July & August 2021 Drink Pairings

Celebrate summer with Chef Laura’s latest drink pairings! Are you entertaining or having a date night at home? Take your meal up a notch with these fabulous suggestions from Chef Laura! July Menu Items   Catalina Shrimp Tacos with Cheese Suggested Pairing: Margarita Nothing screams summer like tacos and a margarita! Our Catalina shrimp tacos…

Traveling with Dream Dinners: July 2021

Are you planning a summer vacation? No matter the type of summer trip, Dream Dinners has a great solution for family meals that won’t break the bank! Check our blog each month this summer for Chef Laura’s vacation meal plans. Her thoughtful menus have ideas for a weeklong vacation, including a few nights of sampling…

Chef Series: Pineapple Chicken Burgers with Wasabi Mayo

This retired Dream Dinners recipe is an “oldie but a goody” that your family will love! Absolutely amazing flavors make this sandwich a summer grilling must-have! Moist chicken breasts are seasoned and served with a slice of sweet, grilled pineapple and our sweet and spicy wasabi mayo! Fire up the BBQ and make this tasty…

A Dream Dinners Father’s Day Feast

Treat your favorite Dad to a day of great food, beer, and grilling! Nothing beats a day in the backyard celebrating all that your father does for you and your family. Start your Father’s Day feast on the grill with our Texas Roadhouse Burgers with Salt and Pepper Fries. This burger has it all: tender…

Chef Laura’s Summer Grilling Tips

Summer is here, which means it’s officially grilling season! I included nine delicious, grill-ready recipes on this month’s menu so that you and your family could take dinnertime outside this summer. Fire up the grill and soak up summertime while enjoying some of my personal grill-ready favorites like our brand-new dish, the Summer Mexican Chicken…

Traveling with Dream Dinners: June 2021

Are you hitting the road this summer for a family vacation? No matter the type of summer trip, Dream Dinners has a great solution for family meals that won’t break the bank! Check our blog each month this summer for Chef Laura’s vacation meal plans. Her thoughtful menus have ideas for a weeklong vacation, including…

May & June 2021 Drink Pairings

Savor spring with Chef Laura’s latest drink pairings! These flavorful dishes and tasty pairings are perfect for celebrations like grad parties and Father’s Day or for sharing at a cookout. Take your meal up a notch with these fabulous suggestions from Chef Laura! May Menu Items Springtime Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus Suggested Pairing: Sauvignon…

New Recipe Creation: The Testing Process

One of my favorite parts of being the Chef at Dream Dinners is creating brand new recipes. As you probably know, the menu at Dream Dinners features 20 recipes each month. My goal is to have 2-3 of those meals each month be brand new; it’s a lot of work, but it’s so fun, and…

Employee Recipe Contest Winner: Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken

Did you order our new Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken this month? This delicious recipe came from Karen Grappone, a guest server at the Flemington, NJ Dream Dinners store, as part of our 2020 employee recipe contest! Karen’s Honey Mustard Glazed Chicken is featured on the April Menu, and it just so happens to be a…

Chef Laura’s April Fool’s Day Menu

Not many people know this, but I am a huge April Fool’s girl, much to the annoyance of my parents and my husband. Sorry in advance, Ricky, but this year is going to be filled with amazing pranks. As a chef, I love performing culinary trickery, and now Dream Dinners is making it so easy…

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,…

All Hail the King…Cake!

Are you looking for a fun “snacktivity” to enjoy with your family? Create these delicious king cake bites to savor during Mardi Gras! Unless you’ve grown up in the French Quarter or are a deep follower of Mardi Gras, you probably have not enjoyed the awesomeness of the King Cake and all the history that…