Recipe Box, The Chef’s Best!

Happy Father’s Day!

I know people think I do a lot of cooking,

but truth be known I have a resident chef…

We have a multi-generational household and he and I tag team

the cooking and shopping for meals


In honor of my chef son, who is one of the world’s greatest Dads,

I am re-sharing some of his very best culinary creations

and magazine worthy presentations!

Let’s start with


HHjr is famous for his Asian Firecrackers

Fried wontons stuffed with sausage, cream cheese, green chiles

and served with sweet and sour sauce in a pineapple bowl

Italian Party Bread is made with cut up biscuit dough,

Marinara sauce, and Italian meats and cheeses and baked in a bundt pan

It’s impossible to resist grabbing a bite!

Leftover pulled pork tops cheesy potato skins with BBQ sauce

for amazing Pulled Pork Potato Skins

Instead of batter fried onion rings

try wrapping them in bacon and grilling {or baking} them

Maple Bacon Wrapped Onion Rings


This Summer Tomato Salad Stack is his knock-off

of a salad from Hot n’ Hot, a famous local restaurant

It is guaranteed to set eyes popping!

Sinful Scalloped Potatoes

potatoes layered with cheeses and cream and baked to golden perfection

Ryan’s Garden Tomato Pie holds some surprises,

under all those cherry tomatoes lies a combination

of summer squash, spinach cheese and prosciutto

Main Dishes

A TrompoKing is a vertical skewer

He loaded the skewer with pork shoulder slices in between

a pineapple top and bottom

and cooked the meat on his Big Green Egg grill,

low and slow,

for the amazing Tacos Al Pastor

Bourbon BBQ Chicken with Grilled Pineapple

A perfect summer meal

BBQ Salmon is cooked with a buttery brown sugar Asian glaze

My favorite recipe of his just might be Scallops with Creamy Bacon Pasta

My son is famous for his pizzas too

He loves to cook them in his Outdoor Kitchen pizza oven

that he built himself!

He makes the Best Pizza Dough Ever

He has quite a following,

and his youngest son often helps him in the kitchen and on the grill

Charlie Brown and CC think their uncle is really funny

Try these tasty combos

Corn & Asparagus, Fresh Peach with Sausage & Balsamic

And Italian Meatlovers!

HHjr doesn’t make desserts,

but he loves ice cream

and gave me an ice cream maker, hint, hint

I made him a batch of Raspberry Dream Ice Cream

A refreshing summer dessert!

Happy Father’s Day to all the incredible Dads out there!

I hope you have a delicious day!

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

 What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

  Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday 

  Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

 Full Plate Thursday/ Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ What’s for Dinner

32 Responses to “Recipe Box, The Chef’s Best!”
  1. Your son cooks so well! That Tacos Al Pastor looks truly amazing. Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers out there!

  2. BERNADETTE says:

    Your son certainly is a chip off the old block – so creative. I particularly like the tomato pie.

  3. Oh Jenna! Every one of these looks such a treat! Those wontons sound just wonderful, along with the tomato pie, salmon and maple bacon onions! The big question — is HE cooking on Dad’s day or does he get a day off? I wish it a happy one for him.

  4. HHjr is definitely a fabulous chef. Every one of these dishes look fabulous. I love Hot & Hot Fish Club’s tomato salad, your son’s looks equally delicious. Happy Father’s day to HHjr!

    Enjoy your day, Jenna!

  5. What wonderful dishes! I don’t know where I’d start!

  6. Rita C. says:

    I just love this, and your unique situation. What great talents and synergy you guys have! Happy Father’s Day to HHJr!

  7. Now I am drooling! WOW! Beautiful dishes and I am quite sure they all were delicious. I love it that you have a Chef! YAY! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this post has made me so hungry! All these dishes look scrumptious. Happy Fathers Day to your son! I hope you have a blessed week ahead!

  9. Nancy says:

    How wonderful! What a fantastic tribute to your son! These all look delicious and I want to try each one!
    Happy Father’s Day to your HHjr.

  10. Mouthwatering . . . and cheers to your very talented son!

  11. Kitty says:

    You and your son make a great team! He certainly has so many creative recipes, and I’d love to try each one. Your raspberry ice cream is something I need to check out, too.
    Have a great week, Jenna!

  12. Kim says:

    What a nice way to honor your son Jenna! I suspect that there is never a dull moment in your house. I think I’m with you on the scallops and creamy bacon pasta but those pork shoulder slices with pineapple on the Trompoking are a pretty close second! I hope he had a wonderful Father’s Day!!

    • Thanks so much Kim, yes, things can be busy around here, but that’s the way I like it! That TrompoKing is pretty crazy isn’t it 😂 He had a great Father’s Day weekend, fishing with friends at the beach 🎣

  13. lghiggins says:

    You and your son make a great culinary team, and his specialties look out of this world!

  14. Mary says:

    Delicious Jenna! Hope the chef had a Happy Father’s Day. ♥

  15. What a great team you and your son are. The recipes all look amazing. I definitely am bookmarking these babies. Happy summer.

  16. Miz Helen says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday, 594. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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