About Good Dinner Mom


About Me and Good Dinner Mom

Hello and welcome! My name is Sally and I REALLY love to be in the kitchen. Making fresh, unique dishes is my way of showing love for family and friends and I hope that here you’ll find recipes of both healthy and indulgent dishes that will inspire you to cook more at home while sharing some love of your own.

A few years ago my husband and I took steps to place a larger focus on healthy eating than what we previously had. Fast forward through a lot of personal research and experimentation, including conversations with our medical doctors and a trusted professional naturepath. The changes we’ve made have given way to amazing results at the doctor’s office and to the way we feel in general. Today we have modified our eating and I now enjoy creating great meals with whole foods, healthy fats, lots of fresh produce and minimal sugars, unless it’s an occasional indulgent dessert or treat.  I don’t search out extreme low-fat recipes as a rule because I don’t feel fat is the enemy as long as I use fats that are considered good for you; like olive oil, coconut oil, avocado and yes, small amounts of butter. I also try to add as much colorful produce as possible. Though we are not vegan or vegetarian exclusively, many meals are meatless and I prepare vegan friendly fare on a regular basis. We buy organic produce and grass-fed, free-range meat and poultry. I don’t specify using organic or grass-fed ingredients in my recipes because I’m not trying to preach to you that you should. There are different thoughts on whether this practice is necessary and I know we all use what works for our families and lifestyle.

About All Things In Balance

I started this blog to share some of the healthy meals we love. These recipes can work for most of today’s busy families, with lots of flavor and that wow! factor that we all appreciate.

You will see some beautiful desserts and sweet treats on my site. Some desserts will have health benefits; use of fruits, spices and high quality chocolate. And some will be just pure indulgence!

About You and Me

I am so appreciative and humbled that you have chosen to visit Good Dinner Mom and are right now taking the time to get to know a little more about me. I hope you’ll visit with me often, leave comments and share your own thoughts on things we might have in common.

Contact me anytime at [email protected]. I look forward to it.

About just other stuff

We now also have 3 backyard chickens! I will be sharing with you how we became crazy happy chicken owners and you will meet the ladies of The Cracked Egg Breakfast Joint as well.

Also, I live in Utah which is a beautiful place and I can’t wait to share some of its beauty with you. I will be hosting a section called Where I Live in which I share some of the beautiful, amazing and even kooky, weird places in our state.

Sharing on Good Dinner Mom

In addition to sharing my recipes here on my blog, I also share through Pinterest, Facebook, FoodGawker, Twitter, Instagram and Yummly– a great recipe sharing and collecting site.



Top photo is me with Ryan, my youngest son – at Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah.

Above photo is in Rifle, Colorado with my incredible husband Dave.

By the way, ”Good Dinner Mom” was coined by my daughter many years ago when she would give me this treasured compliment from the heart. She is grown now and has a beautiful family of her own as you can see here. She is well on her way to being the next generation’s “Good Dinner Mom”.



Good Dinner Mom’s daughter and family.

Here is my oldest son and his beautiful wife. He has been the creative motivating force behind Good Dinner Mom.

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Lastly – About a quote to sum it all up.

I hope even one of my recipes can inspire you to show your love through food. I recently came across this quote and it definitely says what cooking is all about for me-

“You have to love either what you are going to eat, or the person you are cooking for. Then you have to give yourself up to cooking. Cuisine is an act of love.”
– Alain Chapel (1937-1990) renowned French Chef.

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