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10 months ago, I had my darling Baby Bean. The third of the Sterling boys, Bean arrived after a very rough pregnancy and a very easy labor.  (Apparently, by the third time, you’re a pro). Here is my Baby Bean and I at the Beach together this summer: Now that it’s 10 months later, I am finding myself loving every moment of my life with my even bigger...

One of my favorite meals to prep on Sunday and eat on Meatless Monday (or really prep and eat any day of the week) is my roasted vegetable lasagna recipe. It is much healthier to substitute vegetables for meat and helps us get lots of good nutrients into our growing boys, while still having that same traditional home-cooked meal flavor that we all know and love. It also gives me enough leftovers for a lunch or two for me and the boys. Not too many dinners this affordable give...

My husband said this is officially his new favorite recipe, of all recipes. And, I can make it for him for any breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 😉 I actually have no problem with this, because I really loved this recipe. Read on to see how I made this huevos rancheros recipe, or scroll to the bottom for the easy, printable recipe version. Olè! Huevos Rancheros Recipe {see below for ingredients & printable recipe!} Peel and chop your potatoes. Boil them for about 5 minutes. Heat...

I recently hosted a bachelorette party for my BFF and included a champagne bar, with suggested drink recipes. If I told you what happened that night, I would have to kill you. But, I can tell you the champagne bar was a big hit! My first learning from that night is that I will have a champagne bar at every party I ever throw. Here’s the amazing transformation from hotel room desk to champagne bar: Before: After: My second learning? Blackberry champagne margaritas are the...

I am once again trying to make the transition back to a more plant-based diet for the entire family. The Dude, my seven year old, is super happy about this. When we told him we were going to try to take a break from eating meat, he said, “Yes, Finally!!” My oldest son has never been a big meat fan – I think it’s because he just doesn’t like the taste of it and I also think a small part of it is that he doesn’t like the idea of eating animals....

  Dandelions Deserve a Gold Medal I learned something new today that I thought was worth sharing! Apparently, those so-called “pesky” dandelions deserve a gold medal for the role they play in kickstarting the food cycle in spring after a long winter (particularly in Pittsburgh, PA, a Northeast/Midwest area with brutal winters!).  Did you know that dandelions are one of the first links in that magical chain of events that brings food to our gardens and dinner...

I purchased this 2 pack Munchkin Fresh Food Feeder off Amazon for Baby Bean’s Easter basket. You can get these at stores like Target, Babies R Us, Walmart, and Burlington Baby Depot too! So, little man tried it … This baby product review verdict?? 5 stars!! Any product that soothes a teething and a hungry baby at the SAME TIME is a winner in my book! It’s pretty messy, but well worth it. I love taking age-appropriate frozen fruit (I prefer frozen Organic fruit...

This should be filed under things I wish I figured out with the first baby 8 years ago! Because, guess what? Making baby food is SUPER easy. And it can save you a lot of money. Plus, any non-Organic baby food you buy off the shelf and feed to your child puts toxins into your sweet little baby’s bloodstream and brain. No, thanks! I opt to make baby food out of organic fruits and vegetables and keep a store of organic baby food in the pantry for travel or when we’re...

I’m obsessed with my new blender and even more obsessed with making smoothies using it! Here it is, in all its glory. I know people are obsessed with the Vitamix or the Ninja and all those super fancy blenders on the market, but my KitchenAid serves me WELL! I kind of feel bad for my juicer, which has been temporarily replaced. That’s because I recently read that it is healthier to blend the whole fruit or vegetable instead of extract only the juice. So, that’s...