DINNER IDEAS
January 10, 2019

Filet Mignon With Mushroom Sauce

Filet Mignon isn’t something I always cook. In my opinion there are better cuts of meat that aren’t so overpriced. But when you want to impress, […]
January 8, 2019

Meatless Meat Sauce Using Plant-Based Italian Sausage

A meatless meat sauce using a plant-based italian sausage and a simple marinara? It’s not something I’d think would be amazing. But boy was I surprised! […]
January 7, 2019

Smoked Chicken Pozole Verde

I’ve always been a huge fan of Pozole Roja, but have never actually tried making Pozole Verde. And since its not raining in California (SHOCKING), I […]
December 31, 2018

Sweet Thai Turkey Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This is a super easy way to get dinner or lunch on the table. Sweet Thai Turkey Wraps with fresh cut veggies and a from-scratch peanut […]

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
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 […]
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 […]
My Latest Recipes
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 […]
January 10, 2019

Filet Mignon With Mushroom Sauce

Filet Mignon isn’t something I always cook. In my opinion there are better cuts of meat that aren’t so overpriced. But when you want to impress, […]
January 8, 2019

Meatless Meat Sauce Using Plant-Based Italian Sausage

A meatless meat sauce using a plant-based italian sausage and a simple marinara? It’s not something I’d think would be amazing. But boy was I surprised! […]
January 7, 2019

Smoked Chicken Pozole Verde

I’ve always been a huge fan of Pozole Roja, but have never actually tried making Pozole Verde. And since its not raining in California (SHOCKING), I […]
December 31, 2018

Sweet Thai Turkey Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

This is a super easy way to get dinner or lunch on the table. Sweet Thai Turkey Wraps with fresh cut veggies and a from-scratch peanut […]
December 23, 2018

Raspberry Cinnamon Bundt Cake

Its that time of year when the oven is constantly running in our house. Baked goods are just flowing through the kitchen. This week I’m sharing […]