Smarty Pants, Veggie Veggie Parm Parm Dump Casserole

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  March 05, 2022.  Dear Kids–  With all the “researching” I do for Dad’s Dinner Diary, I come across a good number of recipes, so I thought you might be interested in this recipe, which was “inspired” by my favorite suchContinue reading “Smarty Pants, Veggie Veggie Parm Parm Dump Casserole”

Fried Mutz With Upstate Raspberry Sauce

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  February 15, 2022.  Dear Kids– Fried Mozzarella is something I haven’t thought about since the 80’s- sure, it has lingered around on menus since then, but for me it was more of a fad that faded away after a fewContinue reading “Fried Mutz With Upstate Raspberry Sauce”

Crispy Eggplant Parm For My Two Kids

May 17, 2021.  Dear Kids– We are a house divided, at least as far as you kids go, when it comes to Eggplant Parm- one of you likes it roasted and the other breaded and fried.  So what’s a good Dad (and I am a good Dad, just ask me) to do, but give youContinue reading “Crispy Eggplant Parm For My Two Kids”

A Risotto For Any Season

Another Plug and Plate Recipe © April 21, 2021.  Dear Daughters– If you recall last week’s episode, I introduced the Plug In Play recipe- a recipe that lets you easily swap out seasonal CSA or other ingredients and plug in new ones to make dozens of delicious variations of that recipe. We started off withContinue reading “A Risotto For Any Season”

Greens and Beans Soup

April 07, 2021.  Dear Daughters:  Sure it’s spring, but it’s still early enough for a crave worthy and comforting soup to get you through those days that just don’t realize they’re supposed to be warmer, especially where we all live.  This Greens and Beans Soup, a combination of the delicious and economical Italian “peasant foods”-Continue reading “Greens and Beans Soup”

Feast of the 7 Fishes In a Bowl

December 23, 2020.  Just by coincidence, I’ve been posting a lot of Italian-American inspired recipes for the holidays, so it’s fitting I end the year with a favorite.  I just love the Feast of the 7 Fishes, traditionally celebrated on Christmas Eve.  Our family started to enjoy this celebration years ago on Christmas Day whenContinue reading “Feast of the 7 Fishes In a Bowl”

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Lasagna

December 18, 2020.  We always seem to have a tray of lasagna out at some point during the holiday season.  A great dish to make ahead or even freeze when you have the time, so it’s ready for when you don’t.  I was also thinking, who really has time to make an appetizer and anContinue reading “Spinach and Artichoke Dip Lasagna”