DINNER IDEAS
August 22, 2019

Grilled Halibut With Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grilled Halibut topped with a zesty grapefruit avocado salsa is a great way to add a little freshness to your weeknight dinner. This comes together really […]
August 9, 2019

Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders from Scratch

Chicken Tender are one of those things that I never have a problem serving the kids. Outside of them being shaped in a letter or dinosaur, […]
July 30, 2019

Cold Grate Seared Smoked Rib Eye Steaks

Smoked rib eyes are pretty much the only way I do rib eyes these days. But how you sear them makes a whole world of difference. […]
July 25, 2019

Grilled Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad

Grilled Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad is such an easy and fresh way to make dinner. It’s zesty, satisfying and had a ton of flavor. For the […]

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 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
August 22, 2019

Grilled Halibut With Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grilled Halibut topped with a zesty grapefruit avocado salsa is a great way to add a little freshness to your weeknight dinner. This comes together really […]
August 9, 2019

Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders from Scratch

Chicken Tender are one of those things that I never have a problem serving the kids. Outside of them being shaped in a letter or dinosaur, […]
July 30, 2019

Cold Grate Seared Smoked Rib Eye Steaks

Smoked rib eyes are pretty much the only way I do rib eyes these days. But how you sear them makes a whole world of difference. […]
July 25, 2019

Grilled Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad

Grilled Shrimp Orzo Pasta Salad is such an easy and fresh way to make dinner. It’s zesty, satisfying and had a ton of flavor. For the […]
July 16, 2019

Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad

There’s your normal Caesar salad, then there’s grilled shrimp caesar salad. And I’m talking about grilling it all. From grilling shrimp to grilling the romaine lettuce. […]
July 11, 2019

Instant Pot Shredded Chicken – Perfect for Taco Night

When its a lazy night, nothing beats making instant pot shredded chicken. It falls apart, juicy, and goes in just about anything! This is incredibly simple, […]