DINNER IDEAS
February 18, 2020

Fennel Bean and Barley Soup

Spring may be around the corner but this fennel bean and barley soup is perfect to keep your warm while we wait for the weather to […]
February 11, 2020

Spicy Walnut Blue Cheese and Blood Orange Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

This Spicy Walnut blue cheese and Blood Orange Salad has everything you can ask for in a salad. Its savory, spicy with a little sweet and […]
February 7, 2020

Tequila Lime Shrimp Fajitas Bowl

Tequila lime shrimp fajitas are an amazing way to add a little punch to your fajitas. Throw it in a rice bowl and you’ve got something […]
January 27, 2020

Meatloaf with Parmesan Cheese

Meatloaf is something I haven’t had since I was younger, but have been really craving. My mother used to make it with Parmesan cheese and I […]

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
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 […]
October 30, 2018

How To Smoke Pastrami Using A Corned Beef Packer

If you’re looking to make your own pastrami, using a brine might be something you’re just not ready to do yet. You can easily make smoked […]
My Latest Recipes
February 18, 2020

Fennel Bean and Barley Soup

Spring may be around the corner but this fennel bean and barley soup is perfect to keep your warm while we wait for the weather to […]
February 11, 2020

Spicy Walnut Blue Cheese and Blood Orange Salad with Walnut Vinaigrette

This Spicy Walnut blue cheese and Blood Orange Salad has everything you can ask for in a salad. Its savory, spicy with a little sweet and […]
February 7, 2020

Tequila Lime Shrimp Fajitas Bowl

Tequila lime shrimp fajitas are an amazing way to add a little punch to your fajitas. Throw it in a rice bowl and you’ve got something […]
January 27, 2020

Meatloaf with Parmesan Cheese

Meatloaf is something I haven’t had since I was younger, but have been really craving. My mother used to make it with Parmesan cheese and I […]
January 24, 2020

Taco Stuffed Shells

I don’t know if you call this an Italian, or Mexican dish, but these taco stuffed shells are worth having on the dinner table when you […]
January 9, 2020

Keto Shrimp Alfredo with Asparagus and Spinach

This Keto Shrimp Alfredo is a simple from scratch Alfredo sauce with sauteed shrimp asparagus and spinach. Whats even better is it can double for a […]