The most amazing, flavorful, oven baked chicken thighs you’ll find! With just a handful of simple seasonings, these chicken thighs turn out crispy on the outside and amazingly tender and juicy on the inside. Baked chicken thighs are so easy to make, and we show you how to turn them into a make ahead freezer meal too!
About Polly Conner
Polly is a wife, mother, cookbook author, blogger, foodie, money-saver, animal-lover, and freezer cooking evangelist.
She has a heart for equipping and encouraging young moms and women to thrive in their homes. Her blogging journey began when she and Rachel Tiemeyer (co-author) founded Thrivinghomeblog.com and found that blogging and writing has not only kept her mind sharp during these foggy-sleep-deprived years but has also served as a much-needed creative outlet.
Polly is a go-getter, project manager, sometimes a bit too honest, hard-working mom who enjoys a challenge... and a strong mocha with extra whip on the hard days.
This is the only Mexican Soup recipe you’ll ever need. I’ve been making a variation of this soup for my family and guests for years. Affiliate links are used this this post. One of the things I appreciate most about this Mexican Soup recipe is its versatility. It can be made on the stove, in […]
A flavor-packed marinade and the best toppings make this the Ultimate Grilled Chicken Sandwich recipe. After marinating for a few hours, your chicken breasts will pick up loads of flavor. Serve it on a toasted bun with your favorite toppings for a quick weeknight dinner. This is also a great recipe to serve to groups of people!
Instant Pot French Dip Sandwiches will become your new best friend on a busy night. Pressure cook your roast to perfection in our flavorful sauce. You’ll end up with fall-apart, shredded beef and an au jus you may just want to drink in about an hour.
This simple granola recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest you will find on the Internet. I’ve been making this exact recipe before Thriving Home even started. It’s got 5 main ingredients but you can easily add more if you want to jazz it up. Such a simple, healthy snack!
Crockpot Chicken Drumsticks couldn’t be easier or tastier with this 4 ingredient recipe. Make them fresh or from frozen. All ages love them.
After testing 100s of recipes nearly 1 1/2 years for our second cookbook, we narrowed down the Instant Pot cooking times for all sorts of recipes. Here is a rundown on how long to cook fresh and frozen chicken breasts in the Instant Pot. Fine tuning the perfect cooking times for chicken breasts in the […]
How long should you be cooking chicken in the crockpot, specifically chicken breasts? You’ll be surprised at the answer! Hi. My name is Polly. All my life I have had a problem with drying out my chicken in the slow cooker. I followed the recipes I found and was SO frustrated because the chicken was […]
Best of the best Crockpot freezer meals! Cookbook authors have hand-picked their top freezer friendly recipes made for the slow cooker.
I only cook brown rice in the Instant Pot these days. Once I nailed down the perfect cooking time, I didn’t look back. Making brown rice in the Instant Pot is easy, fluffy, and perfect every time. Once I learned how to make rice in the Instant Pot, I gave away my rice cooker. The […]
I’ve always wanted to be a tea drinker. I’ve even bought cute tea pots in an effort to motivate myself to dabble and experiment with different flavors, leaves, and brewing methods. However, I never quite made it past the typical white tea bag and adding a little cream for comfort. That is, until I discovered […]
Looking for freezer meal ideas for new moms? We’ve created the ultimate list of meal ideas for new parents! You’ll want to bookmark this one, friends! Gosh. I look back at these pictures and I remember. I remember how exhilarating it is to hold your baby for the first time. How that first week is […]
Here’s the concept: Cook once, eat twice. In our “Double Your Dinner Challenge”, you will make one meal fresh to enjoy for dinner that night and then use our pro tips to freeze the second meal for later. We give you everything you need to get dinner on the table in half the time!
As freezer cooking experts, cookbook authors, and self-proclaimed freezer meal evangelists, we’ve learned all the tricks when it comes to safely thawing your frozen food. In this post, we are sharing the 4 best ways to defrost food safely. We will zero in on how to thaw chicken, since this seems to be the most […]
I’ve got a pretty simple Valentine’s Day craft idea for you today. My two-year easily did this with enthusiasm (for about 5 minutes) but it was enough to get it done! It takes very little prep and very little skill. Ready to get crafty? (Or at least LOOK like you’re really crafty!?) Materials Needed: Clear […]
Valentine’s Day gifts are more personal than any other holiday. In this Valentine’s Day Gift Guide, we have handpicked ideas for almost every age. Be sure to make it personal using our suggestions below! Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Feel Special Before you start adding things to your cart, ask yourself how your kid/spouse/significant other […]
Instant Pot freezer meals. This is what we do! Not only have we written an entire cookbook on freezer meals for the Instant Pot, but we have tested and re-tested hundreds of recipes over the years. We wanted to narrow down the best of the best, so you don’t waste your time on any mediocre […]
This easy, healthy green smoothie is a tasty way to eat more veggies and fruit, like avocado, mango, and kale. Freezer smoothie pack instructions included.
Learn how to save time and money and eat healthier by prepping Freezer Smoothie Packs ahead of time. Use our 7 different delicious smoothie recipes to start filling your freezer today. Free printable recipes and shopping lists included.
Our Instant Pot Chicken Nachos are a great starter meal for the Instant Pot. We teach you how to make this easy Instant Pot meal from fresh or straight from frozen. The best part about the recipe is that you can customize it how you want and it is a great recipe for large groups. […]
After testing hundreds and hundreds of Instant Pot recipes for our cookbook, From Freezer to Cooker, we have honed in on the best timing and methods for cooking different types of meals in the Instant Pot. We are excited to share this valuable Instant Pot cooking times information with you. There is so much misinformation on […]
Looking for a way to get yellow stains out of baby clothes after storage? I’ve stumbled on the PERFECT solution! Read on to learn how to save those baby clothes! (Tip- be sure to read the comments too! People have offered some great tips there as well.) A rumbling-tumbling-jumping belly, achy back, out of breath…all […]
One of the most common recipes that I use from our recipe index is our Oatmeal Pancake Mix recipe. Ever since I stumbled on this recipe a few years ago, I haven’t used any other pancake mix. My family loves it. I love it too. Not only does it have a hearty flavor and texture, […]
Chicken and Dumplings in the slow cooker? Yes! It can be done! This classic comfort food will fill your home with delicious smells and is a total crowd pleaser. To make Chicken and Dumplings even more versatile for you, we’ve included instructions not only for the crock pot but also for how to make it […]