DINNER IDEAS
November 7, 2018

Instant Pot Roast with Beef Bone Broth

Instant Pot Pot Roast.. That name just slides off the tongue right? Let’s try this again. Instant Pot Roast. That’s better! This Pot Roast is prepared […]
October 31, 2018

Pastrami Reuben and Potato Chip Panini

What in the world could take a Rueben sandwich with homemade pastrami to the next level? How about topping it with crisp potato chips and give […]
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 […]
October 22, 2018

Spicy Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella is such a beautiful dish. I love everything about it, from the flavors, to being able to really give it your own creative look, […]

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
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! […]
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 […]
My Latest Recipes
November 7, 2018

Instant Pot Roast with Beef Bone Broth

Instant Pot Pot Roast.. That name just slides off the tongue right? Let’s try this again. Instant Pot Roast. That’s better! This Pot Roast is prepared […]
October 31, 2018

Pastrami Reuben and Potato Chip Panini

What in the world could take a Rueben sandwich with homemade pastrami to the next level? How about topping it with crisp potato chips and give […]
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 […]
October 26, 2018

Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Muffin Brains

Pumpkin Spice muffins turned into a brain-like pull-apart bread, is going to make the kids so excited Halloween morning. Well In our house it’s pretty much […]
October 25, 2018

Rum Flambeed Peaches with Yogurt and Granola

Peaches Flambeed in a rum and butter mixture, then topped with cinnamon, yogurt and granola. This is how do you do breakfast! I love peaches any […]
October 22, 2018

Spicy Seafood Paella

Seafood Paella is such a beautiful dish. I love everything about it, from the flavors, to being able to really give it your own creative look, […]