DINNER IDEAS

April 3, 2024

Smoked Carnitas on a Pellet Grill

I am a passionate carnitas enthusiast. I’ve tried numerous variations and techniques to pursue that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture paired with a rich, flavorful crust.  My family […]

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. […]
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 […]

MY LATEST RECIPES

April 3, 2024

Smoked Carnitas on a Pellet Grill

I am a passionate carnitas enthusiast. I’ve tried numerous variations and techniques to pursue that perfect melt-in-your-mouth texture paired with a rich, flavorful crust.  My family […]
September 1, 2023
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The Ultimate Breakfast Bagel Sandwich Recipe

Yes, a breakfast bagel is the perfect breakfast for the whole family on a Saturday morning. Full stop. Toasted bagel, topped with a nice fried egg, stacks of crispy bacon, a little […]
July 10, 2023

Grilled Shrimp Fajita Wraps

Are you a full-time working parent who still needs to make dinner for the family? Then you’re not alone because, in 2022, over 80% of parents worked full […]