Archive for Pork

Chicken, Pancetta and Broccoli Naan Pizza

I’m all about fast and easy lately. The end of summer is closing in on us and my boys are determined to make every day count.

Naan Pizza by Real Food by Dad

That means lots of pool time, baseball, going to the indoor trampoline park and playing outside.

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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  |  72 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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