DINNER IDEAS
October 10, 2018

Shrimp Taco Rice Bowl

It feels like its been YEARS since I’ve made us some rice bowls. I would cook up a shrimp taco bowl at least once a week. […]
September 27, 2018

ONE PAN: Leftover Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese and Cheeseburgers. These are the two meals my son is CONSTANTLY asking me for! So the other night I grabbed leftover cheeseburgers from […]
September 24, 2018

Spicy Seafood Stir Fry

Shrimp, Mussels, Scallops and fresh veggies. Add all that with a easy to make spicy stir fry mix, and you have a seafood stir fry dinner […]
September 13, 2018

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Soup

When your wife is craving your chicken and dumplings soup, what do you do? You risk ruining the whole batch because you want to test out […]

Hi. I’m Derek.
I AM A DAD, FOOD BLOGGER, AND FIXER OF BROKEN TOYS.

I’m in the IT industry by day, and moonlight as a food blogger, sharing the meals I create for my family. It’s my passion in life to use food to take a break from life, and re-connect  as a family at the dinner table. I love encouraging families to cook by sharing recipes, tips and tricks that make cooking simple, enjoyable and delicious!

 

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DAD LIFE
September 28, 2018

Preventing Food Waste with Frozen Fruit Smoothie Packs

If I had a dime for every time I tossed a carton of unused strawberries, well… I’d have like 50 cents. Because that was the old […]
August 22, 2018

Getting The Most Out Of My Amex EveryDay Credit Card

I’m not one to go ham with credit cards, I’m not huge on creating unwanted debt. But I do like getting rewarded for my everyday expenses! […]
June 11, 2018

Chicken Parmigiana with Pomodoro Sauce

Chicken Parmigiana is a recipe that takes me back to my roots with a from-scratch Pomodoro sauce just like my mother made. It’s one of my […]
May 10, 2018

We’re Moving! Getting our new home clean and move-in ready…

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bounty. The opinions and text are all mine. So, this is a big month for […]
My Latest Recipes
October 12, 2018

Pumpkin Spice French Toast Bagel Sandwich

It’s my wife’s favorite time of year. Pumpkin Spice season! We’ve been loading up on all things pumpkin spice around the house, so it was only […]
October 10, 2018

Shrimp Taco Rice Bowl

It feels like its been YEARS since I’ve made us some rice bowls. I would cook up a shrimp taco bowl at least once a week. […]
September 28, 2018

Preventing Food Waste with Frozen Fruit Smoothie Packs

If I had a dime for every time I tossed a carton of unused strawberries, well… I’d have like 50 cents. Because that was the old […]
September 27, 2018

ONE PAN: Leftover Cheeseburger Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese and Cheeseburgers. These are the two meals my son is CONSTANTLY asking me for! So the other night I grabbed leftover cheeseburgers from […]
September 24, 2018

Spicy Seafood Stir Fry

Shrimp, Mussels, Scallops and fresh veggies. Add all that with a easy to make spicy stir fry mix, and you have a seafood stir fry dinner […]
September 21, 2018

Iced Horchata Latte

Today is the last day of summer, and what better way to ring it out with an iced coffee concoction? An Iced Horchata Latte sounds like […]