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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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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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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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Easy Recipes For Halloween

Autumn Pumpkin Spice Latte

Alright folks, step right up to the scariest kitchen in the land. It’s filled with tantalizing delights that will tickle your tummy and dazzle your taste buds. Halloween is perhaps the best time of the year for easy recipes that fit the theme of macabre. I’ve traversed the world and back again to find recipes that will make your kids squirm with delight. (Cue creepy organ music.) Mummy Dogs While there may be fewer things more frightening than the hot dog itself, they taste just so darn good. You’ve probably heard of crescent dogs, but when Halloween comes around trade …

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Dads Cooking with Pears…Say What?

Dads cooking with pears may seem like something out of a badly written Hallmark movie, but in reality pears offer a great taste and texture that few other fruits possess. While many people prefer to use apples for cooking, the pear is actually a very fitting alternative. You can pretty much substitute pears in any recipe that calls for apples. Also, don’t forget that pears are pretty awesome as a standalone, but there are a few tips and tricks you should know. The Right Pear for the Job Much like there are many different types of apples out there, there …

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My Daddy Cooks with Pumpkin Guts

Colorful Pumpkins.

Carving out the pumpkin for Halloween is a great time and some serious family fun, but what do you do with all those pumpkin guts, especially since the kids proudly exclaim, “my daddy cooks?” It’s a shame to throw away all that good pulp, but few people realize that it’s great for cooking. While everything under the sun is pumpkin flavored this month, we can create something genuinely pumpkinized with all those guts. Easy Pumpkin Broth Remove the guts from your pumpkin and take out all the seeds. Get a stock pot and put a couple tablespoons of olive oil …

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My Daddy Cooks the Best Cold Desserts

Strawberry Ice

It’s hot and the best way to cool off is with a few cold desserts. We’re not talking about slightly chilled or lukewarm — we’re talking ice cold to help stave off the summer heat. When your child says, “My daddy cooks the best summer desserts,” you’ll know she means it. What’s really great about these recipes is that most of them don’t even need the oven at all. Recipe #1 – Ice Cream Pie This is one of those no brainers that my kid and I love. Plus, it’s simple and fast to make. First, take a package of …

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