Fall Festivities and Halloween Activities for the Whole Family to Enjoy

Celebrate fall with our printable activity toolkit! Are you all about Pumpkin Spice Lattes, comfy plaids, and crisp fall leaves? Do you have little ones to celebrate the changing weather and share in fun activities? Our current holiday toolkit has fresh ideas for fall festivities, including recipes, Halloween tricks and treats, and new traditions to…

10 Tips for Fall Apple Picking Adventures

Are you looking for a fun, family-friendly activity to get you and the kiddos outside this fall? Look no further than your nearest orchard for apple picking! This outing can be enjoyed by family members of all ages, gives you an excuse to break out the flannel plaids or cardigans you’ve been eying since the…

Chef Series: BBQ Shrimp & Rice

Savor the last days of summer with this retired Dream Dinners recipe! Enjoy tender shrimp marinated in a bold BBQ with sweet heat, layered on top of a bed of rice. This recipe is retired, so it won’t be back on our menu but don’t fret – we’re sharing it with you so you can…

Chef Laura’s Favorite Pie Crust Recipes

Is there anything better than pie? Doubtful. But as important as the filling of any pie, the pie crust can also make or break a pie. Different fillings and cooking methods call for different types of pie crusts. Below I have included a basic guide to using the different crusts and my favorite recipes for…

12 Life-Changing Pantry Organization Hacks

Let’s face it; it’s easy to become disorganized, especially around this time of year. Seasons are changing, you are adapting to new routines, and everything can start to feel like a mess. Finding time to get organized can be difficult between work, preparing the kids for school, and everything else this season of life may…

Transitioning the Family Back to In-Person Learning

After a year of attending school on Zoom, many parents feel relieved as the kids head back into the classroom this fall. Back-to-school can still be a stressful time for everyone involved! Grab your little learners and take a few deep breaths. You’ve got this! Let us help you ease back into back-to-school learning with…

The Perfect End-of-Summer Cookout

Summer is slipping between our fingers. As September approaches and the kids head back to school, we are confronted with the reality that oh no! Summer is almost over. How did fall come so quickly? Did we make the most of the season? Do not worry; there is still time to enjoy the last days…

School Lunch Ideas for Kids

Sandwich, chips, juice box, repeat… the kids are getting tired of eating it, and you are getting tired of packing it. Back to school season comes with a good amount of stress, and packing lunch for the kids is just one of them. Dream Dinners wants to help make the school year as easy as…

50+ Lunchbox Notes for Kids – Free Dream Dinners Printable

Lunchbox notes are an adorable way to put a smile on your kids’ faces during the school day. The back-to-school season can be stressful for everyone, but inspiring and heartfelt lunchbox notes can add positivity to school time’s stress. Check out Dream Dinner’s 50+ Lunchbox notes to boost your lunchtime love letters! Don’t have time…

Family Pizza & Game Night

Is dinnertime at your house falling into a boring routine? Spice things up in September with our Family Pizza & Game Night meal! Your family will enjoy making homemade pizzas, plus you’ll get to play a family-friendly game of Left-Center-Right. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your kids as they head back…

How to De-Stress for National Relaxation Day

Happy National Relaxation Day! August 15th is a day dedicated to slowing down and taking it easy. This day comes at a great time as we all prepare for the back-to-school season. Getting back into a school year routine, prepping for the fall, and handling all other life responsibilities can get to be a little…

12 Tasty Frozen Family Meals to Enjoy Without Leaving Your Home

You’re standing in the kitchen, grazing the refrigerator, wondering what you can scrape together for dinner to avoid a trip to the store. Dinner will take at least an hour to cook, and another hour is easily tacked on to that if you must make a grocery run. You’re thinking, “I don’t have anything to…