Just Another Manic Monday!

Happy March 1st everyone! Today has started out pretty fabulous for me already! Love my Mondays! I did manage a 15 miler this morning and now I am ready to refuel and get back into the swing of things. But first I have to share some awesome recipes with you guys. I woke up on Sunday morning ready to bake and cook. And bake and cook I did!! First, I made Keith  gluten-free brownies from his favorite mix, Namaste. I make a few substitutions. Instead of adding 3/4 cup oil I always use either unsweetened applesauce or apple butter. They are still fabulous and you won’t miss anything but the extra fat grams….promise! 🙂

A few weeks ago the movie, Waitress was on TV (love that movie BTW) and ever since then I have been wanting to make a pie. So for dinner I tried my hand at chicken pot pie! It as so good. Keith loved it and declared it worthy of cookbook number 2 (to be released sometime this coming year!)


  • 2 pounds chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1 (10.75 oz) 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 cups milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
  • 2 ready to bake pie crusts (I used the low-fat Pillsbury Pet-Ritz Pie Crusts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and pour into pie shell. Cover with second pie shell and seal the edges closed. Cut slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

Bake 30-45 minutes until golden brown.

Serves: 6

Per Serving: 399.7 Calories; 12.7g Fat (4.5g saturated fat); 78.5mg Cholesterol; 1295.5mg Sodium; 32.8g Carbohydrates; 3.1g Sugar; 35.4g Protein

** T0 make this even more low-fat don’t use the bottom crust. Simple fill a pie plate with mixture and the put a crust over the top of the pie plate. Cut slits to allow the steam to escape and follow directions above. This will change the nutrition facts to (per serving): 293.7 Calories; 7.4g Fat (2.5g saturated fat); 78.5mg Cholesterol; 1199.2mg Sodium; 20.8g Carbohydrates; 1.8g Sugar; 34.1g Protein

You guys know that I love fun random trivia facts. So to help brighten your Monday, I will leave you with some more useless information a la Kelly:

  • Diet Coke was only invented in 1982
  • A skunk’s smell can be detected by a human a mile away
  • When snakes are born with two heads, they fight each other for food
  • American car horns beep in the tone of F
  • Flying from London to New York by Concord, due to the time zones crossed, you can arrive 2 hours before you leave
  • Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors
  • You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV
  • The king of hearts is the only king without a moustache

Do you have a random piece of useless information to share?



41 Responses

  1. Ummm…Donald Duck is banned in Finland because he doesn’t wear pants!!

    Love those pics – oh LORD! I have yet to see the Waitress too…

  2. I LOVED chicken pot pie when I was little. 🙂 I have been wanting to make some of my own forever now!!

  3. Beautiful pot pie!!! I loved that movie– and yes, it totally made me want to make pie!

  4. I love waitress too!

    Your brownies look TOO good 🙂

  5. I need to stop watching tv and take more naps apparently… ahaha

    Looks like you had fun in the kitchen yesterday!

  6. I love The Waitress! That chicken pot pie looks goood!

  7. I love that movie! I need to watch it again soon. The random snake fact literally gave me chills. The visual may stay with me all day. Yuck!

  8. slow down – you are wearing us all out!! h aha
    happy Monday right back at cha……

    I am feeling energised after the amazing Hockey Final yesterday – I am a Brit living in Canada with an American kid – wasn’t sure who to cheer for!! Loved the Olympics and the energy it has given everybody.

  9. Waitress always makes me want to bake up a storm! Fun fact- fingernails grow almost 4 times as fast as toenails!

  10. BROWNIES!!! yummmm…no matter what you add to chocolate it always turns out delicious!! ya ya for your 15mi run this morning!! you are sucha rockstar to power that out first thing on a monday morning! have fun re-fueling and enjoying your monday! I hope your weather is getting better (no more snow!) xoxo’s to u gorgeous girlie!!

  11. Mmm, those are some lovely looking brownies! And I loved Keri Russell in the Waitress. Such a cute movie 🙂

  12. Here’s for random: Peanut butter can burn in the microwave! Who knew? It’s on my latest post

  13. haha the dueling one is my favorite. wow those brownies, YUM! have a great day kelly!

  14. I was holding a gluten free brownie mix yesterday and wanted to make it, but didn’t have the butter/oil it called for. Applesauce I do have, and will be making it tonight! Thanks for the tip!

  15. That pot pie looks amazing! It’s one of my husband’s favorites, but I just never get around to making it – I’ll put it on my menu next week – thanks Kelly!

  16. hey you make your pot pie exactly how i make mine 🙂

    love the random facts.

  17. Intresting random facts! I didn’t know any of them

  18. My husband LOVES chicken pot pie! I made some for him a couple months back. Your recipe looks great!

  19. Mmm, that chicken pot pie looks delish! And it doesn’t seem too hard to make! I didn’t know any of those random facts, and sadly I don’t have any to share :/


  20. You can’t fold a piece of paper over on itself (like in half and half again etc) more than 7 times.

  21. I haven’t had a pot pie in eons. I absolutely loved them as a child!

  22. useless information is the best kind of information! 🙂

    this pot pie looks really tasty. great recipe kelly!

  23. Mmmmm, brownies and pot pie. Yum! You just inspired me to make some vegan pot pie 🙂

  24. I’m super-impressed with your mileage kickoff. MAN. You’re my role model. Yay, I’m corny!

    Chocolate syrup was used for blood in the famous shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock’s movie Psycho, which actually took 7 days to shoot.

    • I didn’t know that! Would you believe I have seen that shower scene like a 1000 times but I have never actually seen the movie?

  25. Those brownies look great. And the chicken pot pie amazing.. great job.

  26. That chicken pot pie looks so good. I can’t believe you did 15 miles this morning, that is so amazing to me. I barely manage to get out of bed 15 minutes before I have to leave for work.

  27. Love the idea of apple butter in brownies! Not even as a way of reducing fat, necessarily; mostly just cause I love apple butter 😀

  28. You crack me up with your trivia! Loooove the chicken pot pie. Looks so comforting… Brownies too! 🙂

  29. I believe when I came home from New Zealand I left at 7:30pm on Dec. 8th and got to LA at 12:30 pm on Dec. 8th- very cool!

  30. Mmmm, those look so good!!! I can’t wait to try the brownies. Thanks Kelly.


  31. Waitress is one of my faves!

  32. I’m a huge brownie fan, but I never think to make them. I definitely subscribe to the substituting oil for something else. Applesauce has worked for me in the past.

  33. MMMmmmmm, those brownies look amazing!! 🙂 As does the chicken pot pie!! Maybe one day I’ll be brave enough to attempt a gluten free chicken pot pie… or maybe I’ll just beg Andrew to make it for us, haha! 😉

  34. WOW that pot pie looks sooo great! and the brownies! oh yum!

  35. Those brownies look so incredible!! Moist, fudgy, and delicious! I’m definitely trying that mix!

  36. I love your random facts! I am a junkie for weird facts and stats!

  37. I absolutely ADORE chicken pot pie! I’ve always wanted to try making it myself.
    Loving the trivia! 🙂 I knew a couple of those (surprisingly lol). Too bad I’m watching tv rather than sleeping right now. I thought about going back to sleep but then started watching csi 🙂

  38. I’m stealing that pot pie recipe. Haven’t had one in ages. Now I’m jonesing for one!

  39. […] Kelly’s blog! This girl can cook!   I may end up making all of her recipes haha! I made her chicken pot pie recipe and WOW, it’s so simple yet so delicious! I loved it!  It was my first time ever […]

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