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Made at home VS Homemade 
Jan. 28, 2012 9:20 pm 
Updated: Jan. 29, 2012 11:03 am
I've started cooking for a couple weeks now. Making sure there is at least 3 meals made in my home everyday. I work full time at a stressful, 3-11pm job.

So ! Finding a fast and easy meal can be tricky. This pot pie is one of them.

I bought already made pie dough, 4 Total pie crusts
Mixed frozen veggies
Pre cooked my potatoes
Bought a "good" jar of Chicken Gravy
And Cooked boneless, skinless chicken in a skillet.

In a pie pan, cassarole dish, etc ( I used what I thought wouldn't break in the oven. Like I said I'm still new at the cooking game) I mixed the taters, veggies, chicken gravy and chuncks of chicken together. And cooked about 50 mins, ( or until the crust is golden brown, is what the box said)

This is my "Homemade" made at home version of Chicken Potpie.
Jan. 29, 2012 3:42 am
Sounds quick and easy! Sounds like you're on your way to becoming an "expert" cook in no time. Do you have a slow cooker? They are wonderful tools to making a hot, homecooked meal when you are pressed for time. There are plenty of good recipes on this site for them, too.
Jan. 29, 2012 8:06 am
ssstine23, you should be proud for making things at home, which can be tricky for a beginning cook. And what a great way to start. You're like Sandra Lee, she calls her cooking "Semi-Homemade" and became a Food Network star. Working full-time, it's the way to go. AR has so many recipes that fit this style, you'll be a Semi-Homemade pro in no time. I love your cookie triumph. I routinely toss out burned garlic toast and have to start over again, lol.
Jan. 29, 2012 11:03 am
Slow cooker ? Like a Crock Pot Mother Ann? I have one of those and my Hubby bought me a beautiful Dutch Oven. (Made some really good stuff pork chops in it, and a ok roast) I love both cooking tools, still growing and learning about other "tools" needed to be a good cook. :) I think like men need a work bench a woman needs one also....or is that what the island or Butcher block in the mild of the kitchen is for ? lol If that is the case I should get one.
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I have recently had a life changing experience. Now I feel my priorities are in place. Cooking is something I never had intrest in before, but I am excited and ready to learn now.
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I love to make cookies. My cooking started Christmas 2011 with at least 10 dozen and has grown from there.
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Not burning all my cookies :)
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