TAG Dads Share Their Favorite Family Recipes!

TAG Dads Share Their Favorite Family Recipes!

Q: What did the baby corn say to its mom?
A: Where’s my pop corn?

In honor of Father’s Day, we’re bringing you more than “corny” dad jokes!  To celebrate the family patriarch, we’ve rounded up a few recipes that the Dads of TAG enjoy making with their kids! Keep scrolling to read the Chef & Kid approved recipes!

THE DAD:  Troy Guard, Chef/Owner
THE KIDS: Grace,
7 1/2 & Jagger, 2 1/2
THE RECIPE: Grandma’s Chocolate Chip Cookies!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.  Grease cookie sheets.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar.  Beat in vanilla and egg. Mix in the sifted ingredients until just blended. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand using a wooden spoon. Drop cookie dough 1/4 cup at a time onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  4. Bake for 15, or until the edges are lightly toasted. Sprinkle with salt flakes (it really brings out the flavor!)  Let them cool just a little bit.
  5. Enjoy while they’re still warm and gooey!

THE KIDS FAVORITE PART: “Grace participates by gathering ingredients, measuring, putting in bowl, mixing, placing dough on cookie sheets.  Both kids lick the beaters!” 

THE DAD:  Jesse Wooten, General Manager, TAG Burger Bar
3 1/2 & Cora, 1
THE RECIPE: Pizza Mac & Cheese!
1 lb. penne
2-3tbsp unsalted butter
2-3tbsp AP flour
1/4 c. Tomato paste
2c. Whole milk
1 tsp fresh oregano (plus garnish)
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
3-4 c grated mozzarella
1/2 pound pepperoni slices

  1. Turn oven on 375 and fill pot with salt and water and bring to boil for pasta. Cook ’til tender.
  2. In a large pan melt the butter and incorporate flour once butter starts to bubble a little. Whisk together for about a minute. Add tomato paste and whisk until smooth. Add the oregano, red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Simmer for a few minutes.
  3. Fold in about if of the cheese in to the sauce and save the other half for the top. After noodles are done and well strained of water and them to the sauce as well. Fold everything together well and put it in to a baking dish. Add sliced pepperoni in a single layer on top. Add all that extra cheese and put it in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Garnish with oregano.

THE KIDS FAVORITE PART: “My son love to get all the ingredients measured out and lined up ready to go. This is a fun dish because he can literally do most of the work minus the little bit of cooking.  After the pasta is cooked and the sauce is ready it’s all him and he get dirty with it. Pasta mixed in to sauce and in to baking dish…all him! Pepperonis and cheese on top is all him. “

THE DAD:  Brent Turnipseede, Executive Sous Chef, Guard and Grace
THE KID: Brayden
2 1/2
THE RECIPE: Cinnamon Toast…..because it’s easy, and delicious!
4 slices of bread
8 T. butter or margarine
2-4 T. of cinnamon
2-4 T. of sugar
  1. Cut the butter thinly into squares, placing one square in each quadrant of the bread, totaling 4 butter squares per piece of toast.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over each piece of toast, using more or less as desired.
  3. Place toast on a sheet tray lined with foil, and broil in the oven until butter is bubbly, and the cinnamon and sugar and toasted and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes.

THE KIDS FAVORITE PART: “Brayden loves to help sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar over the toast, and then we watch it broil in the oven together and decide when it’s time to take it out. “

THE DAD:  Sam Haupt, General Manager, FNG
THE KIDS: Sarah,
12, Hobbes, 9 & Captian Jean Luc Purrcard, 14 months.
1 spritz of whipped cream
1 T. of shredded cheese, any variety
Small package of beef jerky, shredded

  1. Spritz whipped cream into small bowl
  2. Top with shredded cheese and beef jerky
  3. Enjoy!