Bacon Wrapped Hot Dogs

American, Beef, Main

Wow, it is hard to believe that a year has already passed and this holiday season is once again upon us.  Yes, this Wednesday is NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY!! The parades, the pageantry, and celebrations.  So, lets make a hot dog a little less boring, and do some simple math.  Hot Dog=good  Bacon=Great   Hot Dog + Bacon =Greatest.  A Bacon […]

Sweet Potato Falafels and Tahini Dressing


This savory sweet potato feast really hits the spot at the end of a long training ride. It is actually small enough to fit into your jersey pocket. You can leave in your car, enjoy it as a mid-ride lunch, or devour it at the end of a race or sportive when you’re not very close to home. But those hearty […]

My Top 10 Favorite Cuts of Meat To Smoke (in no particular order)


Spring is officially here, or at least in my home state of Colorado it is.  That means, for us “Foodies” is BBQ season.  Everyone who has their favorite types of meat to throw on the grill or in the smoker, as I do.   Whether you’re new to smoking or a seasoned pro looking for new challenges, check out our top […]

Smoked Leg of Lamb


If you are looking for a tender and rich Smoked Leg of Lamb recipe, this one is incredible. A bone-in or Boneless leg of lamb, brushed with a tasty garlic and herb paste brings out the flavor for an amazing, and easy to prepare, meal.  Leaving the fat on top of the leg of lamb to slowly melt away while it […]

Grilled Steak Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

Beef, Main, Salad

Seared skirt steak, grilled romaine, and onions meet bright cherry tomatoes, avocado, and creamy homemade blue cheese dressing for a grilled steak salad that’s sure to be your new summer staple. Actually, this steak salad isn’t just good, it’s GREAT. Just like any meal, though, this steaky salad is only as good as it’s main ingredients. We tend to think […]

PaleOMG Coffee Marinated Steak Fajitas

Mexican, Paleo, Tex-Mex

About 10 years ago, a CrossFit gym that I was working out at in Castle Rock, Colorado, hosted Juli Bauer one evening to talk about diet, paleo, and her cook book: “Omg that’s Paleo?”.    I remember that she was amazing as a speaker, and had a great sense of humor, I mean, “pee in your pants” funny.  But more […]

Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce Over POC, (Pasta of Choice)

Italian, Pasta

It’s been pretty cold and snowy here, which always makes a good comfort food sound great.  But sometimes you do not have the time, especially on a weeknight for a slow cooked stew or, or the prep time.  This easy tomato cream sauce  takes less than 10 minutes to prepare and is a great alternative to store-bought sauce. Toss with […]

Classic Huevos Rancheros


Whether you’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo 5 months in advance, or just hungry for a Mexican breakfast that is just about as easy as it is delicious, my easy Classic Huevos Rancheros recipe is sure to hit the spot. If you can open a can of beans and fry up an egg, you can make this simple recipe. You can […]

“Golden Toad’s” New Years Black Eyed Peas


Happy New Year!  And a great tradition for New Year’s day is Black Eyed Peas.  Here is a great recipe and comments from one of our contributors, Todd, of Golden Toad! I was never a big fan of Black-Eyed Peas. I didn’t like them growing up. But my Grandfather, Papa O, being from the South, always ate them on New Year’s […]

Fried Calamari

Appetizer, Seafood

Fried calamari doesn’t have to be reserved for beach front restaurants. It’s easy to make at home and comes out extra crispy and crunchy. A squeeze of lemon juice and fresh marinara and you are ready to go!  “Calamari” is simply the plural form of the Italian word for squid. In American cuisine, the term usually refers to the fried appetizer. […]