The Big Hac- a Bean Burrito Big Mac® Hack Worthy of a Secret Menu

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 16, 2022.  Dear Kids-“The Big Hac” not only hacks the flavors of a Big Mac® for a mouth watering, meat free bean burrito, it’s also part of a menu so secret even McDonald’s® doesn’t know about it. That’s becauseContinue reading “The Big Hac- a Bean Burrito Big Mac® Hack Worthy of a Secret Menu”

A Hidden Gem From the Family Recipe Box- “Butterscotch Bliss”

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  May 08, 2022- Happy Mother’s Day!  Dear Kids– This post started out as a straight forward, Mother’s Day retro recipe from your GrandMother to celebrate her and all the amazing mom’s (including yours, of course) we know, but then itContinue reading “A Hidden Gem From the Family Recipe Box- “Butterscotch Bliss””

Maine Wild Child & Blueberry Bread

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  March 22, 2022.  Dear Kids– Let me tell you a story that started out sad and ended up very, very happy- it’s the story of Maine Wild Child & Blueberry Bread.  It started in a very homey, country kitchen inContinue reading “Maine Wild Child & Blueberry Bread”

Beet On Weck- A Plant Based Take On the Buffalo, NY Classic- Beef On Weck

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  April 12, 2022.  Dear Kids– You know I’m always looking for ways to merge Dad Cooking into the plant based eating you kids prefer. Today’s attempt is brought to you by the fine city of Buffalo, NY, with its iconicContinue reading “Beet On Weck- A Plant Based Take On the Buffalo, NY Classic- Beef On Weck”

My Kids’ Favorite Soup- Potato Leek

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  March 28, 2022.  Dear Kids– Over the years, Mom and I would always think it was so sweet whenever the youngest of you two would suggest I make your sister’s favorite soup- potato leek.  So, I would make this creamyContinue reading “My Kids’ Favorite Soup- Potato Leek”

3 Bite* Apple Hand Pies

* Dad Bites Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  March 14, 2022.  Dear Kids– Can any Dad resist making pie jokes today?  No, but let me be clear, once you forgive me for my Dad need to post a pie recipe on Pi Day, you willContinue reading “3 Bite* Apple Hand Pies”

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”

Hookie Cookie Day 2021: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along Holiday Cookies

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  December 23, 2021.  Dear Kids– I wasn’t sure I’d get you a recipe for Hookie Cookie Day this year with the relocation of the “Test Kitchen” that’s kept me away from the diary this month, but this hasn’t been theContinue reading “Hookie Cookie Day 2021: Why Can’t We All Just Get Along Holiday Cookies”

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”