Peach and Blackberry Margarita Popsicles

July 22, 2014  |  Cocktail, Dessert, Easy, Fruit, Party, Popsicles, Sweets  |  40 Comments

I’m sure everyone has those things that reminds them of those hot summer days as a kid. For me, most of the time it’s seeing my boys out in front of the house playing catch with bright red faces, then coming back inside for a popsicle or an otter pop. Along with that, it can be something as simple as the smell of something or the taste of a certain food, especially fruit.

Peach and Blackberry Margarita Popsicles from Real Food by Dad

Can you guess where I’m going? Yup, these popsicles came about from an abundance or ripe peaches.

Read More Post a comment (40)

Jalapeno Chicken Poppers

I have done nothing but brag about our new baby, and specifically, what an angel he is and how he does nothing but sleep and rarely cries. Boy has that changed lately! He is 2 months old today and is starting to show his feisty personality. While it’s exhausting, it’s still cute. It’s all part of the process. So coming up with recipe ideas in the midst of his fussiness is not all that easy. However, I am pretty darn happy with these little Jalapeno Chicken Popper appetizers that I made for some company tonight.

Jalapeno Chicken Poppers from Real Food by Dad

It was one of those last-minute get togethers this afternoon and I feel like I’ve been in a creative rut lately, so creating  these were lots of fun. Something about touching my food, pounding the chicken, folding, wrapping it, then filling the house up with the savory smell of it, nothing changes my mood for the better faster. And I only needed a quick run to the store for the prosciutto, so that helped a ton.

Read More Post a comment (66)

Shepherd’s Pie Pockets

I’ve always been a decent multi-tasker, but with the recent birth of our third son (7 weeks old), I am quickly becoming a multi-tasking machine. We both are in fact, we have no other choice if we want to keep these blogs going! Cooking, baking, styling, shooting, writing, social media, you name it, all done most of the time with one hand. Impressive huh?!

Shepherd's Pie Pocket from Real Food by Dad

And along with that, the more I am all about quick & easy, fun & tasty meals for the family. These Shepherd’s Pie Pockets fit that to a tee. These turned out as good as I expected. Comfort food in a crescent roll. Love that they are hand held and not messy at all, which makes a dad like me happy. Less to wipe off the table and sweep off the floor!

Read More Post a comment (63)