Our Recipe for a Summer Road Trip the Whole Family Will Love

2020 has been throwing punch after punch. You’ve probably seen the memes, where the question “What comes next, 2020?” is followed by an image of Godzilla attacking, with the response: “Yep, that seems about right.” Here at Dream Dinners, we believe that there’s always a silver lining to be found, and we want to spread…

Cooking Around the Campfire: Feed Your Inner Happy Camper!

Even if you’ve never been the type to do much camping, this year is definitely the time to give it a go! Of course, there are a lot of fun things to look forward to when it comes to going camping, and some perks that you can enjoy even in the midst of the coronavirus…

Post-Trip Planning: The Recipe for a Stress-Free Summer Vacation

In the hustle and bustle of vacation season, we tend to spend most of our time preparing for takeoff; buying sunscreen and bug repellent, reserving the rental car, finding ticket deals on excursions, the list goes on. Although once the vacation is over, part of the “post-vacation blues” is that we often come back to…

Camping Isn’t Just for the Grownups: Family Camping Tips

Tis the season for family camping! It’s always a good recharge for the body and soul to get out in nature once in a while. This is especially true if you’re a city dweller and don’t see forested areas very often in your day to day life. Camping with your kids can seem daunting and…

Hitting the Road with the Kids, with Dream Dinners in Tow

It’s that time of year when we begin thinking of trips over Spring Break, Memorial Day and throughout the summer. The calendar fills up quickly, and so do mom anxieties when trying to make sure every detail is in place and the trips ahead are memory-worthy, not in the Griswold family sort of way.

Going Somewhere?

If you’re going on vacation this summer, dining is often the most expensive and time consuming piece— don’t let the stress of meal planning and reservations lead to expensive dinners that can limit your fun. Whether you’re flying to a faraway and exotic location, visiting a secluded family cabin in the woods or simply going…

The Puget Sound, My ‘Home Away from Home’

  Boating in the Puget Sound with my husband Vern at the helm is my favorite ‘home away from home.’ There is something peaceful about inhaling the salty breeze, watching sunlight dance on the water, and taking in the grandeur of the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges from the east and west. I love rushing…

Tips for Family Travels

Labor Day weekend is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year and we know traveling with kids is no easy task, especially when it involves long flights or car rides. Try a few of these easy summer travel ideas so you can spend less time worrying about the stress of travel and more…

Take Dream Dinners to Your Next Outdoor Event

From Portland’s Blues Festival to Central Park’s Summer Stage, communities all across the nation offer free outdoor events during the summer and August is the perfect month to take your family to an evening concert on the lawn or outdoor movie event. Shake up your regular summer routine and spend some quality time with your…

It’s National Picnic Month with Dream Dinners

Outdoors. Fresh air. Sunshine. It’s the perfect time to take the family for a walk or drive to your favorite picnic spot and enjoy the great outdoors… with great food, of course.  America has the most beautiful parks to serve as a backdrop for great family memories.  From the Golden Gate in San Francisco to…

Camp Out with our Canadian Bacon Friend

Sun. Fun. Take. Bake. Or toast over a campfire. Whether you head to the lake, the beach, or the wilderness, wherever your plans take you this year, there is one sandwich that needs to ride shotgun. Why? Because it’s perfect!  Perfect for breakfast.  Perfect for brunch. Perfect for lunch or dinner.  And, because there is…

Behind the Wheel: Dream Dinners Travel

Sometimes the cost of travel and the search for a good restaurant when you really just want to relax from a road trip can task a vacation with more errands. If you’re headed to a cabin or beach house, this month there are several entrees you can pack and take with you in our new…