Rob Barrett

Name: ROB BARRETT

TCL Contributor: COOKING FOR DADS

Hometown: FRIDLEY, MN

Links:
YouTube

What do you get when you mix a composer, a sculptor, a volleyball coach, a marathon runner, and a cooking show host in a shallow pan over medium heat? After working professionally in the music biz for over 20 years, Rob Barrett started making video recipes on a whim and Cooking for Dads was born. His easy cooking style with very little measuring, combined with lots of humor has made Cooking for Dads a favorite among beginning cooks as well as more the experienced ones.

Rob has been featured on the Today Show, and in the New York Times, USA Today, The Guardian, and many local television stations. He was named Better Homes and Garden's America's Next Cooking Celebrity and was in a Barbara Walter's special.

You can watch his show on YouTube and hear his music and commercial jingles all over the country.

Pumpkin Palooza Week: Pumpkin Kegs

Cooking for Dads, Rob Barrett stopped  to show us how he turned an ordinary pumpkin into a fun pumpkin party keg that's perfect for your Halloween get-together.

Cook with Homegrown Herbs  

Rob Barrett of "Cooking For Dads" owner stopped by to share some tasty recipes you can make with herbs you grow at your house. 

Seasoned Sour Cream  

Robb Barrett, author of  "Cooking For Dads" stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us how to make his tasty Seasoned Sour Cream. 

Steak Salad  

"Cooking For Dads" host Rob Barrett stopped by the TCL kitchen to show us how to make Steak Salad.   

Monday Night Meal: Rob's Chili Biscuit Bowls  

Every week, cooks and chefs will stop by with quick and simple dinner ideas to help you get you week started off strong. Host of Cooking for Dads Rob Barrett shared how to make chili biscuit bowls.

Rebuild My Recipe  

Rob Barrett with Cooking For Dads shared has over 15,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. It includes easy family recipes like how to make low carb chicken pizza,  a Chicken Chalupa, and stuffed popovers with bacon and cheese! He stopped by Twin Cities Live to share his tips on how to remake a boring recipe!

Rob’s Easy Dinner Ideas  

Rob Barrett with Cooking For Dads shared has over 15,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel. It includes easy family recipes like how to make low carb chicken pizza,  a Chicken Chalupa, and stuffed popovers with bacon and cheese! He stopped by Twin Cities Live to share his favorite Back-to-School dinner recipes.

12 Days of Grilling: Steak Burgers   Back To Top

What’s better than a steak or a burger?  A Steak Burger.  Cooking for Dads host, Rob Barrett, says there are two keys to making a delicious grilled burger. It's Day 10 in our 12 Days of Grilling presented by the Minnesota Beef Council.

Cooking for a Grad Party   Back To Top

Rob Barrett from Cooking For Dads thinks it's crazy how people who have never cooked for crowd need to feed potentially hundreds of people for a graduation party. So he stopped by the TCL kitchen with advice from his own experiences with grad parties (including one that ended with a trip to the hospital!) along with great recipes for a crowd.

Rob’s Chicken Chalupa   Back To Top

There was a lot of hype when a popular fast food chain ditched the traditional tortilla shell for a fried chicken shell. We tried the “Naked Chicken Chalupa from Taco Bell on the show… and it wasn't too bad. But it's no longer on the Taco Bell menu. It turns out you can create your own at home that's arguably even healthier than the original. Cooking For Dads, Rob Barrett explains how.

Steak and Rice with Peanut Sauce   Back To Top

One survey says on average we spend 35 hours a year looking at the refrigerator. That's why having a stash of homemade freezer meals on hand not only saves you time, but also money.  Cooking with Dads host Rob Barrett explains his favorite lunch that you can freeze.

Healthy Quinoa Stir Fry   Back To Top

This week on TCL we are bulldozing away those extra calories, carbs and fat in a series called "fix my food" to help you have a healthier start in 2017. TCL contributor, Rob Barrett made guilt free sizzling stir fry by swapping out rice for quinoa.

Family Slaw Night   Back To Top

Cooking for Dads host Rob Barrett says he knows what the next big family get together will be – Family Slaw Night!  He’s the man to show us all how cabbage can be fun!