Fall Snacktivities with Chef Laura: Pumpkin Freezer Bag Ice Cream

Are you looking for a fun activity to do with your kids? Celebrate fall with them by making delicious, homemade pumpkin ice cream! Each bag can be personalized to each kiddos’ taste, making a creation all their own. Consider adding regular or white chocolate chips, Reese’s pieces, sprinkles, or other candies to customize each serving.

Our Tips for Combatting Decision Fatigue

With a new season approaching, there is no question that there seems to be a never-ending list of decisions we need to make. How can I get my kids ready for school?  How do I help support my kids through their virtual classes? Do I have a clean mask for when I go out? What…

Make Family Dinners Fun this Fall

Even if you’re in a city where things have reopened quite a bit, chances are that you and your family have gotten pretty used to having dinner together at home by this point. In pre-COVID times, it might’ve been difficult to get everyone gathered around the table for a meal – especially during the school…

Halloween Dessert: Caramel Apple Pizza

A fun and kid-friendly play on classic French apple Tarte Tatin, our caramel apple pizza is a blast to make and a delight to eat. This luscious dessert combines tart green apples sautéed in a rich caramel sauce, topped with flakey puff pastry, and baked to perfection. This dish is a real showstopper as you…

No Tricks, Just Treats: Halloween Snacktivities with Chef Laura

Fall festivities and Halloween decorations are just around the corner, and we have a frightful feast that’s perfect for this holiday! Whether you are trick-or-treating, participating in a trunk-or-treat, or having a small celebration at home, we have fun ideas for a themed family dinner that everyone will enjoy. Check out our recipe remix for…

Instant Pot: Creamy Chicken Risotto

As if this risotto couldn’t get easier, here comes the Instant Pot to prove a point! This is the easiest and most tender risotto you will ever have, so buckle in. Instant Pot Cooking Instructions Thaw in the refrigerator. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. Add 1 Tbsp of oil to the bottom of the pressure…

Instant Pot: Grilled Bruschetta Chicken

Although the Instant Pot takes the “grilled” out of the Grilled Bruschetta Chicken, the fresh Italian flavors are only intensified. Instant Pot Cooking Instructions Thaw in the refrigerator. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. Add 1 Tbsp of oil to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Remove chicken from marinade and brown chicken 2 minutes per…

Instant Pot: Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

Lean and tender cuts like our pork tenderloin were made for the Instant Pot! Because the cut of meat is so lean and boneless, it can be easy to overcook, but with an Instant Pot, all the moisture and flavor is sealed into the meat. Instant Pot Cooking Instructions Thaw in the refrigerator. Add pork…

September and October 2020 Drink Pairings

Are you looking for the perfect drink to pair with your fall Dream Dinners meals? Take a look at my favorite recipes from the September and October menus, which I’ve matched with wines, beers, and other drinks for easy entertaining. I hope you enjoy these meals and great conversation with family and friends as we…

How Dream Dinners Stacks Up: September Price Comparisons

Are you curious to see how Dream Dinners stacks up against grocery stores, restaurants, and meal kits? Check out Chef Laura’s price comparison of a few of our September meals! One of the great things about prepping meals at Dream Dinners is that you only pay for the ingredients that you use, so there’s less…

Chef Series: Kid’s Cheesy Chicken & Rice Bake

We are so excited to release a classic Dream Dinners meal from the recipe vault! Enjoy this kid-approved, family favorite any time you want – we are sure it will become a staple in your menu planning. This recipe combines diced chicken, rice, and corn in a delicious cheesy sauce. The kids will love the…

Instant Pot: Beach Street Shrimp Scampi with Linguine

Chef Laura has adapted the cooking instructions for this menu item so that even an Instant Pot newbie can feel confident in this method of preparing dinner! Instant Pot Cooking Instructions Thaw in refrigerator Add sauce, dry Linguine, shrimp, and 1 cup of water. Be sure to stir pasta in liquid, wetting noodles. Seal and…