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Recipe: Peanut Butter Protein Bars

Finally getting around to making some of the pins I have! I love Pinterest and pin way more than I actually do. Anyway, I have been eating more protein bars lately and decided to make more of my own. This recipe is based on Sahar’s from Fat Fighter TV with a couple modifications.



Happy St. Patrick’s Day with colcannon!

Happy St. Patty’s Day! We have an Irish family and this is always a fun day for us. No green beer, but we do like to make some special dishes.

John made some Irish soda bread:

I had put some corned beef in the crockpot to simmer all day and we tried to make [...]

Happy Mardi Gras and another chili recipe!


Happy Mardi Gras! We usually have a party, but did not this year. At first it was because we thought we would be in the middle of moving. Then it was close after vacation and I ripped up the kitchen counters, so no party. Oh well! Here is a shot from one of the [...]

Stovetop mac and cheese!

Wednesday is Bagel Day! Check it out:

Looks so bright and sunny. It doesn’t look like -15 degrees, does it? That’s -26 Celsius, FYI. Let’s make it feel even colder by converting it, shall we? :roll: There is light at the end of the tunnel, though – it is supposed to break into the [...]

Recipe: Creamed Chicken and Corn Soup in the crock pot

This was a weird weather weekend, wasn’t it? From bitter cold to warm and rainy. Of course, lot of rain on top of a foot of snow and there is nowhere for the rain to go. What a mess. It looked like pea soup in the afternoon on Saturday, too.

I had company for [...]

What I’m reading and my fabulous cranberry sauce

Thanksgiving Eve! It’s been kind of a crazy week. Crazy weather. We were getting snow last night and it all turned to rain today. Thank goodness for travel that won’t be bad around here. I hope everyone has safe travels this weekend!

Here were my reads for the last month. One book was crazy long, [...]

Recipe: Crockpot Butter Chicken (Murgh makhani)

I know – you are all What?? Butter chicken? However, this recipe contains no butter at all :D There often is butter in this dish, but there are also plenty of versions that leave it out. It really is a very rich dish, which is cut by using lite coconut milk and nonfat greek yogurt [...]

Recipe: Sourdough Crepes

I got all fancy here at Casa Radiance for breakfast today! I had pulled my sourdough starter (aka Breadipus Rex) out of the fridge a couple days ago to see if it was still alive. Truth be told, I forgot about it for a few months! I thought it was dead, but I fed it [...]

Recipe: Crock Pot Jambalaya

Okay, this is not technically a jambalaya, but it still tastes really good. It’s almost like a stew that you add rice to.

I found the base of this recipe here at Taste of Home and made changes.

A note on the sausage. Do NOT use an Italian sausage for this. If you don’t have [...]

Prius love and grilled coconut chicken

Wednesday is the usual Bagel Day! We are still riding for breakfast. It was in the low 50s and that is perfect for breakfast riding.

Mileage sits at 2139.


Keni asked a question the other day about the Prius.

Could you do a little review on your Prius now that you’ve had [...]