As a kid, a favorite dish my mom would make was homemade chicken and vegetable pot pie. She knew exactly how to make the crust soft, flaky and buttery. The first slice into this memorable dish would make the inside burst open with chunks of tender chicken and sweet vegetables nestled into a light cream sauce that was perfection at its best.
The beauty of writing a cookbook that includes heirloom recipes is it challenges me to consider each recipe and how I might improve the quality of the ingredients without compromising the flavor and taste of the dish. Because my mom chose ingredients that were often more pocketbook friendly like Crisco Vegetable Shortening instead of an organic alternative with less harmful additives, I have been on a mission to recreate her traditional recipes that honor her style of cooking but improves on the ingredients.
Each of her recipes is still delicious, still homemade, but maybe just a little better for you. And since I am feeding my family now, these are the details that matter to me most. The next time you need a simple, delicious recipe the entire family will love, give my mom’s chicken and vegetable pot pie recipe
One day, your kids just might tell their children all about their favorite homemade pot pie recipe Mom used to make when they were kids. Try this recipe with my Mom’s homemade apple pie for dessert! Enjoy!
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