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Seasonal Favourites

Some delicious family winter warmers to choose from the What Dad Cooked repertoire.

Apple Strudels

Apple strudels for the whole family to make and enjoy.

Vietnamese Pho Ga Recipe (Chicken Noodle Soup)

This is Peter’s and his partner’s favourite. And we are not just saying this – it really is. He can’t get enough and even makes his own. Leo thinks it is a comforting and warming soup – perfect for a hangover!

Pappardelle with Parma Ham

Another ‘leftover’ from an Easter anti pasto and another recipe worth posting.

Homemade Squash and Ricotta Ravioli

‘Well this was absolutely beautiful! Dad always makes the best homemade pasta and I must say I did eat more than three…’

Bangers ‘n’ Squash

Sausages and seasonal squash make a great combo. Here they are served with sage and onion gravy to make a perfect autumn supper.

Latest recipes

Check out Dad's latest homecooked dishes and recipes below. Or click recipes in the menu to browse through 6+ years of Dad's homecooking recipes for families.

Cassoulet de Toulouse à la Pappa

A perfect winter warmer – Cassoulet!

The Laughing Cow Lightest Loaded Quesadilla

Try Dad’s loaded low-fat salsa quesadillas with The Laughing Cow Lightest x8 cheese.

Melanzane Parmigiana with Dolmio 7 Vegetables Sun Ripened Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce

An excellent way to turn a popular Italian slow food standard into an easy and quicker family classic.

Pumpkin Pie

My best pumpkin pie yet!

Tuna & Sweetcorn

Dad's latest food series is all about that much loved classic combination, Tuna and Sweetcorn (T&S) — but there are more interesting ways to get your T&S fix other than on pasta or a jacket potato! See below for some T&S inspiration!

Tuna & Sweetcorn Taglierini

My version of a tuna & sweetcorn standard.

Tuna and Sweetcorn Croquetas

Your favourite combo, tuna and sweetcorn, now brought to you in the form of delectible croquetas!

Tuna & Sweetcorn Rillettes

These rillettes are similar to potting tuna & sweetcorn or a making a pate of the combo. Whatever you call then, you have all the great flavours of tuna in sweetcorn in handy jar that keeps for days.

Roasted Sweetcorn and Tuna

Mexican ‘toastado’ or roasted style corn – with tuna of course!

Tuna & Sweetcorn Canapés

Here’s a classic mixture of tuna and sweetcorn served as a handsome canapé.

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Dad's Food Journal

Dad loves to write about food. Whether it's discovering a new road local to London or Surrey, where the treasures of foodie stores and independent shops delight—or Dad's macro observations in the world of food. Dad's articles (and foodie stories to his recipes) are a funny and knowledgable journey through the lense of how pops views the world.

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Our first supper club was a great success.

Our First Supper Club!

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Minamoto Kitchoan – Wagashi Heaven

Top left to right OKAMAU (Bean Jelly) Beautiful pink layed cake. FUKUWATASHI SENBEI Zigzag designed cookie with vanilla cream filling.… Continue reading Minamoto Kitchoan – Wagashi Heaven

A Thanksgiving Day

‘A Thanksgiving Day at the Williamson’s house.’

Avocadogate

I must admit to enjoying some satisfaction over the backlash to Nigella’s ‘avocado on toast’ feature in her new television series, Simply Nigella. The furore caused by exaggerated twists and eulogies over a recipe that is as simple as…



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