5 Simple Suppers for Sweltering Days

By: Leanne Ely   Sometimes it’s just too darn hot to be in front of the stove-am I wrong? On those hot summer nights when you can’t stand the thought of turning on the oven or standing in front of a hot grill, it’s important to have a good arsenal of easy recipes so that you don’t resort to either …

Dandelion Greens…the nutritional superstar + a recipe!

By: Leanne Ely   Most of us are familiar with the common yellow weed that marks the onset of spring and in many parts of the country. Dandelion greens are the enemy to gardeners everywhere, but these flower bed nuisances are actually real nutritional superstars. Dandelion greens are very high in vitamins A, B, C and D. They are rich …

Cherish them! (they grow up fast)

Indulge me for a moment, will you? Today’s column is more about food for the soul, then for the tummy. Years ago, I was watching TV and I saw a commercial for diapers. I don’t remember the entire context of it, but they showed a little baby in the crib, then later, he’s a toddler learning to use his pull …

who knew? (asparagus=lily)

By: Leanne Ely   Happy Tuesday, Y’all! It’s time once again for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe. Today you’ll learn a tip, a trick and you’ll get a great recipe to try it out with. Neat, huh? Today’s focus is on Asparagus: Asparagus are elegant and delicious! Truly in season right now, you can pick them up on sale everywhere. …

Farmers Market Guide (print this off)

By: Leanne Ely   Dear Friends, There’s just nothing like watching those little green tendrils poking up from the soil! I grow as much of my own food as I can, but I have neither the acreage nor the time to grow everything myself. It’s also just not always necessary (I don’t need to grow my own mangoes, but I …

Dressing Your Truth® with Carol Tuttle – Part 2

Imagine looking in the mirror today and thinking, “Wow. I look amazing.” Seriously! And not only do you look amazing, you feel amazing—pulled together, confident and happy with the way you look. To get to that place though, it sometimes takes a village! And in my case, the village was Carol Tuttle and her team of transformers! Watch as Carol …

Here’s something for you (no charge, my gift!)

First off, I want to say thank you. I appreciate your input, reading (and responding) to my blog posts, and supporting SavingDinner.com in all the ways you do! Secondly, I just want to give you something. Yes, I said GIVE. All you have to do is send an email to us at leanneely@savingdinner.com and tell me which one you’d like; Option …

I’m a Spice Girl (you?) ;-)

By: Leanne Ely   Cooking with herbs and spices make all the difference in the world to the end product, your meal. But if you’ve never learned how to use the mountain of spices available, sometimes you need a little guidance. Never fear, the Dinner Diva is here! Do yourself a favor and copy this list and stick it to …