Meals with Love – our volunteer dinner program!

After spending a long day at the hospital by their child’s side, coming back to a warm meal at the Ronald McDonald House makes a big difference to families. When dealing with a child’s illness, often times families do not have the time or energy to prepare a healthy meal for themselves. Thanks to YOU, our generous volunteers, our Meals with Love program has provided comfort and support. You have filled our families bellies while feeding their souls.

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Guest Chef Videos

We’re all looking to make the most of the last few weeks of Summer! What better way to celebrate the sunshine and good times than an RMHCNE Ice Cream Sandwich bar?! Join us for our fifth Meals With Love Episode with Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England’s Assistant Director of Development and Communications, Gabby Hart. Gabby and CEO Gretchen Manning bake up something sweet while they chat over all things RMHCNE, family, and even debate the proper way to say caramel. KARR-uh-mel?…Kar-muhl??…

Sign up here if you’d like to get more involved!

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Do you want to be a guest chef? We are welcoming fully vaccinated volunteers. You can sign up to join our Meals with Love family.

Check out our latest installment of our Meals with Love video series featuring Dick Argys – RMHCNE Board Member, and Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Culture Officer, Chief Operating Officer – Boston Children’s Hospital. Together with RMHCNE CEO, Gretchen Manning, they prepare a Greek Salad and talk all things Ronald McDonald House Charities of New England.

Sign up here if you’d like to get more involved!

As Seen on TV [and all over social media]: Alaina Pinto! When this news personality and social media influencer has a little free time, she spends it with RMHCNE. As a long-time volunteer and supporter of our family-centered care programs, we think Alaina will add the perfect amount of spice to this season of giving! Watch Episode 3 of our Meals With Love Series and learn how to whip up some BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches—and the vegan-friendly alternative. Sign up here if you’d like to get more involved!

Now that you’ve had time to digest our first Meals With Love episode, we’re serving up a second-helping with our long-time volunteer Karen! Karen is a certified nutritionist who uses her talents to prepare healthy snacks and dinners for our families. Sign up here if you’d like to get more involved!

We hope you’re hungry for some new exciting RMHCNE content! We’re kicking off our new Meals With Love video series with our FIRST Episode featuring special guest Chef, RMHCNE Board Member, and McDonald’s Owner/Operator, Michael Gambino. This is just the beginning—an appetizer, if you will—to an incredible series serving up hearty portions of love and home-cooked meals for our families. Looking for a seat at the table? RMHCNE is asking fully vaccinated volunteers for some hands in the kitchen and also those who would like to financially support our family-centered care programs to click here to get involved!

We’d like to extend a sincere thank you to the team at Element Productions who produced this video pro bono for us. Without their expertise and tremendous generosity this video series wouldn’t be possible. They are the best in the business and kind-hearted too!

Element Productions


Chocolate Malted Chocolate Chip Cookies:

  • 2 1/2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Chocolate Malt Milk Powder
    • I use Milo Nestle brand or Ovaltine!
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup (2 Sticks) Salted Butter
    • Helpful tip! Room Temperature is best 🙂
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 bag Oatmilk Chocolate Chips
    • Any chocolate chips will do!!
  • Sea Salt (Sprinkle on right after you take them out of the oven!!)
    • Another helpful tip! If you’re looking for the perfect round cookie, grab a circular cookie cutter or even a cup and gently make a swirling motion around the edges of your cookie!!

For best results, allow dough to chill overnight!! Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes (my oven bakes the perfect cookie at 11 minutes

Meals with Love – Delivery!

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