Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hold My Coffee

Some days...I need the Trenta size coffee from Starbucks.  They really should rename them Mommy Sized. 

We were walking around Best Buy the other day so that we could get a TIVO.  We're getting rid of cable and we can't just get an antenna, we have to have ELECTRONICS.

Anyway, I asked Alex to hold my coffee for a minute and you'd have thought I'd asked him to hold a snake!

You can just see the terror on his face! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

CHOBANI Flip Yogurt

A few weeks ago, I was at Target buying my husband some yogurt (and $100 worth of other stuff I didn't know I needed) when I came across some new to me yogurts from CHOBANI.  According to their website blog, these came out in September 2012.  My husband likes the other yogurt with the side car that I won't name today but it rhymes with Gage, I think.  Actually I have no idea how to pronounced that yogurt.

I like making my husband try new things and then fill out a survey for me.  The one I made for the different flavors of this yogurt went something like this.

On a Scale from 1-5 (5 being best) please rate the product:

Taste           1     2       3       4        5 
Texture       1     2       3       4        5
Sweetness   1     2       3      4         5

Do you like this yogurt better than your regular yogurt?   YES    NO
How likely are you to eat this yogurt again?  VERY LIKELY    NOT LIKELY
Do you want to go on a date with me?   YES     NO

There was only one problem with this plan.  The guy doesn't own a pen.  He has iPhones and iPads and takes notes with those things.  He is completely paper-less. He ended up texting the results to me and I filled out the forms.  This may be a problem in his future employment as a Rookie Foodie Taste Tester.

I also checked each yogurt in my favorite app.  Fooducate!

The Almond Coco Loco was a favorite.  It is very sweet and the little dark chocolate chunks are a surprise.  Keith decided he'd be very likely to eat this again and would like to go on a date with me.

The Honey Bee Nana is not as sweet but he wasn't a huge fan of the banana stuff.  Keith said he'd still eat it again so it must not have been that bad! 

When I brought this one home, I bought two.  I love key lime anything and I wanted to try this one also.  We both really liked it, (i loved it) and could see eating it in place of dessert.  I often eat it for breakfast, because doesn't LOVE having dessert for breakfast! 

 Look at this!  Peachy Pistachio with dark chocolate chunks is a A- on Fooducate!  I like this one but I wish that the pistachios were chopped.  Keith likes this one too.

I recently found a Blueberry one that I forgot to take a picture of, but that's okay because Keith didn't really like it.  

Fooducate gives it an A rating and Keith did like the chia and hemp seeds but didn't like the yogurt.

Have you tried CHOBANI Flips yet? 

Disclaimer:  I was not paid to taste and or report on this product.  I bought all of the yogurt myself and all opinions are mine and the Rookie Foodie Taste Testers.

Monday, May 6, 2013


We found ourselves a wee bit early for Mary Poppins last night so we skipped on down a block from the Buell and had a little dessert at Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge.

We were thrilled to walk in and find a friendly and familiar face!  It was our favorite waiter ever!  Jim from The Big Easy (sadly, The Big Easy went out of business shortly after our visit) that was so great with out kids. 

The kids each picked a French Macaroon, their first time ever trying them and even though Alex's cookie perfectly matched his outfit, he scarfed it down and declared that it was terrible. least he ate the whole thing!  Mallory loved it and asked for another.

I'm now on a mission to find a French Macaroon that Alex will like!

Keith and I decided to share a dessert because we'd been eating like little piggies all weekend!

We selected the Mile High Layer Cake and it was the most delicious thing I've been in a long time.  Keith was wishing he had ordered his own but I explained to him that sharing is more fun.

Espresso Flourless Cake with Caramel Mousse and Brueed Banana, Caramel Sauce, Frangelico Chantilly and Baileys Ice Cream.

Crave is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert.  They also serve Sunday Brunch!  

Crave Dessert Bar and Lounge
891 14th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Twitter: @cravebardenver

Mon-Thur 6:30am-11pm
Friday  6:30am-12am
Saturday 8:30am-12am
Sunday 8:30am-10pm
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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Got Wood?

Do you have a family member that is very interested in the environment and hugs trees? Does your best friend live in Boulder? In a tree house? I have the perfect gift card for your friend.

This gift card from STARBUCKS is make out of wood.  I think you can plant it in your yard when you're done with it so it can return to nature.  I think I'd call that the gift that keeps on giving!

Disclosure:  I was not compensated for this post about green leafy STARBUCKS gift cards.  I just like to share exciting developments with my granola liberal environmentally aware readers.