Hot tips to avoid freezer burn

By: Leanne Ely 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 […]

Calling all Cauliflower!

By: Leanne Ely 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. Isn’t that great? Today’s focus is on: CAULIFLOWER Also known as Cabbage Flower, cauliflower is a member of the Brassica family of veggies, well-known […]

How to get the kids involved in freezer meal prep

As far as I’m concerned, basic kitchen skills are every bit as important to teach our children as are basic hygiene skills. We brush our teeth and wash our hands multiple times every day of our lives, and we also have to eat multiple times a day, every day of our lives. So, why is […]

Can you live without the microwave?

Dinner Diva Can you live without the microwave? By: Leanne Ely I don’t use a microwave and this has nothing to do with following a Paleo lifestyle. I started avoiding microwaves when I was a new mother. My distaste for microwaves actually came from a lactation nurse. A week after my son was born, he […]

If you can’t stand the heat, use your freezer!

Freezer meals, stocked freezer, what's for dinner?

By Leanne Ely   If you’re anything like me, sometimes you are just plain fed up with feeding people. Meal planning, grocery shopping, chopping, peeling, roasting, boiling, eating, coercing the children into eating their vegetables, cleaning up the pots and pans only to do the exact same thing again tomorrow. Getting a nourishing meal on […]

No nutrition escapes fresh Garlic Scapes

Healthy-Foods No nutrition escapes fresh Garlic Scapes By: Leanne Ely This time of year, you may start seeing garlic scapes at the market. A garlic scape is the beautiful, curled stalk that grows from garlic bulbs before they start to flower. They look a lot like green onions, except the coiled end of the garlic […]

Keep your cool with these meat storage tips

Food For Thought Keep your cool with these meat storage tips By: Leanne Ely Hello Friends, I got some great feedback on a post I shared recently about how to maximize the life of your produce by learning where to store it in the fridge. So, I thought it would be a great idea to […]

Wild about salmon!

Healthy Foods Wild about salmon! By: Leanne Ely Whether you buy it fresh, frozen, smoked or from a can . . . cook it in a pan, on the grill, in the oven, or poached . . . salmon is good for you. It’s versatile, easy to prepare and delicious! The thing is, we hear […]

Skip the supermarket this week!

Dinner Diva Skip the supermarket this week! By: Leanne Ely I have a challenge for you this week, if you dare. Actually, I am going to double dog dare you to try this. Skip the supermarket this week. That’s right. SKIP. IT. Instead, go to the farmer’s market and buy all you can of their […]

More from Dear Dinner Diva

Healthy Foods More from Dear Dinner Diva By: Leanne Ely We get a lot of questions and we answer the good ones! 😉 If you have a good one, send it on to dinner diva at saving dinner dot com (altogether, use symbols) On to the questions– Dear Dinner Diva, Please make a “Printer Friendly” […]