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”

GM’s Family Favorite Pumpkin Bars

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 11, 2021.  Dear Kids– We start our journey towards another Thanksgiving with an easy recipe that’s perfect to bring to any Thanksgiving Table or to make anytime during the Pumpkin Spice Season. These bars have been a favorite forContinue reading “GM’s Family Favorite Pumpkin Bars”

Cheesy Sticks & Souper Dips

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  November 08, 2021.  Dear Kids– These recipes were inspired by your childhood eating habits of hardly touching your soup whenever we had a family favorite that Gramps called “American Pizza”- a combination of grilled cheese and tomato soup.  Back inContinue reading “Cheesy Sticks & Souper Dips”

The Humm-burger- A Sabichin’ Good Sandwich

Jump to the InstaRecipe if you’re in a rush and/or don’t want any Dad Advice!  September 29, 2021.  Dear Kids– The “sabich”, the eclectic, vegetarian sandwich that originated in Israel as a quick breakfast sandwich made from common leftovers, is certainly something you two did not grow up eating, but is something I became slightlyContinue reading “The Humm-burger- A Sabichin’ Good Sandwich”

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”