Chocolate With Benefits with Good Day Chocolate

One of the perks of being a pretty well-known blogger is that I get invited to lots of fun and interesting events. Last night was a great example: Local market Sprouts invited me to join a group of other bloggers (all women, I was the token guy) to meet the founder and CEO of Good Day Chocolate, and have some hands-on fun making chocolate with them. Chocolatiers? How could I have possibly said “no” to…Read More

Great Soup from Soupure. By Mail!

I’m always a bit anxious ordering perishable foods by mail: what if I’m not home and the box sits in the sun for hours and hours, going bad before I can even give it a taste or get it into the fridge or freezer? Still, companies have figured this one out long ago with ice packs, dry ice, etc, and so when LA-based Soupure approached me and asked if I wanted to try some of…Read More

Kids Lunches? Go Organically Fruit Snacks!

We’re just a week or two away from school starting and in some areas the kids are already back to the daily grind. Which leads to the daily hassle in my house of school lunches. Many schools have a cafeteria and daily food menu, but my girl attends a smaller school that lacks those sort of resources, so every morning it’s time to scrounge together enough for her to eat and make it through the…Read More

Tasty and Healthy: Ice Chips Candy

Yeah, I know. Candy. How can something with that name not be bad for you? In fact, isn’t it the case that if it is actually healthy, it’s a snack or treat, but not candy, per se? Well, not really. From organic chocolate to an increasingly wide variety of confections, there’s been a big change in candy over the last decade or so and if you’re still grabbing something from Nestlé or M&M Mars, you…Read More

Some Mighty Good Burgers at Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

My friends and I have a diverse set of interests but there’s one thing that knits us all together: we like to eat. And not just that, but we like to eat good food while socializing. I’d been to Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar once before and liked it, but when the local Broomfield, Colorado restaurant asked me if I’d like to try their venue with a couple of buddies, I knew just who to ask…Read More

A Tropical Dinner at bd’s Mongolian Grill

I’ve been a fan of Mongolian grill restaurants for a really long time, and it was natural that I’d try to get my kids enthused about the fun dining experience as they grew up too. And it worked! All three children are always happy when we head to our favorite, bd’s Mongolian Grill in downtown Denver, Colorado. There used to be a bd’s in Boulder, which was way more convenient, but it closed down many years ago….Read More

Add These to Your Big Game Food Prep

Every year I try to pull together a viewing party for the Big Game the beginning of February. You know what I’m talking about, the Game That Shall Not Be Named but is the final for a season of the National Football League. Yeah, that game. 🙂  Now people who follow me know that 95% of the time, when I mention “football”  I mean the kind with the round ball, big nets, and guys being given…Read More

Upscale Comfort Food at Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern

Since you can never know too much about your chosen profession, I’m a member of a lot of different meetups and other professional groups. Yesterday, the Denver Bloggers Club met for a presentation and discussion about SEO and blogging at the Westminster Rusty Bucket Restaurant & Tavern. Focused on classic American “comfort food”, we had the great opportunity to try everything on the menu. Yes, the approximately 15 of us had plate after plate after plate of food…Read More

The Perfect Cup of Joe with Kings Row Coffee

If you’ve been drinking coffee for decades, you might still think of big bags of coffee beans shipped from exotic locales and then ground, split into smaller bags and shipped to your local store. Or, heck, you might not think about it at all and just grab that K-Cup and pop it into the machine, making a quick breakfast as the aroma of coffee fills the kitchen. That’s too bad. Coffee not only has a…Read More

Field Trip to 1000 Degrees Pizza, Denver

It’s one of the most popular foods in the world and while the pizza we’re used to here in the United States isn’t quite what you’d get from a trattoria in Italy, we sure like our dough + sauce + cheese + toppings! In fact, there are 350 slices of pizza consumed each second in the USA, and we eat 252 million pounds of pepperoni annually on pizzas on a total of 3 billion pizzas, worth $32…Read More

Treat Your Digestive System to Healthy Probiotics

I have been compensated by Sundown Naturals® and Pollinate Media Group for this post as part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sundown Naturals® but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #GoodnessGiveaway #sharethegoodness While it would be great for me to report that I eat three uber-healthy meals every single day the fact is that like most people there’s a gap between my intentions and the reality…Read More

