Easy family meals
from a dad's Perspective

Easy family meals. from a dad's Perspective


On the grill

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Hi. I'm Derek!


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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Quick and easy

Meals that take around 30 minutes. perfect for weeknights

Quick and easy

Meals that take around 30 minutes. perfect for weeknights

My Recent Recipes

  • Chorizo Potato Tacos: A Perfect Backyard Dinner
    There’s nothing quite like the mouth-watering marriage of spicy chorizo sausage and comforting potatoes, nestled within the tender folds of a corn tortilla. Its perfect for […]
  • This delicious chicken quesadilla recipe is cooked on a Blackstone griddle flattop grill stuffed with savory chicken, melted Monterey cheese, and flavorful black beans. Its the perfect quick weeknight meal!
    ON THE BLACKSTONE: Chicken Quesadillas
    The weather is finally warming up and its time to dust off my Blackstone flattop grill and get to making all things on it! And what […]
  • Light and Fluffy White Bread
    This easy to follow homemade white bread recipe guide will get you on the road to reducing food costs, while getting better quality bread put on the table. This is the best homemade white bread. It's light and fluffy, with a beautiful buttery flavor to it.
  • Irish Nachos with Corned Beef
    Get ready to indulge in a hearty and delicious pub-style snack that is perfect for any occasion – Irish Nachos! Every St. Patrick’s day that comes […]
  • Texas Style Smoked Pulled Pork
    Texas smoked pulled pork. That’s not something you think of when you think of Texas right? I’m smoking a pork shoulder low and slow, with a […]