I'm Joe Duff, the second half of the I'm Hungry For That team.
How I Got Here
I've literally been cooking food my entire life. In fact, one of my earliest childhood memories is of me making sandwiches for all of my great-aunts and charging them a dollar for each sandwich I made for them. Mind you this was at my great Aunt Pina's house - and not my own - and I think I was about ⅘ years old when all of this happened.
Yes, I used all of her supplies and charged her money to make sandwiches for her 😂.
I know, pretty epic right?!
Anyway, my love of cooking only grew from there.
My dad, Ron, owned and operated one of the most popular restaurants in Buffalo NY, Duff's Famous Wings until he passed away. As a kid, I would constantly go in with him and work for/with him. Those were some of the best days of my life.
My dad actually just died recently and I've since taken over for him at the restaurant. So cooking has been in my blood since birth and it still is.
On top of the restaurant, I started a YouTube Channel and blog - as Brendan previously mentioned - in 2014 to share my passion for cooking healthy recipes. Over the past 10 years, I've built a following of over a million subscribers and followers across all of my social media platforms and I continue to share recipes on that blog every week.
Now, as far as how the idea came about for this site, it was really something that was birthed because of the pandemic. I knew Brendan had lost his job and I also knew he had started to do even more cooking at home - just like everyone was back then - so I asked him if he'd want to team up on a blog together.
I guess if I'm being honest I felt like I was sort of pigeon-holed with my other blog - I felt like I could only do "healthy" recipes on it - and I wanted to be able to create recipes for all types of people, not just those trying to get/stay healthy. So, naturally, doing this blog was an answer to scratch that itch, but to also work with my cousin Brendan.
The rest is sort of history. We launched the blog in March of 2021 and since that time we've made over 1,000 recipes for it! Hope you love 'em as much as we do.
RECIPES I LIKE TO MAKE
Just like Brendan, I love, love, love, creating easy-to-make recipes!
As a dad of 2 - and a business owner of multiple businesses - I usually don't have a ton of time to spend making food. So, I try to come up with dishes that require as little time as possible to whip up but that still taste delicious.
With that said, here are a few of my favorite recipes that I've done so far for the blog:
- Lamb breast recipe
- Crack green beans
- Copycat Olive Garden margherita grilled chicken recipe
- Pork chop casserole
- Cheesebuger casserole
- Deep fried salmon
- Chicken tempura
I hope you dig these as much as I do!
MORE PLACES YOU CAN FIND ME
Anyway, I hope you love all of our recipes as much as we love making them!
Thanks for stopping by and getting to know me a little better.