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Jalapeno Chicken Poppers

I have done nothing but brag about our new baby, and specifically, what an angel he is and how he does nothing but sleep and rarely cries. Boy has that changed lately! He is 2 months old today and is starting to show his feisty personality. While it’s exhausting, it’s still cute. It’s all part of the process. So coming up with recipe ideas in the midst of his fussiness is not all that easy. However, I am pretty darn happy with these little Jalapeno Chicken Popper appetizers that I made for some company tonight.

Jalapeno Chicken Poppers from Real Food by Dad

It was one of those last-minute get togethers this afternoon and I feel like I’ve been in a creative rut lately, so creating  these were lots of fun. Something about touching my food, pounding the chicken, folding, wrapping it, then filling the house up with the savory smell of it, nothing changes my mood for the better faster. And I only needed a quick run to the store for the prosciutto, so that helped a ton.

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Slow Cooker Ribs

June 29, 2014  |  BBQ, Dinner, Easy, Pork, Savory, Slow Cook  |  70 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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Bourbon Molasses Pork Chops

June 22, 2014  |  Dinner, Easy, Pork, Savory  |  78 Comments

I am up to my ears in baseball lately. All-star practices, batting practices, scrimmages, team parties and dinners, you name it. And if you are a regular reader of this blog, then you probably know that I love every minute of it. The downside is, I am married to a ridiculously talented food blogger that can’t quite bake, cook, style, or photograph with a baby in her arm while I’m at baseball. so we are constantly trying to stay on schedule with everything.

Bourbon Molasses Pork Chops from Real Food by Dad

In with that, everyday things are getting put off lately. Cars need to be tuned-up, the house needs a deep scrubbing, and the gym needs to be visited more regularly. All in due time I suppose. Later this week. Yeah, right. One particular thing that I haven’t gotten around to is cleaning our grill. As of yesterday, it is officially summer and that means BBQ time, right? Well, like everything else, I will get around to that, so until then, I adapted and made these tasty Bourbon Molasses Pork Chops in the kitchen. That’s how things are going to get done around here until we find some time.

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