DINNER IDEAS
July 10, 2020

Grilled Blackened Salmon Tacos

Grilled blackened salmon is the perfect way to switch up taco night. If you’re a fish taco lover you’ve gotta try these! It’s grilled sockeye salmon, […]
June 30, 2020

Tortilla Chip Crusted Tilapia Fish Tacos

If you’re looking to put a spin on fried fish tacos, tortilla chip crusted tilapia fish tacos is exactly what you need in your life. It […]
June 29, 2020

Grilled Andouille Sausage Hot Dogs with Elote Topping

Andouille Sausage and Elote are probably something you’d never think go hand and hand. But if you want to take your hot dog to the next […]
June 26, 2020

Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Bites

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a […]

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
April 17, 2020

Smoked Barbacoa Tacos on a Weber Kettle

Smoked barbacoa tacos is a great way to change up taco night. I wanted to get a really good flavor. So instead of using my Traeger […]
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 […]
My Latest Recipes
July 13, 2020

Grapefruit Brulee

Grapefruit, brown sugar and a torch. Super simple Grapefruit Brulee recipe on the blog today and its definitely how to start the morning! One of the […]
July 10, 2020

Grilled Blackened Salmon Tacos

Grilled blackened salmon is the perfect way to switch up taco night. If you’re a fish taco lover you’ve gotta try these! It’s grilled sockeye salmon, […]
June 30, 2020

Tortilla Chip Crusted Tilapia Fish Tacos

If you’re looking to put a spin on fried fish tacos, tortilla chip crusted tilapia fish tacos is exactly what you need in your life. It […]
June 29, 2020

Grilled Andouille Sausage Hot Dogs with Elote Topping

Andouille Sausage and Elote are probably something you’d never think go hand and hand. But if you want to take your hot dog to the next […]
June 28, 2020

Smoked S’mores Cookies on the Pellet Grill

These smoked s’mores cookies are next level. They’re s’mores combined with a chocolate chip cookie on a pellet grill to get a beautiful smokey flavor! These […]
June 26, 2020

Grilled Shrimp and Guacamole Bites

Grilled shrimp meets avocado toast, but in a summer bite form. This is the perfect light summer tapas style dinner that you need to give a […]