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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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A Cooking Dad Dream Come True: Halloween Candy Pizza

It’s that time of year again when the leaves begin to change and children’s minds return to scary stories and gorging on Halloween candy. It’s also a great time for the cooking dad to scare up some entertaining grub for the family. This recipe melds two of every dad’s favorite things: candy and pizza. The Halloween candy pizza is a dessert pizza made using a cookie crust. The most difficult aspect of baking a large cookie pizza is making sure the middle is done and not raw…then again who complains about eating cookie dough? The Prep Start by preheating the …

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Fourth of July Man Cooking Ideas

Family Celebrating 4Th Of July

Patriotism is something that resonates deeply within each of us dads, so when the birth of our nation comes around, we like to go all out. When there is a man cooking Fourth of July treats, we know it’s going to be awesome. On that day, we take a little more pride in what we cook and who we’re cooking for. We’re celebrating our independence from foreign aggressors and being thankful for what we have. Patriotic Pigs in a Blanket The Fourth of July appetizer is the start of the meal and sets the tone for everything that comes after. …

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St. Patrick’s Day Supper Ideas: Corned Beef and Cabbage

Homemade Corned Beef And Cabbage

No matter where we come from, in March, we’re all Irish for one day. St. Patricks’ Day is a big holiday complete with parades and green beer flowing like water. If you’re looking for traditional Irish supper ideas, then cozy up to your favorite stock pot and cook up some corned beef and cabbage. The good news is it taste amazing, but your whole house will smell like cabbage. It’s just a friendly FYI from me to you. Brining the Beef (2 Days Before the Cabbage) Before we can get to boiling all that cabbage, we have to first prepare …

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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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What to Cook for Dinner on Halloween

Halloween monster spaghetti

Alright, all our little ghosts and goblins are ready for a night of Trick-or-Treating and we need to figure out what to cook for dinner. It has to special, it has to be tasty and it has to look gross. Halloween night is the night where we let their diet of vegetables and healthy food move to the side in favor of gorging on sweets and balls of popcorn glued together by caramel. Don’t let the little ones go out without a good old fashioned frightful dinner. Dead Man Meat Loaf Do you know what’s great about meatloaf besides being …

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Man Cooking Up Some Awesome Halloween Cocktails

Halloween Drinks - Bloody Mary Cocktail

The night is late and the candy has all been spent. The carcasses of tossed away costumes litter the floor and the little ones are up in bed with a bellyache from too many Snickers. The man cooking something up in the kitchen is the only thing keeping mom awake. She doesn’t realize that we have one last Halloween treat in store. These Halloween cocktails are perfect for all adult party or after winding down another year. The Black Or Bloody Martini Halloween is all about darkness and what lurks in the shadows. Vampires are drinking from the blood of …

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Dad Cooking this Labor Day? Try These Mouthwatering Ideas

Nothing gets men cooking like Labor Day. It is a man’s holiday combing grilling, meat and family. This Labor Day, we are trying to make it easy to cook, while staying in the tradition of mouthwatering for everyone. Hamburgers with a Kick Many families celebrate Labor Day with hamburgers and hot dogs, but that does not mean the burgers need to be boring. In fact, our burgers are anything but boring. Some people will tell you to add spices or breadcrumbs to the burgers to give them a kick and that does work, but that is not how this blog …

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Man Cooking: Valentine’s Day Desserts

Molten lava chocolate cake dessert self saucing pudding baked in

The plans are done. The kids are gone. The main course is ready to go. The only thing left is the Valentine’s Day dessert. When the man is cooking the dessert, he has to make sure it’s good. The dessert is the capper to the evening and it can’t underwhelm. It could mean the difference between a warm snuggle at the end of the night or a little bundle of joy nine months later. Unfortunately, not everyone is a magician in the kitchen. There are some EASY desserts that will make her swoon. Rice Crispie Treats Rice crispie treats are …

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What To Cook for Dinner on Valentine’s Day?

Shrimp Scampi

You may ask yourself what to cook for dinner several times a month, but it never matters more than on Valentine’s Day. It’s the most romantic day of the year and if we screw it up, we’re sitting in the doghouse at least until April. You have all the necessities such as babysitters taken care of and now it’s time to sit down and plan out your Valentine’s Day feast. We’ll take a look at the main courses here because dessert needs a whole other blog post. Salad or Appetizer? You’re significant other isn’t going to eat a thousand pounds …

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