FIXING DINNER BLOG

Could Dinner Elf Work For My Big Family?

Guest post by Kristin Schell Could Dinner Elf Work For My Big Family? The couple that started Dinner Elf live in my neighborhood. I’ve heard loads of my girlfriends rave about using them to take care of weekday dinners.  I’ve gifted Dinner Elf meals to friends who...

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Menu Faves From Our Best Customers

Did you know that, by earning points through our rewards program, you can get a Dinner Elf recipe named after yourself? While you aspire to this amazing culinary legacy, we thought you might enjoy seeing what recipes our best customers have picked to bear their name...

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Meals That Heal: Our Ronald McDonald House Partnership

Meals That Heal Our partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas (RMHC) is new, but it has deep roots. When I was a young child, my family lived at a Ronald McDonald House (RMH) near the Yale New Haven Hospital while my brother had and recovered...

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New Menu: Keto Is Here

Going Keto? We've got your back. We know that sticking with a keto eating plan requires planning and preparation. Our new menu makes that as simple as booking an appointment and opening a fridge filled with low-carb goodness! What's Keto? A ketogenic diet (or keto...

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New Menu: Party Bites

Our new menu makes entertaining easy! Just in time for the holidays, our Party Bites menu is here to help you be the hostess-with-the-mostest. Let us take care of the cooking at your next book club, baby shower, birthday gathering or holiday party. Hear all about our...

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Pricing Changes

To help fix dinner for our wonderful customers, we've had to make some changes. The problem: Limited availability As we've grown, we've had challenges getting enough great Elves. Our customers have asked us for more good days and times. The fix: Higher pay To...

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New Menu: Go Back To School Like A Boss

Our new menu helps you ace back to school  However you are coming Back To School, Dinner Elf has your back. Maybe you: are just totally over packing lunches every night. are balancing work with rotating camp schedules, and need a break of your own. really don't like...

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Austin Mamas Rally Around A New Mom Far From Home

Austin Mamas Rally Around A New Mom Meredith is an attorney who lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. She was six months pregnant with her first baby as she headed to Austin for a quick work trip, never anticipating the home away from home our city would become for her...

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Oh Baby: Dinner Elf’s New Menu For New Moms

Dinner Elf adds meals designed for new moms Do you have a new or expectant mom in your life who could use a little help with dinner? Tell them about our specialty menu of dinners designed to support adequate and nutritious milk supply for baby’s growth and comfort....

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Our Pot Pies Pass Maker Mama’s Test

Amy Johnson, author of the popular San Antonio-based blog Maker Mama, wrote about her first Dinner Elf appointment with Elf Kelsey: Not only were we the hit with this busy and creative mom of four, our pot pies were a hit with the kids.  She writes, "I had to...

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Prominent Mom Blogger Goes Behind-the-Scenes

Jill Robbins, author of the wildly popular Ripped Jeans and Bifocals blog, went behind-the-scenes with Elf Nolan. Read her full account of her first Dinner Elf appointment. Also, check out the Facebook live video she took while we were cooking for her: [video...

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MySanAntonio Covers Dinner Elf Launch

On the heels of serving over 40,000 dinners to loyal Austin customers, Dinner Elf is excited to start cooking for Alamo City residents. Check out MySanAntonio.com's coverage of our March 1st launch: Dinner Elf provides affordable, in-home meal preparation services in...

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Meal Page Of The Month: Home-cooked Love For Baby Harper

Meet Harper, a tiny warrior and one of Dinner Elf’s most favorite customers. She, and her twin brother, were born last March. At two months old, Harper was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. Over the past year, Harper's been through multiple six week stints...

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Elf Haley, Who?

I know what you’re thinking: Who is this Elf Haley person and is it going to be weird to have her cooking in my home? Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Haley. I am a culinary school grad, a Dinner Elf and a blog contributor.  I don’t have pointy ears, but I do...

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Mid-Winter Novelty: Six Great New Menu Additions!

The holidays are over, and the new year has arrived. Shake off those mid-winter blues with six novel new dinners! Four For The Adults: Chopped thai chicken salad Mushroom stew over polenta Pumpkin rice bowls with honey balsamic tempeh Chopped thai tempeh salad Two For...

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Elf Nicole Is Here To Help

I am sitting in my car in the parking lot of HEB on a sunny day in Austin, Texas.  I look up into the big blue sky as I chat with Elf Nicole over the phone in the few overlapping minutes we found between our Dinner Elf appointments. “My favorite part of cooking for...

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Elf Michael: The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

Picture a young man who, from an early age, was exposed to interesting cuisines, unique restaurants, fun dinner parties, exciting adventures in far off places (even an African safari). If you’re imagining someone like Ernest Hemingway or Teddy Roosevelt, think again!...

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