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Dad’s Dinner Diary Recipes

Gardener’s Pie- the Comfort Food Formerly Known as Shepherd’s Pie

February 26, 2021.  Dear Daughters– Shepherd’s or Cottage Pie was an early childhood favorite for the both of you.  It seems like a dish I should have grown up eating, with my Scottish-Irish heritage, but I dinna (Scottish for “did not”).  Still, once I learned of it, my ancestral instincts kicked in and I wasContinue reading “Gardener’s Pie- the Comfort Food Formerly Known as Shepherd’s Pie”

Red Lentils, Not One, But Two Ways, and Topped with Smooshed Pistachios, Among Other Tasty Treats

February 19, 2021.  Dear Daughters-  This dish, featuring the quickest cooking of all lentils- red- draws you in with “creamy” lentils simmered in a broth resplendent in warm spices and continues to keep your interest with contrasting pops of crispy lentils and earthy hints of smooshed pistachios.  Can you figure out the two ways the lentilsContinue reading “Red Lentils, Not One, But Two Ways, and Topped with Smooshed Pistachios, Among Other Tasty Treats”

Super Bowl Sandwich Showdown Part II Tampa Bay Cuban-elle

February 05, 2021.  Dear Daughters- The second and final entry in the Super Bowl Sandwich Showdown takes inspiration from the delicious Cuban sandwiches you find in Tampa Bay, but with roasted vegetables in place of the roasted pork and ham.  You can really use any roasted vegetable in the sandwich, but I like the meatyContinue reading “Super Bowl Sandwich Showdown Part II Tampa Bay Cuban-elle”

The Salted Caramel Chiacinno and Other Creations from the Chiaverse

January 19, 2021. Dear Daughters, now that we have all the holiday cooking out of the way, it’s time to get back to some healthier cooking. What better way to start than with the most important, and most neglected (at least in our house), meal of the day- breakfast.  Chia seeds, which have been aroundContinue reading “The Salted Caramel Chiacinno and Other Creations from the Chiaverse”

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