Lunch Recipes

Lunch recipes are listed in alphabetical order

Shredded Chicken and Baked Eggs via Real Food by Dad

Baked Eggs with Shredded Chicken and Salsa

Posted on May 14th, 2015

Another breakfast recipe—shocker, right? Well, in my home breakfast rules and we have "breakfast" more often than not, so using eggs in a variety…

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Balsamic Kale & Chicken Sausage Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Balsamic Kale & Chicken Sausage Pizza

Posted on Feb 25th, 2015

We love pizza in my home and this Balsamic Kale & Chicken Sausage Pizza is no exception. It's full of flavor and the crust, well the crust - it…

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BBQ Chicken Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats via Real Food by Dad

BBQ Chicken Pizza Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Posted on Jul 28th, 2015

There are times when I want all the flavors of a barbeque chicken pizza but I want to skip the crust. For those times, I usually go for something…

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Beefy Enchilada Melt by Real Food by Dad

Beefy Enchilada Melt

Posted on Aug 12th, 2014

I'm all about summertime shortcuts. Beef enchiladas are a regular thing in my home, but beefy enchilada melts are a new found…

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Braised Chicken with Green Beans and Potatoes via Real Food by Dad

Braised Chicken with Green Beans and Potatoes

Posted on May 11th, 2015

Even though Mother's Day has come and gone, as has this dish I specifically made for Mother's Day dinner, it's managed to work it's way into our…

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Buffalo Chicken & Potato Casserole | Real Food by Dad

Buffalo Chicken and Potato Casserole

Posted on Mar 17th, 2015

Let's do bar food meets casserole. Sure, its unorthodox, but this is what happens when it's my turn to make dinner—most times, I don't have…

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Buffalo Chicken Meatballs | Real Food by Dad

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Posted on Oct 13th, 2015

That’s right, you read it correctly—Buffalo Chicken Meatballs. Why not? I’m all for making tailgating food easier. Because you know what that…

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Buffalo Wing Melt from Real Food by Dad

Buffalo Chicken Wing Melt

Posted on Jan 25th, 2015

Well, don't say I didn't warn you - Buffalo Chicken Wing Melt. Can you feel your arteries hardening? I figured it's the end of January, so we…

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Buffalo Wings Texas Nachos via REal Food by Dad

Buffalo Wings Texas Nachos

Posted on Jul 26th, 2015

I'm back on fatty food with no apologies. Because if there is one thing I excel at in the kitchen, it's finding balance. After last week's light and…

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Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake via Real Food by Dad

Butternut Squash Tortellini Bake

Posted on Oct 26th, 2014

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…

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Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Posted on Aug 5th, 2014

Fast and easy meals are a must around here. But having enough fast and easy recipes to please everyone in the family isn't always so easy. And as…

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Carne Asada Pizza | Real Food by Dad

Carne Asada Pizza

Posted on Mar 8th, 2015

Pizza is a big deal in my home. My family will gladly eat a simple cheese or chicken pizza 2-3 times a week, but sometimes I need something more,…

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Carne Asada Melt | Real Food by Dad

Carne Asada Taco Melt

Posted on Aug 16th, 2015

I'm still on my tailgate food run and the season hasn't even started, but man am I going to be ready with all these burgers, here, here and here and…

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Cheddar and Jalapeno Turkey Waffle Melt via Real Food by Dad

Cheddar & Jalapeno Turkey Waffle Melt

Posted on Sep 7th, 2014

I'm still stuck on waffl'n. As long as everyone is enjoying them, why not—right? I'm sure at some point it will jump the shark, but until then I'm…

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Cheeseburger Casserole via Real Food by Dad

Cheeseburger Casserole

Posted on Sep 14th, 2014

I'm always up for a casserole. Especially when we are juggling school schedules, baseball games and the daily baby stuff. And make it a cheeseburger…

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Cheesey Bacon Jalapeno Potato Chip Pizza Bites via Real Food by Dad

Cheesy Bacon and Jalapeno Potato Chip Pizza Bites

Posted on Sep 20th, 2015

Whoa. I know, it's a bit long-winded in title, but you won't mind when you get a bite of these. I'm back at it with this tailgating recipe that is a…

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Chicken Fajita Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole | Real Food by Dad

