Posts Tagged: “kid-friendly”

  • Slow Cooker Teriyaki Chicken {Freezer Meal}

    Oh man, was this Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki good. Yes, I do repeat. This is a GREAT SLOW COOKER RECIPE. I have tried one too many slow cooker recipes that have failed to impress me but this one is a keeper. Another great perk of this recipe is that it’s freezer friendly! I actually doubled …Read More

  • Honey Garlic Skillet Shrimp {Freezer Meal}

      Through all the recipe testing for our cookbook, I’m learning that I instantly gravitate towards any sweet-savory flavored recipe. Any combination of a honey-soy-garlic marinade is pretty much going to be a win in my book. So it comes as no surprise that this shrimp recipe received a big thumbs up in my opinion. …Read More

  • 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

  • 20 Easy and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas for Kids - Delicious mostly "real food" lunch box ideas that your kids will actually eat!

    20 Easy and Healthy Lunch Box Ideas That Kids Will Love

    Sponsored by Hy-Vee Columbia *Some affiliate links included to our favorite lunch gear on MightyNest.com, where 15% of all purchases go back to your own school. As a big proponent of eating mostly “real food”, making kid lunches for all three of my kids on school nights is just part of our routine. But, it can also be …Read More

  • Egg-in-a-Hole: A Classic Breakfast Idea

    There are quite a few reasons this mama loves a good ‘ol egg-in-a-hole for breakfast. First of all, it’s quick and easy to make. A must for weekday mornings. It’s cheap. All you need is eggs, butter and bread. It’s got protein. I find it hard to get healthy protein in the morning and I know …Read More

  • Spinach and Bacon Quiche {Freezer Meal}

    This freezer friendly spinach and bacon quiche recipe has been circulating in my home for quite a while now. You guys, it is SO good. I wish I could say it was healthy but I can assure you it wouldn’t be on the weight watchers website. However, with the exception of the pie crust, it is …Read More

  • All-Natural Basic Cheese Sauce

    Basic Cheese Sauce for Broccoli (with NO Velveeta!) {Freezer Meal}

    Wow. Just wow. This real cheese sauce is made from all known ingredients (see ya processed cheese block), is absolutely delicious, and is even freezable! My kids beg for this stuff. So far I’ve served it with broccoli (of course), but also drizzled over wild rice and pasta and even as a dipping sauce for Oven …Read More

  • Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps {Freezer Meal}

    Freezer Friendly Asian Chicken Tortilla Wraps Confession: there are a handful of recipes in our Recipe Index that I have yet to try. Don’t worry– every recipe in there has been tested by either Rachel or myself. (We wouldn’t share a recipe if we hadn’t tried it and given our stamp of approval on it.) …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

  • Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach)

    Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach) {Freezer Meal}

    You caught us. Yes, it’s slightly ridiculous how much we eat oatmeal around here, whether it’s Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs or another baked oatmeal recipe from our breakfast recipe index. We love them all! But, I know, I know. You’re thinking, “Rachel’s gone off the deep end on this one. Spinach in your oatmeal?” Look, my baked oatmeal …Read More

  • Caramelized Banana Oat Muffins {Freezer Meal}

    I love making muffins. Maybe it’s because my figure somewhat represents one at the current time (i.e. 7.5 months pregnant) but for some reason I’ve been wanting muffins in the morning–and afternoon. OK maybe I had 2 for dinner the night as well. No regrets either. Call me a muffin snob but I want a …Read More

  • Cranberry-Orange Shortbread Cookies {Freezer Meal}

    This Cranberry-Orange Shortbread cookie recipe is nothing short of delicious. After a few tweaks to the original recipe, I’m seriously obsessed. I made them as a holiday treat but I could also see them being a great summer goodie to have on hand. It contains the buttery-goodness of a shortbread cookie but is punctuated with …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

  • Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal: A super health, easy, freezable breakfast.

    Baked Chocolate Steel Cut Oatmeal {Freezer Meal}

    After our first indulgent Thanksgiving feast (my first one to host in 37 years!) at our house and then a second indulgent feast with more family plus leftovers for every meal, we needed this recipe this morning. I call it my post-holiday breakfast cleanse. Ha! Are you with me? We’ve been making baked oatmeal around my …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

  • The Easiest Baked Mac & Cheese {Freezer Meal}

    Another Mac and Cheese recipe? Really? (Uh-hem, Rachel, you’ve already got the 5-Ingredient Mac and A Better Mac and Cheese in your Recipe Index.) Really. Here’s why this one is worth yet another Mac and Cheese post. I’ve found the easiest way to make baked mac ever, and my family loves it. No rue involved! (A …Read More

  • Mummy Dogs–A Fun Halloween Treat

    Look no further for an easy to make, fun Halloween party food! Mummy dogs were a hit with all ages. They fall far from the real food philosophy that we try to aim for around here but prove to be a great party food and a favorite among youngsters. And lets be honest, we kind …Read More