Archive for Comfort

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!

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Chicken Ranch Casserole

Summer. My favorite time of year. The weather is perfect (as usual here), fruit is abundant, the beach is 15 minutes away, and the boys are out of school and enjoying every day to the fullest. We try not to sign them up for too many things over the summer. To us, summer is about taking it easy, going with the flow, finding adventure in every day. And with that, our summer dishes are usually quite simple and easy too, just like this Chicken Ranch Casserole.

Chicken Ranch Casserole via Real Food by Dad

Are you looking for an easy, family-pleasing dish that takes less than 30 minutes to make? Well, look no further, you’ve found it in this casserole. Only seven ingredients are needed and it’s so easy that the kids can help prepare this – chicken, taco seasoning, ranch dressing, chicken broth, heavy cream, spinach and rotini pasta. Of course, any pasta works, our boys just happen to prefer rotini for some reason.

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Epic Sundae

How do you cheer up a 7 year old boy whose all star baseball team got whooped in their tournament this weekend? Well, in addition to the usual “dad” words of wisdom – you did your best, you had an awesome attitude, it’s not always about winning, you’re a great teammate, etc., I decided the best pick-me-up would be through his little belly, with this Epic Sundae.

Epic Sundae by real Food by Dad

The longer you are a parent, the more little tricks you pick up, right? And with each child, you become a better parent. At least that is definitely the case for me. So learning what works and what doesn’t work, and when, is something that is extremely helpful when dealing with a child who is experiencing some emotions, good or bad. And food is sometimes all it takes, especially a yummy, easy-to-make dessert like this sundae.

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