DINNER IDEAS
November 27, 2018

Sweet Potato Breakfast Slider Casserole

One of my favorite weekend breakfasts to make are breakfast sliders. They’re fun to put together, and even better if you make them as a breakfast […]
November 21, 2018

Spatchcock Turkey With Fresh Herb Rub

I’ve never tried spatchcocking a turkey before, but this Thanksgiving I wanted to give it a shot. The benefit of a spatchcocked turkey is that it […]
November 21, 2018

Green Bean Casserole Muffin Tin Cups

If you’re like me, you can do green bean casserole, but in tiny doses. These green bean casserole muffin tin cups are the perfect way to […]
November 14, 2018

Chicken Cilantro And Lime Enchilada Burrito Skillet

It’s 5pm and you haven’t even started thinking about dinner. You can always grab some frozen burritos out of the  freezer. But, if that’s your plan, […]

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
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 […]
October 30, 2018

How To Smoke Pastrami Using A Corned Beef Packer

If you’re looking to make your own pastrami, using a brine might be something you’re just not ready to do yet. You can easily make smoked […]
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! […]
My Latest Recipes
November 27, 2018

Sweet Potato Breakfast Slider Casserole

One of my favorite weekend breakfasts to make are breakfast sliders. They’re fun to put together, and even better if you make them as a breakfast […]
November 25, 2018

Leftover Thanksgiving Stuffing Frittata

Turkey season is the best season I always say. Ok, I’ve never said that before until just now, but still! The only thing better than Thanksgiving […]
November 21, 2018

Spatchcock Turkey With Fresh Herb Rub

I’ve never tried spatchcocking a turkey before, but this Thanksgiving I wanted to give it a shot. The benefit of a spatchcocked turkey is that it […]
November 21, 2018

Green Bean Casserole Muffin Tin Cups

If you’re like me, you can do green bean casserole, but in tiny doses. These green bean casserole muffin tin cups are the perfect way to […]
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 […]
November 14, 2018

Chicken Cilantro And Lime Enchilada Burrito Skillet

It’s 5pm and you haven’t even started thinking about dinner. You can always grab some frozen burritos out of the  freezer. But, if that’s your plan, […]