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About Rachel Tiemeyer
Rachel Tiemeyer is one of two moms behind the blog Thriving Home (thrivinghomeblog.com), a top-ranking site for healthy, freezable recipes. She and pal Polly Conner started their site in 2012 as a way to encourage other moms by sharing tips, stories, and healthy recipes from their own homes. After freezer cooking for their families for nearly a decade, they now jokingly refer to themselves as "freezer meal evangelists".
Rachel and Polly released their first cookbook, From Freezer to Table, in Fall 2017 and released their second, From Freezer to Cooker, that focuses on slow cooker and Instant Pot freezer meal recipes made with whole foods.
Rachel and her husband have three children and live in Columbia, Missouri
Looking for an incredibly simple side dish for a weeknight meal or a special occasion? Boiled red potatoes (also known as boiled baby potatoes) take very little time to cook and only a few ingredients to look stunning and please everyone at the table. Read this post to see how long to boil red potatoes […]
These Chocolate Banana Muffins are not only moist and delicious, but they are packed with sneaky nutrition. They are a kid-favorite and freeze beautifully. Serve as an easy, make-ahead healthy breakfast.
Only 4 ingredients make up this nutritious Instant Pot Spaghetti recipe that your family will love. You’ll have Pot Whole Wheat Spaghetti done in about 15 minutes and will only dirty up one pot! Now, that’s my kind of meal. Prepare yourselves. A world of recipes is about to open up once you learn how […]
You don’t need a smoker to make amazing ribs. This easy Crock Pot Baby Back Ribs recipe results in perfect fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs!
A little sweet and a little spicy, this chicken dish is BIG on flavor and takes just minutes to throw in the slow cooker.
Each summer I love to take advantage of the time my kids have off school to fill their little minds and hearts with fun, adventure, and learning. As my three children have gotten older and out of the nap stage, summer days revolve around trips to the pool, parks, and various “field trips” and “road […]
Freezer meal experts and cookbook authors, Polly Conner and Rachel Tiemeyer, share their best secrets to packaging and storing freezer meals the right way.
When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to change, making a comforting batch of Cheddar and Bacon Potato Soup is mandatory. Using the slow cooker means your home will smell cozy and delicious, too!
It worked! This all-natural DIY Drano for toilets really worked. Not just once, but it did the trick several different times on my completely clogged toilet. (Yes, we have really crappy toilets–no pun intended.) Why I Love this Home Remedy for Unclogging Toilets Let me tell you, I was one happy homeowner upon discovering this […]
Recommendations from a seasoned Children’s Ministry Director of the best children’s bibles for every age (and how to avoid all the bad ones).
With a few simple ingredients, this hearty Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce couldn’t be easier or tastier! Serve over pasta, zoodles, or spaghetti squash for a delicious and healthy dinner. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, and freezer-friendly.
Marinated chicken, crispy bacon, and a creamy southwest ranch sauce all wrapped up in a warm tortilla make for a delicious Southwest Chicken Wrap. These grilled chicken wraps are a great meal for groups of people or to make ahead and freeze. This recipe began with an attempt to recreate one of our family’s favorite […]
This Beef Ravioli is a dinnertime favorite in my home. This fake out lasagna is very easy to make too! It’s super filling and makes a great beef freezer meal. My kids love it. Some affiliate links included. Since my grass-fed, organic beef was delivered a few weeks ago, I’ve been thumbing through some “oldies […]
Our 3 step Instant Pot Jambalaya recipe is incredibly flavorful and so easy! Serve over brown rice for a healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free dinner. Freezing instructions included.
Pan-Fried Catfish fillets or Fried Catfish nuggets are an easy dinner that the whole family will love. The cornmeal and whole wheat flour mix create a delicious (and fiber-rich!) crust that is kicked up with Old Bay Seasoning, giving it that bayou flavor. Believe it or not, Pan-Fried Catfish cost me just under $5 to put together […]
With only 5 main ingredients, you’ll have these Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Sliders on the table in less than 20 minutes! They are the perfect, healthy weeknight meal for adults and kids alike. Freezing instructions included.
With only 6 main ingredients, this Instant Pot Spaghetti Sauce couldn’t be easier or tastier! Serve over pasta, zoodles, or spaghetti squash for a delicious and healthy dinner. Freezing instructions included.
Can you freeze wraps? You bet!! Freezer-friendly lunch wraps are nutritious, hearty, and completely adaptable to whatever your family might like in them! Right now during this time of quarantine, I know many of you are right where I’m at–trying to keep up with work, homeschooling your kids, feeding your family three meals/day, and trying […]
This lean turkey chili is not only hearty and absolutely delicious, but it’s also chock full of fiber, protein, and nutrients. It’s also gluten-free & dairy-free! This crockpot chili is delicious fresh but is also a great make ahead meal. ‘Tis the season for a good, healthy slow cooker recipe! In the midst of heavy holiday […]
Don’t spend Christmas morning working in the kitchen! Instead, prepare a few of these “best of the best” make ahead breakfast ideas in advance, so you can relax the morning of.
Instant Pot Chicken Drumsticks couldn’t be easier or tastier with this 4 ingredient recipe. Make them fresh or from frozen. All ages love these!
Use up that leftover turkey and prepared stuffing from the holidays in this delicious 4 Layer Turkey and Stuffing Casserole. Freezing instructions included!
This Banana Pumpkin Bread is moist, nutritious, and delicious! Learn how to freeze it for later or make it into muffins, too.