The Dinner-Mom Mission

Hello! I’m Marjory, writer, recipe developer, photographer and mom to 2 amazing girls. I also owned brick and mortar Make Ahead Meal Kitchens that helped busy families prepare delicious dinners for an entire month…that’s why I’m called The Dinner-Mom!

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Our mission is to share easy, healthy and FUN recipes that the whole family will love!

I know exactly how a stressful 5:00 p.m. scramble can impact your life. I also know the peace of mind of knowing what’s for dinner and having an easy plan to sit down an ENJOY a meal and create lasting memories.

I’ve been there…with picky eaters (mac and cheese please!) food allergies (including peanuts, eggs, and dairy) as well as trying out various eating strategies to lose weight. And, that’s just in my own family! I also had the privilege of helping thousands of customers with their dinner challenges at our stores each day.

Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated!

Our Philosophy

Crowd your diet with good food and eat healthy 80% of the time.  Eat intuitively and enjoy what you eat. Here’s what you can expect when it comes to healthy, easy and fun recipes on The Dinner-Mom site:

Healthy Recipes

Healthy means different things to different people. We provide the info so you choose what’s best for your family. We love to sneak fruits and veggies in recipes and otherwise make them as healthy as possible, so long as they still taste delicious.

Some of our popular stealthy, healthy recipes include:

We tag recipes that may meet certain criteria or are easily modified, such as vegan and gluten-free. Looking for low-carb recipes? Check out our Low-Carb Recipes which are perfect for popular diet plans including the South Beach Diet. 

Easy Recipes

We also love EASY recipes and hacks to make life easier. Reader favorites include:

FUN Recipes!

We want you to sit down at the table and totally ENJOY dinner! We go for the unexpected preparation, copycat recipes and generally fun to eat things like:

  • Gourmet Meatloaf – stuffed with cheese and shaped like a MUFFIN and possibly topped with mashed potato icing!
  • Chicken Cakes with cilantro garlic mayo…because that’s a fun way to use leftover rotisserie chicken!
  • Copycat Alice Springs Chicken – because an easy, fake-out take-out recipe is always FUN!

Meal Planning Resources

We have an ever-growing inventory of resources to make Meal Planning Easier!

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All of our recipes are tested by my hubby, 2 girls, extended family, and friends and with my Yorkie-poo assistant, Sirius Black, by my side. Our work has been featured in MSN, The Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Country Living, Greatist, Popsugar, Woman’s Day and many more!

I’d love to work with you! I’m available for freelance writing, recipe development, food photography as well as food blog development. Contact Marjory {at} dinner-mom {dot} com or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest or Twitter.


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