10 Fall Recipes You Need to Try–Stat!

Despite the 90 degree temperature days in mid-MO this past week, the leaves are starting to turn and my yard has the beginnings of an epic leaf pile. Fall is officially here. While I’m admittedly not a huge fan of fall–mainly because it means winter is coming–, I am a

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Real Food Menu Plan for September 22 to September 28: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”

Welcome to our Real Food Meets Reality Weekly Menu Plan! If you’re new around here, you need to know two things: We love freezer cooking. We love it so much that we {literally} just wrote a cookbook all about it.  (It’s called From Freezer to Table.) In our cookbook we

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The Most Important Moment in My 39 Years

We love helping equip others with practical ways to thrive at home, especially through freezer cooking. But, every once in a while, I get an itch as a blogger to share something really personal or meaningful to me in my life. I’ve wanted to share a little bit about a

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Texas Caviar Dip

I stumbled upon this Texas Caviar Dip while on vacation this summer. It is an easy, tasty, budget friendly appetizer that is great for large groups. You’re going to love it! At a Fourth of July party, this dip was eyeing me from the corner of the room. I could

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Celebration Giveaway #5: Instant Pot! {EXPIRED}

We are wrapping up our week-long celebration giveaway with something right up your alley… an INSTANT POT!!! We are big fans of this contraption. Primarily because it can cook a freezer meal straight from frozen! Yes, it’s true. A freezer meal can go straight from frozen into the Instant Pot

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