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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. Hot Buffalo Wings These wings are hot and spicy with a hint …

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When Cooking for the Family Becomes Too Much

Life isn’t easy. We all know that it’s filled with ups and downs. Sometimes we can handle them, and other times we begin to feel overwhelmed. When we guys began cooking for the family, maybe it was out of necessity or out of a sense of duty. Maybe we just loved it. When things take a turn for the worse, cooking is one love that can quickly become a burden. Don’t worry when this happens. We can make it through it, you just follow a few steps. Not Every Meal Has to Be a Feast We all get overwhelmed. Maybe …

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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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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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Cook Like A Man: Plan Valentine’s Day Now

Portrait of romantic couple at Valentine's Day dinner

Unless we want to spend a few days in the doghouse, it’s about time to start planning for Valentine’s Day. Valentine’s Day is the biggest holiday for couples and ruining it is a nightmare best not even considered. It’s still about three weeks out, but if we want this to be one for the record books or cook like a man, then the planning starts now. A last minute bouquet of flowers leftover from the grocery store and some frozen chicken parmigiana aren’t going to cut it. Confirm the Babysitter Valentine’s Day is big for everyone. That includes grandparents and …

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Dad Cooks Healthy for the New Year

Happy New Year

The New Year is here and while we’ll still be subconsciously putting 2017 down for two months, it’s time to think about new beginnings. No, I’m not talking about a Glee spinoff, but keeping up with that eating healthier New Year’s resolution. When dad cooks healthy, the family tends to cringe; but there’s no need to feed them boring steamed vegetables and baked chicken again and again and again. There are many ways to eat healthy and make it appetizing. Alter the portions If you’re anything like me, then meat takes up most of the plate. An amazing hamburger topped …

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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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