Today’s Tasty Camping Hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls – 5.8.19

Today’s Tasty Camping Hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls. Today’s tasty camping hack- Orange Cinnamon Rolls- you will love me for this one.


BTW: if you’re looking for more yummy camping hacks that are easy to cook over a campfire, take a look at our Banana S’more recipe here.

Imagine going to school where there is a milk and cookie bar. I would support this. Speaking of college, there’s a boatload of student debt forgiveness programs that no one seems to be taking advantage of- we’ll tell you where to look. The US Department of Education is a good start- go here. And then stop by The Insitute of Student Loan Advisors here.





Two wonderful Tell Me Something Goods on the show today- one about former inmates who now run a moving company called The Other Side Movers who helped the Pleasant Grove Police move to their new location. The other- about a group of farmers at auction that refused to bid on their neighbor’s property- so that farmer could buy it back. And finally, you have a THREE BILLION DOLLAR nuclear sub- the new pride of the Navy of India. What is the ONE THING you should remember

More Tasty Camping Hacks: Banana S’mores – 5.7.19

More Tasty Camping Hacks: Banana S’mores. It’s amazing what you can do with a campfire and a big bunch of marshmallows. And even the most savage camper can be soothed by a tasty S’more. Have a look at the show today! BTW: if you’re all about the S’mores in every tasty variety, try one of our other hacks here.


We have a wonderful Tell Me Something Good about a restauranteur who drops off soup from his place to chemo patients every day on his way home- free of charge and always with a bit of conversation. I’m loving these new Tell Me Something Good stories, because I see people sincerely and deliberately looking for those who might need their help. Maybe not the people who would step up and ask for it, but those for whom a helping hand could mean everything. I’m trying to become one of these people who “sees” where they’re needed.

Meanwhile… the Canyons School District is looking at launching an exciting new program designed to help our kids work through emotional and social challenges that have lead to serious problems in the past.


Apparently, no one taught Nana how to put the safety on her new gun. Grandpa learned this the hard way. #marriagegoals #lifelessons

Camping Hacks! Tasty S’More Hacks For The Campfire – 5.1.19

Camping Hacks! Tasty S’More Hacks For The Campfire. Camping hacks! We’re obsessed with them this week because no camping trip with the Collards is without a pile of hacks that could go horribly, horribly wrong. We’re starting with a tasty new S’mores hack today.

Camping Hacks! Tasty S’More Hacks For The Campfire. BTW: are you searching for more family-friendly spots to take your kids camping? How handy that we have Utah’s five best right here.


Here’s a weird conundrum- the state’s refusing a beverage license for a karaoke place because they’re not defined as “entertainment,” however, the two Axe-throwing venues that have “beverage” licenses apparently are. Huh?

Here’s something to be proud of- two cities in Utah- Ogden and Salt Lake City make the top ten best places for Nude Gardening. Bet you didn’t expect that, eh?

Spoilers for Game of Thrones!

There’s a killer local Game of Thrones spoiler with a great local connection to the University of Utah Red Rocks Gymnastics- turns out who you think killed the Night King didn’t. It’s all explained here.

Taping Erin’s Mouth Shut: No “Avengers: Endgame” Spoilers! 4.29.19

Taping Erin’s Mouth Shut: No “Avengers: Endgame” Spoilers! Apparently, the only was the Todd think he can keep me from blurting out a spoiler from “Avengers: Endgame” is to tape my mouth shut on the show today. It just might work. We’re discussing an awkward issue- with “Endgame” running over three hours and no one wanting to miss a second, how do you avoid the inevitable potty break?


There’s a very vocal group of foodies who say we’re making our meatballs all wrong. Let’s put that to the test, shall we? Here’s the Todd’s Easy Italian Meatball recipe. BTW: are you looking for some new ways to make old favorites? Try the Todd’s Cajun Stuffed Turkey Wings- the recipe’s here.


Would you want your daughter to play high-school football? There’s a lawsuit underway here in Utah to allow it. What would you tell your daughter to do if a group of boys wouldn’t let her leave the room? One girl’s solution got her expelled. And there’s a clever new real estate enticement for millennials that is actually making them buy a home.

And if you win a multi-million dollar lottery and you used a stolen debit card to buy it, who gets the money?

Robo-Taxis – Would You Ride In a Driverless Car? 4.26.19

Robo-Taxis – Would You Ride In a Driverless Car? So your Taxi pulls up and there’s no one at the wheel. Would you still get in? Elon Musk from Tesla says he’ll have over a million “Robo-Taxis” on the road next year.


In our new segment “Stuff People Sent Us To Try,” we try out the new board game “5 Second Rule” with the additional challenge of being the “Uncensored” version. Like the regular game wasn’t hard enough… You can find both versions here.

Did you know there’s a legal percentage here in Utah for lawn covering your front yard? Who knew? And that you can be fined for not having said lawn percentage? Also, a cool new treasure hunt in your spare change, brain implants that turn thought into words and LeBron James – yes, the NBA player – is creating a whole new way to reach “unsaveable” kids.

