DINNER IDEAS
March 6, 2019

Cheesy Gnocchi and Meatball Skillet

There’s so many ways to prepare gnocchi. My favorite ways is this baked gnocchi and meatball skillet! Gnocchi is one of my favorite pastas, that isn’t […]
February 21, 2019

Easy Stromboli

This is the easiest Stromboli recipe you’ll ever come across! Pre-made dough, a little marinara and all your favorite pizza toppings makes this the perfect way […]
February 20, 2019

Tortellini in Butternut Squash and Spinach Cheese Sauce

This is a killer way to do an easy weeknight dinner. Butternut squash soup simmered in cheese, Italian spices, spinach pairs perfectly with fresh cheese tortellini. […]
February 13, 2019

Bacon & Bleu Cheese Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Roasted Cabbage steaks are an amazing way to have a light, healthy and well-balanced meal. With a simple mustard vinaigrette and topped with loads of crispy […]

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
March 6, 2019

Cheesy Gnocchi and Meatball Skillet

There’s so many ways to prepare gnocchi. My favorite ways is this baked gnocchi and meatball skillet! Gnocchi is one of my favorite pastas, that isn’t […]
February 21, 2019

Easy Stromboli

This is the easiest Stromboli recipe you’ll ever come across! Pre-made dough, a little marinara and all your favorite pizza toppings makes this the perfect way […]
February 20, 2019

Tortellini in Butternut Squash and Spinach Cheese Sauce

This is a killer way to do an easy weeknight dinner. Butternut squash soup simmered in cheese, Italian spices, spinach pairs perfectly with fresh cheese tortellini. […]
February 14, 2019

Heart Shaped Raspberry Galette

Making a heart-shaped raspberry galette is a sure-shot way to impress your other half this valentines day! Galettes are extremely easy to make and a super […]
February 13, 2019

Bacon & Bleu Cheese Roasted Cabbage Steaks

Roasted Cabbage steaks are an amazing way to have a light, healthy and well-balanced meal. With a simple mustard vinaigrette and topped with loads of crispy […]
February 11, 2019

Jambalaya Soup (PERFECT FOR KETO)

Jambalaya is one of my favorite Cajun dishes to make. But when you need to cut carbs out of diet converting this to Jambalaya soup is […]