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Join Our Recipe Testing Team

Hey Friends! Do you love to cook? Need some fresh meal ideas? Rachel and I are in the thick of recipe testing for our forthcoming cookbook, From Freezer to Cooker, and we could use your help. Especially if you own a slow cooker or an Instant Pot. Why a Recipe

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Merry Christmas!

“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices…” Merry Christmas, Thriving Home friends. Like many of you, we are using this week to rest and spend time with our families. Everything will be back in action in 2018!

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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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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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3 Minute Avocado Toast

Avocado Toast is so simple that it almost doesn’t feel worthy of a post. When I feel my body itching for some nutrition and I’m not wanting to munch on my kids’ lunch scraps, this is often what I end up making. I mean, can I even call it a recipe?

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Cheddar and Sour Cream Biscuits

Cheddar and sour cream biscuits. Need I say more? OK, I will. They were great and a super easy side dish. If I would have had green onions on hand I would have tossed a few in there as well but they were good without them. What surprised me was

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Keeping the Big Things Big (and the Small Things Small)

“Martha, if your heart stops beating, do you want us to restart it?” I could hardly believe the question that the doctor had just asked my grandmother (technically my husband’s grandmother but family is family.) As much as I was caught off guard by the question, I was even more

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Publishing a Cookbook: Photography (Part One)

As promised, we are doing our best to keep you in the loop with our upcoming cookbook that is set to be released this fall. So far we have shared about: 1. What our cookbook is all about 2. The First Steps to Publishing a Cookbook 3. Editors and Closing Day 4. Recipe

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Christmas Break

Christmas Break

Hey Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Rachel and I are in the middle of a small blog break over the holidays. We’ll be back after the new year. If you are missing us just a tad too much, you can still follow along on Instagram. Polly’s been keeping

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Happy Birthday to ME! (And a Gift to YOU!)

Hey Lovely Ladies! Today is my birthday. While 34 seems like an uneventful year to celebrate, I’m doing a little something-something to bring a little birthday cheer to the day. Because I love you dear readers, I want to do a fun little giveaway. But you have to act soon.

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5 Reminders for the Sleep Deprived Mom (or Dad!)

My third kid was about two months old and I was TIRED. So very tired. The newborn honeymoon stage had worn off only to be replaced by an accumulation of sleep deprivation. One night, after already being up multiple times, I was woken up by my husband talking. However, he

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Making Baby Food in Bulk: Save Time & Money

Disclaimer: This post was created in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery. But the opinions are all ours! Note: We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Read our

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2 Ways to Store or Freeze Muffins

Muffins are my jam. I love them. So much that I took time in photoshop to express my deep affection for them. To save time and money, anytime you make muffins, just double the batch and cook up twice as many. I rarely make a single batch and almost always have

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Our Bedtime Routine… Gone Wrong

Three year olds. Man, they are tough. Like, bring you to the brink of a crazy-person tough. We love them because they are ours and they are pretty darn cute–especially when they sleep. But oh my goodness. Three year olds. Something has happened in our home with our three year

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New Blogger Shoutout

New Blogger Shoutout

One of our growing passions about blogging as a part-time job is helping new bloggers get a strong start. We’ve learned so much along the way and love to help others take the next step in their blogging careers. In an effort to give some brand spankin’ new blogs a jump

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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

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8 Tips to Keep in Mind When Taking Meals to Others

This past month has been quite eventful for us. From being on bedrest for a few weeks and now juggling life with a newborn, it has been nothing short of exhausting. One of the biggest blessings in this season has been from the friends and family who have provided us with

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