Chicken Fajita Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole

Posted on Sep 15th, 2015

Sure it's a mouthful: Chicken Fajita Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole, but if you have better name to capture all that this is, leave a comment. Until…

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Chicken, Zucchini, Fennel Frittata _ Real Food by Dad

Chicken Frittata with Roasted Fennel and Zucchini

Posted on Aug 26th, 2015

I'm back with recipe #4 for the TABASCO 10-Ingredient Challenge, Chicken Frittata with Roasted Fennel and Zucchini. I have to admit, I'm…

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs via Real Food by Dad

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Posted on Jul 29th, 2014

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…

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Chicken Ranch Casserole via Real Food by Dad

Chicken Ranch Casserole

Posted on Jul 8th, 2014

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…

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Naan Pizza by Real Food by Dad

Chicken, Pancetta and Broccoli Naan Pizza

Posted on Aug 14th, 2014

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. That means lots…

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Chili Cheese Hasselback Potatoes | Real Food by Dad

Chili Cheese Hasselback Potatoes

Posted on Aug 20th, 2015

If it isn't already obvious, I'm gearing up for tailgating season with another fun recipe. You are going to love these Chili Cheese Hasselback…

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Chili Cheese Pull Apart Bread

Posted on Oct 20th, 2015

Get ready to lick your fingers with this Chili Cheese Pull Apart Bread. It's super easy to make and great for any gathering. To further convince…

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Chili Mac and Cheese

Posted on Jul 12th, 2015

There was a time in my life when I didn't like, much less, eat leftovers. Nowadays, with two boys, a baby, work and coaching—bring on the…

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SmashChicken Classic Sandwich via Real Food by Dad

Copycat SmashBurger Chicken Sandwich

Posted on Apr 27th, 2014

It was a typical weekend full of baseball madness here. Games, practices, hanging out at the fields, several trips to the snack bar. I am wiped out.…

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie by Real Food by Dad

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Posted on Sep 9th, 2014

This has always been one of my favorite comfort dishes. And up until recently, I would either buy it or bribe Naomi to make it—now I make it when I…

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Chicken Satay | Real Food by Dad

Easy Chicken Satay

Posted on Jun 4th, 2015

You know what I love about summer - grilling. It's easy and most of all, it keeps the house from turning into a sweat box from the oven being on.…

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Easy Stuffed Rolled Chicken via Real Food by Dad

Easy Stuffed Rolled Chicken

Posted on May 15th, 2014

How do you give your kids a vote in meal planning? I mean, aside from pizza, burgers, chicken tenders...cereal. Easy! You give them one of your…

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Seared Short Ribs via Real Food by Dad

Fast and easy meals made even quicker

Posted on Oct 5th, 2015

You know you've been there—meal planning on Sunday and you end up with two meals and blanks for the other days. Or maybe you don't meal-plan that…

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Fish Tacos with Strawberry Corn Salsa | Real Food by Dad

Fish Tacos with Strawberry Corn Salsa

Posted on Jul 23rd, 2015

If you are a regular reader here, you know I go back and forth between light and crisp dishes like this and over-the-top dishes like this, this and…

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Rice Balls | Real Food By Dad

Fried Rice Balls

Posted on Aug 25th, 2015

Day 3 of the TABASCO 10-Ingredient Challenge and I'm pulling from my tailgating reservoir of recipes. Are you familiar with rice balls or…

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Fried Zucchini _ Real Food by Dad

Green Pepper Fried Zucchini

Posted on Aug 28th, 2015

This fried zucchini is my last recipe for the TABASCO 10-Ingredient Challenge. What a week! So much fun. If you have been following along,…

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Grilled Chicken and Asparagus Tart via Real Food by Dad

Grilled Chicken and Asparagus Tart

Posted on May 19th, 2015

Do you ever have one of those days where you can't decide which way to go? That was me with this—the filling—I could have gone with a pasta toss,…

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Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Pepper Crepe Quesadilla via Real Food by Dad

Grilled Chicken and Roasted Red Peppers Crepe-Quesadilla

Posted on Feb 12th, 2015

It's a crepe, it's a quesadilla   .  .  .  its something. Couldn't come up with a clever name without laughing. But it's really good. Sure, I…

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Grilled Chicken and Summer Vegetables with Real Food by Dad

