Soups and Salads

Classic Chili

Classic Chili | Mini Van Dreams

Now that it is getting colder here in Ohio, it is time to pull out the soup pot and make some classic chili. My family eats classic chili several ways – straight up, on spaghetti, with cornbread, and as a topping on potatoes and french fries. The best part is that it is even better […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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