Goode Times

Visit our blog for plenty of recipes, DIY projects, entertaining tips, and party planning tips, to ensure Goode Times will be had by all.

The Ten Commandments of Grilling

On the subject of grilling, we presume you know your grill and its quirks and features best. But, in case you haven’t ventured out much beyond burgers and hot dogs, here are some tips:

The Ten Commandments of Grilling

1. The only way to start charcoal is with a chimney starter - Lighter fluid is the devil. Just get a heavy-duty chimney (in the grilling aisle at the hardware store) and use a piece or two of newspaper soaked with a little vegetable oil to get things going.

Zinfandel Brownies

Zinfandel Brownies


  • 2 cups Murphy-Goode Zinfandel
  • 20 ounces melted Ghirardelli 60% cocoa, dark chocolate squares
  • 12 ounces melted unsalted butter
  • 20 ounces sugar
  • 8 eggs
  • 4 ounces all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces Ghirardelli milk chocolate, double chocolate filling- chopped


Chorizo Burger with Grilled Mushrooms and Smoked Havarti

Hi everyone! This is Gabriel, the guy behind Artful Desperado blog. How’s 2015 treating you so far? Surviving the winter blues? (and even some blizzards in between!?). I sure hope so! I seriously think the secret to a happy, successful start of the year is to not hype it up and, instead of focusing on insane goals (read: go to the gym 7 times a week…ha!), focus on building new fun habits, such as getting together with friends more often, because, why not?!