I enjoy cooking. While I am not a chef my any means, I feel quite confident in my meal preparation for the family. Over the years I have tried and succeeded with many recipes either from someone else, or my own spin on something common.
Cooking to me is more about the journey than the destination. The process of picking a recipe, getting the ingredients and then cooking is one of my favourite things to do. I spend a lot of time flipping through cookbooks for inspiration or watching YouTube channels like Sam the Cooking Guy for more ideas and techniques. Online cooking shows and how-to videos have changed the landscape in a way that makes cooking much more inclusive than it has ever been.
If you follow my Instagram feed (and you should), you know I post a lot of food pictures of the latest barbeque session or recipes I am proud to have pulled off.
As a kid I was not that involved in the cooking or where dinner even came from. You sat down every night at 5pm and ate whatever was put in front of you. It was not until I was in my late 20’s that cooking clicked with me. Before that I pretty much stuck to burgers and dogs on a grill.
But as my love of cooking has grown, so has the variety that our kids have access to. Some of these dishes they are fans of now, I did not even know existed when I was there age.
So I hope first, they develop a wide love of different foods and by seeing both their parents enjoying cooking, it will click for them as well.
With the rise of meal kits and food delivery, I always wonder if they will want to cook, or even need to? That’s a depressing thought based on how much enjoyment I get out of it. Preparing a meal from scratch for the family or for guests and seeing how much they enjoy the food is one of the most awesome feelings. Even if you feel you could have done better – which is usually the case for me. I know, the chef is never 100% happy.
On this page I will be compiling all of the recipes I cook both my own and from other sources. I will also list my favourite cooking references as well.
Go and cook something today.
Like a Dad’s Favourite Recipes
Pulled Pork with honey mustard
Baby back ribs
Tator tot skillet
Meatball and noodle soup
Penne with red pepper sauce
Potato, broccoli and cheddar soup
Kentucky hot brown
Nashville hot chicken meatloaf minis
Sam’s chicken smash burgers
Roasted chicken drummies
Prosciutto penne with spinach
Chicken and sausage gumbo
Grilled flank steak with avocado salsa
Blue cheese-crusted filet mignon
Nashville hot chicken
Sam the Cooking Guy
Like a Dad’s Favourite Cookbooks
Chetty’s hot sauce