Spring Snacktivities with Chef Laura

Hooray for spring and the bounty of fresh veggies and fruits that come with it! In fact, we want to make the seasonal harvest the star of our “snacktivities” and get our kids in the kitchen this spring. Fruit and Veggie Art I know everyone says, “Don’t play with your food,” but at Dream Dinners,…

Air Fryer: Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops

Air Fryer Cooking Instructions Thaw in the refrigerator. Preheat air fryer to 400°F and light spray basket with oil. Place pork chops in the bag of seasoned panko, toss to coat both sides. Press the mixture into both sides of the pork chop to cover them entirely. When the air fryer is ready, place pork…

Retired Recipe: Sesame Marinated Flank Steak

We are celebrating the 19th anniversary of Dream Dinners this month! As part of our celebration, we’re sharing five retired recipes from our collection. These meals might not be coming back on our menu, but you can still enjoy them at home with your family! Click here to check out our fabulous March menu. We’ve…

Geocaching: Outdoor Family Fun

If you and your family have been longing for adventure, love technology, and want to get outside for some exercise, we have you covered! Geocaching is a real-life, outdoor treasure hunting game that uses GPS-enabled devices and can be enjoyed by the entire family. How to Get Started: One of the best parts about geocaching…

Instant Pot: Caribbean Pork Tenderloin with Honey Mustard Glaze

Instant Pot Cooking Instructions Thaw in the refrigerator.  Add pork tenderloin to Instant Pot. Brush pork tenderloin with spiced glaze from portion cup. Add ½ cup water to the Instant Pot and seal the lid.  Program to cook for 5 minutes under HIGH pressure. It should take 8 to 10 minutes to come up to…

Celebrating 19 Years of Dream Dinners

Did you know that we hosted the very first Dream Dinners session 19 years ago today? In March 2002, co-founders Tina Kuna and Stephanie Allen held the first meal prep sessions at their new Dream Dinners store. Check out the picture with this post to see them with the first session calendar – we’ve come…

March & April 2021 Drink Pairings

Chef Laura’s drink pairings are perfect for taking your Dream Dinners meal to the next level. Whether you are celebrating a big event, having close friends or family over for a meal, or simply savoring the end of a long week, our flavorful meals and tasty pairings will make the occasion stand out. March Menu…

1,000 Hours Outside, or However Many You Can Muster!

It’s now been a year since the pandemic hit, so you’ve likely gotten pretty used to spending a LOT of time inside by now. And with it still being winter in most parts of the country, the stir craziness has probably been at an all-time high (it’s not just us, right?!). So let’s talk about…

Pi Day? More Like Pi YAY!

Did you know that someone who loves learning, especially mathematics, is called a philomath? Regardless of whether you love or loathe math, March 14th represents an annual opportunity for food lovers to come together and celebrate Pi Day with pie-shaped foods. After all, who doesn’t love pie? You can celebrate with traditional dessert pies, pizza…

Instant Pot: Osso Buco Braised Beef with Gremolata

Instant Pot Cooking Instructions Thaw in the refrigerator. Remove steaks from packaging and pat dry with a paper towel. Place steaks in flour bag, seal, and shake until evenly coated in flour mixture. Set Instant Pot to SAUTE. Add 2 Tbsp of oil to the bottom of the pressure cooker. Remove steaks from flour bag,…

Instant Pot: Classic Chicken Fricassee

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. Add chicken breasts and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add vegetable mix, white wine, sauce base, and ½ cup water or broth to pot and stir. Pressure cook on HIGH for…