DINNER IDEAS
August 11, 2020

Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans in the house like I do. To add […]
August 3, 2020

Walnut Queso Dip

This Walnut Queso Dip is a light and healthy way to get your snacking on! It’s a great alternative to standard queso dip, plus it’s got […]
July 30, 2020

Grilled Shrimp and Mango Avocado Salad

This grilled shrimp and mango avocado salad has summer written all over it. Perfectly grilled shrimp, with savory avocado and tangy mango. Drizzled with a honey […]
July 28, 2020

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Burgers

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Burgers is a great way to switch up a chicken parm dish or even to change up your chicken parm sandwich! Its cheesy, […]

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
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 […]
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 […]
My Latest Recipes
August 11, 2020

Black Bean Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Black Bean Burgers are a great way to change up burger night, especially when you have vegetarian fans in the house like I do. To add […]
August 3, 2020

Walnut Queso Dip

This Walnut Queso Dip is a light and healthy way to get your snacking on! It’s a great alternative to standard queso dip, plus it’s got […]
July 30, 2020

Grilled Shrimp and Mango Avocado Salad

This grilled shrimp and mango avocado salad has summer written all over it. Perfectly grilled shrimp, with savory avocado and tangy mango. Drizzled with a honey […]
July 28, 2020

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Burgers

Chicken Parmesan Sandwich Burgers is a great way to switch up a chicken parm dish or even to change up your chicken parm sandwich! Its cheesy, […]
July 22, 2020

Grilled Smash Burgers

These Grilled smashburgers are simple to make, but SO FREAKING GOOD! If you love burgers at home, you need to do a smash burger! Smash burgers […]
July 17, 2020

Grilled Flank Steak with Avocado Chimichurri

If you’re looking to up your grill game, you need this grilled flank steak with avocado chimichurri recipe in your life. It has bold flavors, simple […]