About Me

I’m 48, married for 23 years with an 15 year-old son and a five-year old puppy. We live in New York, about 45 miles north of New York City. I am a stay-at-home dad, I work from home as a freelance writer/proofreader/editor of literally all things, and love to cook, write, listen to music, and read. I have a Bachelor’s degree and a Master’s degree in English, love crossword puzzles and am a baseball fanatic, and I mean fanatic, with a large collection of baseball autographs, cards and memorabilia.

I maintain two blogs, One Dad’s Kitchen and The Office of Iguana Flats. One Dad’s Kitchen is where I get to share my love of cooking and trying out recipes for my family and friends. I try to make things that are easy to follow and do and that a lot of people (especially my family) seem to like. I use a lot of well-known cookbooks, cooking shows, cooking magazines and websites to get my recipes and give them a try. Sometimes I put my own spin on things and change them up a little to make them more appealing to family. The Office of Iguana Flats is more of an eclectic blog where I like to talk about different things, ask questions, talk about baseball, books, movies, interact with celebrities and just plain write. It also gives me a good outlet to talk about the experiences I had and still have as a result of an illness I contracted in 2009. You can read more about here if you’re interested. You can always find me on Twitter (@IguanaFlats), Facebook or leave a comment on my blogs or send me an e-mail at Thanks for stopping by!



9 responses to “About Me

  1. Jessie

    February 1, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Great website Mike! It’s very homey. -Jessie

  2. Elizabeth Harrison

    March 29, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth A Byrd Harrison and I am Katie and Robert’s adopted mom and am staying with them right now in Germany and they know how much I love to cook and thought I would like to follow your blog. So far looking great. Thanks for sharing.

  3. alotonyourplate

    August 8, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Hey Mike! I couldn’t find an email address to contact you, but I wanted to let you know that you have won the A Lot on Your Plate/Chobani giveaway!!! Please email me at with your full name and address so we can ship the prize out! Due to delayed responses after a reader has won a giveaway, I have to ask you do this asap 🙂 Congrats and thank you so much for entering!!!! – Jessica

    • MikeG

      August 8, 2013 at 7:58 am

      I sent the email to the address you suggested. Thanks so much for tracking me down and letting me know and for liking my pages! I love your site and your blog and I am very happy to win. Thanks again!

  4. April McNeal

    November 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Just found your site while searching for the turkey & stuffing recipe from america’s test kitchen, they say their recipes are free on tv until you go to the website and find it’s not….Thank-you so much you saved me yesterday.

    • MikeG

      November 29, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Thanks April! I am glad I was able to help you out. I love the recipes from America’s Test Kitchen and don’t mind sharing when I can. Thanks for reading along. I love that stuffing recipe too by the way.

  5. yourperfectburn

    January 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    I just wanted you to know that I think your blog is great, and I have put you down as one of my top ten nominees for the Liebster award, its a great way to learn about your fellow bloggers, and it also gets your blog out there to be seen.

    • MikeG

      January 15, 2014 at 4:41 pm

      Thanks! I greatly appreciate that!

      • yourperfectburn

        January 15, 2014 at 4:44 pm

        its the truth, I follow about 70 blogs and yours is one of my favs.


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