DINNER IDEAS
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, […]
July 6, 2019

Grilled Smoked Sausage Hoagies with Pineapple Salsa

Smoked sausage was one of the first things I started grilling when I was younger. They’re quick and easy to cook up and have so much […]
July 1, 2019

Lobster Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Lobster. Gnocchi. Mac and cheese. This is a great way to change up mac and cheese. Or.. lobster.. or gnocchi.. whatever lets get to the recipe! […]

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
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, […]
July 6, 2019

Grilled Smoked Sausage Hoagies with Pineapple Salsa

Smoked sausage was one of the first things I started grilling when I was younger. They’re quick and easy to cook up and have so much […]
July 1, 2019

Lobster Gnocchi Mac and Cheese

Lobster. Gnocchi. Mac and cheese. This is a great way to change up mac and cheese. Or.. lobster.. or gnocchi.. whatever lets get to the recipe! […]
June 30, 2019

Garlic Chicken and Vegetable Sheet Pan

When it comes to my own health, I like to keep an eye on my cholesterol levels. If you didn’t know, high cholesterol is a major […]
June 24, 2019

How To Make Kale Chips

This is a recipe I never that I’d be sharing – Kale Chips. Nothing intrigues me about kale. Absolutely nothing. Kale is something that I never […]