Lasagna Rollups with Meat and Spinach

Who’s heard of Lasagna Rollups?  Until recently I hadn’t.  The Mellow Man loves Lasagna, and a few years ago my sweet mother-in-law told me about lasagna rollups.  I’ve been told that they are easier and quicker to make than regular lasagna, but I certainly don’t see them as being a huge time saver in that regard.  However, what the big advantage is the packaging of the leftovers.  I always try to make a ton of lasagna so that the Mellow Man can take it for lunch.  Now that the Big One is in the midst of his crazy adolescent growth spurt, lots of extra food is key.  Now, when I go all out with lasagna rollups, I make my own sauce from scratch, but I’ve found that the Ragu Homestyle sauce is a wonderful substitute.  It’s hearty and flavorful and a great substitute for my own “Homestyle” sauce.Love lasagna, but want to make it more bite-sized or portable? Lasagna Rollups are the answer to your problems! They make packaging for lunch or freezing for leftovers a dream! The lasagna rollups have spinach, meat and fresh mozarella and are covered with Ragu's Homestyle sauce! (The post was sponsored by Ragu) A delicious Italian Pasta Dinner that you're sure to enjoy for dinner tonight!
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Classic Beef Stroganoff Recipe

When I got married to the Mellow Man, my grandmother Violet, who is a phenomenal cook gave me one of my most treasured gifts– a handwritten cookbook of her favorite recipes.  Some of them I’ve shared on  here, and are quite popular.  For example, check out her classic meatloaf recipe with a slight twist!  Today, I’m sharing her very own classic Beef Stroganoff recipe that is paired beautifully with her cooked zucchini, and rice.  A yummy homemade meal that communicates love and warmth, and is great as we head into the fall season.

This is my grandmother's Classic Beef Stroganoff recipe that I loved growing it. It's a perfect fall dish, super yummy and easy to make. Can't wait to make some this weekend! Yum!
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Improving Sleep Hygiene

Sleep Hygiene is something that I’ve talked a lot about in life. Mellow Man might even say that I harp on it. I don’t mean to, but sleep is SO important. It is critical for so many aspects of health—physical health, mental health, parenting health. Unhealthy sleep habits affect mood, brain functioning, weight and your immune system. It’s critical for all of us. And here’s the reality. Moms are tired.   Our sleep hygiene is crummy. I know, you are shocked, right? Like many other mommies out there, I am fueled by caffeine and faith.  So the question is– what can we, as mothers, do to improve our sleep hygiene, and overall wellbeing?  Well, there are a lot of options, and I’ve been trying out a number of them, as a part of my goal to get healthier this year (remember, I’m turning 40?!)  I’m going to share a bunch of my tips and tricks, as well as what I do when I’m struggling with insomnia from a day filled with too much juggling — Melatonin from Natrol. Actually, it was recommended by doctor, so when they asked me to write about their product, I jumped at the chance.

Sleep is so important for health and wellbeing, and moms don't get enough of it! Here are some great tips and tricks for helping improve sleep hygiene and overall health-- just what every mom out there needs {Sponsored by Natrol}
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Aging with Kybella & Artisan Plastic Surgery

This post was sponsored by the Everywhere Society and Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, Georgia.  However, my opinions and experiences with Kybella and Artisan Plastic Surgery are entirely my own.  I don’t share things that I don’t like and use myself.  **WARNING HORRIBLE SELFIES AHEAD!**

In just a month I’m going to be 40.  And that feels really old to me.  I don’t feel old on the outside at all– I feel the same as I did when I was 16.  BUT I remember that quote from one of my absolutely favorite movie, Steel Magnolias, when Truvy says to Shelby, “Honey, time marches on and eventually you realize it is marchin’ across your face.”  And I’m beginning to notice the effects of that age.  The crow’s feet (or laugh lines), the brow furrows, and just the shape of my face and jowls.  I’m looking old.  After the Peanut was born in 2015, I told my Mellow Man that he was going to give me a “Mommy Makeover”  to celebrate my life, but that feels a little too extreme for my life right now.  However, I wanted to feel good about myself for my birthday, so I decided to visit Artisan Plastic Surgery’s open house in late April to learn about ways of refreshing myself.  I knew about Botox, and thanks to Kylie Jenner, Lip Injections, but I didn’t know what other options were available for women like me.  While I was at the Open House, I learned about a new treatment called Kybella to remove submental fat, and a few weeks later, Dr. Inessa Fishman started my procedure in the offices of Artisan Plastic Surgery near Northside Hospital in Atlanta.

As I prepare to turn 40, I visited Artisan Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, GA to learn about a new treatment to remove submental fat (AKA my "wattle") through the use of Kybella. Learn about my experiences, aging gracefully and the awesome physicians at Artisan Plastic Surgery. I can't wait to get rid of my double chin! I had no idea that there were so many gentle ways to age gracefully! Can't wait to see all of the results! {This post was sponsored by Artisan Plastic Surgery}
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Easy Sauceless Pizza Margharita with Fresh Mozzarella

In Rome on my honeymoon, I fell in love with pizza margarhita.  It was a perfect lunchtime meal to share with the Mellow Man.  Today, in my everyday light making fancy meals is a luxury.  Honestly, just cooking dinner has become a luxury. We have a picky three-year-old, and our nights feel so rush, and adding another task that is complicated to our plate is hard. However, it’s important to come up with some nutritious and yummy to feed the family, and the Mellow Man has gotten very creative with making pizza.  It reminds me of our honeymoon. Sometimes we make fresh pizza dough in the bread maker, and sometimes we swing my the bakery section of our local Publix and pick up a ready made dough.  While I personally like his homemade dough the best, sometimes that’s not in the cards, and the best way to make an almost homemade pizza perfect is fresh mozzarella.  It is so much better than the prepackaged shredded mozzarella on pizzas.  My most favorite recipe is an easy sauceless pizza margarhita with fresh mozzarella.Looking for a yummy & nutritious way to get your little guys to eat dinner? This super-easy sauceless Pizza Margherita is made with fresh mozzarella (Stella Cheese brand), and is bursting with the fresh flavors of summer. Can't want to make it tonight. Sponsored by Stella Cheese)
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