cook until flaky and tender. Cut into bite size pieces and set aside.

To make the Sweet Corn Salsa, combine the tomatoes, corn, red onion, jalapeño, red chili pepper and cilantro. Add in the lime juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.

To assemble the fish tacos, place bite-sized fish pieces into a warmed tortilla and top with salsa. Add avocado slices and cotija cheese. Squeeze fresh lime juice on top and serve. These are so fresh and mouthwatering. Each bite has the perfect amount of sweetness and heat!

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Centsible Suppers: Barbecue Chicken Shepherd’s Pie

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It is once again time for Centsible Suppers with My Sweet Savings! This week I shopped at Walmart and everything for my meal was right under $10. I had a great idea for this week’s meal as it combines all of my favorite items from a barbecue chicken dinner into one dish- Barbecue Chicken Shepherd’s Pie! I have to tell you that my family loved this dish and I will definitely be making it again! This should be enough to feed 4-6 people easily. You could add in another veggie if your prefer to make the meal go even farther. 

Here is what I bought:

Rotisserie Chicken marked down to $3.74. TIP: If you go to Walmart in the morning, they often have meat on markdown. I always buy several chickens, take the meat off the bone and freeze it!

1 can of sweet corn, drained $0.50

1 bag of mild cheddar and monterey jack shredded cheese, $2.24

1 bottle of honey barbecue sauce, $1.27

1 carton of pre-made mashed potatoes cooked according to microwave directions on package, $2.78

2-3 diced green onions, $0.50 (I forgot to add them in the picture)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Shred the rotisserie chicken and place in a bowl. Pour 3/4 jar of the barbecue sauce over the chicken and mix together.

In a small baking dish, place the barbecue chicken as the bottom layer

Layer the corn on top of the barbecue chicken

Sprinkle on the diced green onion

Add half the bag of cheese (around 1 cup)

Pour over the remainder of the barbecue sauce

Top with your cooked mashed potatoes and sprinkle with some seasoned salt.

Bake until bubbly around 20-25 minutes. During the last few minutes of baking, turn up the heat on the oven and let the potatoes broil.

Serve and enjoy! If you make this dish I would love to hear what you think!

Spring Savings at Publix and Caprese Grilled Cheese & Turkey Sandwiches

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Spring Savings available at Publix. The opinions and text are all mine.

Is anyone else glad that spring is finally here? There is nothing more delightful to me than the cool, crisp air and sunny breezes that abound this time of the year! Nothing tastes better than those first few springtime meals. Everything is so light and bright!

From 3/24/18-4/22/18, we can stock up on springtime essentials with over $100 in savings at Publix! Be on the lookout in-store at the Publix Communication Center, or behind customer service for the Spring Savings Coupon Book at Publix. You can also print coupons at home from: www.GetTheSavings.com/SpringSavings. This booklet is filled with coupons to help your family save on all of the necessities that you will need as we head into spring. Save on food, personal and health care items, household products and more!

What better way to celebrate springtime than with a flavorful and fresh sandwich? How delightful does a Caprese Grilled Cheese and Turkey Sandwich sound? Be sure to take advantage of the coupon offer in the Spring Savings Coupon Book at Publix to save $2 off when you buy any ONE (1) Hillshire Farm Naturals© Lunchmeat, 8 oz. AND any ONE (1) Arnold© Country Bread, 24 oz. OR Arnold© Sandwich Thins© Rolls, 11–12 oz. This sandwich is sure to be a new favorite that your entire family is sure to love!

Caprese Grilled Cheese and Turkey Sandwiches

Ingredients:

1 24 oz. loaf of Arnold Country Buttermilk Bread

1 8oz. tub of Hillshire Farm Naturals Turkey Breast Lunchmeat

Spreadable butter

Fresh basil leaves (add as much or as little as you prefer)

1 package of Mozzarella deli cheese slices

2-3 sliced tomatoes

Directions:

Preheat a griddle or non-stick skillet.

Butter the slices of bread. Add on the turkey, tomatoes, basil and cheese. You can pile the ingredients on however you prefer.

On a griddle or non-stick skillet, add the sandwiches and cook each side until golden brown and the cheese is melted through.

Serve and enjoy! Be careful. You will not be able to stop at just one sandwich! My husband told me 4 times how delicious that they were and he asked when I would be making them again!

What items from the Spring Savings at Publix coupon booklet will you be stocking up on?

Super Easy Dorito Taco Salad

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Are you looking to spice up your weekend with something different on the menu? This Super easy recipe for Dorito Taco Salad may just be what you need! I have to thank my best friend Charity to introducing me to this recipe several years ago. My family loves it so much and there are very rarely leftovers!

INGREDIENTS:

1lb. ground turkey or hamburger

1 packet of taco seasoning

1 head Romaine lettuce

2-3 diced tomatoes

1 Can of black olives

Chopped green onions

1-2 Cups of shredded Colby Jack or Cheddar Cheese

1 8oz. bottle of Italian Dressing (Start with about 3/4 of the bottle then add more as you need it)

1 Bag of Doritos crushed up (you may not need the entire bag-I think I used 3/4 bag the last time I made this)

Any other taco fixin’s that your family may like

DIRECTIONS:

Brown the meat and add the Taco Seasoning Packet according to instructions on the packet.

Cut up all of your veggies and add into a large bowl.

Add in the browned taco meat and shredded cheese.

Right before you are ready to eat add in the Italian Dressing.

