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Quick Dinner Ideas: Flaky Grilled Fish

Grilled Fish

We know there are a million places where you can get quick dinner ideas and tips on how to grill protein like beef, chicken and pork, but what about us seafood lovers that enjoy the occasional tuna or halibut? Grilling fish comes with several problems from creating a dry rubbery meal to falling between the grill gates, but with a little practice you can grill fish better than hamburger. The most important aspect is to recognize that grilling fish is different than grilling anything else. The Type of Fish Before putting fish on the grill, you need to decide how …

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Dad Cooks Homemade Easter Desserts

Easter is all about candy and dessert. Your kids will be screaming, “My dad cooks homemade Easter Desserts,” from the rooftops if you make these delicious treats. Don’t let Easter be simply store bought candy, when you can craft some holiday favorites from scratch. You’ll actually save money in the long run and your kids will be totally impressed with their dad’s skills. Homemade Peeps Peeps are the Easter equivalent of the Christmas tree. It’s just part of the holiday and the holiday season isn’t complete without it. Those boxes of sugar and marshmallow are expensive when compared to making …

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Cooking with Dad: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Homemade Corned Beef And Cabbage

March is known for St. Patricks’ Day, and it’s a great time to celebrate one of Ireland’s greatest and most famous dishes, corned beef and cabbage. If your family has an Irish background, then you can use this as an opportunity to get the kids cooking with dad. Corned beef and cabbage is an important dish in Ireland.  If you’re looking to make your children mindful of where they came from, then a special St. Patrick’s corned beef and cabbage meal is exactly what you need. You don’t even have to be Irish to appreciate the Irish culture. You just …

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Dad Cooks: The Art of the Glaze

Barbecuing is as much an art as it is a science. The ability to cook savory meats and vegetables over an open flame is far different than cooking on a stovetop. There is no better feeling than when my child proudly proclaims, “My daddy cooks the best barbecue in the world!” One aspect of good barbecuing is mastering the glaze. No, I don’t mean the painting technique; but in a way the food is our masterpiece. A glaze can add a lot of flavor to an otherwise bland meal, but it’s a delicate balancing act. What is a glaze for …

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Dad Cooks with Leftover Chocolate

A favorite, homemade peanut butter chocolate balls. A

Maybe you look like Tom Cruise and was inundated with countless Valentines and boxes of chocolate or just went to the store on Feb. 15 and bought them out of every chocolate heart they had. But you’ve got a ton of leftover chocolate. Everyone loves it when dad cooks with chocolate because everyone benefits from those sweet treats. Don’t let all that chocolate go to waste when there are plenty of things you can do with all the milk chocolatey goodness. Buckeyes There are a popular winter treat that you can make easy. They’re perfect if you’re a fan of …

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Super Bowl: Wings, Wings and more Wings

The Super Bowl is a time where we get to watch two of the greatest teams battle it out. The Super Bowl party has become a hallowed tradition, but when it comes to food, we need quick and easy recipes. One of the favored foods is wings because really what can be more manly than ripping meat off the bone as we watch 300 pound behemoths obliterate each other. It gives me goose bumps. Here are some great recipe for wing sauces that will make your mouth water. Buffalo Wings These wings are hot and spicy with a hint of …

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Dad Cooks a Spicy Shrimp Soup to Warm the Soul

Spicy Shrimp Soup

It’s cold out there and the warm winds of spring are still a few months away. In the meantime, we’re freezing our tails off as Jack Frost comes knocking on our door. It’s this time of year when dad cooks something spicy to make up for the artic temperatures outside. The temperatures may be cold, but the kitchen is hot. This shrimp soup is tasty and will give you a fire in your belly. What You’ll Need The ingredient list is a little long because this is a very filling soup. It’s the kind of soup that feels like you …

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Holiday Drinks: Easy Recipes For Dad

Homemade Peppermint Hot Chocolate

Christmas is one of the best times of the year for dads. We love watching our children play in the snow, build snowmen and dream about Santa Claus and his eight reindeer. One of the best ways for families to bond is by drinking some Christmas beverages and there are plenty of easy recipes that you can make in a snap. Dad’s Famous Homemade Hot Chocolate Who hasn’t felt the warmth of hot chocolate after a cold afternoon in the snow? For me, it’s always been a symbol of Christmas and something we do after putting the tree up each …

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Christmas Pound Cake by Daddy

loaf of pound cake on wooden cutting board

This Daddy in the kitchen recipe is a cranberry pound cake. While the kids call it “Daddy in the kitchen”, kids are welcome to help with this recipe too. Kids love to measure, and there is a lot of that to do with this recipe, so you can bake as a family. Here’s what we need to make this recipe: For the cake: 187 grams flour sifted. (It’s approximately 1 ½c plus 3tbsp, but weigh it to make sure. Too much flour and it will be dense and dry.) ½ tsp baking powder pinch of salt 1c fresh cranberries 5oz …

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Dads that Cook Crockpot Dinners Go on Santa’s Good List

It’s not easy being a dad. We’re constantly being pulled from one place to other during the holidays by our jobs, wives, kids, etc. If you’re one of the many dads that cook during the holidays, then that’s one more thing that’s diverting your attention. You may love to cook, but who has the time to shop for presents, finish up work early so you can begin vacation and cook an amazing holiday meal for the family? The crock pot is our saving grace. It lets us fill the house with a delicious aroma for hours and we can just …

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