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Tuna Mac ‘n Peas

Tuna Mac

A (slightly) grown-up version of a childhood favorite.

This is one of the first recipes my dad ever taught me to make. Of course he’d never make anything straight out of the box without a bit of doctoring up. Tuna mac ‘n peas started as a go-to after-school meal and became one of my college staples. Now it’s one of my favorite comfort foods—and a Wachowiak-family tradition.

Brown Sugar Salmon

Brown Sugar Salmon

This was always one of my favorite meals growing up. I remember requesting that my dad make this as a birthday meal or whenever I was home from college. It’s sweet, melt-in-your-mouth savory, and you’ll want to glug the marinade straight out of the pan.

Pasta Alla Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara recipe

Spaghetti carbonara wasn’t something my father cooked for me, at least not that I can remember. But back when I was first learning to cook for myself, I told him I’d prepared it using this recipe, and he reminisced about when he used to make this hearty, bacony dish. Sure enough, I found his version of the recipe in the binder my mom put together in the late 1980s.