Wild, Wild West Thanksgiving Leftover Soup 

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 30, 2021.  Dear Kids– This recipe has wagon wheel pasta and a turkey carcass, which seems very much of the wild west to me, so there you go- Wild, Wild West Thanksgiving Leftover Soup.  It’s also a dish MomContinue reading “Wild, Wild West Thanksgiving Leftover Soup “

Green Bean Casserole on a Stick

November 24, 2021.  The Thanksgiving menu can get rather predictable- not that that’s a bad thing- but, I like to mix it up a bit most years, much to the dismay of your Mom, who much prefers a Norman Rockwellian vibe to the festivities.  This year may be my crowning glory when it comes toContinue reading “Green Bean Casserole on a Stick”

The Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dressing Formerly Known As Same Day Turkey Stuffing

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 19, 2021.  Dear Kids- I grew up eating “stuffing”, not “dressing”, at Thanksgiving, with a recipe that went back to the very first Thanksgiving your Granny prepared as a newlywed for her mother and father in law- your veryContinue reading “The Make Ahead Thanksgiving Dressing Formerly Known As Same Day Turkey Stuffing”

GM’s Family Favorite Pumpkin Bars

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 11, 2021.  Dear Kids– We start our journey towards another Thanksgiving with an easy recipe that’s perfect to bring to any Thanksgiving Table or to make anytime during the Pumpkin Spice Season. These bars have been a favorite forContinue reading “GM’s Family Favorite Pumpkin Bars”

Cheesy Sticks & Souper Dips

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 08, 2021.  Dear Kids– These recipes were inspired by your childhood eating habits of hardly touching your soup whenever we had a family favorite that Gramps called “American Pizza”- a combination of grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Back inContinue reading “Cheesy Sticks & Souper Dips”

Pasta alla Schwarzenegger (aka Linguini with Mussels)

Jump to the InstaRecipe October 28, 2021.  Dear Kids- There is a split between you when it comes to my “Pasta alla Schwarzenegger” (aka “Linguini With Mussels”- save some of your groaning from this Dad Joke for the Cook & Play too!)- one, happy to slurp up a bowl of this pasta tossed with musselsContinue reading “Pasta alla Schwarzenegger (aka Linguini with Mussels)”

Celebrating One Year With The Recipe of the Year: Quintessential Chicken Teriyaki

Along with the Other Top 5 Most Viewed Dad’s Dinner Diary Recipes of Year #1 Click here for the most Liked Year #1 daddinnerdiary.com recipes on Instagram, which were completely different from the Top 5 here!   October 18, 2021. Dear Kids- Who would have thought I’d be doing this each week for a yearContinue reading “Celebrating One Year With The Recipe of the Year: Quintessential Chicken Teriyaki”

Not The World’s Best Chili Recipe- Yet

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  October 11, 2021.  Dear Kids– Every Dad likes to think his chili recipe is the “World’s Best”, but that’s probably not the case with any Dad chili or really any other chili (except for one I suppose) in spite of theContinue reading “Not The World’s Best Chili Recipe- Yet”

The Humm-burger- A Sabichin’ Good Sandwich

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  September 29, 2021.  Dear Kids– The “sabich”, the eclectic, vegetarian sandwich that originated in Israel as a quick breakfast sandwich made from common leftovers, is certainly something you two did not grow up eating, but is something I became slightlyContinue reading “The Humm-burger- A Sabichin’ Good Sandwich”