46 Fresh Market Foods for August

In August, there are so many types of foods ripening in the fields and on the trees, I am just like a kid in a candy store when I hit up my local Farmers Market. Have you been to the market lately? I truly believe that we need to support our farmers and shopping at […]

Instant Pot Dos and Don’ts

Instant Pot on a light marble surafce with white background

It’s Back to School season and it’s time to get “regular” with our routines again! Even if you don’t have to pack lunches for the littles anymore, there’s nothing like shifting with the seasons and getting back to a regular routine after a nice, lazy summer. My partner Mark has fond memories from his childhood […]

How to Clean and Maintain Your Garbage Disposal

How to clean and maintain your garbage disposal | savingdinner.com

A lot of people these days have a garbage disposal, even those who shouldn’t.  What?!! Who “shouldn’t” have a disposal? People with septic tanks if you listen to plumbers talk! Food scraps and especially fats and oils are terrible for septic tanks and while a disposal is to be avoided, there are likely a lot […]

How to Properly Load a Dishwasher

How to Properly Load a Dishwasher | Saving Dinner.com

Okay–this is a regularly occurring “discussion” in my house and I’d like to publicly declare that neither one of us, at this point in life, knew how to properly load a dishwasher–until now. I must say, I am fairly gobsmacked and that doesn’t happen very often. Yes my friend…there is a right way and there […]

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

I like to keep a clean kitchen, but every few months I just love giving the kitchen a good scrub down and getting everything all freshened up organized. And now that the holidays are upon us, it’s time to get to work. Kitchen cleaning tips. Scrub the cast iron. A good cast iron pan will […]

Pantry Perk-Up

Pantry Perk-Up | SavingDinner.com

Do you remember that nursery rhyme about uncooperative Mary? It goes like this: Mary, Mary quite contrary, how does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockle shells and pretty maids all in a row. I don’t know what a cockle shell is and right now my garden is in need of a cleanup, but […]

The “I Don’t Like Cooking” Fix

The "I Don't Like Cooking" Fix | SavingDinner.com

Over the years, I’ve received a lot of emails from various people in all walks of life who plain and simple just do not like cooking. Cooking for them is on the same par as toilet cleaning–they’ve said as much. So they opt to go out to dinner or do take out–healthy and otherwise. So […]

Never Let Your Kids Do These 3 Things in the Kitchen

Never Let Your Kids Do These 3 Things in the Kitchen | SavingDinner.com

One of my favorite pastimes is cooking with my children. Do you have kids? If you do, I want to heavily recommend that you teach them the joys of the kitchen while they’re still young and look up at you like a superhero that has all the answers. Teaching your children how to cook is […]

7 Tips for Reducing Food Waste

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Hands up if you ever questioned your parents when they told you not to waste your food because there are people starving in Africa. As a child this really doesn’t make a lick of sense. How can the food I don’t eat help a starving person? Are we actually going to ship our leftovers to […]

6 Hot Tips To Avoid Freezer Burn (and stop throwing away your $$)

6 tips avoid freezer-burn

Have you ever removed a tray of meat from the freezer only to find discoloration and ice crystals? If you’ve forgotten about a carton of ice cream in the freezer for any length of time, you may have opened it to find its surface covered in ice. Freezer burn, we tend to call it. Freezing […]