Sunday, December 30, 2012

2012 Year in review in song, So Long 2012

Garlic and Parmesan Crusted Prime Rib

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Cajun turkey with Sweet and Sausage Stuffing

Thanks to Tony Chachere's Creole seasoning, this is so good.
Enjoy and be thankful.  Rob B

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Saturday, September 29, 2012

How to Catch, Clean and Cook a Trout,
Montana Style

Sunday, August 12, 2012

What's the best tasting tortilla chip?

After discovering Whole Food's $7 a lb. tortilla chips, we decided to do a taste test and see if they were worth it. Watch the video to discover the shocking truth, and watch me make fresh salsa.
crunch well,
Rob Barrett
Cooking for Dads

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Chicken Salad Sandwiches and Adventure

Here's a simple straightforward recipe for chicken salad sandwiches. Nothing special.

Cook well, Rob B

Monday, July 9, 2012

Peanut Sauce, Nectar of the Gods, (do not make this at home)

Sorry, this is just too addicting.
I shouldn't be sharing this recipe.
Please don't make it.
I don't want to be responsible.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Frogs, turtles and eels, recipes anyone?

Anyone got good recipes for frogs or eels? The prices are amazing.

Cook well?

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Teriyaki steak, satay for the rest of us

This is a really simple recipe, but sometimes the simplest things are the tastiest.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Pro-family dad gives finger to Reagan

Couldn't resist giving the "correct" finger to the Reagan portrait on the White House tour. POTUS denies any knowledge.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grilled Chicken Pizza - low carbs but great taste

Here's a fun idea I came up with for the ABC station here in town.  It's making a pizza while using chicken for the crust.

Take one breast of chicken per person, place them between sheets of plastic wrap and flatten to 1/4 inch with a meat hammer or a rubber mallet.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper and place on grill for 1 minute or until meat starts to turn white.
Flip meat over and add a think layer of pasta sauce, some mozzarela cheese and your favorite pizza toppings. Close the lid to the grill and let it cook for 3-4 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
Serve hot!
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Saturday, June 23, 2012

5 minute Chinese Beef and singing with Eric Hutchinson and Matt Nathanson

Here's a fun fast recipe that I actually put into song for our guests Eric Hutchinson (Watching You Watch Him) and Matt Nathanson. I love it how they joined in at the end. What good sports.

Rob's 5 Minute Chinese beef.

1 pound sirloin steak cut in small pieces, about 1/2 inch cubes.

Add a little sesame oil to a frying pan on high heat. Once pan is hot, add beef and fry until outside is brown flipping often. 

Lower heat and add:

2 spoonfuls hoisin sauce
2 spoonfuls soy sauce
1 spoonful sugar
2 spoonfuls rice vinegar
1 spoonful peanut butter

Stir until combined. Serve over rice. 

Optional, add 2 handfuls pea pods with ingredients for sauce. Stir until hot.

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Monday, June 18, 2012

Spicy Mustardy Grilled Onions

These are great either on a burger or just plain. Try 'em.

If you want to try that mustard girl mustard

cook well
Rob B

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Crispy Breakfast Egg Rolls

Crispy Breakfast Egg Rolls 

Try these for a fast and fun breakfast.

In a small bowl mix 1 tablespoon flour with 2 tablespoons cold water. Stir until combined.
Add 2 eggs, 1 spoonful sugar, a pinch of salt, and couple drops of soy sauce. Stir until it's combined.
Over medium heat lightly butter a nonstick pan and pour out a small amount of the egg mixture. Twirl the egg around until it is one layer. Cook for 30 seconds. 
Once the edges of the egg star to pull away from the pan, gently slide your spatula under and flip it over. 
Cook for another 30 seconds.
Flip over and cook for 15 seconds moving around any air bubbles that may appear. (They are a good thing.)
Flip over again, sprinkle with a little shredded cheese and bacon bits, making sure to get some of the cheese on the pan so it crisps up.
Remove, place on plate and roll up, starting at one end and wrapping tightly.
(For a real treat, spread with crab dip instead of cheese and bacon, we like the Blue Crab dip from Costco)

Enjoy, you've cooked well.

Rob Barrett
Cooking for Dads

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Super Bowl Ideas 2012

The Super Bowl is the second biggest eating day of the year in America (the first is Thanksgiving). So if you're looking for some quick ideas to feed your crew, here are two - Little Shrimp Cups and Pork Stuffed Corn Muffins.

Little Shrimp Cups

What you'll need:
1 bag of Tostitos Scoops
sour cream
1/2 lb little shrimp peeled
Seasoned salt like Lawry's or Thai Seasoning
Shredded cheese

Lightly fry the shrimp over medium heat lightly sprinkling with your seasoned salt.
Put a couple scoops of sour cream in a plastic sandwich bag. Cut a small corner off the bag to make a makeshift pastry bag. Squeeze a little sour cream in to the bottom of each Scoop.

 Then add a few of the little shrimp.

Sprinkle with a little shredded cheese and then place under the broiler until the cheese just melts.

 Serve and root against the Patriots.

 Pork Stuffed Corn Muffins

This idea I got from my friend Chef John at

What you'll need:
Barbecued Pork from your favorite BBQ joint.
Jiffy Corn muffin mix

Mix the Jiffy corn muffin mis according the box directions.
In a greased muffin pan pour 1/2 inch of Jiffy corn muffin mix into each cup.
Then add a generous scoop of BBQ Pork
Cover the rest of the way with the Jiffy Corn Muffin mix.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Serve and root against the Patriots.

© 2012 Cooking for Dads