TAKE MY MONEY! Krispy Kreme Is Making Nutella-Filled Doughnuts! – 4.25.19

TAKE MY MONEY! Krispy Kreme Is Making Nutella-Filled Doughnuts! Nothing this exciting has happened since they figured out that peanut butter and chocolate taste great together. Now… Krispy Kreme Doughnuts are being made with Nutella in the middle! They’re not available here yet so we’re going to do it for you.


Also, a new “What moms really want for Mother’s Day” list is out. Let’s read it together and laugh, shall we? My favorite is the one where they mention how much housework moms do, then suggests taking her away for the afternoon and then… what? Bringing her back to the filthy house? AGH! What about cleaning the house for her? (BTW: if you’re looking for a Mother’s Day package Mom would really like- click here to enter The Gateway’s giveaway- nearly $1,000 worth of jewelry, pampering, clothes, dinner, concert tickets… it’s spectacular.)

Nothing to be proud of, but the American Lung Association has released their annual report for terrible air, and we’re 18th in the nation. Our air here along the Wasatch Front is worse than Chicago.

TAKE MY MONEY! Krispy Kreme Is Making Nutella-Filled Doughnuts! Sorry… I just needed to say that again…

Donovan Mitchell from the Utah Jazz has been an amazing addition to the team- and such a great philanthropist in the community here. He’s up for an award from the NBA- if he wins, he gets a $25,000 cash prize to donate to community charities. You can vote here. Vote! Vote often! To vote for Mitchell, tweets using the hashtags #NBACommunityAssist and #DonovanMitchell or @spidamitchell. or on

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Tacos In A Can – How Disgusting Can It Be? – 4.23.19

Tacos In A Can – How Disgusting Can It Be? Yeah, so The Todd is obsessed with the alluring new promise of “tacos in a can.” So, we’re trying it. Whether I want to or not.

BTW: interested in other taste-testing experiments? Try our new M&M Flavors here. And Avocado Toast with a “hip new ingredient” here.

Plus, just to make sure I feel guilty about excusing that extra baby weight, we have the story of an “Extreme Runner” mom who fits in nursing her newborn in the middle of her 250-mile run. Yeah. 250 miles

“Shazam’s” Zachary Levi Is Even More Adorable Than You Thought – 4.22.19

“Shazam’s” Zachary Levi Is Even More Adorable Than You Thought. Okay, how can you NOT love this man? Zachary Levi, star of “Chuck” on TV, Fandral from “Thor” and now, “Shazam.” which took first place at the box office and has already grossed $100,000,000. Which is a lot of zeros. But he showed up at SLC’s FanX over the weekend to talk Hollywood, auditioning for the villain in “Shazam” and getting the lead, and leading the entire audience in discussing something you would never expect- depression. And he rocks it. But you knew he would.



BTW: If you’re beside yourself with excitement over Avengers: Endgame opening this weekend, sit down for an interview with our 3 favorite “dusted” Avengers. Sebastian Stan- Winter Soldier, Tom Holland- Spiderman, and Anthony Mackie- Falcon.

The Cool New Thing In The Foodie World: Fermentation Cooking – 4.19.19

The Cool New Thing In The Foodie World: Fermentation Cooking. So apparently the Cool New Thing in the Foodie World is… fermentation. Fermentation Cooking. You heard me. So let’s try it together, shall we? First up, your DIY video on sauerkraut.


BTW: you love the whole “bar food thing?” How lucky that the Todd has a tasty pickled egg recipe- you can find it here. It’s right after Easter and I know you have a lot of hard-boiled eggs just sitting around. Staring at you…


It’s sometimes easy to underestimate how far back our history stretches along the Wasatch Front. We live by the beautiful old Salt Lake City Cemetery – yes, where I introduced you to the “Lily Gray 666 Victim of the Beast” tombstone – anyway, all the streets are lined with these glorious old trees. Unfortunately, they’re forced to cut several of them down. But you’ll be stunned to see how long they’ve been there. Find our whole history in the rings of this tree…

Your Next DIY Masterpiece: PVC Trampoline Dome/Fort/Fairy Castle

Your Next DIY Masterpiece: PVC Trampoline Dome/Fort/Fairy Castle. As we make our way to the store for more cold meds, we wanted to show you a new way to re-use that old trampoline. You know, the one the kids have destroyed the safety net and no longer use? Meet the genius of the PVC Trampoline Tent- totally easy and a brand new fort or fairy castle.

BTW: One of the reasons I make the Todd do the DIY Masterpiece (the “Fairy Dome”) for Zoe every summer is that is the only place she’ll read with me. I have to be cunning and find new ways to make reading exciting for her. If you need some suggestions for kiddos who may not be thrilled with reading, there’s a great starter list here.


Plus! In Tell Me Something Good, East High School has an innovative way to keep homeless and struggling kids in school. You’re going to want to implement this in your kid’s school the minute you see this.

Want to support this amazing program? Find more info here.