Soups and Salads

Chicken Tortellini Soup

Chicken Tortellini Soup | Mini Van Dreams

Today’s recipe for Chicken Tortellini Soup was one of those grocery store creations that I come up with standing in the aisle.  I was hankering for homemade chicken noodle soup, but I wanted something with a bit more substance to it.  So, while walking through the deli and dairy area, I saw refrigerated cheese tortellini […] Read more…

Easy White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili | Mini Van Dreams

Today’s recipe for easy white chicken chili is so easy and perfect for a chilly night or when you don’t have time to throw together a full meal.  I love when recipes are quick and easy – almost faster than going through the drive thru for fast food.  Plus, white chicken chili is a perfect “belly […] Read more…

Easy Ham and Beans

Easy Ham and Beans | Mini Van Dreams

Before making ham and beans, I really didn’t realize how easy it truly was.  I wasn’t going to share the recipe, but I thought maybe I wasn’t the only one who didn’t realize how easy it was!  So, I am going to share my recipe… it tasted just like mom’s.  Serve it with hot cornbread […] Read more…

Layered Salad

Layered Salad | Mini Van Dreams

This layered salad has to be one of my favorite picnic foods.  Usually I make a ton of it so there are leftovers… so much I get sick of eating it!  Its so simple to throw together and serve at your next picnic or potluck.  Enjoy! Read more…