Kansas City Getaway: 5 Must-Try Local Places to Eat and Drink

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Kansas City makes for a really fun 24-48 hour adult trip! Here are 5 local and affordable places to eat or drink on your next getaway to KC.

Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

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These healthy, whole wheat banana chocolate chip muffins are YUMMO. Seriously. Don't let the whole wheat factor make you think they are going to be compromised. Plus, they are freezer-friendly and an easy breakfast for busy mornings.

How to Grill Asparagus

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The flavor of this simple, grilled asparagus recipe will amaze you. The crispy, slightly charred ends are a perfect contrast to the tender fresh asparagus stalks. In 5-7 minutes, you can serve up one…
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10+ Great Summer Reads to Add to Your Book List

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Add these 10+ books to your summer reading list! The common threads in our diverse summer book list? Each of these are redemptive, inspiring, and/or simply fun books that had us walking away as fully satisfied readers!

5 Ways to Prepare for Your Child's Heart for Easter

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What comes to mind when your children think about Easter? I wish I could say that my kids get excited about the fact that Jesus conquered death and sealed the deal on eternal life through him,…

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies

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This Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookie recipe comes from our friend, Lauren Smith, author of Taste of Amercia: 50 States, 50 Cookies. We're thankful she's sharing this delightful cookie recipe with us today.…

Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 Hy-Vee Sales (1.4.18)

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Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Here’s what you’ll find… Recipes You’ll Love: Our…

Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

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This delicious, slow cooker chicken soup is not only gluten free and dairy free (if you don't add cheese at the end), but it freezes beautifully either before cooking or after. Packed with fresh flavor,…

The Holiday I (Almost) Stayed Home From Church to Sweep the Floors

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By Erin Hawley, Contributor The holiday season with its whirlwind schedule and long list (let’s be honest, lists!) of to-dos is here. The hectic Christmas schedule reminds me of the mom and daughter…

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Breakfast Cookies {Freezer Meal}

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I love this easy healthy breakfast idea: Chocolate Chip Zucchini Breakfast Cookies. These healthy make ahead breakfast cookies are great fresh or also as a freezer meal.  Zucchini for breakfast!? Yep.…

From Freezer to Table Recipe Correction

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Hey guys! Dropping in real quick today with message for people who own (or plan to own) our cookbook, From Freezer to Table. We are so proud of this book and stand behind every recipe that…

How God Brought Me Out of Years of Binge Eating and Obsessive Exercising

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I struggled for most of my 20s decade with disordered eating and a wrong perception of body image. In this interview, I candidly share my whole story and how God helped me out of the dark cycle of binge…

5 Ways Chronic Illness Healed Me

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Today, I want to introduce you to Donna Harris, a podcaster and photographer out of the St. Louis area. She recently interviewed me in a podcast episode titled, From Disordered Eating to Enjoying Meals,…

Sale Alert! Best Bluehost Discount of the Year!

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Hey guys! Just dropping in real quick today because there is a great blogging deal coming down the pipe that we wanted to prep you for. So, if you're interested in any type of online business, blog,…

Kitchen Favorites: Gadgets

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Welcome to day five of our weeklong series: Kitchen Favorites. Each day we will feature a category of kitchen items that we either use and personally recommend or that come highly reviewed from…

Free Bacon for Life! (+ 3 Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas)

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If you're like us, you might be hunting around for a last minute Father's Day gift. Here are 3 Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas that we have personally invested in and think would be fun for the dad…

Win Our Cookbook and a Cute Hostess Basket! {EXPIRED}

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We've got goodies for you to win this week, including our cookbook and more! But, first...want to know how to make the #1 most popular recipe on our website for your family OR to take to your next…

"Cheeseburger" Instant Pot Pasta

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Cheeseburger Instant Pot Pasta is an easy, one pot meal is full of flavor and sure to please little ones and grow ups alike. Around my house any kind of spaghetti dish is sure to be a hit. If it involves…
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6 No-Fail Steps to Making Delicious Freezer Meals

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Your freezer meals can and should taste like fresh meals if you follow these 6 simple, no-fail steps. This post has been adapted from our cookbook called From Freezer to Table: 75+ Simple, Whole…

Merry Christmas!

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"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…

5 Ways a Vacuum Sealer Can Save You Money (+ Review of the ICO Vacuum Sealer)

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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.…

Pray for Las Vegas

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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…
These 10 products are my go-to health food buys on Amazon Prime. So much cheaper than buying at the store.

Top 10 "Health Food" Amazon Prime Favorites (and How I Use Them)

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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.…

3 Minute Avocado Toast

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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…