DINNER IDEAS
February 16, 2021

Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta with Grilled Chicken

So I had to hop on this trend. Baked feta and tomato pasta is insanely simple to make, and has loads of fresh and vibrant flavors […]
February 9, 2021

Butter and Garlic Grilled Lobster Tacos with Spicy Green Sauce

These grilled lobster tacos, are swimming in a garlic butter sauce, and topped with a spicy serrano pepper green sauce. They’re highly addicting, so you better […]
February 3, 2021

Country Fried Chicken

Not gonna lie – this may be a little country fried chicken, and a little chicken fried chicken. But I don’t like the way chicken fried […]
January 29, 2021

Shrimp Kelaguen

Shrimp Kelaguen is a Chamorro recipe that is similar to ceviche. The shrimp is cooked in the acid of lemon juice and with coconut peppers and […]

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
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
February 16, 2021

Baked Feta and Tomato Pasta with Grilled Chicken

So I had to hop on this trend. Baked feta and tomato pasta is insanely simple to make, and has loads of fresh and vibrant flavors […]
February 9, 2021

Butter and Garlic Grilled Lobster Tacos with Spicy Green Sauce

These grilled lobster tacos, are swimming in a garlic butter sauce, and topped with a spicy serrano pepper green sauce. They’re highly addicting, so you better […]
February 4, 2021

Loaded White Bean Queso Dip

This post is sponsored by Bush’s® Beans  This white bean queso dip is loaded with all sorts of goodness. Bush’s® White Chili Beans, ground beef and all sorts of […]
February 3, 2021

Country Fried Chicken

Not gonna lie – this may be a little country fried chicken, and a little chicken fried chicken. But I don’t like the way chicken fried […]
January 29, 2021

Shrimp Kelaguen

Shrimp Kelaguen is a Chamorro recipe that is similar to ceviche. The shrimp is cooked in the acid of lemon juice and with coconut peppers and […]
January 26, 2021

Steak and Eggs Breakfast Tacos

Steak and eggs breakfast tacos are exactly what they sound like. Steak and eggs. in a breakfast taco! Topped with some chimichurri and a little queso […]