DINNER IDEAS
November 21, 2019

Sausage Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing

Spicy sausage jalapeno cornbread stuffing is a great way to get your spicy fans excited for another helping! It’s crispy on the outside, and moist and […]
November 21, 2019

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Fried Mashed Potato balls are loaded with cheese, bacon and a little garlic and herb seasoning. It’s the perfect thanksgiving app! I love this recipe because […]
November 19, 2019

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast is a great idea if you’re a smaller family, or have zero dark meat fans. Tied up with a little stuffing and herbs […]
November 18, 2019

Roasted Acorn Squash With Breakfast Stuffing

Roasted Acorn Squash loaded with a sweet maple syrup stuffing and breakfast sausage. If that doesn’t pique your interest, nothing will. This roasted acorn squash with […]

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
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 […]
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 […]
My Latest Recipes
November 21, 2019

Sausage Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing

Spicy sausage jalapeno cornbread stuffing is a great way to get your spicy fans excited for another helping! It’s crispy on the outside, and moist and […]
November 21, 2019

Fried Mashed Potato Balls

Fried Mashed Potato balls are loaded with cheese, bacon and a little garlic and herb seasoning. It’s the perfect thanksgiving app! I love this recipe because […]
November 19, 2019

Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

Roasted Turkey Breast is a great idea if you’re a smaller family, or have zero dark meat fans. Tied up with a little stuffing and herbs […]
November 18, 2019

Roasted Acorn Squash With Breakfast Stuffing

Roasted Acorn Squash loaded with a sweet maple syrup stuffing and breakfast sausage. If that doesn’t pique your interest, nothing will. This roasted acorn squash with […]
November 15, 2019

Chicken and Dumplings Skillet

I’m all about chicken and dumplings during the winter. This chicken and dumplings skillet is the perfect way to get that hearty meal put together quickly […]
November 12, 2019

Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna Roll Ups are a fun way to change up lasagna night. And if you’re a corner of the dish fan, think of every roll as […]