DINNER IDEAS

November 24, 2021

Sausage and Herb Stuffing with Real Bread

Ok so all stuffing is made with “real” bread. But we’re going to dehydrate a fresh loaf of hand-torn bread to make some hand-crafted, artisan, whatever-else-world-sounds-fancy […]
November 17, 2021

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole with Serrano Peppers

This was a last minute idea, but I’m glad I threw a loaded cauliflower casserole recipe together because its beyond delicious. Baked cauliflower loaded with cheese, […]
November 12, 2021

Balsamic Steak and Vegetables (KETO FRIENDLY)

When I think of balsamic steak and vegetables, it sounds like a summer dish. But here we are, in the middle of November, with a bright […]
November 5, 2021

Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

These Italian stuffed peppers are crammed with ground beef, Arborio rice, oregano, basil and other Italian spices and mozzarella cheese. I’m so excited about how well […]

HI. I’M DEREK.

I AM A DAD, FOOD BLOGGER, AND FIXER OF BROKEN TOYS.

I’m a home cook, grill and barbecue junkie – and love fishing out doors.

But most of all, I  love to sharing 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 13, 2021

Immune Supporting Orange Juice Smoothie

This orange juice ginger and turmeric smoothie is the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack to get a great source of immune supporting nutrients into your system. […]
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 […]
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

November 24, 2021

Sausage and Herb Stuffing with Real Bread

Ok so all stuffing is made with “real” bread. But we’re going to dehydrate a fresh loaf of hand-torn bread to make some hand-crafted, artisan, whatever-else-world-sounds-fancy […]
November 17, 2021

Loaded Cauliflower Casserole with Serrano Peppers

This was a last minute idea, but I’m glad I threw a loaded cauliflower casserole recipe together because its beyond delicious. Baked cauliflower loaded with cheese, […]
November 12, 2021

Balsamic Steak and Vegetables (KETO FRIENDLY)

When I think of balsamic steak and vegetables, it sounds like a summer dish. But here we are, in the middle of November, with a bright […]
November 5, 2021

Italian Style Stuffed Peppers

These Italian stuffed peppers are crammed with ground beef, Arborio rice, oregano, basil and other Italian spices and mozzarella cheese. I’m so excited about how well […]
October 21, 2021

KID APPROVED Chicken and Rice family dinner

This is my kids favorite chicken and rice recipe! I start with a scratch thyme seasoned rice that is light fluffy, and well seasoned. Then top […]
October 15, 2021

Sheet Pan Pizza With Dough Made From Scratch In A Food Processor

Family pizza night is no better when it’s done with love, and that’s exactly what I’m sharing today. This sheet pan pizza is made fresh dough, […]