The Power of the Dinner Table

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If Jeff Bezos, the billionaire Amazon mogul, can find time to eat with his family, we’re thinking there’s really nothing holding us back from doing the same.

We are all making a pact here at Dream Dinners to slow down in 2019. Sure, it’s easy to pack granola bars for breakfast in the car or throw an extra pack of snacks in the kids’ soccer bag. Really, at the end of the day, we just need to carve out some time to reconnect.

There have been myriad studies about the importance of nightly – or as close to nightly as possible – family dinners. Not only are they a way to unwind, relax and share stories, they have some substantial effects on the social and emotional development of children and lasting positive effects on adult relationships, as well.

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4th of July Entertaining

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It’s officially last minute.

4th of July is less than a week away and if you’re planning to attend an Independence Day event, showing up empty handed is usually not an option— this is a great weekend to bring your Dream Dinners along.

June’s menu has some great backyard BBQ recipes including:

We also recommend taking a classic dinner and remixing into an inspired single-serving and shareable appetizer.

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Going Somewhere?

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If you’re going on vacation this summer, dining is often the most expensive and time consuming piece— don’t let the stress of meal planning and reservations lead to expensive dinners that can limit your fun. Whether you’re flying to a faraway and exotic location, visiting a secluded family cabin in the woods or simply going camping, we’ve got you covered. 

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March #DinnerEffect

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A big thank you to all those who took the time to share their stories with us over the past six months. Reading your stories wowed us, made us laugh and cry but most importantly we felt joy for each and everyone of our guests who have found a solution to their dinnertime dilemma.

Tomorrow voting will begin for the national grand prize, $250 Dream Dinners gift card.  We’d like to introduce you to our final #DinnerEffect winner, her family and some other great stories of Dream Dinners success. 

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February #DinnerEffect

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It’s time to announce another #DinnerEffect winner and the latest recipient of a $75 gift card.

This February we have been working to share the love and invite new guests to experience Dream Dinners.  These four families are just a few of the many submission we received for our February #DinnerEffect contest and are wonderful examples of how Dream Dinners can change a life. Thank you for taking the time to share your Dream Dinners experiences.  

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January #DinnerEffect

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We have been rewarding one guest each month since October who has shared their Dream Dinners story with us through our #DinnerEffect contest with a $75 gift card.  After three months and three winners, we are still wowed by each of your stories and are excited to announce our first winner of 2016.

These four families are just a few of the many submission we received for our January #DinnerEffect contest — thank you for taking the time to share your Dream Dinners experiences.  

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December #DinnerEffect

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Since October, we have been rewarding one guest a month who has shared their Dream Dinners story with us through our #DinnerEffect contest with a $75 gift card. After three months and three winners, we are still wowed by each of your stories.

These four families are just a few of the many submission we received for our December #DinnerEffect contest — thank you for taking the time to share your Dream Dinners experiences.  

You can enter for your chance to win  by sharing your story, for more information please visit our #DinnerEffect contest page. (Currently accepting for January.)

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November #DinnerEffect

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At Dream Dinners, our mission is to grow great kids by promoting the family dinner. We are working continuously to strengthen American families by bringing the homemade meal back to the dinner table. For more than a decade, we have work to change the lives of our guests with our Homemade, Made Easy offerings. 

Throughout the years we have heard many stories of sadness and hardship, but we continue to hear stories of joy, triumph and reasons to be thankful.

 

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Thanksgiving Traditions

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It’s never too late to try something new. This year, Dream Dinners wants to help you start a tradition and create more memories with your family.

From football to crafts, here are a few wonderful and creative ways you can spend your holiday.

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October #DinnerEffect

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At Dream Dinners, our mission is to grow great kids by promoting the family dinner. We are working continuously to strengthen American families by bringing the homemade meal back to the dinner table. For more than a decade, we have work to change the lives of our guests with our Homemade, Made Easy offerings. 

Throughout the years we have heard many stories of sadness and hardship, but we continue to hear stories of joy, triumph and reasons to be thankful.

 

Kim A. — Plainville, MA ( October #DinnerEffect Winner)

 

Dream Dinners saved my family. Year 2013-our condo was for sale-in search of a house, we had great jobs, two kids under the age of three and expecting number three! That all started to change one random winter morning when our second son starting having seizures — soon being diagnosed with Atypical Uncontrolled Epilepsy; a horrific condition that keeps you in fear every minute of every day. In addition, we learned that we would be losing our unborn little girl due to complications. Our lives were turned upside down. Too many days off from work, too many hopeless doctors appointments, too many lengthy hospital stays. EVERYONE in our house was being affected right down to the core. We were falling apart-mentally and physically. This is where we are forever grateful for good friends!

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