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10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice
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Our First Family Walk
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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies
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Baby Birth Story of Enceladus!
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Strawberry Ice Cream With No Eggs
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Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip
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Earl Grey Tea Popsicles
8
Summer Tomato Planting
9
Easy Cold Strawberry Soup
10
Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts
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Newton Crib Mattress Review: Best Mattress For First Time Moms
12
Everything Bagel Chips
13
Garden Giveaway – FoodSaver Preservation System!
14
We’re growing peanuts this year!
15
Oven Baked BBQ Sausage Kabobs
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We planted our Spring 2017 garden!
17
Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins
18
Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks
19
What a Pregnant Woman Needs
20
Breakfast Time With Goblin

10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice

Tracking Pixel10 MINUTE Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice dish!  This EASY clean eating recipe is made with Minute Rice and served with fresh Brussels Sprouts and cherry tomatoes! This wholesome meal is gluten free and vegetarian – make it for a work lunch or easy dinner! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Organics.

Who knew that once you had a baby you immediately forgot to feed yourself.  On the first day home I already found myself looking at the clock at 5PM and remembering I never ate lunch.  After this repeated for a few days, along with 3 hour sleep nights, I knew I was going to have to change some things and make sure I was getting the calories and nutrients needed for baby and me.  So I opened up the cabinet and pulled out a couple cups of Minute® Ready to Serve.  Then I opened up my refrigerator and pulled out Brussels Sprouts and tomatoes.  In 10 minutes I had a delicious lunch ready to serve, along with leftovers for the next day.  High 5 to Mom for making a wholesome,  yummy lunch – 10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice!
10 MINUTE Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice dish! This EASY clean eating recipe is made with Minute Rice and served with fresh Brussels Sprouts and cherry tomatoes! This healthy meal is gluten free and vegetarian - make it for a work lunch or easy dinner!

The Minute® Ready to Serve Organic Red Quinoa and Brown Rice with Garlic only takes 1 minute to make which is amazing.  It’s a perfect solution for a fast lunch when trying to eat better.   While the rice is cooking, throw the Brussels Sprouts in a small pot of water to boil to soften them up so you can easily cut them up.  While they’re boiling, chop up your tomatoes too.  Once the Brussels Sprouts are done, drain them, and throw everything together in a bowl.  Just like that, your 10 Minute Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice is ready to be served!
10 MINUTE Brussels Sprouts Quinoa Rice dish! This EASY clean eating recipe is made with Minute Rice and served with fresh Brussels Sprouts and cherry tomatoes! This healthy meal is gluten free and vegetarian - make it for a work lunch or easy dinner!

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Our First Family Walk

Time to go on our first family walk with Enceladus while wearing our lillebaby tokidoki Complete All Seasons carrier!

This past weekend we decided to head out for our first family walk.  I’ve taken Enceladus on multiple walks by myself (I hope you’re watching my adventures on Instagram Stories by the way!) to the studio, grocery store and other random places when I feel like we need to get out!   She loves strolling around in her UPPAbaby Vista, and surprisingly handles bumps in the sidewalk like a pro without even opening her eyes!
Time to go on our first family walk with Enceladus while wearing our lillebaby tokidoki Complete All Seasons carrier!

I want to make it a mission to do one weekly thing as a family, so we headed out to show her how lucky she was to live in Brooklyn!  It just happened that it was also National Ice Cream Day, so we had to stop for ice cream too…..!  

Now only if she could remember her first walk with us, but she was passed out and snoring the entire time!
Time to go on our first family walk with Enceladus while wearing our lillebaby tokidoki Complete All Seasons carrier!

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Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Cookies

DOUBLE CHOCOLATE Peanut Butter Protein Cookies!  This easy recipe makes 2 dozen delicious, healthy cookies made with chocolate protein powder.  I love eating these chewy cookies for breakfast or a afternoon snack because they’re a great source of iron, protein and fiber! 

These cookies are AMAZING!  They’re double chocolate, peanut butter and made with chocolate protein powder which gives a  nutritional boost!  Who doesn’t love a cookie that packs a punch with sources of iron, and high in protein and fiber?  I made these cookies a few days ago to rave reviews and they were gone the next day.  They’re that good.
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE Peanut Butter Protein Cookies! This easy recipe makes 2 dozen delicious, healthy cookies made with chocolate protein powder. I love eating these chewy cookies for breakfast or a afternoon snack because they're a great source of iron, protein and fiber!

