DINNER IDEAS

September 20, 2021

Garlic Tuscan Chicken with Broccolini

This Garlic Tuscan Chicken is creamy, garlicy, with some sundried tomatoes, spinach and broccolini. It’s perfect to dip a nice crusty bread into or serve over […]
September 9, 2021

Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros Tostadas

Huevos Rancheros Tostadas are aa fun way to do breakfast for dinner, but if with some seasoned sweet potatoes on top makes them that much better! […]
August 27, 2021

Panko Fried Zucchini on Gnocchi

Some panko fried zucchini with Italian seasonings, topped on some gnocchi in a home made marinara sauce. The fried zucchini makes this healthy right?! Welp.. you’re […]
August 18, 2021

Cacio e Pepe with Chicken Cutlets

Cacio e pepe with chicken cutlets is a sure-shot winner for a great dinner. And if you pre-bread your chicken cutlets this can be a great […]

HI. I’M DEREK.

I AM A DAD, FOOD BLOGGER, AND FIXER OF BROKEN TOYS.

I’m a home cook, grill and barbecue junkie – and love fishing out doors.

But most of all, I  love to sharing 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

September 20, 2021

Garlic Tuscan Chicken with Broccolini

This Garlic Tuscan Chicken is creamy, garlicy, with some sundried tomatoes, spinach and broccolini. It’s perfect to dip a nice crusty bread into or serve over […]
September 9, 2021

Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros Tostadas

Huevos Rancheros Tostadas are aa fun way to do breakfast for dinner, but if with some seasoned sweet potatoes on top makes them that much better! […]
August 27, 2021

Panko Fried Zucchini on Gnocchi

Some panko fried zucchini with Italian seasonings, topped on some gnocchi in a home made marinara sauce. The fried zucchini makes this healthy right?! Welp.. you’re […]
August 18, 2021

Cacio e Pepe with Chicken Cutlets

Cacio e pepe with chicken cutlets is a sure-shot winner for a great dinner. And if you pre-bread your chicken cutlets this can be a great […]
August 5, 2021

Caprese Avocados with Balsamic Glaze

These Caprese avocados make a great mid day snack, light lunch, or side dish for dinner. They’re full of flavor, and textures from every which way. […]
July 26, 2021

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

This fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich is simple, yet so delicious. It’s savory, sweet, and the crisp bit of the fried bread makes it a […]