Add the Crushed Doritos on top and mix together everything.

Enjoy! This is sure to be a family favorite!

Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls

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Today is for all the Mexican fans out there! I love Chipotle and always opt for the Burrito Bowls so this recipe of Slow Cooker Chicken Burrito Bowls is my take on that. I will tell you that this make a lot so be prepared. I like to take the leftovers and the next day we actually make burritos. My boys LOVE this dish. I like that you can really customize it to your liking and add whatever veggies that you and your family prefer.

INGREDIENTS:

2 Large Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

2 Teaspoons Chili Powder

2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder

2 Teaspoons Onion Powder

2 Teaspoons Cumin

1 Teaspoon Salt

1 Teaspoon Pepper

4 Cups Chicken Broth

1 Can Diced Tomatoes (drained, rinsed)

1 Can Corn (Optional)

1 Can Black Beans (drained, rinsed)

2 3/4 Cup Rice of your Choice (we love Jasmine)

Toppings of your choice: Avacado slices, Fresh Tomatoes, Green Onions, Cilantro, Shredded Cheese, Etc…

DIRECTIONS:

Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker.

Pour the Chicken Broth, Diced Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Chili Powder, Cumin, Salt, Pepper, Onion Powder and Garlic Powder in the Slow Cooker.

Cook on low for around 4 hours until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken from Slow Cooker and set aside. I like to cut the chicken up in chunks at this point.

Place Rice, Black Beans and Corn (if used) in Slow Cooker.

Place Slow Cooker on High for 45 Minutes-1 Hour or until Rice is cooked. (Do not over cook or rice will become mushy)

Add the chunks of chicken back in the Slow Cooker. You can also add the Shredded Cheese in at this point if you prefer, but we like to add it on ourselves in the bowls.

Serve the Chicken and Rice mixture in bowls and add your favorite toppings like fresh Avacado slices, Fresh Tomatoes, Green Onions, Cilantro, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream, Tortilla Chips, Etc…

Slow Cooker Lasagna

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If you love Lasagna but don’t enjoy the tedious task of assembling it, this dish is for you! Lasagna made right in your slow cooker! My family loves this dish and raves over it even more than when I make a regular lasagna in the oven. And, the best part? It can cook in the slow cooker and be ready for you when you need dinner on the table at night!

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound of Ground Turkey or Ground Beef

1 Small Onion Diced

Dried Garlic

Uncooked Lasagna noodles

1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce

1 1/2 cups cottage cheese

1 1/2 cups shredded Mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Brown the Ground Beef or Turkey with Diced Onion and Sprinkle Dried Garlic over. Drain. Spoon 1 Cup of Spaghetti Sauce over the bottom of the Slow Cooker. Place 2-3 Lasagna Noodles on Top of the Sauce. Next, Place 1/3 of the Meat mixture on top of the noodles. Spread 3/4 Cup of Cottage Cheese on top of Meat Mixture followed by 1/2 cup of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese. Repeat these steps 2 more times. For the last step, place the 2 tablespoons of Parmesan Cheese on top. Cook on low for 4 hours. Do not cook more than 4 hours or it may get overdone.

Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pizza Featuring RAGÚ® Classic Alfredo Sauce

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce. All opinions are entirely my own. 

As a busy mom, I am always on the lookout for quick and easy dinner ideas. Nothing says “Easy Weeknight Dinner” to my family more than a delicious homemade pizza! RAGÚ® Pasta Sauce found in the pasta sauce aisle at my local Publix store, provides the perfect base for a delicious pizza that we can enjoy any night of the week.

One of our favorite varieties of RAGÚ pasta sauce for homemade pizza is the RAGÚ Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce. Not only is the RAGÚ Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce made with real cheese and fresh cream, but it is also bursting with cheese flavor. In fact, every bite of RAGÚ Classic Alfredo is packed with Parmesan and Romano cheese. I also love that this sauce is great in a variety of dishes including Chicken Alfredo. The sauce is available in both 16 oz. and family size 21.5 oz. jars.

Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pizza made with RAGÚ Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce is sure to be a new favorite in your house! Every bite is filled with delicious cheese flavor, and your family is sure to request this tasty dish over and over.

Be sure to head to your local Publix now through Wednesday, October 11th, as the RAGÚ Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce will be on sale during their RAGÚ BOGO event. This is a great time to stock up your pantry with delicious RAGÚ Pasta Sauces so that you can get dinner to the table in no time at all! 

Chicken Alfredo Bacon Pizza (yields 2 pizzas) 

Ingredients:

1 21.5 oz. Family-sized jar RAGÚ Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce

2 cans refrigerated pizza dough

½ bag spinach chopped into bite-sized pieces

1 bag of pre-cooked bacon pieces

1 small red onion diced

1 bag of refrigerated cooked chicken strips chopped into bite-sized chunks

1 bag Italian cheese blend

Directions:

Spray 2 non-stick pizza stones with cooking spray.

Unroll the refrigerated pizza dough and place on each pizza stone.

Spread the RAGÚ Cheese Creations Classic Alfredo Pasta Sauce over the pizza crust.

Top with chicken, onion, bacon pieces, spinach, and Italian cheese blend.

Place in 350 degrees oven until pizza crust is golden brown and the Alfredo sauce is bubbly.

Serve and enjoy! You will not be able to eat just one bite. The cheesy goodness of the RAGÚ Alfredo sauce is definitely the star of this dish!