DINNER IDEAS
May 26, 2020

Grilled Alambre Tacos

Alambre Tacos are an amazing invention. Carne Asada topped with bacon, and grilled onions and peppers. Then to top it all off I added a little […]
May 22, 2020

Bean Rice And Cheese Enchilada With Homemade Sauce

I’m usually all for the standard chicken enchilada recipe. But today I wanted to try something a little different. And These Bean Rice and Cheese enchiladas […]
May 15, 2020

Cauliflower Bacon Hash

Whether you’re looking to cut the carbs, or inherited a cauliflower farm and need to figure out some other ways to cook it, this cauliflower bacon […]
May 12, 2020

Margarita Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa

Margarita shrimp lettuce wraps is a quick and easy way to make lunch something amazing. Grab some tortilla chips to scoop up some of that extra […]

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. I  love to share meals I create for my family!

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
April 17, 2020

Smoked Barbacoa Tacos on a Weber Kettle

Smoked barbacoa tacos is a great way to change up taco night. I wanted to get a really good flavor. So instead of using my Traeger […]
September 11, 2019

Chicken Enchilada Rollers For Lunch Boxes

Figuring out an easy back to school lunch for kids in different phases is a little tricky. I think I’ve nailed it with these chicken enchilada […]
January 14, 2019

Upgrading My Kitchen Look With This Weekend Project

Weekend projects are what I live for. Since moving into our new home, I’ve dubbed Sundays “Project Day” And with craziness of the holidays is behind […]
November 18, 2018

Charcoal Grilled Apple Galette

I love making apple galettes but can’t give up that wonderful smoky flavor of the summer. This grilled apple galette is a wonderful blend of fall […]
My Latest Recipes
May 26, 2020

Grilled Alambre Tacos

Alambre Tacos are an amazing invention. Carne Asada topped with bacon, and grilled onions and peppers. Then to top it all off I added a little […]
May 22, 2020

Bean Rice And Cheese Enchilada With Homemade Sauce

I’m usually all for the standard chicken enchilada recipe. But today I wanted to try something a little different. And These Bean Rice and Cheese enchiladas […]
May 15, 2020

Cauliflower Bacon Hash

Whether you’re looking to cut the carbs, or inherited a cauliflower farm and need to figure out some other ways to cook it, this cauliflower bacon […]
May 14, 2020

Everything Seasoned Walnuts

These everything seasoned walnuts are the perfect snack time companion. All the seasonings you love on an everything bagel, but on a toasted walnut. My favorite […]
May 12, 2020

Margarita Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Mango Salsa

Margarita shrimp lettuce wraps is a quick and easy way to make lunch something amazing. Grab some tortilla chips to scoop up some of that extra […]
April 28, 2020

Cheesy Taco Dip

This Taco Dip has spicy taco season ground beef, jalapeno, tomato and is LOADED with Old El Paso Mexican Style Taco Cheese Blend. It’s ooey, gooey, […]