DINNER IDEAS
September 13, 2018

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Soup

When your wife is craving your chicken and dumplings soup, what do you do? You risk ruining the whole batch because you want to test out […]
September 9, 2018

Buffalo Ranch Baked and Crispy Chicken Wings

Crispy Chicken Wings don’t always need to be fried. This recipe is extremely easy to put together, easy to get the kids involved, and best yet? […]
September 8, 2018

Smoked Brisket Texas Style

Since picking up my Traeger, I’ve been obsessed brisket. Last weekend I finally had the chance, and am even more obsessed with smoked brisket now than […]
August 30, 2018

3 Easy Back To School Meal Prep Ideas

Dealing with changes can be tough. We’re going through our first of school with our little guy and trying to establish new routines. So, every ounce […]

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, sharing the meals I create for my family. It’s 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
August 22, 2018

Getting The Most Out Of My Amex EveryDay Credit Card

I’m not one to go ham with credit cards, I’m not huge on creating unwanted debt. But I do like getting rewarded for my everyday expenses! […]
June 11, 2018

Chicken Parmigiana with Pomodoro Sauce

Chicken Parmigiana is a recipe that takes me back to my roots with a from-scratch Pomodoro sauce just like my mother made. It’s one of my […]
May 10, 2018

We’re Moving! Getting our new home clean and move-in ready…

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bounty. The opinions and text are all mine. So, this is a big month for […]
April 24, 2018

Cooking With The Kids: Bacon Egg And Cheese Totchos

Bacon, Egg and Cheese Totchos (tater tot nachos), is a fun way to have breakfast with the kids. It’s simple, nothing crazy that a picky eater […]
My Latest Recipes
September 21, 2018

Iced Horchata Latte

Today is the last day of summer, and what better way to ring it out with an iced coffee concoction? An Iced Horchata Latte sounds like […]
September 19, 2018

After School Yogurt Fruit Bar

Getting a healthy back to school snack put together can be a tricky task. My son loves to ask for any sweet snack when he gets […]
September 17, 2018

BREAKFAST MEAL PREP: Strawberry Banana Sheet Pan Pancakes

Sheet Pan Pancakes. Sounds so simple you’ll say, “why didn’t I think of that”. This is the perfect breakfast to feed the whole family quickly and […]
September 13, 2018

Instant Pot Chicken and Dumplings Soup

When your wife is craving your chicken and dumplings soup, what do you do? You risk ruining the whole batch because you want to test out […]
September 9, 2018

Buffalo Ranch Baked and Crispy Chicken Wings

Crispy Chicken Wings don’t always need to be fried. This recipe is extremely easy to put together, easy to get the kids involved, and best yet? […]
September 8, 2018

Smoked Brisket Texas Style

Since picking up my Traeger, I’ve been obsessed brisket. Last weekend I finally had the chance, and am even more obsessed with smoked brisket now than […]