About Real Food by Dad

Welcome to Real Food by Dad, where I create and share real, easy-to-make, everyday meals, snacks and desserts. I am a husband, dad, coach, fitness & sports fanatic and totally amateur (and still learning) cook, fighting for kitchen space and ingredients with my food blogger wife.

What you will find here

Real Food by Dad is a blog intended to share recipes created by me or ones that I have simply found in a book, on the internet, or ones that have been shared with me by friends & family. Nothing too complicated or extravagant, really just good food that I can put together for my wife and 3 sons. If I don’t think my family will eat it and love it, I won’t make it.

I will also share with you some of my joys and struggles of being a good husband and father. I am proud of both of those blessings in my life. In fact, they are my two most important jobs and the reasons why I get up every morning with a smile on my face. So if I brag about my sons’ baseball games, their grades, the way they treat others, or my wife’s beauty, amazing baking and mothering talents, I hope you will find some enjoyment in that in addition to the recipes.


The images appearing on Real Food by Dad are photographed by me unless otherwise noted. If you would like to use any of my images, please seek my permission first. For any images not belonging to me, please contact the owner of that image (as I have done) and seek their permission. Additionally, if there is a photo you would like to pin that is not a Real Food by Dad original, please use the provided link and pin from the original source.

If you have any other questions, please click the Contact page or you can contact me at matt(at)realfoodbydad(dot)com or find me on IG or Twitter under the realfoodbydad handles.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope enjoy your time here and become a regular visitor!