DINNER IDEAS
July 18, 2018

Smoked Lobster Roll with Old Bay Potato Chips

Whats better than a lobster roll? A smoked lobster roll! I’m giving my lobster a little hint of a smoke on my Traeger, with apple and […]
July 10, 2018

Apple Rosemary Injected Grilled Chicken Sandwich

I love my grilled chicken to have big bold flavors. Especially when turning it into sandwich meat. For today’s recipe, I’m throwing together a quick apple […]
July 6, 2018

Texas Style Smoked Pulled Pork

Normally when you think of pulled pork you think of a typical sweet with some heat, North Carolina style pulled pork. Today I’m trying something a […]
July 2, 2018

Margarita Shrimp on Grilled Avocado Toast

Margarita Shrimp, meets avocado toast. And not any avocado toast, I’m putting my guacamole on top of grilled ciabatta bread, before adding grilled margarita shrimp on […]

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
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 […]
June 9, 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! […]
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
July 20, 2018

Spicy Egg Avocado Toast Bagel using Vacuum Sealed Avocados

Avocado Toast? Psshh… How about an Avocado Toast bagel, topped with a spicy egg? That’s how you do Avocados justice! Now that Avocados are in there […]
July 18, 2018

Smoked Lobster Roll with Old Bay Potato Chips

Whats better than a lobster roll? A smoked lobster roll! I’m giving my lobster a little hint of a smoke on my Traeger, with apple and […]
July 10, 2018

Apple Rosemary Injected Grilled Chicken Sandwich

I love my grilled chicken to have big bold flavors. Especially when turning it into sandwich meat. For today’s recipe, I’m throwing together a quick apple […]
July 6, 2018

Texas Style Smoked Pulled Pork

Normally when you think of pulled pork you think of a typical sweet with some heat, North Carolina style pulled pork. Today I’m trying something a […]
July 2, 2018

Margarita Shrimp on Grilled Avocado Toast

Margarita Shrimp, meets avocado toast. And not any avocado toast, I’m putting my guacamole on top of grilled ciabatta bread, before adding grilled margarita shrimp on […]
June 27, 2018

Baby Back Rib Cheeseburger Sliders

You’ve grilled up some ribs. Now what to do with them? This year I wanted to change things up a little bit and top them on […]