Grilling the perfect burgers & steaks

We get a number of cooking questions on how to make grilling more successful, so we wanted to provide a few quick tips: For the perfect burger: Did you know? It’s best to form your patty with an indent in the middle, causing the middle to be thinner. That way, when you cook it, it…

Summertime Grill Cleaning Tips

So all that summertime grillin’ and chillin’ by the barbeque has left your outdoor grill a bit grimy? No worries. Our seasoned chef, catering guru and co-founder of Dream Dinners, Stephanie Allen, offers these easy steps to cleaning your barbeque before each use. “Our family loves to cook outside, so this is important to do…

Tailgating with Dream Dinners

On-the-go-moms need on-the-go meals.  Watch this video! You may know how it feels… the school-sport-music-church midweek shuffle between activities that leaves a home-cooked meal by the wayside. Many folks may pick it up at a drive-thru, roadside. But remember that Dream Dinners was started when two soccer moms faced that same problem. They were time…

How to Toast a Perfect Tortilla

A lot of Dream Dinners use tortillas. Some of us put them in the oven but we are not always sure how long it will take and putting them in the microwave is where they can get chewy and rubbery. We are going to show you a really easy way to toast them!

Get all the seasonings out of the bag!

You know how you pour out the seasonings from the quart size bags and sometimes, a bit of it sticks to the sides?  Co-founder Stephanie Allen is brilliant at providing the simplest little tip that gives you the biggest bang of flavor.

Saucy Tips for Dream Dinners Cooking

Sometimes it is hard to get all of the sauce out of your sealed bag. Especially if the sauce is less fluid. Here is a great way to get all of the sauce out.

One Pan Wonders in Your Baking Dish

Ever wanted to serve your Dream Dinners pan meal in something prettier than the foil pan you made it in? It can be easy to do if you follow these steps. Spray your rectangular baking pan Peel the foil pan away from the frozen dinner. Insert the dinner right into your baking dish. Bake as…

Thanksgiving Dinner Cooking Timeline Suggestions

We are so glad you bought the delicious Dream Dinners Holiday Turkey because you’re in for a treat! Just a reminder, if you’re planning to serve it on Thanksgiving day, place it and your Family Favorite Sides in the refrigerator to thaw 3-5 days before. The best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in…

Beef Pasta Bolognese Crock Pot Instructions

he best way to cook this dinner is in your crock pot. I like to cook it slow and low, 8 – 10 hours on low and come home to the house smelling of wonderful garlic, tomatoes and …

Crock Pot Cooking Tips

Many Dream Dinners cook deliciously in a Crock Pot. Don’t you love the aroma of all day cooking in the house when you get home from a long day, it’s so comforting. Here are a few tips we have learned: One hour on High is equal to 1 1/2 to 2 hrs of cooking time…

Roasted Turkey Cooking Instructions & Recipes

These recommended directions work for our Dream Dinners french cut, boneless 6-8 lb turkey, a store-bought 16 lb turkey or 6 -8 lb turkey breast. The best way to thaw a frozen turkey is in the unopened wrapper on a tray in the refrigerator. It takes 4 hours per pound to thaw a turkey (24…