With the arrival of baby, I find myself lagging during the afternoon and forgetting to eat lunch.  With a newborn baby, there’s something always needing to be done from snuggles, feeding, diapers, cleaning, laundry and saying out loud “I love you so much but why won’t you stop crying? Please talk to me and tell me why!”.  These cookies are perfect to grab and go, not only during the afternoon but during the middle of the night feeds and pumping too. 
DOUBLE CHOCOLATE Peanut Butter Protein Cookies! This easy recipe makes 2 dozen delicious, healthy cookies made with chocolate protein powder. I love eating these chewy cookies for breakfast or a afternoon snack because they're a great source of iron, protein and fiber!

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Baby Birth Story of Enceladus!

Hi everybody!  My oh my, do I have someone who wants to meet you all.  She’s my new BFF.    Won’t you all say hello to Enceladus?
Full Name: Enceladus Seven Reed Rader,  Born: 11:53PM on July 2,  Weight: 7 pounds, 4 oz,  Personality: Feisty and Silly

Baby Birth Story of Enceladus, born on July 2 2017 at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

Everyone asks about her name, Enceladus, so I’ll save you the trouble of googling! 🙂  She’s named after a moon on Saturn.  You pronounce it En-Sell-Ah-Dus
Her middle name is Seven because she’s our 7th baby (we’ve had 6 cats prior).  We really wanted to include our Meowza family in her name somehow since they’re so special to us.
She has 2 last names, Reed Rader, because it’s always made sense to us that Baby should have both names.

Birth Story of Enceladus, born on July 2 2017 at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

At 5 days old she was already helping her Mom bake her first batch of cookies, one handed.  She lost a sock along the way, but don’t worry, it didn’t land in the cookie batter. She’s a natural.
Birth Story of Enceladus, born on July 2 2017 at New York-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital.

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Strawberry Ice Cream With No Eggs

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM with no eggs!  This homemade recipe is easy to make in your ice cream maker and is filled with fresh strawberries!  It’s made with heavy cream, half and half and is eggless! This is one of the best Summer dessert recipes to eat!

The ice cream cravings are out of control this week!  With the mixture of Summer temperatures, fresh strawberries growing in the garden and craving cold ice cream, I broke our ice cream maker out of the cabinet and made this Strawberry Ice Cream With No Eggs!

Eggs are often included in making delicious ice cream but I’m a believer that they aren’t necessary for creating some of the best, homemade ice cream.  This ice cream includes half and half, heavy cream, sugar, vanilla extract, a dash of salt and lots of fresh strawberries – and trust me, that’s all you need!    

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM made with no eggs! This homemade recipe is easy to make in your ice cream maker and is filled with fresh strawberries! It's made with heavy cream, half and half and is eggless! This is one of the best Summer dessert recipes to eat!

The taste of this ice cream has the perfect strawberry ratio to it, with the strawberry taste shining through.  I recommend taking your strawberries and pureeing them every so slightly so they’re a good mashed consistency,  but be careful not to puree them too much!

HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM made with no eggs! This homemade recipe is easy to make in your ice cream maker and is filled with fresh strawberries! It's made with heavy cream, half and half and is eggless! This is one of the best Summer dessert recipes to eat!

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Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip

Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip is a creamy easy to make dip that uses fresh tomatoes, peppers and Velveeta cheese!  This simple homemade recipe is ready in 2 hours in the slow cooker and perfect to serve with tortilla chips for your next party! We especially love this dip for Mexican meals!   This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.

We just planted our tomato plants last weekend and already I’m dreaming up tomato recipes to make in a few months.  Remember I said we were going to plant less tomatoes to make the garden easier on us this year (hi baby! arriving soon!)? Well we didn’t. We’re going to have a whole lot of tomato plants, so I got to thinking about my Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce and how I could use that method to create a slow cooker tomato recipe.  For this delicious dip recipe,  we’re throwing fresh tomatoes, sweet peppers, salt and pepper in the slow cooker and then adding in cheddar cheese to make it extra creamy.   This is the perfect summer dip recipe because it’s easy to make, uses fresh vegetables and tastes delicious dipping tortilla chips into!

Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip is a creamy easy to make dip that uses fresh tomatoes, peppers and Velveeta cheese! This simple homemade recipe is ready in 2 hours in the slow cooker and perfect to serve with tortilla chips for your next party! We especially love this dip for Mexican meals!

What I really love about this recipe is that it tastes so fresh because you’re using real fresh ingredients.   Summer time is the perfect time to pick garden ripe tomatoes, the sweetest peppers and a few jalapeno peppers to slice and garnish on top.  Besides the cheese, I can grab all these ingredients straight from the garden and throw them right into the slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Tomato Cheese Dip is a creamy easy to make dip that uses fresh tomatoes, peppers and Velveeta cheese! This simple homemade recipe is ready in 2 hours in the slow cooker and perfect to serve with tortilla chips for your next party! We especially love this dip for Mexican meals!

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Earl Grey Tea Popsicles

EASY 25 calorie Earl Grey Tea Popsicles are the best homemade Summer dessert!  These popsicles are made with 3 ingredients and are only 25 calories a piece making them a healthy popsicle! Experiment with different teas with this DIY recipe! 

Tea is serious business to me, but in the Summer I have to change my daily rituals.  Instead of a hot cup of Earl Grey or English Breakfast, I find myself sipping iced green tea for breakfast and throughout the day.   I’ve been missing the taste of Earl Grey but with 90 degree temperatures it just doesn’t have the same enjoyment to it, so instead I came up with a way to make it shine in the Summer – Earl Grey Tea Popsicles!EASY 25 calorie Earl Grey Tea Popsicles are the best homemade Summer dessert! These popsicles are made with 3 ingredients and are only 25 calories a piece making them a healthy popsicle! Experiment with different teas with this DIY recipe!

These homemade popsicles are incredibly easy to make and only require 3 ingredients – tea, water and a sweetener (I prefer sugar, but you could use honey too).   The tea taste is strong and you will definitely taste the Earl Grey with these making them a hit with tea lovers!EASY 25 calorie Earl Grey Tea Popsicles are the best homemade Summer dessert! These popsicles are made with 3 ingredients and are only 25 calories a piece making them a healthy popsicle! Experiment with different teas with this DIY recipe! Read More

Summer Tomato Planting

It’s tomato time you guys!  One of the most exciting parts of the garden year is Summer tomato planting for us.  The tomatoes always steal the show in the garden during the Summer, so seeing them in the ground gets us excited for the upcoming few months of care, growing, picking and endless tomato sauce cooking in the kitchen.
Summer Tomato Planting tips for transplanting indoor tomato seedlings outside to your garden. Follow these growing and planting tips for a big tomato harvest!

First up… the plant car!  Since we plant the seeds in our Brooklyn apartment to germinate and grow under our grow lights, once the weather allows and the plants are strong enough we transport them Upstate to the garden.  We carefully pack each tomato, tomatillo and pepper plant into the back of our little car away we go!  I always like to think that the plants enjoy their scenic ride Upstate New York to their new home.
Honda Fit carrying Tomato Plants

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Easy Cold Strawberry Soup

EASY COLD Strawberry Soup is the perfect fresh Summer time meal! This simple recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish! 

NYC experienced a heat wave this week so Summer is officially here!  With the temperature near 100 degrees the last thing I want to do is cook in the kitchen, so I came up with this cold strawberry soup that is easy to make and delicious!   It’s a perfect time to be picking fresh strawberries from your garden or buying them at the farmers market, so I am using 8 cups of fresh berries for this tasty soup.  Throw everything into your blender, chill for a couple hours and then dinner is served.  Don’t you love how simple it is?  And don’t you love how pretty this soup this?

EASY COLD Strawberry Soup is the perfect fresh Summer time meal! This simple recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish!

Yogurt and orange juice are both blended with the soup to make it creamy.   You can use vanilla or strawberry yogurt depending on if you want to make this extra strawberry or not.

EASY COLD Strawberry Soup is the perfect fresh Summer time meal! This simple recipe uses fresh strawberries and yogurt to make a creamy chilled strawberry soup! Your entire family is going to love this healthy dish!

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Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts

BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I’m in love with these double chocolate donuts!

