Appetizer — Homemade Turkey Parmesan Meatballs & Cavatappi Al Forno

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Looking for more easy entertaining appetizers for your next holiday party? We recommend Dream Dinners’ Homemade Turkey Parmesan Meatballs with Cavatappi. This meal plays double duty, you get two easy, homemade appetizers for the price of one. 

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Appetizer — Single Serving Golden Shrimp & Skewers

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If you’re entertaining this season, be sure to add a few our Golden Shrimp with Parmesan Risotto to your order. This elegant dish, is easy to cook and simple to transform into easy appetizers your guests will rave about. 

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Appetizer — Pesto Cheese Ravioli with Chicken & Walnuts

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Between extracurricular activities and the holidays, this time of year often brings an increase in potluck or banquet celebrations — Dream Dinners has you covered.

Our Pesto Cheese Ravioli with Chicken and Walnuts is just as delicious when served chilled.

Simply prepare as directed prior to your event — remember, you’ll want to leave enough time to thoroughly chill the dish.  To create the perfect entertaining pasta salad we recommend leaving in your refrigerator overnight.

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Appetizer— Toasted Sesame Chicken Bites with Dipping Sauce

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You’ve got Thanksgiving Day covered — but what about the days leading up to the big event? Will friends and family be arriving early? Or are you keeping things simple and low key? Either way Dream Dinners can help with your entertaining.

This holiday season we will be releasing a series of Easy Entertaining Appetizers that remix current recipes to help make your holiday gatherings go off without a hitch.

Keep November simple with our NEW— Toasted Sesame Chicken with Sweet Chili Sauce.  This wonderful and delicious meal, makes the perfect weeknight appetizer. In just one extra step you can transform this dinner from entrée to bite sized, shareable pieces everyone, your kids included, will devour.

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Turn Classic Meals into Delicious Burgers

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It’s May and that means, it’s National Burger Month. We have two burger options currently on our menu, but we want to help your family celebrate with four more fun and healthy ways to turn your traditional meals into creative burger- style alternatives everyone can enjoy.

  1. Simple Burger120_sweet_cider_bbq_chicken_med Just add a bun to our Sweet Cider BBQ Chicken for a quick, and easy way to transition you meal from a traditional chicken dinner to fun family favorite in seconds. Top it off with your favorite cheese (we recommend cheddar) and serve alongside our savory sweet potato fries.
  2. The Next-Day Burger001_herb_crusted_flank_steak_medCreate an Herb Crusted Flank Steak burger and utilize your leftovers. Serve slices of our tender steak on a toasted rustic roll for a burger with a distinctive flavor your family will enjoy. Enjoy this one on its own or round out your plate with any side salad. Add a little something extra by mixing up some homemade seasoned mayo—combine Italian seasoning and a bit of garlic to the mayonnaise of your choice.
  3. Inspirational Burger295_soy_glazed_salmon_medCreate a burger with a theme, flavor palette or seasonal inspiration in mind. As summer fast approaches we recommend creating an Asian inspired burger with our Soy Glazed Salmon. Serve on a toasted brioche bun and top it off with fresh coleslaw for a light and refreshing summer meal. Seasonal Fun—Serve with fresh or grilled pineapple for a pop of color on your plate and extra flavor for your palate.
  4. Not-quite-a-Burger, Burger014_chipolte_shrimp_medDon’t be afraid to think outside the box when creating a dinner alternative for your family. Our last “burger” does just that. Swap out the Jasmine rice for a soft hoagie roll and you’ve created our Chipotle Shrimp “Burger.” Load up your roll with our perfectly cooked Chipotle Shrimp, top it off with the Mango Salsa and serve. Fun fact—May 5th is also National Hoagie Day!

 

Create wonderful memories with your family by taking risks and remixing your dinners for something new and exciting!

Share your creations and remixes with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram (#RecipeRemix,) we love to hear your stories and see your pictures.

Kids in the Kitchen Recipe: Meatloaf Milano Cupcakes

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0224 Meatloaf Milano _Cupcakes_Did you know that children who participate in meal preparation with their mother or father tend to have better eating habits than those who don’t? Kids who help prepare their families’ meals tend to eat more fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber and are more willing to try new foods.

This month, we want to help you create opportunities to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Younger children can help with rinsing fruits and vegetables, tearing lettuce for a salad and cutting soft foods with a butter knife. Older kids can assist in creating these twists on our April menu, such as turning Meatloaf Milano into cupcakes.

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Kids in the Kitchen Recipe: Chicken Costoletta Fingers

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0779 Chicken Costoletta FingersDid you know that children who participate in meal preparation with their mother or father tend to have better eating habits than those who don’t? Kids who help prepare their families’ meals tend to eat more fruits, vegetables and dietary fiber and are more willing to try new foods.

This month, we want to help you create opportunities to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Younger children can help with rinsing fruits and vegetables, tearing lettuce for a salad and cutting soft foods with a butter knife. Older kids can assist in creating these twists on our April menu, such as turning Chicken Costoletta into kid-friendly chicken fingers.

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Super Bowl Appetizer: Thai Peanut Chicken Skewers

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Looking for easy and delicious appetizer ideas for your Super Bowl party? It’s so easy to turn your Dream Dinner meals into appetizers for the big game. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends. 

To turn your Thai Peanut Chicken into an appetizer:

  1. Cut each raw chicken breast into four slices the long way.  

  2. Weave chicken onto small skewer and cook as directed.

  3. Serve swimming in the peanut sauce with fresh chopped cilantro over.

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Super Bowl Appetizer: Meatball Marinara Stuffed French Bread

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Looking for easy and delicious appetizer ideas for your Super Bowl party? It’s so easy to turn your Dream Dinner meals into appetizers for the big game. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends. 

To serve your Meatball Marinara Stuffed French Bread as an appetizer:

  1. After baking as directed, let rest 10 minutes.  

  2. Place a tooth pick diagonally through the French bread, meatball and other side of French bread.

  3. Slice between each meatball, leaving tooth pick in to serve.

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Super Bowl Appetizer: Chicken and White Bean Chili with Corn Cakes

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Looking for easy and delicious appetizer ideas for your Super Bowl party? It’s so easy to turn your Dream Dinner meals into appetizers for the big game. Instead of spending hours prepping food in the kitchen, you’ll be able to join the party and enjoy time with family and friends. 

To turn your Chicken and White Bean Chili into an appetizer:

  1. Make the chili as directed and/or in a crock pot.

  2. Serve in small mugs.

  3. Make the corn cake the diameter of the mugs and serve on top.

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