DINNER IDEAS
April 24, 2019

Spicy Paleo Chili

Chili is always a favorite of mine. But right now I’m limiting carbs, so and needed a chili fix. This Paleo Chili recipe just what I […]
April 18, 2019

Chimichurri Spatchcock Chicken

Wood-fired chimichurri spatchcock chicken is a combo of bold and zesty flavors and I’m all about it! Spatchcock is the method of removing the backbone from […]
April 15, 2019

Portobello Mushroom Mac and Cheese

This portobello mushroom mac and cheese recipe is what dreams are made of. Loaded with four different kinds of cheese and hearty portobello mushroom. It’s savory, […]
April 10, 2019

Taco Night Sheet Pan Nachos

Taco Nachos are a great way to have a Taco night where everyone can immediately dig in and enjoy dinner. No taco assembly, just sheet pan […]

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
April 24, 2019

Spicy Paleo Chili

Chili is always a favorite of mine. But right now I’m limiting carbs, so and needed a chili fix. This Paleo Chili recipe just what I […]
April 18, 2019

Chimichurri Spatchcock Chicken

Wood-fired chimichurri spatchcock chicken is a combo of bold and zesty flavors and I’m all about it! Spatchcock is the method of removing the backbone from […]
April 15, 2019

Portobello Mushroom Mac and Cheese

This portobello mushroom mac and cheese recipe is what dreams are made of. Loaded with four different kinds of cheese and hearty portobello mushroom. It’s savory, […]
April 12, 2019

Frittata Breakfast Croissant Boats

These Breakfast Croissant Boats are done several ways loaded with egg cheese. There’s plenty of bacon bell peppers and other of my favorite ingredients making frittata […]
April 10, 2019

Taco Night Sheet Pan Nachos

Taco Nachos are a great way to have a Taco night where everyone can immediately dig in and enjoy dinner. No taco assembly, just sheet pan […]
April 4, 2019

Pizza Cauliflower Steaks

This recipe is an SEO night mare.. Cauliflower Pizza Steaks? Pizza Cauliflower Steaks? Cauliflower and Pepperoni with sauce then roasted in the oven with some cheese? […]