Greetings fellow Dads That Cook, my name is Michael Perea…. aka “Mix Master Michael”. A little background on myself, I was born in San Francisco CA, grew up just north in Sonoma County, Santa Rosa to be exact…. and for the past 15 years have called Las Vegas, Nevada home…. Way back in time July … Read moreRecipe of the Week…TIN CAN NACHOS with Mix Master – Michael Perea
Grilled Pork Chops with just the Basics Have you ever gone on a trip and stayed in a rental unit like VRBO or Airbnb? That’s the only way we go as I love to cook while on vacation. It’s so much easier! Our latest travel to Cabo San Lucas Mexico had me looking for supplies … Read moreGrilling Pork Chops with Limited Supplies in Cabo San Lucas
How to Fillet a Fish – Red Snapper! Not many of us know how to fillet a fish. I’m not the kind of guy that goes fishing, catches fish or even fillets fish. I was never taught how to do that! I know a lot of you guys go hunting or fishing and probably have … Read moreHow to Fillet a Fish – Red Snapper!
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 … Read moreWagyu vs. Kobe Steak… What’s the real deal?
Most of us hate to do a DEEP CLEAN of our grill. Usually, it’s just “HEAT THE SUCKER UP” and let all the grime burn off then scrap the heck out of it! That does work and is the norm… However, gunk still builds up and you need to get your DEEP CLEAN on! … Read moreMy Grill Needed a Rub-Down
Where did you learn how to grill? Was it though haphazard trial and error or did your dad teach you to cook like a man? Grilling is one of those rights of passage between a father and child that can impact their entire life. It’s generation after generation, passing down the tips and tricks for … Read moreGet Your Kids to Cook Like a Dad on the Grill
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 … Read moreQuick Dinner Ideas: Flaky Grilled Fish
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 … Read moreDad Cooks Homemade Easter Desserts
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 … Read moreDad Cooks: The Art of the Glaze
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 … Read moreDad Cooks with Leftover Chocolate