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Soups and Salads

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!

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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chicken Fiesta Salad | Mini Van Dreams

For today’s delicious recipe, I am sharing my quick Chicken Fiesta Salad.  This is perfect on a hot summer day and easily made to your specific tastes.  It’s even good in a packed lunch!  All the toppings and ingredients are super simple and can be thrown together for a healthy, delicious meal in no time!  And, before I get any comments… I did forget the chicken in the picture!  Enjoy!

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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 and enjoy.

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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 and thought… Aha!  This was quick and easy to throw together… and to prove to you that we live in the real world… Don was late getting home so my tortellini fell apart a bit.  So, make sure you read the instructions on the tortellini package!  Serve this chicken tortellini soup with some crusty French bread or garlic bread and enjoy!

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Cheesy Crockpot Potato Soup

Cheesy Crockpot Potato Soup | Mini Van Dreams

Baby, it’s cold outside.  And, nothing is better on a chilly winter day than potato soup… and absolutely nothing beats not having to stand over the stove all day to keep an eye on it!  You can throw all the ingredients for our cheesy crockpot potato soup into the slow cooker and it will be ready when you get home from the cold outdoors.  Warm up tonight with our delicious (and easy) potato soup… Yum.

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Earn Your Cape in the Kitchen

Did you earn your cape in the kitchen yet?  Getting kids to eat healthy takes superpowers sometimes.  Good nutrition helps children grow up healthy and strong, but did you know it also helps kids learn better while in school?  Save the Children have just released a report called Food for Thought.  This report addresses malnutrition in children and how proper nutrition can unlock their full potential.  Did you know 165 million children worldwide are malnourished?  Did you know that every 15 seconds a child dies from malnutrition?

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