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Johnsonville Brat Hot Tub

October 25, 2014  |  Appetizers, BBQ, Bites, Easy, Lunch, Party, Pork, Sausage, Savory  |  24 Comments

There is nothing fancy about this dish, but don’t be fooled by its humble appearance. It is so full of flavor and comes together quickly and easily. The perfect game day grub without a doubt.

Johnsonville Bratwurst hot tub

Yesterday was my brother’s birthday and I was tasked with bringing a dish. He generally follows a paleo diet, so anything waffled was out…bummer! So instead, I went for something meaty.

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Potato Boats

September 24, 2014  |  BBQ, Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Pork, Potato, Savory  |  104 Comments

My obsession for throwing a fried egg on everything continues. This Power Breakfast baked potato is totally legit, and a face-stuffer—and if that isn’t enough, I also had to make a Meat Lovers baked potato and a Pulled Pork baked potato.

Power Breakfast Baked Potato via Real Food by Dad

Are you sensing a run, here? I figured I might as well swap the popsicle out for a new fun run of something, since Summer is now behind us.

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Slow Cooker Ribs

June 29, 2014  |  BBQ, Dinner, Easy, Pork, Savory, Slow Cook  |  74 Comments

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It’s hard to believe we are more than halfway through 2014 already. Where has the first half gone?? Before you know it, we will all be in full holiday shopping mode, which we love. Slow down, Matt. I know, I know. I get like that though. I should say, “we” get like that. Anxious for special moments and memories. Naomi and I love being parents and enjoy making every moment special with and for our boys. And this weekend was no different.

Slow-Cooker Ribs from Real Food by Dad

Two baseball tournaments for the boys, 25 miles apart, but thanks to our awesome friends (& neighbors), we made it work. While the tournaments haven’t been a big success so far, we make sure our boys play “in the moment” and look at the big picture. While we love to win, it’s not always about that. I am a coach, but I am first and foremost a dad, and it’s important for the boys to learn that life has its up and downs, lots of both in fact. It’s how they deal with both, especially adversity, that will build character and help them develop a good attitude. Which is what we always tell the boys – a good attitude will get you far in life. Am I right?

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