2nd Annual Valentine’s Day Contest, sponsored by Anolon pans   Leave a comment

Make a CFDs meal, take a pic, win some pans.


Crispy Rice Tortillas, Gluten free but not free of great taste. :-)   Leave a comment

How to make Cream of Mushroom Soup   Leave a comment

This was for a Chef Challenge on a local TV show, Twin Cities Live. Um, I didn’t win.

How to peel a pomegranate with some free random facts   Leave a comment

2010 wrap up, top ten news stories of 2010   1 comment

Red Pepper and Sausage Pasta and CFDS cookbook release   Leave a comment

This recipe was the very first episode I shot and remains one of my favorites.

Cook well,

Rob Barrett


Thanksgiving Leftovers, 5 ideas and recipes for the aftermath.   1 comment

Some call it Black Friday, others call it the Sale and Shopping Day, but most of us know it as National Leftover Day.
While turkey sandwiches are an American classic, here are the top 5 ideas and recipes for other great ways to use your Thanksgiving dinner leftovers.
1. Thanksgiving Leftover Calzone

Start a new tradition with a Thanksgiving Leftover Calzone.
Trust me, this is the best way to use leftovers ever.
Make a simple pizza dough or use a prepackaged one.
Lay down turkey, then stuffing, mashed potatoes and then drops of cranberry sauce.
Fold over, seal, and brush with some egg wash.
Cook at 350 for 20 minutes or until just brown and then drizzle with gravy.
© 2010 Cooking for Dads
Click here to see a video demo
2.  Turkey and Stuffing Cakes,
1 cup leftover stuffing
1 cup leftover turkey chopped
2 spoonfuls gravy (heated) or chicken broth
1 egg white
a splash or Worcestershire sauce (optional
Stir everything together until stuffing is tender.
Form small patties between hands
Melt a little butter in a frying pan and fry over medium heat 3 minutes a side or until done, flipping once.
Serve hot with a little cranberry sauce.
© 2010 Cooking for Dads
3. Turkey omelets with stuffing.

They are actually very good.
2 eggs, turkey, stuffing and Laughing Cow cheese.
4. Make Thanksgiving Leftover Soup
2 cups hot water
1 handful onions
1/2 green pepper
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 carrot
1 stalk celery
2 small tomatoes
1 garlic clove
Place in vitamix (or other powerful blender) and mix on high for 4-5 minutes
Leftover meat cut up, as much as possible
Leftover corn or veggies
Mix for 5-10 seconds on low
Top off with sprinkle of stuffing.
© 2010 Cooking for Dads
video here – http://twincitieslive.com/article/stories/s1584956.shtml?cat=10743
5. Make a Thanksgiving Leftover Salad with fresh vinaigrette.

Gather all your leftover turkey and anything else solid
Cut up one head of washed romaine lettuce
1 red pepper
2 tomatoes
Any left over cheese cut into chunks
Place in big bowl with meat on top
In small bowl combine…
1/4 olive oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar (can substitute apple cider vinegar)
1/4 cup sugar
Juice of one lemon or lime
1 spoonful of either dijon mustard or sesame oil.  Mustard for an American flavour, sesame oil for an Asian flavor.
Stir with fork until combined.
Pour over salad right before serving, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and toss.
© 2010 Cooking for Dads
Cook well and have a great holiday season
Rob Barrett
Cooking for Dads