DINNER IDEAS
May 4, 2021

Little Smokies Corn Dog Bites

Little smokies corn dog bites are a fun twist on everyone’s favorites. How can you not love little smokie hot dogs dipped in a crispy corn […]
April 26, 2021

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken Enchilada Soup is cheesy, hearty and quite addicting. You can add rotisserie chicken in at the end to make this a quicker weekend soup, or […]
April 20, 2021

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Egg rolls are exactly what they sound like. Peperoni, mozzarella and some Italian seasonings wrapped in an egg roll, then fried. It’s awesome for […]
April 13, 2021

Instant Mashed Potato Crusted Fish Tacos

This sounds crazy, instant mashed potato crusted fish tacos are INSANELY good! They have a crispy satisfying outer, and so tender on the inside they’re perfect […]

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
May 4, 2021

Little Smokies Corn Dog Bites

Little smokies corn dog bites are a fun twist on everyone’s favorites. How can you not love little smokie hot dogs dipped in a crispy corn […]
April 26, 2021

Chicken Enchilada Soup with Rotisserie Chicken

Chicken Enchilada Soup is cheesy, hearty and quite addicting. You can add rotisserie chicken in at the end to make this a quicker weekend soup, or […]
April 20, 2021

Pepperoni Pizza Egg Rolls

Pepperoni Pizza Egg rolls are exactly what they sound like. Peperoni, mozzarella and some Italian seasonings wrapped in an egg roll, then fried. It’s awesome for […]
April 13, 2021

Instant Mashed Potato Crusted Fish Tacos

This sounds crazy, instant mashed potato crusted fish tacos are INSANELY good! They have a crispy satisfying outer, and so tender on the inside they’re perfect […]
April 2, 2021

Grilled Chimichurri Cauliflower Steaks

Grilled chimichurri cauliflower steaks are a great low carb option OR even a plant based option for a side or main! I’m throwing together a quick […]
March 15, 2021

Fried Pork Dumplings Completely from Scratch

Today we’re making from-scratch pan fried pork dumplings. And when I say from scratch. I mean FROM SCRATCH. No wonton wrappers for these dumplings, and a […]