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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

July 29, 2014  |  Appetizers, Cheese, Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Savory  |  59 Comments

If you haven’t guessed by now, I’m a huge sandwich fan. You can find some of my standbys here, here, here and here. So while I could have stuffed these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in a sandwich, I left them as is.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs by Real Food by Dad

This way, we could eat them over pasta, on polenta, or in a sandwich. Although they were so good, we ate most of them on sticks dipped in marinara. The whole “making something else to go with it” is great when you have time and aren’t running on only breakfast at 4 pm.

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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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Taco Pizza

July 15, 2014  |  Beef, Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Lunch, Mexican, Savory  |  91 Comments

What do you do when half of your family wants pizza for dinner and the other half wants tacos? You give them both, in this all-in-one mash-up Taco Pizza!

Taco Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Lucky for me, it was a huge hit—love it when that happens! It was especially so with my bird-like eating boy Cole, who had more than two slices. Generally, leftovers are a scarce thing, but at the end of this dinner there was one piece left over and I nabbed it for my next day’s breakfast and cracked an egg on top of it.

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