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” […]

Tip, Trick & a Recipe: The Skinny on Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

Here’s today’s TRICK: When handling raw boneless skinless breasts of chicken that need to be cut up for a recipe, make sure it is semi-frozen. That way you’ll get a nice firm slice made without the wiggle factor! It’s easier and neater this way. Here’s today’s TIP: Make SURE you use a cutting board designated only for […]

Menu Planning Tips to Keep Your Holidays Jolly

Food For Thought Menu Planning Tips to Keep Your Holidays Jolly by Leanne Ely, CNC In the hustle-bustle of the holidays, it is so easy to have good intentions go awry. Every year the reminder that you need to get on the stick and get organized to make the holidays happen, is exacerbated by the […]

Gluten Free – Is It Just A Fad?

Healthy Foods Gluten Free – Is It Just A Fad? by Leanne Ely, CNC Those two words “gluten free” seem to be popping up all over the place. Grocery stores in particular have started posting color-coded labels underneath gluten free foods so they’ll stand out and be instantly recognizable. So what’s the big deal with […]

Taking the Edge Off Nutrition

Dinner Diva Taking the Edge Off Nutrition By Leanne Ely, CNC   It seems that the geometric triangle we’ve all associated with food has smoothed itself out into a more organic shape. We no longer have a food pyramid, but a food plate. The USDA has revamped that intimidating pyramid into a plate, dividing said […]

Best Ballpark Bites

Healthy Foods Best Ballpark Bites by Leanne Ely, CNC   If you and your family are sports fanatics or your children are on sports teams, you’re probably not as enthusiastic about the homerun after you’ve substituted your usual dinner plans for whatever the vender sold you. So how do you make the best of ballpark […]

Dinner: Easy Button Style

There is nothing quite like the right appliance doing the right task. Take my pasta maker for example. Yes, you can take it—I don’t use it. But touch my crockpot? You and I are going to have issues. I love my crockpot! But right now, my crockpot is my second best friend. My BFF (best […]

FFT- Once a Month Cooking Myths

Food for Thought Once a Month Cooking Myths by Leanne Ely, C.N.C Now I’m not here to knock down Once a Month Cooking (OAMC). I love the concept. In fact, our 20 for the Freezer menus were inspired by OAMC. However, we took it a step further and improved the system with our freezer menus. […]

HF – What You Need to Know About Cottonseed Oil

Healthy Foods What You Need to Know About Cottonseed Oil By Leanne Ely, CNC One of my biggest pet peeves when it comes to food is when manufacturers don’t give you the whole scoop on a product they’re trying pawn off as food. Don’t lie to me and tell me it’s good for me when […]