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How to Cook Corn on the Cob in the Microwave

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Thank you to my mother-in-law for this quick trick on how to cook corn on the cob in the microwave! Did you know that cooking corn on the cob doesn't require dirtying up a pot, heating up the kitchen,…

Dark Chocolate Banana Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Spinach) {Freezer Meal}

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You caught us. Yes, it's slightly ridiculous how much we eat oatmeal around here, whether it's Homemade Instant Oatmeal Packs or another baked oatmeal recipe from our breakfast recipe index. We love…
Cheap, rich and savory, and good for you too! This Ham and Bean Soup is a perfect winter comfort food. #freezermeal #realfood

Leftover Ham and Nine Bean Soup {Freezer Meal}

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Cooking within a tight grocery budget? Let me tell ya, this soup is the bomb. It's not only cheap thanks to the beans, but it's also very filling and boasts a rich savory flavor thanks to the ham. (Want…

Broccoli and Wild Rice Casserole {Freezer Meal}

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Since I was in charge of bringing some type of broccoli casserole to Thanksgiving this year, I searched high and low for a recipe that could be made in advance (since we had to drive 2 hours that day)…
Freezable Roasted Corn Salsa Recipe--Freezer Friendly |Thriving Home

Roasted Corn and Black Bean Salsa {Freezer Meal}

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Last week, while our little ones were at preschool together, Polly and I spent the four quick morning hours making, canning, and freezing Roasted Corn Salsa. We actually walked away from the whole project…
Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta: Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead.

Healthy Homemade Chef Boyardee Pasta

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Skip the canned junk and make this delicious and nutritious pasta dish for your family instead. So much sneaky nutrition in this one-pot wonder!

Mini Meatloaf Muffins

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These Mini Meatloaf Muffins are a freezer meal that have already made its way into the regular rotation of family meals in our house. Everyone loved them! Don't believe me, just listen to the raving…

Salmon and Sweet Potato Cakes {Freezer Meal}

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I love cooking shows. And there's one Food Network star who will always have a special place in my heart. Can you guess who? Rach, of course! I've been watching 30 Minute Meals pretty consistently for…
Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel

Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel: Another Quick and Healthy Lunch

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This Veggie Sandwich on Whole Grain Bagel rivals for first place in my heart when it comes to favorite lunch meals. The other contestants are the Protein Lunch Bowl, Creamy Avocado Dip with carrots and…

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

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Do you have a green bean hater? I dare you to try this bacon-wrapped green bean recipe. I dare you. I took the dare and I now have a transformed husband who looks forward to his green beans. Not…

Crispy Parmesan Potatoes

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I love potato side dishes because they are cheap, filling, and almost everyone likes them. When I saw this potato recipe on the Rachael Ray show, I knew I had to give them a try. She calls them "Butter…

Crowd Pleaser Green Beans

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For some reason I have always preferred canned green beans versus fresh. Maybe it's just what I grew up on, but I have never been able to LOVE fresh green beans. However, when I saw the Pioneer…
creamy avocado dip

Creamy Avocado Dip: For One or For a Crowd

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As afternoon snacks go, dark chocolate chips and peanuts rank #1 in my book. But, Creamy Avocado Dip might come in at #2. This healthy and filling dip is a great love of mine for lunch or for snacking. You…
Protein Lunch Bowl

Protein Lunch Bowl (Gluten-Free)

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Looking for a quick and healthy lunch option? As moms, our lunch doesn't have to consist of leftover sandwich triangles from our kids' plates and a rogue baby carrot or two we find left in the vegetable…

Oven Roasted Broccoli Recipe

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Friends, take me seriously when I tell you that cooking broccoli this way will convert your family into broccoli eaters. Want proof? My husband who has turned his nose up at broccoli his entire life…

Meatballs with Sneaky Veggies {Freezer Meal}

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These meatballs are full of flavor and packed with sneaky nutrition thanks to the finely chopped carrot, onion, garlic, and parsley. Our entire family loves them! When I make these, I usually…
garden greek salad

Garden Greek Salad Recipe

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It's not often I get addicted to a salad and can't stop eating it. But, I did with this Garden Greek Salad. (Oh, and this one, too.) Who doesn't want to be addicted to veggies?!? The simplicity…
Roasted Potatoes and Carrots Recipe

Roasted Purple Potatoes and Carrots

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Have you ever had purple potatoes? My son picked them out at Natural Grocer a few weeks ago (that's one of my keys to getting the kids to try new foods) and they were delightful. The bluish-purple…
Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup recipe

Garden Vegetable and Lentil Soup {Freezer Meal}

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I can't wait to share this recipe with you. If you're looking for a low calorie, nutritionally-dense, and tasty soup....this is it! It's simply perfect for a summer day, especially when your fridge is…
Tomato Bisque from "From Freezer to Table" Cookbook. Order at FromFreezerToTable.com today.

Tomato Bisque Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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Anyone a big fan of Panera's Tomato Bisque? I may have found a recipe as good or better. That's a bold claim, I know. It began with this recipe from Food & Wine. But, then I added a few healthy spins…
chicken stock recipe

Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe (Chicken Necks Can Actually Be Useful!)

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What would YOU do with 3 pounds of chicken necks? A common household dilemma, right? (I hope you are picking up on my thick sarcasm) I've never had to ponder the fate of a bag of chicken necks until…

Mediterranean Layered Dip

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Here's a healthy and super EASY lunch, appetizer, or snack idea for you. Try out this tasty Mediterranean Layered Dip and make it your way.
easy sweet potato recipe

Balsamic Sweet Potatoes

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We get a little crazy with the sweet potato recipes around Thriving Home. Rachel has found amazing ways to sneak them into banana bread, biscuits, pancakes, and even french toast. If you poke…
Garlic honey chicken kabob marinade

Honey-Garlic Chicken Kabob Marinade {Freezer Meal}

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Like I mentioned before, we are a kabob-lovin' family. If it were up to me, I'd have them every week. For the sake of variety, we don't. But I love them that much. What's funny is I only have two recipes…