DINNER IDEAS
June 9, 2021

Grilled Steak Summer Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

This grilled flank steak summer salad with mango vinaigrette has got flavors coming in from left and right, You have grilled flank steak and mushrooms for […]
May 18, 2021

Smoked Ribs with Mango Habanero Glaze

If you’re into blazing hot food, you need to try these smoked ribs with mango habanero glaze. I’m talking sweat off your scalp hot! But the […]
May 18, 2021

Grilled Shrimp Taco Salad

Who doesn’t love grilled shrimp tacos? But when you want to lighten things up, whipping up a grilled shrimp taco salad is where its at. And […]
May 4, 2021

Little Smokies Corn Dog Bites

Little smokies corn dog bites are a fun twist on everyone’s favorites. How can you not love little smokie hot dogs dipped in a crispy corn […]

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
January 13, 2021

Immune Supporting Orange Juice Smoothie

This orange juice ginger and turmeric smoothie is the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack to get a great source of immune supporting nutrients into your system. […]
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 […]
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
June 9, 2021

Grilled Steak Summer Salad with Mango Vinaigrette

This grilled flank steak summer salad with mango vinaigrette has got flavors coming in from left and right, You have grilled flank steak and mushrooms for […]
May 27, 2021

Bananas Foster Skillet Cake

This bananas foster skillet cake is out of this world! It’s a bit of breakfast meets dessert with Almond Breeze Almondmilk Blended with Real Bananas. It’s […]
May 25, 2021

Breakfast Skillet Three ways

When you have a family of eaters who have different tastes, making a breakfast skillet 3 ways (or more) is the perfect solutions. I’m making a […]
May 18, 2021

Smoked Ribs with Mango Habanero Glaze

If you’re into blazing hot food, you need to try these smoked ribs with mango habanero glaze. I’m talking sweat off your scalp hot! But the […]
May 18, 2021

Grilled Shrimp Taco Salad

Who doesn’t love grilled shrimp tacos? But when you want to lighten things up, whipping up a grilled shrimp taco salad is where its at. And […]
May 4, 2021

Little Smokies Corn Dog Bites

Little smokies corn dog bites are a fun twist on everyone’s favorites. How can you not love little smokie hot dogs dipped in a crispy corn […]