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Cooking with Dad on Thanksgiving

Cooking with Dad is a great way to share recipes and create memories for your kids, but what about getting your own dad involved? When you add holidays and tradition in the mix, you’re guaranteed to create magic in the kitchen. It’s the time of year when cooking probably includes a meal that’s warm and comforting. It’s that time of year when your winter wear gets pulled out of the closet and the leaves crunch under your feet. The time has come for Thanksgiving and the memories you’ll create in the kitchen will last a lifetime. Cooking with Dad on …

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Recipes & Resources: There’s a First Time for Every Dad

Getting Dads Cooking with Confidence Cooking requires precision, patience, and a love of food. But dads cooking for the first time can easily be intimidated and overwhelmed by the kitchen. If you’re a cooking dad who is just starting out and in need of a little reassurance, you’ve come to the right place. I created this site for cooking dads who want to get more involved in the kitchen. So whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll be able to find valuable advice and cooking tools that will help to fuel your love of food. Where Does a Cooking …

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Can Mom Love Cooking With Dad

In traditional gender roles, the kitchen was Mom’s domain. As time went on and those lines began to blur, the kitchen was still considered Mom’s domain and cooking with Dad was, let’s face it…scary. Mom may be very protective of her kitchen, but that doesn’t mean you can’t both cook together and enjoy each other’s company. Mom and Dad in the same kitchen can possibly create some tension, but as long as Dad follows a few rules and tips, there is no reason why Mom can’t enjoy cooking with Dad. Set Your Tasks Nothing leads to fights quicker than when …

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Cooking for the Family Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Alright dad, it’s time to take off the gloves and put on the mitts because you’re cooking for the family tonight. For many men, the stove is an alien object that belongs in a science fiction movie next to the vacuum cleaner and that weird shaggy broom that people wipe the floors with. Don’t worry, if you can change the transmission blindfolded while telling your son about the finer points of football, then cooking a family meal shouldn’t be too difficult…right? Never let them see fear in your eyes and follow these steps to a great meal. Research, Research, Research …

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Everyone Laughs When It’s Dad Cooking

Some of the best dishes I ever created weren’t the tastiest. In fact, some of the foulest smelling experiments in culinary arts provide the fondest memories. Cooking is just as much about experimenting with the norm as feeding the family, and it doesn’t always come out as planned. The important part is that everyone has a good time. Experimentation Can Be Fun We see movies where the fish-out-of-water dad ends up burning the meal, sending a torrent of smoke into the home or we snicker as the wife and kids politely chew on food that is barely edible. The fact …

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Men Cooking for the First Time Can Be Scary…for Everyone

When it comes to men cooking, many women cringe and get a look of fear and trepidation. They love you, but if it doesn’t involve a microwave they think the kitchen will soon become an inferno rivaling that of hell itself. Many men have been sheltered from cooking because of dutiful mom, take-out and the aforementioned microwave cuisine; but don’t be afraid to branch out and try cooking for yourself. Keep It Simple For your first time at the helm, don’t try and cook beef wellington or risotto just because you saw it on “Hells Kitchen.” Instead, try something simple, …

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A Cooking Dad Is an Experimental Dad

Being a dad is about more than just throwing around the pigskin, teaching the best way to throw a right cross or hosting the occasional tea party. When you’re a cooking dad, your kids learn necessary life skills and the delicate art of culinary experimentation. Cooking Dads are Creative You can have a stack of cookbooks that go to the ceiling and follow every recipe to the letter, but you’ll never come up with your own signature dishes or experience the limits of flavor by following the directions. Dads don’t follow directions anyway, we make them up as we go …

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