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Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Dip

I am feeling thankful on this cold, snowy, sleeting, dreary day. My little Sammy is snuggled into my side as I type. Next year he will be in kindergarten and I will miss the daytime snuggles. I cherish every single moment with his cuteness buried into me. Who cares that I can't work for one consecutive minute without being interrupted. A year from now I will be yearning for it!

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Crockpot Chicken Noodle Soup

Are there support groups that exist for individuals with apple addictions? I acquired two more huge bags of apples (this time not from the secret orchard) and I have been salivating over the possibilities. So far today I have made three apple recipes. One of them I had never made before and I'm super excited about sharing it! I have grand plans to attempt three more new recipes tomorrow. We'll see how that pans out.

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Chicken Jalapeño Dip

I didn't know whether to laugh or cry reading through the kitchen incident comments from this post. Oh my goodness! Burning stomachs, flaming oven mitts, sliced fingers, dropped turkeys and toes that were hacked to pieces with an axe! I had to read through them a couple times to pick a winner because they were all so good! (By "good" I mean "awful.")

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Chicken Enchilada Bake

My big-boy second grader just stepped onto the bus for the first time this year. We have been on the wildest, most indescribable journey with him. He has faced so many scary things in his little life, yet he continues to grow and thrive...and SMILE. So I sit here on his first day of second grade, typing through tears to tell you about this incredible dinner I made the other night. 

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Chicken vegetable soup

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These days ("these days"=ALWAYS) I am ALL about easy and also healthy and delicious when it comes to meals, which is why I was so happy to be chosen to be a part of Del Monte's "Garden in Your Pantry" campaign. Even when it is snowing or heat-waving, with the help of delicious and healthy Del Monte® canned vegetables, it is possible to have a "garden" within arm's reach at any given moment. I have learned a few interesting things about Del Monte in the past few weeks! Did you know that almost 90% of Del Monte fruits and vegetables are grown in the United States? They also provide more no-sugar-added and no-salt-added vegetable products than any other national brand. You will do yourself a huge favor if you stock your pantry up now! Your garden may be buried in snow, but your stocked pantry is always accessible.

Keep reading to find out about the moo-lah. First? A video I created to accompany this recipe/post. 

Mince 3 to 4 cloves of garlic and finely chop 1/4 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley.

In a large skillet or saucepan, heat 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil over medium heat. Add the prepared garlic and parsley and a few dashes of salt and pepper.

Cook until soft and fragrant, about 3 to 4 minutes.

Have the following close by:

14.5-oz. can Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn (use a variety with added peppers/zing for added flavor!)

14.5-oz. can Del Monte® Sliced New Potatoes

14.5-oz. can Del Monte® Sweet Peas

14.5-oz. can Del Monte® Cut Green Beans

14.5-oz. can Del Monte® Sliced Carrots

14.5-oz. can Del Monte® Diced Tomatoes (use a variety with added peppers/zing for added flavor!)

Two 32-oz. containers chicken stock


Drain all veggies, minus the tomatoes.

Add all of the veggies and the chicken stock to the skillet. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes.

Approximately five minutes before the soup is done, add a few cups of shredded chicken.

I used the meat from one Rotisserie chicken, which is my favorite way to use shredded chicken in recipes.

Ladle the soup into serving bowls, top with shaved Parmesan cheese and serve! This recipe will save you loads of time and you will not be disappointed!

Chicken Vegetable Soup

The EASIEST chicken vegetable soup you will ever make!

Contributed by Megan Porta from

Published Jan 6, 2014

Serves: 8

Total time: 40 min

Chicken Vegetable Soup


  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup flat-leaf parsley, finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 14.5-oz. can Del Monte whole kernel corn, drained
  • 14.5-oz. can Del Monte sliced potatoes, drained
  • 14.5-oz. can Del Monte sweet peas, drained
  • 14.5-oz. can Del Monte green beans, drained
  • 14.5-oz. can Del Monte sliced carrots, drained
  • 14.5-oz. can Del Monte diced tomatoes
  • Two 32-oz. containers chicken stock
  • Meat from one Rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese for topping
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Cook until soft and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Drain the corn, potatoes, peas, green beans, carrots and corn. Add all vegetables to the skillet, as well as the chicken stock.
  2. Turn the heat up to medium-high and bring to a boil. Lower heat to medium-low and simmer for 30 minutes. Five minutes before soup is finished, add the chicken.
  3. Ladle into serving bowls and top with cheese.