The Diary of a Dad. I started a Dad’s Diary in 2005 that I would keep until the last of you two left for school in 2019 so our family would have something to look back on to see how you girls grew into such fantastic young woman. Now that the nest is mostly empty- we still happily have GM, a variety of hold over pets and you girls do return on occasions, but never long enough- it’s time for a new diary to stay connected with you kids, help you learn how to cook (even though you’re both already good cooks) and carry on a family tradition as we move onto the next stage of our family life.
Recipe and Other Images. My plan was to simply take pictures of the food on our everyday plates with my phone, assuming I’d get better as I went along. That was until one of you lovely children (not naming names, but the older one) told me I needed to step up my photo game after checking out my test blog post. Since then, I’ve gone through mom’s massive dish and kitchenware collection, taken food outside in search of better lighting, and fallen off a step ladder to get a bird’s-eyed shot of a plate of food. I hope you’re happy! In any event, just know if you actually make whatever it is in the photo for your family or friends, it’s going to look 100 times better on your plates!
Cook and Play. I provide musical suggestions to play along as you cook each recipe that are a bit of a Dad Joke, but hopefully you find them to be more of a good recommendation of fun music to listen to while you’re cooking. Searching for music to fit the theme/vibe of a recipe has become an unexpected bit of fun for me and I highly recommend you play something fun while you cook, whether I suggested it or not. Also, please forgive me for the more obvious Dad Jokes- like playing The Cranberries for the cranberry sorbet recipe, but the more obvious ones still crack me up- sometimes even more, but I am a dad after all.
Veg Out. Between the two of you, there is not much animal flesh in your diet, other than fish, so, of course, I will focus on pescaterian, vegetarian and vegan recipes for you. Sure, there might be an occasional animal recipe, but I’ll always try to provide a veg alternative.
Your Patience is Appreciated. This website is definitely a work in progress- a beta version, so to speak. I hope my technological missteps, poor photography and typos won’t turn you away and any constructive feedback and technical assistance is appreciated.
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