DINNER IDEAS

October 15, 2021

Sheet Pan Pizza With Dough Made From Scratch In A Food Processor

Family pizza night is no better when it’s done with love, and that’s exactly what I’m sharing today. This sheet pan pizza is made fresh dough, […]
October 6, 2021

Smoked Pork Chops with Peach Bourbon Glaze

If you’re a fan of pork chops, you’re going to love this smoked pork chops recipe. Low and slow smoked pork chops topped with a peach […]
September 28, 2021

15 minute marinara sauce from scratch

An easy 15 minute marinara sauce, loaded with so much flavor it will taste like your grandma was in the kitchen all day making it. Sounds […]
September 20, 2021

Garlic Tuscan Chicken with Broccolini

This Garlic Tuscan Chicken is creamy, garlicy, with some sundried tomatoes, spinach and broccolini. It’s perfect to dip a nice crusty bread into or serve over […]

HI. I’M DEREK.

I AM A DAD, FOOD BLOGGER, AND FIXER OF BROKEN TOYS.

I’m a home cook, grill and barbecue junkie – and love fishing out doors.

But most of all, I  love to sharing 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

October 15, 2021

Sheet Pan Pizza With Dough Made From Scratch In A Food Processor

Family pizza night is no better when it’s done with love, and that’s exactly what I’m sharing today. This sheet pan pizza is made fresh dough, […]
October 6, 2021

Smoked Pork Chops with Peach Bourbon Glaze

If you’re a fan of pork chops, you’re going to love this smoked pork chops recipe. Low and slow smoked pork chops topped with a peach […]
September 28, 2021

15 minute marinara sauce from scratch

An easy 15 minute marinara sauce, loaded with so much flavor it will taste like your grandma was in the kitchen all day making it. Sounds […]
September 20, 2021

Garlic Tuscan Chicken with Broccolini

This Garlic Tuscan Chicken is creamy, garlicy, with some sundried tomatoes, spinach and broccolini. It’s perfect to dip a nice crusty bread into or serve over […]
September 9, 2021

Sweet Potato Huevos Rancheros Tostadas

Huevos Rancheros Tostadas are aa fun way to do breakfast for dinner, but if with some seasoned sweet potatoes on top makes them that much better! […]
August 27, 2021

Panko Fried Zucchini on Gnocchi

Some panko fried zucchini with Italian seasonings, topped on some gnocchi in a home made marinara sauce. The fried zucchini makes this healthy right?! Welp.. you’re […]