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Wagyu vs. Kobe Steak… What’s the real deal?

What is Wagyu Steak

Hey Peeps – I wanted to follow up about the post I did about Wagyu on FaceBook (see post here)… loved all the comments. Keep ‘em coming. Some of you questioned whether or not I bought real Wagyu and mentioned that it’s only from Japan. You prompted me to do some research today and talk to the butcher where I got the meat… What I learned from him was… “Wagyu (which actually means Japanese cow in Japanese) is a breed of beef cattle and there are actually four breeds of wagyu. Japanese Black is one of the four breeds, and makes up …

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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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Cooking With Dad: Beating the Spice Game

The thing about kids, especially teenagers, is they have the constitution of a goat. They’ll sit back and eat anything and everything under the sun including spicy foods. Cooking with dad soon becomes about how many ways can we burn through our stomachs. We’re not all able to handle hot peppers and other major spices, but if you’re willing to take your time and follow a few simple rules, then you might be taking down those ghost peppers like a pro. Take It Slow Eating spicy food is like training for a marathon. You don’t wake up one day and …

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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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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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Freshness Counts for Dads that Cook

When your kids get older, you find yourself heading out to the four corners of the earth taking them to everything from soccer practice to ballet recitals. There’s hardly time to breathe, let alone creating the healthy meals that dads that cook would like to. It’s easy to forego the fresh fruit and veggies in favor of canned pasta or microwave meals, but processed foods aren’t going to have the vitamins and minerals that the fresh food does. In fact, processed foods, while usually inexpensive and quick to eat, are filled with preservatives and other chemicals that you don’t want …

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Cooking For the Family: Spice Up Grilled Cheese

One of the staple foods of any dad cooking for the family is the classic grilled cheese. It’s fast, it’s easy and boy is it tasty. Odds are your mom or dad taught you the same way to cook grilled cheese as everyone else. You heat a pan on the stove or use a hot griddle and place a piece of bread on the surface with the buttered side down. Add a couple pieces of American cheese and then top with a second piece of bread with the buttered side up. When the bottom piece is golden brown, flip it …

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Experimenting in the Kitchen while Cooking with Daddy

There’s this trick that authors and screenwriters use. They trick the audience into loving a character, no matter how flawed that character has been. A trick that cooking with daddy can use in their own life. Storytellers make you think someone is one-dimensional. And then, bam! They hit with you with an unsuspecting bit of information that makes the character mysterious, multidimensional and loveable. Just picture a warrior. He doesn’t speak much. He’s mean. He always gets the job done and expects others to keep their word. Others fear him. But then, you see him nurse a wounded dog back …

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Back To School – Easy Family Dinners!!

The kids are finally back at school, so that means we finally have our mornings and afternoons back. We can start making plans and getting work done, but we still need easy dinner ideas. Don’t fret about getting it all done when you can make easy family dinners with little effort — thanks to your crockpot. With the crockpot, you put everything in first thing in the morning and let it cook all day. It’s no fuss and the slow cooking seals in the flavor and moisture. Crockpot Roast and Vegetables This is a classic crockpot recipe which we enjoy …

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