French Revolutionary Onions À Trois

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush or don’t want any Dad Advice!  September 14, 2021.  Dear Kids–  My first experience with what I call “French Onions”, the highly caramelized and highly flavorful onions used in French Onion Soup, was in the 80s while I worked as a busboy at a “Fern” bar/restaurantContinue reading “French Revolutionary Onions À Trois”

Garden Blender Soup or Sauce

September 29, 2021.  Dear Kids– As you kids know, this is a very busy week for me, with a broken bone, dozens of hours on the road and days of physical labor and mental anguish. With all that, there couldn’t be a better recipe than this bright and refreshing Garden Blender Soup for a weekContinue reading “Garden Blender Soup or Sauce”

You Like Tomato, I Like Tomahto Sandwiches

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  August 23, 2021.  Dear Kids– Well, it’s about to be Tomato Season, and next to Corn and Christmas Season, it’s my favorite time of the year.  I don’t know if I spent enough time when you were growing up tellingContinue reading “You Like Tomato, I Like Tomahto Sandwiches”

Mexican Street Corn Soup

Jump to the Street Corn Soup InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  August 05, 2021.  Your Gramps always had a small vegetable garden in our backyard while I was growing up, but it was sadly lacking when it came to the one and only vegetable my childhood self wouldContinue reading “Mexican Street Corn Soup”

Dad Thai With Charred Broccoli

Jump to the Dad Thai InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  July 15, 2021.  Dear Kids-  Remember the first Thai restaurant that became our family favorite while you were growing up? I think you were about 6 and 4 the first time we ate there. The food was good,Continue reading “Dad Thai With Charred Broccoli”

Three Pepper Shakshuka Over Grits

June 22, 2021.  Dear Kids– As much as I like the flavors in this Three Pepper Shakshuka, I like it even more because it is the result of a family collaborative effort.  One of you kids brought home and made a delicious shakshuka recipe that called for poblano peppers instead of the bell peppers IContinue reading “Three Pepper Shakshuka Over Grits”

“Anyone Can Grill!”: Garden Vegetable Pasta

Disclaimer.  This week’s entry may be full of typoos, omissions, non sequiturs and other errors as it was completed in haste and with mostly happy distractions during a five day, multi-state odyssey to celebrate one kid’s graduation from college (very proud!) and to move the other kid into their first apartment (very excited!). So pleaseContinue reading ““Anyone Can Grill!”: Garden Vegetable Pasta”

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”