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Happy St. Patty’s Day with Shepherd’s Pie!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


I really wanted Shepherd’s pie today, and since John isn’t eating meat, we thought we would try the Morningstar crumbles in place of the ground beef. John found this recipe on All Recipes for Zippy Shepherd’s pie. We converted it to a veggie recipe and made the changes below:


Recipe: Last minute chili

Cold weather and chili just go together, don’t they? We were waiting for all the snow to materialize, but it come until Tuesday. However, it is still really cold. I like to make chili, but wanted something vegetarian for John and I stumbled across this recipe using Morningstar veggie crumbles on the website Full Plate […]

Spinach Tomato Pasta

We tried this and liked it so much we made it twice! The first time we did it with cheese tortellini and the 2nd time with plain pasta.

This recipe is from Damned Delicious. I didn’t want to use 1-1/2 cups of heavy cream, though – so I substituted 1 cup of evaporated milk […]

Baked chocolate Bisquick donuts

I feel like we hae finally turned a corner as far as the craziness goes… I hope! Getting back into routines and not shuttling back and forth between houses is nice.

Work is just about complete on the dining room – we even got a picture up!:

We will be getting our living […]

Slow cooker potato chowder

It’s fall and that means time for soups and warm meals! I made this soup on Monday to get us through the next couple days.

This is a super, super easy recipe. I used this recipe as the basis, but had to cut the ingredients down because the original wouldn’t fit in my 6-quart […]

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? There is light at the end of the tunnel, though – it is supposed to break into the 30s […]

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 […]