Grilled Chicken and Summer Vegetables

Posted on Jul 5th, 2015

I'm all about lazy days of summer. There are those days when I just don't want to step into the kitchen and cook. The idea of prepping, cooking and…

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Grilled Lamb Bowls | Real Food by Dad

Grilled Lamb Salad Bowls

Posted on Jun 14th, 2015

Admittedly, I'm not much for salad. Generally they are too light, and often times it's hard on my stomach. But throw some hearty meat in there like…

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Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014

We are a pretty darn simple family, in every way possible, and we wouldn't have that any other way. Sure, life is pretty chaotic and crazy at times,…

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Homemade Peach Fruit Roll Up via Real Food by Dad

Homemade Peach Fruit Roll-up Recipe

Posted on Sep 8th, 2015

Time to tap into your inner child and get down with some homemade fruit leathers, or as my son so lovingly calls them, fruit roll-ups. You…

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How to make pesto | Real Food by Dad

How to make basil pesto

Posted on Jul 14th, 2015

This is one of those recipes that everyone should know how to make. Its versatility is one that makes it a staple in my refrigerator. We use basil…

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Pizza via RealFoodbyDad

How to make pizza crust

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

We are all about quick and easy meals in our home, and pizza is no exception. Along with being easy & fun to make and inexpensive to construct,…

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Pesto and Roasted Red Pepper Grilled Cheese via Real Food by Dad

How to make the Perfect Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted on Apr 15th, 2014

As you will learn if you visit this site regularly, we love cheese here in the Robinson house. While I know it's not always the healthiest addition…

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Individual Cheeseburger Pull-Apart Bread _ Real Food by Dad

Individual Cheeseburger Pull-Apart Bread

Posted on Apr 5th, 2015

What's better than pull-apart bread? Individual pull-apart bread. Because nothing is worse than waiting behind someone to "pull-apart" their piece…

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Bratwurst Hot Tub

Johnsonville Brat Hot Tub

Posted on Oct 25th, 2014

There is nothing fancy about this dish, but don't be fooled by its humble appearance. It is so full of flavor and comes together quickly and easily.…

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Killer Beef Kabobs | Real Food by Dad

Killer Beef Kebabs

Posted on Sep 10th, 2015

Well football season has officially started. Woo-hoo! And to kick things off I'm sharing my Killer Beef Kebabs. I don't know when or how it…

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Killer Ham and Cheese Melt via Real Food by Dad

Killer Ham and Cheese Melt

Posted on May 8th, 2014

I am having the time of my life with this blog. The cooking, the baking, the writing, the photography, the social media aspect to it, you name it.…

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Layered Tropical Smoothies | Real Food by Dad

Layered Tropical Smoothies + Move more. Get Fit.

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2015

Yup,  you read that right—Move more. Get Fit. It's summer so it seems apropos to pair these tropical layered smoothies and Jawbone's little…

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Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches from Real Food by Dad

Mac-n-Cheese Stuffed Meatball Sandwiches

Posted on Jun 8th, 2014

I love when I see something on sale, especially when it's buy one get one free, or to put it another way, 2 for 1. And why shouldn't that apply to…

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Mediterranean Lamb Burger | Real Food by Dad

Mediterranean Lamb Burger

Posted on May 26th, 2015

Grab the paper towel roll, this zesty lamb burger is going to be messy and worth every drippy bit! Okay, so you can minimize the mess and skip the…

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Beefy Nacho Casserole from Real Food by Dad

Mexican Beefy Nacho Casserole

Posted on May 13th, 2014

What the heck happened to free time? Seriously, every time I think we may have some, we don't. School, baseball schedules, doctor's appointments,…

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Mixed Berry Crumble | Real Food by Dad

Mixed Berry Crumble + Move More. Get Fit.

Posted on Jun 10th, 2015

See that mixed berry crumble beneath that giant scoop of vanilla ice cream - I've earned it. According to the Jawbone device and app, more on that…

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Must-Have Tailgating Recipes

Posted on Sep 29th, 2015

Football season is a big deal around here, between the game itself and the food there is a lot going on here on game day. I’m not sure…

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Name this burger | Real Food by Dad

Name this burger! + Giveaway

Posted on Aug 9th, 2015

Are you seeing it all yet . . .  the patty, because all good burgers start here, pastrami because there can never be too much meat, crispy onions…

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Oven Roasted Jerk Chicken Kabobs by Real Food by Dad