It’s been a little while since my last donut recipe, but don’t worry, I’ve been eating my share of donuts!    With T-Minus 30 days before the baby comes (if she’s on time!) I’ve having my share of sweet tooth cravings.    This past weekend I was craving chocolate chips and donuts so I decided to combine these 2 beautiful worlds and make these Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts which are amazing! I think you’re going to love them!
BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I'm in love with these double chocolate donuts!

The donuts themselves are a vanilla cake donut with mini chocolate chips baked in.  Each bite gives you a little bit of chocolate chip taste – yum!
BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I'm in love with these double chocolate donuts!

On top I spread my favorite chocolate frosting that is also a reader favorite!    What we’re left with is some extra soft, moist, chocolate chip donuts that have just the right amount of frosting on top!
BAKED Chocolate Chip Chocolate Frosted Donuts are AMAZING!  This easy recipe makes fluffy delicious homemade donuts that are ready in 10 minutes!  Mini chocolate chips are baked inside the donuts with the best chocolate frosting on top! I'm in love with these double chocolate donuts!

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Newton Crib Mattress Review: Best Mattress For First Time Moms

Newton Crib Mattress Review- the Wovenaire is the best mattress for your baby that is 100% breathable! Perfect for First Time Moms who are worried about everything (that’s me!).

For my next review in the baby series, I’m diving into mattresses.  Consider this another category that I put endless amounts of time into reading reviews and cross comparing products.  This, like so many other baby products, resulted in Matthew physically removing my computer from my lap late night one day saying “That’s enough reviews for you today”.   I’m obsessed.

Baby mattresses range widely in quality and price.  They’re firm, they’re soft, they’re made out of this, they’re made out of that, they are waterproof, they soak up water, they’re $29, they’re $400, etc.    I ended up getting the Newton Crib Mattress for our baby because it checked everything off that was a must have for me, most importantly: safety.  
Newton Crib Mattress Review- the Wovenaire is the best mattress for your baby that is 100% breathable! Perfect for First Time Moms who are worried about everything (that's me!).

The Newton Wovenaire Crib Mattress is 100% breathable and uses the highest quality food-grade polymer extruded into a crystal clear pool of water.   From there it creates a resilient three-dimensional shape that is 90% air by volume.  What does this mean in regular words?  It means it’s safe, cleaner and healthier for your baby.  If you are worried about the baby rolling over in the middle of the night, this mattress is completely breathable.  Tests have shown that babies can breathe right through the mattress which reduces risk of suffocation.   Being a first time parent, this is something that worries me and I know will keep me up at night so having this reassurance definitely makes me feel better.

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Everything Bagel Chips

CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers!  Save money and start making your own crispy baked Bagel Chips!  This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

When you think of New York – what do you think of?  You probably think of Times Square, Statue of Liberty, Central Park, the great Borough of Brooklyn (hi!) and the subway.  You probably think of food too!  New York is the center of great food and one of the most popular foods here are bagels!  Oh bagels! You beautiful, delicious things.  

Bagels are great. I could live on them.  They come in all flavors, you can toast them, you can eat them on the go, you could eat them for breakfast, lunch, or at 3AM in the morning in bed because you’re hungry.  I’m spoiled because I get to live in the city with the best bagels in the World.  There’s something about the water in NYC that creates the perfect bagel, and whatever it is, I thank it because, goodness,  NYC bagels are delicious.

CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers! Save money and start making your own crispy Bagel Chips!

I’ve been wanting to share some of my favorite NYC recipes with you guys so I decided to start at the top.  Ok, we’re not making bagels here, but we’re using bagels to create bagel bite chips which are my favorite snack.   If you’ve bought bagel chips in the store you know they are pretty expensive for a small bag, but did you know you can make your own for just a few dollars?  They’re so easy to make, extremely crunchy and full of flavor!  Whenever I make these they last about 2 days in the house and I have to wrestle Matthew for the last chips.

CRUNCHY homemade Everything Bagel Chips! This recipe is easy to make and only requires 3 ingredients! These DIY NYC bagel chips are perfect for snacks and appetizers! Save money and start making your own crispy Bagel Chips!

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Garden Giveaway – FoodSaver Preservation System!

Hi garden friends!  To help kick off the beginning of gardening season I’m giving away a FoodSaver FM5480 2-in-1 Food Preservation System (retail $200) to one (super!) lucky reader!  This FoodSaver is going to help you preserve your Summer veggies for months to come!  One of my favorite features of this FoodSaver is that it seals delicate foods without crushing them, something that I’ve had a hard time with others!

