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Slow cooker overnight Apple Cinnamon Oats


Another oatmeal recipe! I really like cooking steel cut oats in the crockpot. It’s nice to wake up to breakfast ready to go and using the water bath method, you don’t have to worry about the oats getting overcooked or burned. Not to mention it gets you a few breakfasts! This is […]

Homemade Hamburger Helper

This weather is the absolute craziest thing. Today, I saw a rainbow! It was raining and I was heading out to get my hair cut. There was a break in the clouds and a rainbow appeared! I almost stopped to get a picture and wish I had because it was not as bright for this […]

Pumpkin Mug Cake with Coconut Flour

I have steered away from microwave mug cakes forever after trying a bunch of protein ones and finding them to be dry and sponge-like. I do like the 1-minute muffin, which doesn’t call for protein powder, so the texture is better. I also like the banana bread breakfast pudding made with coconut flour, which I […]

Recipe: Dutch Baby Pancake

I was looking for a quick recipe to make Saturday morning and I felt like baking, but didn’t want muffins or something like that. Then I ran across the Betty Crocker recipe for a Dutch Baby. I had forgotten how easy these are to make. It’s a cross between a popover and a pancake and […]

Riding and summer squash

The hot sweltering weather is gone for now and it has been really nice out. I took a nice long ride this morning. Work was slow, so that allowed me a longer ride.

This is me 16.5 miles later:

This ride took me about 80 minutes. The neighbors probably were wondering what I was […]

Recipe: Lemon Ricotta Pancakes

So, I managed to try a new recipe, Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

There are a lot of recipes online for this, and all are basically a variant of below (like this one).


1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda (I made an oops and used baking powder, so I guess either will […]

Tamale Pie

I have been wanting to make this recipe for a while, but couldn’t settle on one in particular. I love tamales and a lot of the recipes had cornbread on top, which isn’t quite a tamale to me. I made a mishmash of a several recipes and then made it vegetarian so that John could […]

Recipe: Potato- crusted quiche

Here is the potato-crusted quiche recipe that John made. He made it for the family dinner and he also made it this week for the two of us. The nice thing? While he was making it he took some pictures so that I could put them on the blog with the recipe. What a good […]

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 […]