Author Archive: Polly

  • Monster Cookies

    This Monster Cookie recipe has been tucked away in my recipe stash for years. You’ll find that this cookie is easy to make and your people will gobble them up. My memory is a little fuzzy on where I originally got this recipe. I think I snagged it at my friend,

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  • Instant Pot 101

    In an effort to answer the increasing amount of questions we are getting about Instant Pots, we thought we’d create a resource page. Hope this can help answer some of those burning questions about the Instant Pot! This post may include affiliate links. Here is what the means. Home cooks

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  • 15+ Halloween Snack Ideas

    I love finding fun, non-spooky ways to celebrate Halloween. That’s why we’ve have rounded up a great collection of Halloween Snack Ideas! Kiddos love a special Halloween treat and I have no doubt they’d go bananas if some of these showed up in their lunch box or waiting for them

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  • Pray for Las Vegas

    Friends, our hearts are heavy and our prayers are accompanied with tears for the people of Las Vegas. So many people in our country today are broken, fearful, and grieving. There are simply no words adequate to bring comfort and peace in a time such as this. Join us as we

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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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  • Celebration Giveaway #3: Sseko Ribbon Sandals {EXPIRED}

    We have all the big feelz over here as we celebrate the launch of our cookbook, From Freezer to Table. This is Day 3 of our big-fantastic-week-long-giveaway and we are excited to see who the winner is. Today, someone will get their very own pair of Sseko Ribbon Sandals! It’s

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  • Celebration Giveaway #2: Cookbook Bundle {EXPIRED}

    We’re continuing a big week of 24 hour giveaways to celebrate the release of our cookbook, From Freezer to Table. Today’s giveaway is not just one item but SIX! Once again, I am jealous of our very own giveaway. I mean, how fun would it be to get this stack

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  • Join Our Facebook Live This Wednesday!

    Just wanted to drop in a quick announcement that we will be going LIVE on Facebook this Wednesday. Our husbands will be joining us for a fun little game of “Will it Freeze?”   We’ll share lots of practical freezer cooking tips as we quiz you and our non-cooking, non-freezing,

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  • 3 Ridiculous Arguments I Continue to Have with My Preschooler

    I absolutely love the things that come out of preschoolers’ mouths. There are too many one liners to keep track of. The stream of thought dialogue is innocent, precious, and sometimes, down right hilarious. Recently, some friends and I were chatting about the hilarious things that kids say. Here are

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  • Grilled Sirloin Steak Kebabs

      I’m writing this post on an empty stomach and reminiscing on how delicious these Grilled Sirloin Steak Kebabs were. It’s not fair to stare at these juicy chunks of meat, infused with a rich, garlicky marinade. All complimented by vegetables cooked and grilled to perfection. My Jimmy Johns sandwich

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  • I’m Not the Mom I Thought I’d Be

    Yesterday, I was in a flurry of busyness. I was attempting to bring some order to the office in our new home but my productivity was being thwarted by my three little people who sensed my distraction. I remember thinking, if I could just have an hour of alone time,

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  • My #1 Time Saving Recipe!

    We hear you loud and clear: you don’t have enough TIME! Time to cook. Time to clean. Time to read. Time to parent. Time to travel. Time to volunteer. Time to exercise. Time to sleep. Time for friends. Time for ANYTHING! With this in mind, it wasn’t a surprise that

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  • Summer Celebration Giveaway! ($650+ Value!!!)

    Surprise! It’s giveaway time on Thriving Home!! We LOVE putting together giveaways like this for you guys. Not only do we enjoy giving stuff to our readers but we also love that we can get great products and businesses in front of you. We are making this HUGE giveaway ($650+

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  • 5 GREAT Road Trip Activities for Kids (Cheap Ideas too!)

    As I mentioned in a previous post, my family just returned from a trip to Florida. From mid-Missouri, the trip takes around 16 hours, depending on how quick your stops are. We had initially planned to stay in a hotel half way there but since our kids, four and six

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  • 20+ Fourth of July Craft Ideas

    True story… Growing up, it was pretty much a tradition that a hodgepodge of friends and family would spend an entire weekend shooting off fireworks from my lake home that I grew up on. I have so many fond memories of 4th of July weekends on the lake, but the

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