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 […]

Don’t Be Intimidated!

Don't Be Intimidated | SavingDinner.com

There is a true intimidation factor in cooking for some people—I get the emails from them so I know this is true. For me, having grown up in a home with parents who cooked, rarely eating out, I learned how to navigate my way in a kitchen early on. It was (being honest here) a […]

Back to Basics: Teaching Basic Table Manners to Children

Back to Basics: Table Manners | SavingDinner.com

You know how I feel about making dinner an event in your home. I’m a firm believer in getting everyone around the table together for dinner to reconnect with each other, discuss the day’s events and to nourish our bodies with good home-cooked food. A few weeks ago I talked about the importance of learning […]

A Romantic Dinner at Home

Date night doesn’t always have to mean finding a babysitter and making reservations at an expensive restaurant. That’s nice to do once in a while, but there’s no reason why you can’t have a date night in on a regular basis. Feed the kids early, put them to bed and prepare a romantic, candle-lit meal […]

United Tables of America

Baked chicken breast on white plate with broccoli and rice

My dearest friends– If there is one thing that can unite a polarized America, it’s having a meal together. Look, we all need to eat in between watching CNN or Fox News. And wherever you stand (or sit) politically at the table, is really none of my business. Is it? 🙂 The most important thing […]

Off-The-Bus Zuppa Toscana

Hello hello! (Caroline speaking) I asked our Facebook page a couple days ago if anyone would be interested in my Zuppa Toscana recipe, and there was a resounding “yes” – so here it is! I like to call it “Off-The-Bus Zuppa Toscana” because (as some of you may know) myself, the hubs, and our two […]

THIS is a Real Super Bowl!

Ever hear that expression, “bowl you over?” Well, today I’m going to “bowl you over” and show you the wonders of the oft looked over Bowl. The lowly bowl most often used for soup, ice cream and cereal is really a super powered implement, ready to leap nutritional boundaries in a single bound, resist fast […]

What veggie can I not get enough of right now?

By: Leanne Ely   It’s time for Tricks, Tips and a Recipe! And in honor of this most ultimate summer squash, today we’re giving it the attention it deserves. Sound good? Zucchinis are packed with beta-carotene, potassium and B vitamins. They also provide fiber and a bit of Vitamin C, but a large zucchini contains only […]

Top Tips for Grilled Veggies and Fruits

By: Leanne Ely   I shared some tips with you a couple weeks ago about grilling meats but there’s more to summer barbecue season than burgers and steaks! Why turn on the stove to cook your veggies when you have a perfectly good hot grill already prepped? Never mind the fact that grilled veggies and […]