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…

Let’s Rebrand! Back to School = Back to Learning

We can’t pretend that this year’s back to school experience is going to be business as usual. For families across the country and even the world, this will be a school year unlike any other, even for communities where in-person classes are resuming. But, as with most challenges in life, with a little shift in…

Re-re-re-REMIX

With back to learning and kids spending more time at home this September, we want to remix some of our favorite September recipes to make great at-home lunches.  

Instant Pot: Lucky Dragon Pork Tenderloin

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 the refrigerator. Remove pork tenderloin from marinade and place in Instant Pot. Massage bag of Lucky Dragon sauce to blend. Pour half…

Ready to Tackle Back-to-School? Let’s Go!

As summer winds down and we head into the new school year, this back-to-school season may look and feel quite different for many families. You and your children may feel both nervous and excited to “get back to normal.” With some planning, patience, and a positive attitude, your family can navigate this new year safely…