DINNER IDEAS
January 15, 2021

Cowboy Dogs with Bush’s® Homestyle Baked Beans

Cowboy Dogs are bacon wrapped hot dogs, drizzled with barbecue sauce, topped with cheese and fried onions. This simple and delicious Cowboy Dog paired with BUSH’S® […]
January 14, 2021

Shrimp Scampi With Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Scampi is an easy recipe that can be done from scratch for an easy week night dinner. I’m adding in some spaghetti squash as well […]
January 5, 2021

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Chicken Gnocchi Soup follows a recipe simliar to chicken noodle, but why not add some gnocci to it instead of noodles? It’s amazing the first […]
December 23, 2020

Prime Rib Roast Dinner

When you kids love rib eye steak as much as you do, Prime rib roast HAS to be on the dinner menu around the holidays. Today […]

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
January 13, 2021

Immune Supporting Orange Juice Smoothie

This orange juice ginger and turmeric smoothie is the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack to get a great source of immune supporting nutrients into your system. […]
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 […]
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
January 15, 2021

Cowboy Dogs with Bush’s® Homestyle Baked Beans

Cowboy Dogs are bacon wrapped hot dogs, drizzled with barbecue sauce, topped with cheese and fried onions. This simple and delicious Cowboy Dog paired with BUSH’S® […]
January 14, 2021

Shrimp Scampi With Spaghetti Squash

Shrimp Scampi is an easy recipe that can be done from scratch for an easy week night dinner. I’m adding in some spaghetti squash as well […]
January 13, 2021

Immune Supporting Orange Juice Smoothie

This orange juice ginger and turmeric smoothie is the perfect breakfast or afternoon snack to get a great source of immune supporting nutrients into your system. […]
January 5, 2021

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

This Chicken Gnocchi Soup follows a recipe simliar to chicken noodle, but why not add some gnocci to it instead of noodles? It’s amazing the first […]
December 23, 2020

Prime Rib Roast Dinner

When you kids love rib eye steak as much as you do, Prime rib roast HAS to be on the dinner menu around the holidays. Today […]
December 7, 2020

Peppermint Pecan Snowball Cookies

Snowball Cookies are a childhood favorite of mine. They’re basically a sugar cookie in ball form, rolled in powdered sugar and are addicting! And with a […]