DINNER IDEAS
October 10, 2019

Chicken Nugget Chili Fries Graveyard

The older these kids get, the more I feel the pressure to get festive with food. And this chicken nugget chili fries graveyard is exactly what […]
October 3, 2019

Steak and Mushroom Bites with Asparagus

Steak and Mushrooms go together hand and hand. I love searing off a steak and topping with mushrooms, but what about cubing up some filet mignon, […]
September 13, 2019

Apricot Mustard Glazed Smoked Sausage Sliders

These Apricot Mustard Glazed Sausage Sliders are the perfect way to bring in tailgating season. They’re smoky, sweet and have got a bit of heat. Trust […]
September 10, 2019

Avocado Pesto Linguine with Garlic Shrimp

Avocado Pesto is a smooth and creamy pesto sauce that you’re going to want to give a shot. And its the perfect companion for this linguine […]

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
October 10, 2019

Chicken Nugget Chili Fries Graveyard

The older these kids get, the more I feel the pressure to get festive with food. And this chicken nugget chili fries graveyard is exactly what […]
October 3, 2019

Steak and Mushroom Bites with Asparagus

Steak and Mushrooms go together hand and hand. I love searing off a steak and topping with mushrooms, but what about cubing up some filet mignon, […]
September 13, 2019

Apricot Mustard Glazed Smoked Sausage Sliders

These Apricot Mustard Glazed Sausage Sliders are the perfect way to bring in tailgating season. They’re smoky, sweet and have got a bit of heat. Trust […]
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 […]
September 10, 2019

Avocado Pesto Linguine with Garlic Shrimp

Avocado Pesto is a smooth and creamy pesto sauce that you’re going to want to give a shot. And its the perfect companion for this linguine […]
August 26, 2019

Cheesy Gnocchi and Marinara Skillet

This Gnocchi and Marinara skillet, is a simple to make gnocchi bake that is loaded with cheese and baked off to get a that beautiful golden […]