Super Busy? Try Safeway Home Grocery Delivery…

Running a household, whether you’ve got a cozy little apartment, a so-called tiny house, or a sprawling multi-bedroom home can be time consuming. And there are always chores to do. Vacuuming, dusting, yard work, laundry, grocery shopping, the list seems to never end, and it can be a drag. I know that personally I really hate laundry. There’s something about the effort versus how quickly clothes just get dirty that’s most frustrating! For a lot…Read More

Why I Don’t Support a “Soda Tax”

My local community of Boulder, Colorado is up in arms about how poorly parents feed their children. Gluten! Sugar! Starches! Meat! GMO! There’s even a big fight now about whether the public pool snack bars should offer ice cream to patrons, with the local government officials explaining that “ice cream bars previously being sold have larger portion sizes and higher sugar and fat content than is allowed”. And now the latest issue is soda. Before I…Read More

Take the Papa Murphy’s Pizza Challenge: BBQ It!

I was compensated for this article about Papa Murphy’s pizza and the Father’s Day giveaway. My opinions and statements remain 100% my own, however. #DadMoments #Egghead4life #ad With Father’s Day coming up, it’s a good time for everyone to check that indispensable cooking device that’s on the back deck: The BBQ. I’ve certainly used my BBQ in the cold winter weather, even once clearing a path to it through the snow (handy tip: once you…Read More

Summer Picnic Essentials with Milo’s Cafe Style Tea

It may be the tail end of spring right now, with daily rain storms and unpredictable weather here in Colorado, but the warm days make it feel a whole lot like summer’s just around the corner, so what better way to hasten the change in season than with a picnic? Of course, a picnic planned on a day with a 60% chance of “storms, heavy at times” is one that is best planned indoors, and…Read More

Raw, Tasty and Local, the Triple Win of L. R. Rice’s Honey

There’s something about honey. I don’t know what it is, but fresh honey isn’t just delicious but it’s also satisfying in a way that few foods seem to be, a certain sense that your body finds it fulfilling, not just tasty. Or maybe that’s just me and my family. 🙂 When the local Colorado-based honey company Rice’s Honey asked me if I was interested in checking out their whipped honey I think I answered within about 90…Read More

My daughter catered our Super Bowl party

I have to admit up front that I’m not a huge fan of American football, and everyone who knows me knows that’s because I am an enthused devotee of English soccer. In fact, I’m a life-long fan and supporter of the Tottenham Hotspurs, a London-based team that my father, my uncles and my cousins all follow too. Legacy. Still, when the home team Denver Broncos are heading to the biggest football game in the world,…Read More

Our Dinner at Crushed Red, Westminster

As is obvious from reading this blog, I like to eat. My kids like to eat. My friends like to eat. Makes sense, really, because not only is it a basic human need but we also live in an amazing time for foods with more varieties, more foodstuffs and fresher food than ever before in the history of humanity. Apples? We’ve now got over 650 varieties. Tomatoes? Hundreds of varieties. Lettuce? It’s positively weird how…Read More

My daughter makes vegan ravioli

My oldest daughter, A-, now 19yo, has been moving more into a vegan diet and it’s been interesting to share the foods she eats and hear her explanation and rationale for what I consider a somewhat extreme diet. For her, there’s just something morally wrong with killing animals to eat them, which makes sense to me. But the difference between a vegetarian and a vegan is more nuanced: a vegetarian will consume milk and eat…Read More

A Bushel of Splendid Tea from

I’m not sure if it’s a cliché or some sort of Anglo stereotype or what, but I was born in England and yes, I do love a good “cuppa”, though most of my tea drinking seems to be of the iced variety, not hot, poured into a fine China saucer with a splash of milk already at the bottom. As a fan of Asterix too, I also suspect that tea was brought to the British…Read More

Trying out the Fazoli’s Secret Menu (shhhh)

I wrote a piece about secret menus for LifeZette a few weeks ago that got a lot of positive feedback and visibility. Prior to researching it, I had no idea there were so many restaurants — even swanky joints! — that had well-known but unpublished customer favorites available. I mean, there’s In-n-Out, but heck, their secret menu is published on their Web site, so how “secret” is that? A few days after publication, the marketing…Read More