Oven Roasted Jerk Chicken Kabobs

Posted on May 29th, 2014

I rarely believed my friends when they would tell me how their newborn was already sleeping through the night. Until now. Our little guy Connor, who…

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Pancetta and Fig Pizza _ Real Food by Dad

Pancetta and Fig Jam Pizza

Posted on Apr 19th, 2015

I am the designated pizza maker in the family. And while pizza is usually a Friday night affair, this Mother's Day I'll be making this fig preserve…

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Baked Zucchini Quiche with Roasted Chicken and Fennel via Real Food by Dad

Paper-Thin Zucchini Quiche with Roasted Chicken and Fennel

Posted on Aug 24th, 2015

Breakfast food as dinner has always been an acceptable thing in my home. So when the natives start to get tired of the usual "brinner" affair, I…

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Philly Cheese Steak Pull-Apart Bread | Real Food by Dad

Philly Cheese Steak Pull Apart Bread

Posted on Mar 15th, 2015

I have to say, I'm pretty excited to be sharing this Philly cheese steak pull apart bread with you. The idea of it is pretty ridiculous, so I knew it…

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Pulled Chicken Sandwich from Real Food by Dad

Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Posted on Nov 9th, 2014

Holiday madness is here and I'm arming myself with some easy recipes, like this Pulled Chicken Sandwich. I promised Cole we would go crazy…

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Ranch Hummus | Real Food by Dad

Ranch Hummus + Giveaway!

Posted on Aug 4th, 2015

I can't believe school is less than a month away and that I'm already shopping for school supplies, talking about back-to-school clothes and planning…

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Sausage and Peppers Burger via Real Food by Dad

Sausage and Peppers Burger

Posted on Aug 13th, 2015

It's time to get ready for some football, so I thought we might as well get geared up and conditioned for some tailgating with another burger for the…

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Sausage and Peppers Fettucine from Real Food by Dad

Sausage and Peppers Fettuccine

Posted on Sep 18th, 2014

I should clarify, that's Sausage and Peppers Fettuccine with some spinach. I know the traditional sausage and peppers is just that—sausage and…

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Sausage and Pepper Frittata with Real Food by Dad

Sausage and Peppers Frittata

Posted on Oct 25th, 2015

Let’s get spicy today with this sausage and peppers frittata that’s filled with sausage, mushrooms, potatoes, and of course peppers and…

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Shepherd's Pie Pocket from Real Food by Dad

Shepherd’s Pie Pockets

Posted on Jul 17th, 2014

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…

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Slow-Cooker Chicken Tacos | Real Food by Dad

Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

Posted on Apr 28th, 2015

This Cinco de Mayo, let's keep things simple with an easy, slow-cooker chicken taco recipe. The idea of slow-cooker chicken tacos made with…

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Easy Slow Cooker Chili | Real Food by Dad

Slow Cooker Chili

Posted on Jul 9th, 2015

There are many things I love in our kitchen, but the slow cooker is near the top of my list of favorites. And every time I use it, I always wonder…

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwich from Real Food by Dad

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

Posted on Jun 17th, 2014

When the boys are around and the TV is on, it's baseball, basketball or Spongebob. And while I am a big fan of all 3 (yes, ALL 3), I need a little…

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Beer Pulled Pork | Real Food by Dad

Slow-Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

Posted on May 5th, 2015

Here's this week's fast and easy dinner that you can throw all in one pot. Don't worry about the beer, it's totally kiddo-safe. The eight…

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Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Southwestern Roasted Cauliflower Pizza

Posted on Jun 23rd, 2015

Look at that, a vegetarian meal and you would hardly know it by the looks of this loaded pizza. Generally, I love my pizza loaded to please my inner…

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Spicy Hawaiin Carnita Tacos via Real Food by Dad

Spicy Hawaiian Carnitas Tacos

Posted on Feb 8th, 2015

The slow cooker is where it's at these days, especially when it turns out food like these Spicy Hawaiian Carnitas Tacos. I'm all about prep, drop and…

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Spinach and Leek Quiche | Real Food by Dad

Spinach and Leek Quiche

Posted on Jun 21st, 2015

Summer is quickly setting in now that the kids are out of school. That means long days trying to beat the summer heat. Aside from going to the…

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Sriracha Mac & Cheese Vegetable Bake

