DINNER IDEAS
March 27, 2020

Cuban Beans and Eggs

Cuban Beans take standard black beans to a whole other level. Seasoned with cumin and other spices along with some bell pepper and onions. Served along […]
March 24, 2020

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese with Cream Cheese

Cauliflower mac and cheese is one of my favorite ways to get that mac and cheese fix, when you’re going low carb. It’s cheesy, has that […]
March 17, 2020

Corned Beef Colcannon bake

Colcannon traditionally is mashed potatoes with cabbage. I’m taking this up to a new level with adding some cooked corned beef With some white cheddar to […]
March 16, 2020

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Irish beef stew is a comfort food that needs to be made this time of year. Its what you expect of a beef stew, but with […]

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
March 27, 2020

Cuban Beans and Eggs

Cuban Beans take standard black beans to a whole other level. Seasoned with cumin and other spices along with some bell pepper and onions. Served along […]
March 24, 2020

Cauliflower Mac And Cheese with Cream Cheese

Cauliflower mac and cheese is one of my favorite ways to get that mac and cheese fix, when you’re going low carb. It’s cheesy, has that […]
March 17, 2020

Corned Beef Colcannon bake

Colcannon traditionally is mashed potatoes with cabbage. I’m taking this up to a new level with adding some cooked corned beef With some white cheddar to […]
March 16, 2020

Instant Pot Irish Beef Stew

Irish beef stew is a comfort food that needs to be made this time of year. Its what you expect of a beef stew, but with […]
March 10, 2020

Lasagna Pasta Skillet

A Lasagna Pasta Skillet is a fun way to get your lasagna fix while changing things up a bit. It’s like a lasagna meets baked ziti […]
March 5, 2020

Chicken Gnocchi Cheese Soup

This chicken gnocchi cheese soup has a little something for everyone in the family. Shredded chicken, tender gnocchi, and a velvety cheese soup that is soooo […]