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Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake

The waffle iron is broken (probably from overuse!), I was out of bacon and most of the cheese in the house was depleted. In fact, the refrigerator and pantry were looking pretty bare, so what follows is a vegetarian style dish.

Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake via Real Food by Dad

Yep, vegetarian. I know, gasp. I did that too when I realized my protein intake would be in the negative as I was making this. But then . . .

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Waffled Tuna Melt

October 22, 2014  |  Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Sandwiches, Savory, Waffle  |  56 Comments

Lunch happens quickly around my home, whether it’s during the week when I’m blogging or the weekends when we are between baseball games and family commitments. For that reason, fast and easy meals like this waffled tuna melt are a sanity preserver and time saver.

Waffled Tuna Melt via Real Food by Dad

At one time in life, fast food would have been what I would reach for. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not gonna lie, it still happens once in a while. But now more often than not, I’m in the kitchen making fast meals. And I know exactly what’s in them!

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Beef Pot Pies

October 16, 2014  |  Beef, Comfort, Dinner, Easy, Pockets, Potato, Savory, Vegetables  |  83 Comments

You knew it had to happen—the follow-up to the easy chicken pot pie are these beef pot pies. It took me a few turns at this before I got the recipe right, but I know you will love this. As for making them minis, well I knew from the onset I would make them this way after seeing these.

Mini Beef Pot Pie via Real Food by Dad

And I know feeding mini anything to my lazy-eater Cole increases his consumption. Why this is I haven’t exactly figured out, but it works, so I don’t want to jinx it.

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