DINNER IDEAS

July 1, 2022

Seared Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette 

A beautifully seared steak can make the perfect addition to a summer salad. With toppings like fire roasted corn, ripe cherry tomatoes, radishes, you can’t go […]
June 9, 2022

Grilled Shrimp Salad With Cilantro Lime Ranch

I’m always up for a good grilled shrimp salad. We’re grilling colossal shrimp, marinated in a buttery garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon and pepper sauce. Tossed in […]
May 11, 2022

Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon

Tuscan Salmon is a creamy dish with a white wine based sauce, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and spinach. It’s rich and creamy, fully of robust flavor […]
March 9, 2022

Grilled Rib Eye Steaks With Hatch Pepper Verde Sauce

This grilled Ribeye steak is smothered with a spicy and zesty hatch chili verde sauce. It’s the perfect combo heading into grilling season! If you’ve follow […]

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

July 1, 2022

Seared Steak Salad with Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette 

A beautifully seared steak can make the perfect addition to a summer salad. With toppings like fire roasted corn, ripe cherry tomatoes, radishes, you can’t go […]
June 9, 2022

Grilled Shrimp Salad With Cilantro Lime Ranch

I’m always up for a good grilled shrimp salad. We’re grilling colossal shrimp, marinated in a buttery garlic, oregano, thyme, lemon and pepper sauce. Tossed in […]
May 11, 2022

Creamy Garlic Tuscan Salmon

Tuscan Salmon is a creamy dish with a white wine based sauce, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and spinach. It’s rich and creamy, fully of robust flavor […]
March 9, 2022

Grilled Rib Eye Steaks With Hatch Pepper Verde Sauce

This grilled Ribeye steak is smothered with a spicy and zesty hatch chili verde sauce. It’s the perfect combo heading into grilling season! If you’ve follow […]
January 19, 2022

Portabella Herb Compound Butter on Grilled Steak

Combining Portabella Mushrooms and herbs to make a compound butter is something you can’t NOT try at least once. If you’re into trying new things for […]
January 12, 2022

Butter Garlic Chicken on Cauliflower Rice (Keto Friendly)

Regardless if you’re looking for a low-carb option, or just want a really delicious meal – this Butter Garlic Chicken is for you! Chicken filets dredged […]