Posts Tagged: “family friendly”

  • Pecan Peach Crisp

    Heaven help me, this was good. I’m already a sucker for any fruity dessert so add a crispy-pecan crust to the top of fresh-seasonal peaches and I about fall over thinking about it. I stumbled on this recipe over at Cooking Classy, made a few tweaks along the way, and now have a peach crisp …Read More

  • Yummy Chicken and Dumplings

    Today’s yummy Chicken and Dumpling recipe is brought to you by Christina from Martha Martha. Being someone who grew up on chicken and dumplings, I’m excited to finally have a recipe on Thriving Home to use and share. Thanks for sharing, Christina! Chicken and Dumplings is a filling, comforting, easy recipe. It’s also a great …Read More

  • Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore: How can something so easy be so complex-tasting? Look, friends, if we're going to eat healthfully in the New Year, this dish is what our tastebuds need--flavor, texture, and a beautiful dish to

    Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore {Freezer Meal}

    Sponsored by Frigidaire Although this recipe was a little out of my comfort zone, my husband and I (and my neighbor friend, Kelley, who is my trusted taste-tester) really enjoyed this Light and Easy Chicken Cacciatore. Now it is the week after holiday binge eating, so I feel obligated to tell you that this recipe …Read More

  • Whole Wheat Calzones

    Whole Wheat Calzones {Freezer Meal}

    Looking for a meal that everyone will devour? And that you can freeze and pack for school lunches? Whole Wheat Calzones are it! These Whole Wheat Calzones are kind of a result of Two Peas and Their Pod‘s whole wheat pizza dough recipe making a baby with The Pioneer Woman‘s Easy Calzone recipe…with a few of my own tweaks. …Read More

  • Grilled Balsamic Herb Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    Grilling season isn’t quite over yet in mid-Missouri thankfully. We’ve had 70 and 80 degree sunny days for what feels like months and our family is loving it! We just moved across town in late August to a “new” house that has a lovely back yard, so we’ve been enjoying many nights eating dinner on the …Read More

  • Great pulled pork recipe that is made in the dutch oven. Packed with flavor and makes a ton!

    Pulled Pork with a Mexican Flair {Freezer Meal}

    Lets see. How do I communicate the deliciousness of this flavorful pulled pork recipe? Should I elaborate on the tangy-rich-mexicany flavor that comes with each bite? Should I explain how great it is in a tortilla combined with guacamole, lime juice and sour cream? Should I tell you how super easy it is to make AND …Read More

  • This Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin is a lean, flavor-packed, crowd-pleaser. It's been part of our family dinner rotation for years. #freezermeal #realfood

    Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! True or False? Once upon a time, a local news reporter did a 5 o’clock news story about my Freezer Club. My only line in the whole thing was, “I’ve never met a pork tenderloin I didn’t love.” True. And …Read More

  • Baked Italian Meatballs are a 20 minute meal staple in our house! Perfect every time. #freezermeal #realfood

    Baked Italian Meatballs {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours! Everybody loves a good meatball, right? Well, at least everyone in my crew does. And, as my mom friends out there know, it’s no small feat to prepare a meal that everyone eats and enjoys. These delicious, moist, Baked Italian …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump and go meal but is full of Tex-mex flavor! Delish! #freezermeal #realfood

    Slow Cooker Steak Chili {Freezer Meal}

    Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But the opinions are all ours!  Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili because I don’t have to do anything but dump it in, set the timer, and walk away. Seriously. Several hours later I’ve …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

    Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

    Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry…I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals we have at this life stage tend to be ones that require opening the slow cooker lid (and maybe adding a …Read More

  • mini meatloaf muffins

    Mini Meatloaf Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    These Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a newer recipe that has already made its way into the regular rotation of family meals in our house. Everyone loved them! Plus, they have some sneaky nutrition in them with some added fresh herbs and veggies. I serve these with a combination of mashed Yukon Gold potatoes, sweet potatoes, and …Read More

  • How to Make Your Own Breadcrumbs

    For those of you who have been cooking with “real foods” (foods that are more of a product of nature than a product of industry), the idea making your own breadcrumbs may seem elementary. Perhaps not even worth a post. However, when I began to dive into cooking food from scratch more, I would often …Read More

  • Delicious and healthy! Make this baked oatmeal ahead of time for a warm and comforting breakfast the whole family will love. Double and freeze an extra one for later, too. #freezermeal #realfood

    Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

      After discovering how life-changing (well, close) Brownie Baked Oatmeal can be, I knew I had to try other forms of this make ahead oatmeal breakfast. Peanut Butter and Banana Baked Oatmeal did not disappoint. The first time I made this, I prepared it the night before, popped it in the oven at 5:50 a.m. …Read More

  • Mini Italian Burgers {Freezer Meal}

     Disclaimer: This recipe was created in partnership with Frigidaire. But, the opinions are all ours!  Oh how I hate a boring, flavorless piece of meat. That’s why I’ve been making these Mini Italian Burgers for years. They are packed full of fresh flavor (and some added nutrition) thanks to the additions of Parmesan cheese, fresh …Read More

  • Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

    Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life now scoops a generous portion of this onto his plate. My two-year-old repeated the phrase, “Mo brockwy” at least five …Read More

  • Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    I’ve been trying out quite a few freezer-meal-to-crock-pot recipes as of late. You know, the kind you assemble ahead of time, freeze, then defrost and throw in the crock pot for a hearty, healthy meal. The idea is genius but I’ll be honest, I have found it hard to find a GOOD slow cooker recipe …Read More

  • Raspberry Cocoa Smoothie

    This is a truly healthy option for you chocolate lovers out there. As one among you, I adore this smoothie. I love this gorgeous reddish earthy hue, which tells you exactly what you’re about to taste: raspberry, followed by dark chocolate, enhanced with a pinch of salt. Because the avocado lends the smoothie a thick, …Read More