Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch

It’s a whole chicken and stuffing dinner made right in your crock pot, except this Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch is made without any canned or boxed ingredients!It's a whole chicken and stuffing dinner made right in your crock pot.  But this Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch is made without any canned or boxed ingredients!

Are we really two weeks past Thanksgiving already?!  I already miss the stuffing.  But oh!  We had some of our Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch and I knew exactly what I had to make. Now I know you’ve seen this recipe on Pinterest.  My girl Stephanie over at The Cozy Cook made this recipe a couple of years ago and I have been drooling over it ever since.  But I needed to “from scratch” a few key ingredients first.  Enter Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup and Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch and boom:  Crock Pot Chicken and Stuffing From Scratch!  Yaaaasss.

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Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch

The best part about cooking a whole turkey?  The fact that you can make a homemade stock and use some of the meat for this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch! The best part about cooking a whole turkey?  The fact that you can make a homemade stock and use some of the meat for this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch!

Friends!  How were your Thanksgivings?  I hope they were filled with significantly more pie than family drama and soo much turkey that you have tons of leftovers!  We had a sick baby so our day was wonderfully low key at home.  My husband’s best friend came over for dinner as he does every year, and for the 3 and 3/4 of us, we had a beautiful 15 lb bird. Waayy more than we needed, but that ensured we could all have plenty of leftovers!  Is it terrible that before dinner was even over I was already dreaming of this Leftover Turkey Pot Pie From Scratch?  😉 

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Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch

No need for a box.  Put that stale bread to use and make your own Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch!No need for a box.  Put that stale bread to use and make your own Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch!

In honor of Turkey Day coming this week (um how did that happen?!) I have this goodie for you guys.  Ahh the good ol’ box stuffing mix made on the stove. You all know the classic red box I’m talking about.  Staple in our house growing up.  Stuffing made in minutes – what could be better?  Well, how about a stuffing mix that can be made in advance so you can still have stuffing in just minutes- but from scratch?!  Guys… I know. This Copycat Boxed Stuffing Mix From Scratch has just changed my stuffing world because it has all the same convenience with all of the homemade love. 

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Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup

No can needed.  Make your own Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup from scratch in just 10 minutes! No can needed.  Make your own Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup from scratch in just 10 minutes!

Happy November, friends!  That means it’s the start of the holiday cooking / baking season!  And what’s a staple in a lot of those comforting casserole classics?  That’s right, that good ol’ Campbell’s can of condensed cream soup.  Those cans used to be staples in my pantry growing up. But recently we realized just how easy it is to make them from scratch!  Especially this Homemade Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup which can be whipped up in just 10 minutes!  Game. Changgeerrrr.

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Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken

    Skip the take-out and make your very own Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken with simple and easy ingredients you already have in your pantry!Skip the take-out and make your very own Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken with simple and easy ingredients you already have in your pantry!  

Guys.  It’s allllll the Asian flavors up in this house these days. From our Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs, to 20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles, and Homemade Hot and Sour Soup, and now this Homemade Crispy Sesame Chicken, our weekly menu has been sooooo deliciously Asian.

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Homemade Hot and Sour Soup

It’s both spicy and sour and loaded with pork and mushrooms.  Skip the take-out and make this Homemade Hot and Sour Soup at home! It's both spicy and sour and loaded with pork and mushrooms.  Skip the take-out and make this Homemade Hot and Sour Soup at home! 

What’s your favorite thing about fall?  The changing leaves?  The crisp mornings?  The everything Pumpkin Spice?  For me, those first two for sure, but definitely not the last.  For me, it’s not Pumpkin Spice season, it is soup season.  And even though the weather here has been gloriously sunny and dry (not at all like a normal Pacific NW fall), still the leaves have been changing and the mornings have been delightfully crisp.  Winter is coming… soooo we kicked off Soup Season with this new favorite: Homemade Hot and Sour Soup!

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20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Noodles

These Sweet and Spicy Noodles are a Thai inspired fast, easy weeknight dinner that can be ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!
These Sweet and Spicy Noodles are a Thai inspired fast, easy weeknight dinner that can be ready and on the table in just 20 minutes!

 I don’t know what it is but I am all about sweet and spicy, lately!  These 20 Minute Sweet and Spicy Peanut Noodles are so easy and so spicy with a lovely hint of sweet.  As my husband described it, they’re damn delicious.  After the success of our Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs, I knew I wanted to use a similar sauce in a Thai noodle.  And the hubby was right, damn did it turn out delicious!

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Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs

A honey, hoisin, and Sriracha sauce make these Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs exactly that: a little sweet and a little spicy and also a whole lot easy!A honey, hoisin, and Sriracha sauce make these Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs exactly that: a little sweet and a little spicy and also a whole lot easy!

Here’s another quick and easy one for you guys!  I am obsessed with these new Sweet and Spicy Sriracha Chicken Thighs!  Not only were they super easy / fast to make, but the combo of honey and sriracha was soooo good.  

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No Cook Homemade Pizza Sauce

Making your own Homemade Pizza Sauce is ridiculously easy, so much healthier, flavorful, and completely customizable! 

Making your own Homemade Pizza Sauce is ridiculously easy, so much healthier, flavorful, and completely customizable!  Even better, no cooking required!

Have you ever met a person who doesn’t like pizza?  Right, me neither.  I’m sure they exist, but I just don’t need that kind of negativity in my life.  Hell, pizza is so important to, after decades of trial and error, the Natick Soldier Systems Center has finally made a decent pizza MRE (meal ready to eat)!  Yup.  It’s that important.  And a crucial element?  The sauce, duh.  Which is why I’m sharing with you all our go-to, no fail, always make, No Cook Homemade Pizza Sauce!

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Enchilada Skillet Pasta

This Enchilada Skillet Pasta is loaded with flavor and cheese making it a delicious, easy and comfort food at it’s finest!

This Enchilada Skillet Pasta is loaded with flavor and cheese making it a delicious, easy and comfort food at it's finest!

Hi!  Well, we survived travelling cross country with a 2 year old and a (now) 8 week old!  It solidified the fact that somehow we won the kiddo lottery as both handled two loonngg travel days incredibly. We definitely have future little jetsetters in the making!  It was such a lovely trip to Virginia celebrating my youngest brother-in-law’s wedding and finally getting to meet and stay with another brother-in-law and sister-in-law I hadn’t met yet.  But man, it’s always good to be home.  Except for the fact that we came home to an empty fridge and sooo much unpacking, un-winding, and time zone adjusting to do.  Which meant for dinner I needed easy and comforting since I’d been up at 4 am multiple days with a 2 year old who was still operating on East coast time.  Welcome this Enchilada Skillet Pasta! 

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