Saturday, October 10, 2009

Recipe Swappin' Saturdays: Individual Chicken Pot Pies

The theme for this week was chicken, so I decided that I would make Individual Chicken Pot Pies.

Individual Chicken Pot Pies

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes


  • 1 package of refrigerated pie dough
  • 2 cups of chopped chicken breast (I used 1/2 a rotisserie chicken)
  • 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables , thawed
  • 1 (10-3/4 ounce) can of 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup , undiluted
  • 1/4 cup of skim milk
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • cooking spray

  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Combine the chicken & the next five ingredients in a large microwave bowl.

  3. Microwave on HIGH for 2 minutes or until warm (stir 1/2 way through).
  4. Unroll dough, lightly roll in out, and then quarter the pie shell.
  5. Line a large muffin tin with 1/4 the dough, like in the image below. (I used my Demarle Texas Muffin Tray, which I love!)

  6. Fill the dough with the filling and pull the corners together and seal them.
  7. Lightly coat the top of the pot pies with the cooking spray.
  8. Bake at 450 for 15-18 minutes (or until the crust is golden brown).

Now for the Recipe Swap Party.

Here are the rules:

  1. Add the permalink to the specific blog post with a chicken recipe, not your general blog address.
  2. Link back to the party from your post so that your readers can join in the fun!

The theme for next week is SALADS!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Great Offers: Carter's & Oshkosh Coupons

These are good through October 13. 20% off at Carter's and Oshkosh. Both stores are also having a Columbus Day Sale. At Carter's, you can get an additional 30% off clearance merchandise. At Oshkosh, you can save 60% off the entire store.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Aspiring Photographer: A Boy and His Dog

There is nothing sweeter than a boy and his dog. These two are the best of friends. This dog is the most tolerant dog I have ever seen.

(Picture taken when Baby Boy was 10 months old.)

Great Offer: Pillsbury Bake-off Contest

Do you have your own award-winning recipe? Why not enter it in the Pillsbury Bake-off Contest? You could win $2,500. Oh and if you don't bake, just simply login for a chance to win $25 in a daily sweepstakes.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Great Offer: Family Christian Store Coupon

Here's a coupon for Buy one item, get one 50% off for Family Christian Stores. It's good through October 25, 2009.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Great Offer: JC Penneys

Save 40% off original prices* or an additional 10% off sale prices* at with promo code SAVE4010. This code is good through October 6, 2009.

*Discount does not apply to Value Right, 2/more, Combo, Clearance/Outlet, Baby Gear, Cosmetics & Fragrance, Cookware, Electronics, Floor Care, furniture & Mattresses, Kitchen Electrics, Personal Care, Sephora, Toys, Watches & Outlet Jewelry, Clarks, Easy Spirit, Levi's, Gift Card/e-gift cards, Online Daily Deals, Services & Service Contracts, prior purchases, orders being processes, or in combination with any other discount.

Travel Tip: Booking the Lowest Airfare

When I plan a trip, I go to great lengths to make sure I am getting the cheapest airfare possible. My dad worked for the airlines, so I grew up flying free and so I hate paying for a ticket. Over the years I've made a few observations that help feel confident I'm getting the best fare out there. Here are 3 tips to help you get the best fare for your upcoming travels:

1. The lowest listed fares are usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

2. Use Expedia, Orbitz and other travel sites to see available fares, but make sure to double check the airline site. Often I can save $5-10 on service fees, and they have more time options.

3. Figure out what you will be paying to check baggage, for the emergency exit row, etc. Many airlines have extra fees these days. I love Southwest because they don't have baggage fees . I recently booked a trip on a different airline because the fare listed was cheaper. After getting to the airport and paying over $100 (each way) for baggage fees, it would have been cheaper for me to fly Southwest.

Wondering which airlines are best for traveling with kids? Check out my earlier post, "Favorite Airline for Traveling with Toddlers."

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Great Offer: 20% Off at Carter's Through October 7

Carter's just released another 20% off coupon. It is good through October 7th. They are also having a 50-70% off sale right now.