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…

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…

19 Cookout Food Ideas for Your Next Summer BBQ

Whether you’re hosting the 4th of July, grilling out for Father’s Day, or just having friends and family over for a backyard reunion, a cookout is a staple celebration for the summer. You don’t need to wait around for a holiday or event to have a cookout celebration, either. A cookout is a perfect way…

17 Graduation Party Food Ideas to Self-Cater Your Celebration

It’s graduation season… which means grad parties are coming. If you’re celebrating a grad this year, congrats! We realize graduation parties might not be as big this year as they usually are, so self-catering your party might make more sense. Luckily, our May and June menus are stacked with delicious items that would be perfect…

January and February 2020 Wine Pairings

At Dream Dinners, we have everything you need for self-catering, whether you are planning a romantic date night for two or a dinner party for 12.  Our monthly menus include everything from kid-friendly options to dinners so impressive that your guests will wonder if you went to culinary school!  Take your dinnertime experience to the…

Time to get those Game Day party plans in order

Football fans can find their emotions in a knot this time of year. As the sport’s ultimate game preparations head into the final plays, fans are both elated at the prospect of a dynamic matchup on the field, or flattened, knowing that once the Super Bowl credits are running and the confetti is floating to…

Hosting a holiday dinner doesn’t need to be stressful

Dinners with family have been our company’s focus for 15 years now; however, entertaining was a focus for our company’s founder for many years before 2002, during Stephanie Allen’s pre-Dream Dinners life as a caterer. Even today, Stephanie is the “the hostess with the mostest.” She invites groups to enjoy at her home and before…

Bruschetta Chicken Skewers

From weeknight dinner to holiday appetizer in a flash. We’ve learned a few tricks to turn Dream Dinners into dream appetizers during the busy holiday season. Founder Stephanie Allen loves to entertain, so she is always looking for fun ways to remix our recipes into appetizers when the holidays roll around.