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My Daddy Cooks: Prepping Cookies and Milk For Santa

Smiling gingerbread man with red funnel mug. Additional cookies

Christmas Eve is full of anticipation for children as they anxiously await the unveiling of not only their presents currently under the tree, but also the ones Santa brings while they sleep. It’s traditional to leave a little gift of cookies and milk for Santa, I mean, he does go all around the world in one night, he’s got to be hungry. Make sure your child can tell his or her friends, “My daddy cooks cookies for Santa.” Milk and cookie prep is an integral part of the Christmas process. While it’s nothing to stress over, it can be a …

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Holiday Traditions: Cooking for the Family

The holidays are all about the family and bringing them together even when they are far away. It doesn’t matter if you’re a dad of toddlers or a grandfather looking forward to a Christmas visit, cooking for the family over the holidays can be a Christmas tradition that lasts generations. We’re dads that like to cook and that’s never truer than over the holidays. Here are some ways to make holiday dinners a long-lasting tradition. Holiday Food Every year, my family made certain dishes that were just our thing. Everyone had the turkey and ham, but my dad would always …

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Enjoy Being a Cooking Dad this Holiday Season

If you’re a cooking dad, you’ve probably already started thinking about your holiday menu. With the holidays right around the corner, there will be plenty of opportunities to try new and exciting recipes with your family. Whether you have a sweet tooth or prefer savory snacks, now is the time to pull out those recipe cards and start planning your holiday feast. The holidays are a great time to enjoy dad’s cooking It’s that time of year when goodies are everywhere, and savory and delicious meals are enjoyed by everyone. What a perfect time to share your love of cooking …

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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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Dad Cooking a Gingerbread House – EPIC

Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a few gingerbread houses decorating the landscape. These edible edifices don’t have to be your run of the mill single-story ranch, especially when you’ve got dad cooking. We build things. We make them better. We make them awesome. It doesn’t matter if we’re tweaking the timing of a Camaro or putting the finishing touches on a multi-story gingerbread tenement. Sure, you could just make a gingerbread house from one of those packets, put a few broken candy cane pieces on it and call it a day…or…you can turn it into a worthy dad domicile. Architectural …

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