 

Why do you want to use a FoodSaver?  It keeps food fresh, eliminates waste and saves money.   The system includes vacuum seal bags, zipper bags and containers designed to work together for the best performance.   The Vacuum Sealer protects food from the deteriorating effects of oxygen.  In general, food lasts 5x longer when you use it.  Meat for example can last up to 3 years in the freezer, instead of the usual 6 months. Use this for fruits and vegetables, breads, pastries, meat, soups and stew, coffee beans,  flour, sugar, rice/pasta and more.  You can even use it for refrigerator items like cheese which will help keep it fresh for 4-8 months!

It would be a perfect addition to your Summer veggie garden for sure!

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We’re growing peanuts this year!

We’re growing peanuts in our New York garden for the first time this year!  Read on as we plant Jumbo Virginia peanuts!

Or maybe the title should read “We’re trying to grow peanuts this year!” so I don’t jinx myself.  You might have read that we started our 2017 garden a few weeks ago, which is very exciting, but even more exciting is when we try to grow a new plant!  This year the new plants are celery and peanuts!  This post is all about peanuts though….!

We're growing peanuts in our New York garden for the first time this year! Read on as we plant Jumbo Virginia peanuts!

I decided last year I wanted to try to grow peanuts, mostly because I was currently in a peanut butter eating craze.  I did some research and saw some people in the North had successfully grown peanuts so I decided to give it a shot.  Peanuts need a good 4 months of heat, with no frost,  to grow, so let’s hope for a full 120 days of sun for them in our garden!

We're growing peanuts in our New York garden for the first time this year! Read on as we plant Jumbo Virginia peanuts!

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Oven Baked BBQ Sausage Kabobs

OVEN BAKED BBQ Sausage Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers are delicious! This easy healthy recipe bakes the meat and veggie kabobs in the oven so no grill is needed! The sausage has a coat of brown sugar BBQ sauce on it that is so tasty! These are my favorite year round Kabobs that my entire family loves!    This recipe is sponsored by Peapod.

Can you believe it’s almost the end of May?  Pretty soon it’ll be Summer and weekends will be filled with barbecues and picnics!  I love a good barbecue but sometimes it’s hard living in the city.   You either need to live in a building that allows grilling or you need to get to the park early to use one of the grills there.  But not to worry – you can get the same barbecue taste inside with these Oven Baked BBQ Sausage Kabobs! I made these because I was craving barbecued meats and veggies on a rainy day and they quickly became a dinner time favorite!

OVEN BAKED BBQ Sausage Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers are delicious! This easy healthy recipe bakes the meat and veggie kabobs in the oven so no grill is needed! The sausage has a coat of brown sugar BBQ sauce on it that is so tasty! These are my favorite year round Kabobs that my entire family loves!

Sweet Italian Sausage is a necessity for this recipe, and I highly recommend using green peppers and mushrooms, but feel free to add some onions to those kabobs too!
OVEN BAKED BBQ Sausage Kabobs with Mushrooms and Peppers are delicious! This easy healthy recipe bakes the meat and veggie kabobs in the oven so no grill is needed! The sausage has a coat of brown sugar BBQ sauce on it that is so tasty! These are my favorite year round Kabobs that my entire family loves!

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We planted our Spring 2017 garden!

While we’re experiencing a few heated days, we made our way Upstate to start the 2017 garden year and get our veggies planted.  This year we decided to hold off planting a couple weeks due to us having a few scary nights of dropping temperatures last year, but I think we’re in the clear now… and the veggies were ready to move out of Brooklyn and into their new garden home!

We planted our Spring 2017 garden Upstate! Come check out all the veggies we're growing - from broccoli, sugar snap peas, onions, celery and more!