Posted on Feb 18th, 2015

Everyone knows pretty much all kids love mac & cheese. But not all kids are so fond of veggies. Lucky for me, my little guy loves…

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Sriracha Sloppy Joes with Roasted Jalapenos | Real Food by Dad

Sriracha Sloppy Joes with Roasted Jalapenos

Posted on Jan 29th, 2015

Yes, I'm on a sriracha run. It's one of those spicy condiments that's not too spicy for my humble palate. Although as of late, my heat tolerance is…

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Chicken Stuffed Rolls _ Real Food by Dad

Stuffed Chicken Roll

Posted on Aug 23rd, 2015

If your family is anything like mine, chicken is on the menu 75% of the time. As a result, I'm always trying to find ways to keep…

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Easy Summer Veggie Tart with Real Food by Dad

Summer Vegetable Tart

Posted on Jul 31st, 2014

Where's the beef, chicken, pork . . . meat anything? Nope. Well at least not here, not today. Although, yes, I did have grilled chicken with this…

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Taco Pasta Salad

Posted on Apr 17th, 2014

Since my wife is pregnant, I have learned to pick up many of the cooking duties around here. And to my surprise, I absolutely love it (hence the…

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Taco Pizza via Real Food by Dad

Taco Pizza

Posted on Jul 15th, 2014

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…

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Tequila Lime Chicken Quesadilla via Real Food by Dad

Tequila Chicken Quesadillas

Posted on Jun 15th, 2014

Another awesome Father's Day has come and gone. And when I say awesome, it was perfect. Not because we did anything particularly exciting, but…

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Tex Mex Salad via Real Food by Dad

Tex Mex Salad

Posted on Jan 22nd, 2015

Yeah, I know, salad. But at least it's one that's full of goodies. And after all it's January, so I know many of you are doing detox, roll-backs,…

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Texas Beef Nachos via Real Food by Dad

Texas Beef Nachos

Posted on Sep 27th, 2015

Remember these carb-less nachos? They were such a big hit here. And I am all about game day grub lately. So I tried to pull it off here with just…

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Texas Chicken Nachos

Posted on Jan 13th, 2015

This is a carb-less play on the popular Texas Cheese Fries. I'm not a carb counter, but I'm also not a huge fry guy so, chicken seemed like a great…

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The Brunch Crunch Burger | Real Food by Dad

The Brunch Crunch Burger

Posted on Sep 1st, 2015

Come and get it  . . . a burger with bacon, crispy onions, cheese, jalapeno jack chips, more cheese and of course, a fried egg. I am all about…

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Tatcho Supreme | Real Food by Dad

Totcho Supreme

Posted on Mar 31st, 2015

That's right, Totchos—tater tot nachos. They're a thing and made a bigger thing by loading them up with some carne asada, chorizo, guacamole, sour…

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Trashy Huevos Rancheros via Real Food by Dad

Trashy Huevos Rancheros

Posted on Oct 9th, 2014

Huevos Rancheros and Doritos, why not? Trashed-up classics are a regular occurrence in our home, as I'm sure it is in many of yours. I just happen to…

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Waffled Stuffing via Real Food by Dad

Turkey and Waffles {that’s waffled stuffing!}

Posted on Nov 23rd, 2014

Waffled stuffing—you knew I had to go there. I would waffle ice cream if it were possible - hmm, maybe. But today, let's talk about waffled…

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Ultimate Breakfast Burrito | Real Food by Dad

Ultimate Breakfast Burrito

Posted on Oct 18th, 2015

Let's go big today with this Ultimate Breakfast Burrito. Admittedly, I over-stuffed mine and the burrito you see in the picture below came in at over…

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Waffled Tuna Melt with Real Food by Dad

Waffled Tuna Melt

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2014

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…

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Waffled Zucchini Fritter with Poached Egg and Grilled Chicken | Real Food by Dad

Waffled Zucchini Fritters

Posted on Feb 23rd, 2015

I'm back to my waffling ways with these Waffled Zucchini Fritters. A perfect topper to some grilled chicken, greens, and a poached egg. It's a…

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Zuchinni Boats | Real Food by Dad

Zucchini Boats

Posted on Apr 8th, 2015

Remember these potato boats? Well, I'm back at it with zucchini boats. Admittedly, I'm the big carnivore in the house, the boys run somewhere…

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