My BigMouth Blog | A Blog by Jason Glover

Get Your Kids to Cook Like a Dad on the Grill

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 creating the perfect brisket or delicious hamburger. When it’s time for our children to take up the spatula and grill tongs, grab your apron and suit up because Iron Man has nothing on us. Tip #1: Safety First Our children are precious, but they’re also …

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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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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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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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With Men Cooking, Cut Out the Distractions

Most men have short attention spans and are easily distracted, especially by something fun and/or shiny. It’s not our fault. It’s just how we were made. This can be a problem when it comes to men cooking. One false move and instead of golden brown toast, you have a smoldering inferno and your home looks like a scene from Backdraft. Unless you like to get visits from those nice men with axes and fire hoses, follow these tips to make sure you keep your eye on the ball. Turn Off the TV When you bake something, there is a lot …

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