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Kyrene School District is one of several area districts participating in a program introducing protein-packed Greek yogurt to school lunches.
It’s a meeting of holidays so rare it will be tens of thousands of years before it happens again. Thanksgiving and the first day of Hanukkah — the Jewish Festival of Lights — fall on the same day this year, creating what many celebrants have dubbed “Thanksgivukkah.” And it’s opened up a whole new world of culinary opportunities.
Some cooks like to change up the Thanksgiving meal — a sous vide turkey here, a sweet potato souffle there. But on a holiday dedicated to tradition, innovation can spark revolt.
Every Thanksgiving presents the same challenge — how to juggle the turkey and the stuffing and the pie and all those sides in just one oven.
Mesa Arts Center’s Out to Lunch Concert Series returns this month, featuring free concerts on Thursday afternoons in the Wells Fargo Garden performance area on the Shadow Walk. Starting Nov. 7 and ending Dec. 19, the concert line up features Pete Pancrazi Quartet, Desert Bells International and Harmony Rain.
National Nacho Day is Nov. 6. Tip your sombrero to Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya — the man said to have first topped fried corn tortillas with melty cheese in 1943 — and dig into these innovative dishes.
If the old-timey clothing and equipment at this weekend’s Chandler Chuck Wagon Cook-off don’t take you back in time, the food surely ought to.
Like many Jewish holidays, Rosh Hashana — the Jewish new year — is rich with delicious, symbolic foods. Rounds of challah bread, for example, signify continuity, while apples and honey represent wishes for a sweet year to come. Of course, just as important is spending time with loved ones.
Home bakers, take note: An East Valley eatery is looking for your best dessert recipe, and it could benefit a needy cause near and dear to your heart.
The little mining town of Superior — about 50 miles from the East Valley on U.S. Highway 60 — hosts its annual Prickly Pear Festival this weekend, celebrating all the drinks, desserts and dishes you can make from the spiny cactus. If a jaunt into the mountains isn’t in the cards, here’s where you can taste the cactus closer to home (and, no, margaritas — the easiest prickly pear-flavored concoction to find in the Valley — didn’t make the list).
Las Sendas Golf Club is bringing another option for live entertainment to northeast Mesa.
Like dessert and free stuff? Check out Summer Broadway Night at Paletas Betty.
After just three years in business Something Sweet Bakery announced it will be closing its doors on May 31.
The go-to beverage of Cinco de Mayo is now available in dessert form. Margarita cupcakes are the latest offering from Scottsdale cupcake shop Sprinkles. The tangy little number with key lime-tequila cake capped by key lime frosting and sprinkled with salt is available May 3-5 at the bakery, 4501 N. Scottsdale Road.
While shopping at your favorite grocery store, it can be hard at times to find 100 percent gluten-free items.
Eddie Castillo said that the South American culture has the empanada, the British have the pasty, and he and his business partner Mike Caliendo are giving Arizona the hand pie.
The versatile hand pie can be made with a variety of ingredients and can serve as breakfast, lunch, dinner or dessert. [Courtesy of AZ Food Crafters]
Weekends are made for moving a little slower, taking time to enjoy oneself and reconnect with whatever’s been put on the back burner during a hectic work week.
If your goal is to lose weight, look and feel your best and live a healthy, vibrant life, be aware of the damaging additives and synthetic chemicals in the foods you buy and eat. Seventy-five percent of the average American diet is from processed and packaged foods, which equates to approximately 10 pounds of additives eaten annually.
With all the gizmos, gadgets and electronic media available these days, it can be tough for parents to get kids to sit down with good old-fashioned books. But regular reading, done for fun, is linked to better school performance and can expose kids to a world of knowledge.
Dean Starbuck can spin pizza dough above his head for one minute and thirty seconds. He and his co-workers from local restaurant chain Barro’s Pizza are hoping to beat that record at this year’s International Pizza Expo and World Pizza Games in Las Vegas.
Feeling like you should do something for St. Patrick’s Day but missed Saturday’s downtown parade or don’t fancy a drive all the way to Fountain Hills for a spray of green water?
Here’s a nod to St. Patrick’s Day more palatable than wearing green or tossing about mispronounced expressions meant to sound Irish (Top o’ the mornin’ to ya! Erin go bragh! A hundred thousand welcomes!): Culver’s is offering $1 Green Mint Chip short shakes on Sunday, March 17.
Rolling out a sleeping bag, pitching a tent and cooking food over a campfire. If anything to do with camping makes you anxious, Arizona State Parks is here to help.