Cooking for my Dad is my place to talk about all things salty, fried, fresh, & delicious. I write about recipes I’ve tested, restaurants I’ve tried, and some cooking tips I’ve learned along the way, all through trial & error and one over-cooked chicken at a time. I’m not claiming to be a pro in the kitchen, I’m far from it. I’m just your average twenty-something cook who’s learned what flavors work together, what tastes good, and what doesn’t.

As a lover of writing & eating, I enjoy recording what’s happening in my kitchen and taking note of my family and friends favorite dishes I’ve made them. It’s one of the simple pleasures in life for me–cooking for people I love and in return seeing them go for seconds, and watching them truly enjoy getting together for conversation, good food, and laughs around a meal I’ve prepared.

And now that I’m back living at home and cooking for people other than myself, I’ve been inclined to cook things my Dad will like. Peas, chorizo, and red peppers keep popping up? They’re my Dad’s favorite ingredients. He’s the one who made me confident enough in my cooking to start this blog, with his praises of “honey, this is the best thing I ever ate” and his generous second, and sometimes third, helping at the kitchen table.

So welcome to my little recipe box on the internet, I hope it inspires you to get in the kitchen and make something that someone you love will love.

My Dad & I

About me: Hi, I’m Molly Cody and I’m an aspiring food writer living in Pittsburgh. Have any questions or want to get in touch with me? Email me at


  1. Becky Kyle said:

    Molly, this is so NEAT, Brad is coming for dinner and told me about this!!! He loves to cook , I buy the ingredients.
    We love to EAT. Hope all is well with you, Hello to all.

  2. mcody142 said:

    Mrs. Kyle, thank you so much for the kind words! Cooking is a great way to bring the whole family together, isn’t it? Sometime this year we should reunite at a Pitt tailgate….even though I’m a Penn State girl 🙂 Thanks again for reading and feel free to email me, I’d love to catch up.

  3. Randy said:

    Hey Molly,

    It was good meeting you at the Dormont Food Blog tour on saturday. I checked your blog, and I really like it. I ended up adding your blog to my Pittsburgh blog links on my blog. Go PITT :P.


  4. David Meyers said:

    Hi Molly,
    I just woke up and eat 4 of the chocolate cookies you delivered.  I’m a chocolate cookie aficionado, and these are the best I’ve had. I think the dark chocolate and the sea salt make the difference.  Thanks for sharing them.  

    I also recently went to “Smoke” in Homestead.  My office is very close-by.  I took my son Addison, and we had the pulled pork tacos. We didn’t experience the long wait. The food was great, and atmosphere was ok, perhaps a little to bright.  

    Reading your blog, reminds me of my daughter Clare’s blog.  She likes to cook as well. She started her blog when she was in London, and I know the you spent a summer the as well.

    Good luck on the blog, I’ll spread the word.  We are going to try some of the recipes.  

    Again, thanks for the free cookies 

    Sent from my iPad

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