Dad’s Dinner Diary Recipes
March 05, 2021. Dear Daughters, If ever there was a Dad Joke of a recipe, it’s City Chicken- a dish that has no chicken in it at all! I had never even heard of City Chicken until we moved to what some not so affectionately refer to as the “Rust Belt”. Aside, from theContinue reading “Buffalo City Chicken and Salad- Relax Kids, It’s Really Tofu”
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”
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”
February 11, 2021. Dear Daughters- Since it’s just about Valentine’s Day, it’s probably a good idea to turn my attention from you to your Mom/My Wife. That means giving you this recipe for a dessert Mom will crave for Valentine’s Day, or any other day for that matter. Each slice of this fabulous pie offersContinue reading ““How I Kept Your Mother” Pie”
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”
February 03, 2021. Dear Daughters- When I was a Young Dad, I had no idea whether either one of you would like to watch football with me, but I was sure hoping at least one of you would. As it turned out, you both have been football fans for most of your lives. From elementaryContinue reading “Super Bowl Sandwich Showdown Part I KC BBQ Pulled Mushroom Bun”
January 27, 2021. Dear Daughters– This recipe is all about saving time and dishes by cooking the broth, noodles and eggs all in one pot. You can save even more time by skipping this post to see how to make this quick, tasty and nutritious recipe in the first ever Dad’s Dinner Diary Instagram RecipeContinue reading “The 7 Minute-ish “Instant” Veggie Ramen Challenge”
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”
January 13, 2021. The Scotch Egg, a hard boiled egg encased in sausage meat, breaded and deep fried, screams Dad Recipe. It has also been the subject of much debate in England, as to whether or not it is a “substantial” meal, which is required to be served in British pubs in order to allow aContinue reading “Irish Eggs with an English Breakfast Salad”
January 08, 2021. You girls are too young to know that the name of this sandwich is a play on the name, Latka Gravas, the lovable mechanic, played by the not always lovable, Andy Kaufman, from the 70s/80s TV show, Taxi. It’s also a helpful reminder on how to pronounce the word latke and anotherContinue reading “The Latke Gravlax- Thank you very much!”
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