DINNER IDEAS
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 […]
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 […]
August 22, 2019

Grilled Halibut With Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grilled Halibut topped with a zesty grapefruit avocado salsa is a great way to add a little freshness to your weeknight dinner. This comes together really […]

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
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 […]
August 22, 2019

Grilled Halibut With Grapefruit Avocado Salsa

Grilled Halibut topped with a zesty grapefruit avocado salsa is a great way to add a little freshness to your weeknight dinner. This comes together really […]
August 9, 2019

Honey Chipotle Chicken Tenders from Scratch

Chicken Tender are one of those things that I never have a problem serving the kids. Outside of them being shaped in a letter or dinosaur, […]