DINNER IDEAS
April 13, 2018

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef Ramen Bowl

So I’ve been craving mongolian beef ramen lately. And I wanted to throw this together without too much hassle. So I’ve finally done it. I’ve hopped […]
April 10, 2018

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche is one of those recipes that are made for warm days. Nothing beats the light flavor of shrimp thats been marinated in lemon and […]
April 9, 2018

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Ground Turkey

Stuffed Peppers are a great easy-to-make weeknight dinner. If you’re over the usual stuffed bell pepper however, you’ll want to try out these stuffed poblano peppers! […]
April 6, 2018

Tuna Avocado Sandwich

Tuna Sandwiches are great quick and easy lunch item. Today, I’m mixing things up by adding a little avocado, cilantro, and lemon to my Tuna Sandwich […]

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
April 3, 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! […]
March 21, 2018

Our Easy Family Style Dinner With Applebee’s Carside To Go

Sometimes I need a little break from cooking on a weeknight. And with a newborn in the house, sometimes you don’t really have the time or […]
March 14, 2018

Lucky Charm Marshmallow Treats For Lampy The Leprechaun

Have you heard the tale of Lampy the leprechaun, and how if you feed him lucky charm treats, he’ll leave you something before he goes back […]
December 15, 2017

Family Activities That Remind You How Much You Love Them

This post has been written in partnership with Cuties. All opinions are my own.  It’s been one roller-coaster of a year. We’ve had our ups, and […]
My Latest Recipes
April 19, 2018

Grilled Lobster Nachos with Queso Sauce

These are the nachos of champions. Grilled Lobster Nachos smothered with a home made old bay seasoned queso sauce. I’m missing these in my life already […]
April 13, 2018

Instant Pot Mongolian Beef Ramen Bowl

So I’ve been craving mongolian beef ramen lately. And I wanted to throw this together without too much hassle. So I’ve finally done it. I’ve hopped […]
April 10, 2018

Spicy Shrimp Ceviche

Shrimp Ceviche is one of those recipes that are made for warm days. Nothing beats the light flavor of shrimp thats been marinated in lemon and […]
April 9, 2018

Stuffed Poblano Peppers with Ground Turkey

Stuffed Peppers are a great easy-to-make weeknight dinner. If you’re over the usual stuffed bell pepper however, you’ll want to try out these stuffed poblano peppers! […]
April 6, 2018

Tuna Avocado Sandwich

Tuna Sandwiches are great quick and easy lunch item. Today, I’m mixing things up by adding a little avocado, cilantro, and lemon to my Tuna Sandwich […]
April 4, 2018

Huevos Rancheros Tostadas

Tostadas for breakfast? I don’t know how much of a thing that is, but it really should be. Especially when concocting a little breakfast idea like […]