Grilled Chicken and Summer Vegetables

I’m all about lazy days of summer. There are those days when I just don’t want to step into the kitchen and cook. The idea of prepping, cooking and cleaning becomes overwhelming. It’s just easier to grab take-out. And sometimes I do. Other times, I do it like this—15 minute prep, max—then it all goes on the grill.

Grilled Chicken and Summer Vegetables | Real Food by Dad

Easy cooking and even easier clean-up, especially if you serve this on paper plates. 

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4th of July Mixed Berry Swirl Popsicles

Okay, so the title is a bit long in description, but these were meant to be more striped red, white and blue, but they came out more swirled than I intended. So, I went with the long title to make sure nothing was missed.

Mixed Berry Popsicles via Real Food by Dad

If only life worked this way, right—miss the mark and just spell out what you intended and everyone says, “Got it! Give me more.”

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Deep Dish Monster Cookies

I was craving cookies. It’s not often that I want sweets, but when I do, it usually comes in the form of cookies. And since my little guy Cole is the same way, he was all over helping me out.

Deep Dish Monster Cookies via Real Food by Dad

These initially started out as chocolate chip cookies, but before I knew it, Cole had all kinds of ideas for what we could add-in. Some things made it in, most things did not—things like: red hots, gummy bears  . . . he’s been watching too much Chopped and probably channeling his mom’s tendencies for candy in cookies.

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