A quick recap, here’s what we planted for our Spring garden and here are the dates that we started the seeds indoors and then moved them outside.
Onions |  March 18 | May 17
Kale   |   March 26 | May 17
Cabbage  | March 26 | May 17
Brussels Sprouts  | March 26 | May 17
Collards   | March 26 | May 17
Bok Choy | March 26 | May 17
Cauliflower   |  March 26 | May 17
Broccoli  |   March 26 | May 17
Celery    |  March 26 | May 17
Lettuce |  April 22 |  TBA
Carrots  | May 17 (directly in soil)
Sugar Snap Peas | May 17 (directly in soil)

As you can see from last year’s Spring veggies, not too much has changed.  We have our usual cast of characters, with one new addition.  This year we’re going to try to grow celery for the first time!   Honestly, the seeds were kind of jerks and really hard to germinate so we had to plant them twice.  Even then, the seedlings looked pretty pathetic and  weren’t up to par with their plant siblings.   At the very last minute I found this pack of 6 celery plants for $2 on our way Upstate so I got them.   We grow all of our veggies from seeds, but this year the celery just wasn’t happening so I had to give in and buy a pack.   Looks like I have to investigate more into these fussy, hard to germinate seeds for next year!
How to Grow Celery

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Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins

You’ll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe!  These pancake muffins don’t require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top!  I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

You'll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don't require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

I am something of a muffin fanatic, especially when they’re mini in size.   Some of my favorite recipes are muffins, like these Banana Muffins or these Coffee Cake Muffins or these Blueberry Muffins – I love them all!  Recently I’ve received some comments on my No Butter Needed Pancakes asking if they could be made into muffins or cupcakes, so I decided to take the challenge and do that!  With that I present you Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins!

You'll love this EASY Dairy Free Mini Pancake Muffins recipe! These pancake muffins don't require butter or milk and are perfect for breakfast or snacking! Each muffin has a sugar mixture crumble made with brown sugar and applesauce on top! I love serving them with maple syrup! This recipe is easy to make completely vegan too!

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Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks

BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack!  This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack!  Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

Do you love broccoli? Me too!  Do you not love broccoli? Well that’s about to change!  These Baked Broccoli Cheddar Cheese Sticks are a great snack for broccoli lovers, perfect to serve as a appetizer for a party or as a afternoon snack.   You only need a few ingredients for this recipe, the sticks are super cheesy, they’re packed with 3 cups of fresh broccoli – what’s more to say? They’re perfect!

BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack! This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack! Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

What else is perfect? The combo of broccoli and cheddar cheese!  I love these 2 ingredients combined for macaroni and cheese, creamy soup,  casseroles and everything else so they make the perfect best friends to create these cheesy snack sticks!

BAKED Broccoli CHEDDAR Cheese Sticks are the best snack! This easy oven baked recipe only uses a few ingredients to make cheese sticks which are perfect to serve as a party appetizer or snack! Your kids are going to love these easy cheesy broccoli bites!

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What a Pregnant Woman Needs

Pregnancy Shopping List for First Time New Moms.   List includes vitamins, lotions,  pillows, clothes and more to stay healthy and comfortable for 40 weeks!  This post is in partnership with
buybuy BABY.

The title should read “What a Pregnant Woman Needs… Besides Donuts and Hugs” but it was a little too long.  This post is all about what every pregnant woman needs, or at the very least it’s about what this pregnant woman needs.  Yes, I need donuts. Yes, I need hugs.  Yes, I need my husband to tie my shoes.  Yes, I need the pizza delivery to come in less than 30 minutes because if not I will bawl my eyes out and proclaim I can’t live (true story – happened a few weeks ago).  I’m hungry.  I’m emotional.  I’m uncomfortable.  I’m hard to live with.    But I’m pregnant and carrying a little human inside of me – therefor I’m awesome.

Stylish Overalls for Pregnant Moms!

Celebrating 30 weeks with a Slurpee!

 

Now that I’m in my 3rd trimester (What up 32 weeks!) these are the products I’ve been using.   Everything here I’ve thoroughly researched before buying and come with glowing reviews! Here’s my pregnancy shopping list!

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Breakfast Time With Goblin

Tracking PixelIt’s breakfast time with Goblin! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CANIDAE® Under The Sun®.

Goblin had a fantastic Sunday morning.  It involved chin rubs, cheek kisses,  finally pinning his 12 pound Maine Coon sister (Toes), chasing some plastic and getting to see a bird land on the air conditioner outside the window.  The bird was pretty much the highlight of his year so far and he has been pacing by the windows ever since waiting for the next bird to arrive.   After all that fun, Goblin was hungry so it was definitely breakfast time. 

We have a pretty regular dining schedule with the cats that usually always starts with the cats buttering us up with a leg rub, kiss and plenty of hungry meows.  When putting their bowls down I have to walk slowly as my 5 hungry fur babies circle my feet.  

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