DINNER IDEAS
December 6, 2019

Walnut and Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms

These walnut and rosemary stuffed mushrooms are the perfect appetizer (or even light lunch) to put together for the holidays. It’s so quick to prep, loaded […]
November 27, 2019

Buttery Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite home made side dishes that I do not make enough of. Often I’ll use a pack […]
November 26, 2019

Jalapeno Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

The best scalloped potatoes I’ve had so far. They are loaded with savory flavor using 3 cheeses, bacon, and cream of mushroom. Plus a little bit […]
November 22, 2019

Smoked Turkey Legs

Dark meat fans rejoice because this smoked turkey legs is a must this Thanksgiving! De-ice your barbecue and get loads of hickory, applewood, or cherry wood […]

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
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 […]
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 […]
My Latest Recipes
December 6, 2019

Walnut and Rosemary Stuffed Mushrooms

These walnut and rosemary stuffed mushrooms are the perfect appetizer (or even light lunch) to put together for the holidays. It’s so quick to prep, loaded […]
November 27, 2019

Buttery Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes

Garlic and Herb Mashed Potatoes are one of my favorite home made side dishes that I do not make enough of. Often I’ll use a pack […]
November 26, 2019

Jalapeno Bacon Scalloped Potatoes

The best scalloped potatoes I’ve had so far. They are loaded with savory flavor using 3 cheeses, bacon, and cream of mushroom. Plus a little bit […]
November 22, 2019

Smoked Turkey Legs

Dark meat fans rejoice because this smoked turkey legs is a must this Thanksgiving! De-ice your barbecue and get loads of hickory, applewood, or cherry wood […]
November 22, 2019

Spicy Blistered Green Beans

Blistered green beans are my new favorite side dish. These green beans are fried lightly in oil until blistered, then tossed in a spicy Asian cuisine […]
November 21, 2019

Sausage Jalapeno Cornbread Stuffing

Spicy sausage jalapeno cornbread stuffing is a great way to get your spicy fans excited for another helping! It’s crispy on the outside, and moist and […]