How to Freeze Thanksgiving Ahead

Here is a question I received that I believed warranted answering for everyone— Hi- I LOVE “Saving Dinner”! My husband loves the food even more. Here is my question: how feasible is it to freeze any Thanksgiving side-dishes in advance (ie cranberry sauce, casseroles, even stuffing)? Thanks! I am busy with a new baby AND […]

Healthy Fall Comfort Foods

It doesn’t take long for those familiar comfort food cravings to set in with the onset of fall, does it? There are days that I would do just about anything for a big scoop of macaroni and cheese! But as much as I love mac and cheese, I just don’t eat that way anymore. Lucky […]

Peaches Galore

Peaches in a bowl and a few loose on a draped white cloth surface

If you are lucky enough to have access to a peach tree, you might quickly find yourself surrounded by more peaches than you can realistically eat before they go bad. Here are a few ways to cook with peaches that you might not have thought of. One of nature’s best accomplishments in the summer, peaches […]

5 ways to squash your dinner

You can tell by the bright yellow or orange flesh of winter squash (well, depending on the variety), that this fall harvest fruit is good for you. (Yes, squash is a fruit!) Winter squash, like acorn and butternut, are the more substantial varieties. And I’m sure you already knew it, but zucchini is considered a […]

Leanne’s Favorite Food Swaps

In life, it’s the little things that count. Not the great big momentous occasions, but the daily moments that all strung together, make up your own personal circle of life. We cannot measure the quality of our lives by the big events like birthday celebrations, weddings, baptisms and graduations. It’s the day-to-day stuff that makes […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snacking keeps you FAT!

Snacking Keeps You Fat

One of things I used to promote was eating 5-6 small meals a day–that’s right, you just kept that jaw chewing and your body in digestive mode pretty much all day. Well guess what? It doesn’t work! As a matter of fact, it’s ruinous to your health and will keep your blood sugar levels perpetually […]

Paleo Tahini Pumpkin Pie and Maple Cardamom Coconut Whipped Cream

You can’t have the holidays without pumpkin EVERYTHING!! But for those of us trying to stay away from dairy, gluten, and refined sugar – the holidays can feel like the 7th circle of hell – running into temptation at every corner! So after some recipe testing, we finally found a delicious holiday classic that’s actually […]

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 […]