What’s Cookin’

Some favorite recipes from Dad or Alive and his foodie friends.

Nov24

Kitchen Sink Guacamole.

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Last night I got to shred up a Tostitos #GameTimeSnacks twitter party with a few dad friends – Life of Dad, The Rock Father and Rick on the Rocks. It was a great excuse to actually document the insanity behind making our own guacamole. This recipe is something that my wife and I have adapted

Sep13

Mushroom Bruschetta – Enter Your Favorite Mushroom Recipe to Win $500!

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Pssst… yo dude. Yeah you. You wanna eat some ‘shrooms? I got whatever you want. Woody, earthy, small, dark and hearty…I even got some some new stuff for the fall… delicate, young, translucent, eccentrically stemmed caps cascading shelflike from the surface of dead hardwood trees… I love the ‘shrooms, man. Wait, I know what you’re thinking…not

Aug6

ASPARAGUS & SWEET CORN CAPRESE SALAD.

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I’m just going to go ahead and quote Lana Del Rey right now. I’ve got that summertime, summertime sadness. Although, I think she’s actually crooning in her sultry voice about the end of a summer fling, while I’m yodeling in my off-key voice about being hot as ballz, sweaty, miserable and unable to force myself

Jun25

Homemade Strawberry Watermelon Creamsicles from Heaven.

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Last summer I was faced with the tough decision of whether or not my four year old boy was ready for kindergarten. Let me rephrase that…. I was faced with the tough decision of  whether or not I was ready for kindergarten. In the long run, I was able to get past my feelings of

Apr2

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #9: Chocolate Lo Mein Easter Nests.

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I love candy. I think I’ve mentioned this before. I also love candy-like treats that are made specifically to hold, cradle and protect more candy. Yes, I’m a child trapped in a lady’s body. A lady who looks forward to every holiday and the sheer joy of making, eating and gifting candy-like treats. Easter is

Feb21

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #8: OVEN-BAKED SKILLET PUFF-PANCAKE.

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Let’s fast-forward to tomorrow morning… or even Sunday morning.  Chances are, you might have someone lying next to you in bed.  Whether it’s your husband, wife or even the stranger that somehow became your soul mate at 2:05am in front of the pub as they broke a heel or split their pants and tumbled to

Jun5

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #7: PANCETTA WRAPPED ASPARAGUS.

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Things my kids could care less about when it comes to asparagus: ✓     It’s a super green superfood that’s super rich in folic acid. You know, the B vitamin that helps prevent birth defects, depression, heart disease, diabetes, and a plethora of other crummy things. ✓     Each stalk of asparagus has less than four, wimpy

Feb8

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #6: VALENTINE’S DAY DINNER – SAHD STYLE

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NY Strip & Brie Sandwiches, Baby Green Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette AND Vanilla Ice Cream with Candied Rosemary Apples & Walnuts… February. The second most commercially celebrated month in America. Women all over are secretly pining for brighter bling, a smellier flower arrangement or a more fattening box of chocolates than any of their co-workers

Dec20

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #5: Peppermint Cocoa Swizzle Sticks.

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Let’s play pretend. You’re standing on the rim of a giant mug of steamy, creamy, dreamy hot chocolate. Big enough that you could jump in and drink your way out. You know, something like this: Or better yet… you could jump in armed with a giant chocolate dipped, peppermint studded marshmallow and use it as

Nov1

EAT YOUR HEART OUT #4: Hot Dog Jellyfish.

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One of the perks of being in a creative industry is that a good majority of my friends are of the same mind. They’re constantly supplying me with inspiration for both food and non-food related projects, which is fantastic because I really don’t have any extra time to scour the world-wide-web in search of the