Thursday, November 28, 2013 2:45 pm
There’s one family member on your Christmas shopping list who will love whatever gift they get. Shopping for pets for the holidays is especially easy in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 9:45 am
After a long day of cooking on Thanksgiving, the last thing you want to do is cook more for the rest of the year’s holidays. This Turkey Divan Casserole is easy to prepare, fast broiling time, and can be easily changed up. If your family is a fan of cheese, add shredded cheese prior to sprinkling with Parmesan cheese. Serve with rice or over buttered noodles, or can be served alone.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 6:45 am
My assignment: In 700 words or less, I’m supposed to keep you and your money safe while you’re out buying for the holidays. How about I do it in 17 words and two punctuation points: do not buy gift cards, do not shop online, and do not get talked into extended warranties!
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 12:44 pm
It looked like Disney Animation was dead in the water for a while there. Sure, Pixar has had the company’s back for almost two decades now. In terms of movies that were solely produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios, though, it was a bit of a downhill spiral from “Pocahontas” in 1995 to “Chicken Little” in 2005. While there were some under appreciated gems in the mix like “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” nothing took audiences by storm like “Beauty and the Beast” or “The Lion King” did.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 8:47 am
The 18th Annual Festival of Lights Kick-Off Party is one the public will not want to miss this Saturday, according to organizers.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013 3:45 pm
Sweet potatoes generally get one of three treatments at the Thanksgiving table.
Thursday, November 7, 2013 10:45 am
As I follow the recent controversy over naming, identity, and cultural representation connected with the NFL’s Washington football team’s nickname and mascot, “Redskins,” I am surprised and confused that there is such vocal resistance to changing the name not just a few deem a racial slur that offends (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tag/washington-redskins-name-controversy).
Thursday, October 24, 2013 6:45 am
When it was time for Ahwatukee Foothills resident Michelle Milich to get a new dog she figured an American Bulldog, known for no major health problems and low grooming, would be a good choice. She had a family member looking to get rid of an American Bulldog and the timing seemed like fate, but looking back Milich had no idea what fate had in store.
Friday, September 6, 2013 11:45 am
Moth-wing light fixtures? Thunderhead wallpaper? If you’re an armchair naturalist, you’ll love one of this year’s big home decor trends.
HEBER-OVERGAARD: Arizona Crawfish Festival
Up to 10,000 pounds of crawfish will be trapped in Mogollon Rim lakes, rivers and streams in the week leading up to this 10-year-old festival, where the tasty little crustaceans will be boiled, seasoned and gobbled up with red potatoes and corn.
You’ll also find a crawfish-eating contest, Cajun food vendors, frozen daiquiris, live Cajun and country music, a beer garden and vendors selling arts, crafts and antiques. Order your meal online in advance, and you’re guaranteed 3 lbs. of boiled crawfish to eat at the event.
DETAILS >> Noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 10. The Shops at Bison Ranch, 2269 Highway 260, Overgaard. $15 per adult (or two adult tickets for $25), $3 for kids ages 13-17, free for children 12 and younger. $5 to park. (928) 535-4323 or ArizonaCrawfishCompany.com.
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 5:27 pm
Troyce Hudnell is the owner of Cozy Corner Cafe, 5901 E. McKellips Road, Mesa, (480) 830-6305 or CozyCornerCafeMesa.com.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 9:49 am
The wine cooler has a bit of an identity problem. Is it a wine spritzer? A wine cocktail? Sangria? And what about that wild child moment in the ‘80s when it was the hottest thing on the party scene?
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:43 pm
Ten years ago, Hollywood gave us “8 Simple Rules (for Dating My Teenaged Daughter),” a television sitcom based on a book by W. Bruce Cameron.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 9:09 am
When it comes to food and drink pairings, most of us tend to be pretty old school. As in, red with beef, white with fish.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 3:50 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says an outbreak of hepatitis A linked to a frozen berry mix sold at Costco has grown to 87 people with illnesses in eight states.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:48 pm
The ever increasing list of fad diets welcomes our newest member: Raspberry ketones. HCG, you are barely hanging on by a thread.
Raspberry ketones are a natural phenolic compound that are responsible for the heavenly aroma of red raspberries. They (allegedly) increased both the expression and secretion of adiponectin. Higher adiponectin equals lower levels of body fat. What has brought them out into the public conscience recently is the recent endorsement of them by the one and only Dr. Oz. These are usually taken in pill form, twice per day at a cost of roughly $50-70 per month.
A website that sells this product quotes Wikipedia: (according to Wikipedia, “prevent high-fat-diet-induced elevations in body weight.”) What it leaves out is the following statement: However, no effects on body weight were observed with doses up to 200 times greater than the estimated intake in humans. Although products containing this compound are marketed for weight loss, there is no clinical evidence for this effect in humans.
This is an unbelievably hard to resist product. First, although these ketones have been known for more than 40 years, they are exciting and new in the world of weight loss. Not only that, but most products that sell them put delicious looking raspberries on their packaging, making it look enticing. Combine that with Dr. Oz’s blessing and you may have trouble even finding this product on the shelves.
The website also has this required statement: “Caution: Do not exceed the recommended dose. Pregnant or nursing mothers, children under 18 and individuals with a known medical condition should consult a physician before using this or any dietary supplement. Keep out of reach of children. Do not use if the inner seal is damaged or broken. Store in a cool, dry place. Food supplements should not be used as a substitute for a varied and balanced diet.”
What about eating actual raspberries? Or better yet, eat all different kinds of berries everyday. Are they expensive? Maybe a little pricey, especially when out of season, but they can be purchased frozen all year. Raspberries are high in fiber and the whole raspberries are an antioxidant powerhouse and worth much more per ounce than a pill could ever be worth and without the “warnings” on the label.
Thursday, May 30, 2013 12:00 pm
Thanks to the Summer Splash Tour, there’s at least one hot day this summer you don’t have to think about how to entertain the kids.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 6:11 pm
The art of the summer cocktail is something I take most seriously.
Monday, May 20, 2013 12:49 pm
A class of fifth-grade students Friday opened up ping-pong balls with small science experiments inside after they returned from a trip to the “edge of space” inside the Earth’s atmosphere.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013 4:17 am
School districts in the East Valley are working the numbers to figure how much they will have to pay utilities, pay teachers next year or spend on textbooks.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 12:49 pm
Ahwatukee resident Michael Feyrer subscribes to the philosophy that his life is like a pair of shoes — to be worn out in service.
Thursday, May 2, 2013 7:49 am
The best-tasting veggie burger I’ve ever met is falafel. A product of the Middle East, falafel are deep-fried fritters made from ground chickpeas or fava beans that are tucked into pita pockets and drizzled with tahini. They are delicious, hearty, inexpensive and relatively healthy.
Monday, April 15, 2013 8:13 am
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.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 9:49 am
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.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 7:49 am
Whenever Esi Impraim’s mother made jollof — a rich, tomato-laced dish of meats, rice and sometimes seafood — the time it took to bubble away on the stove was always excruciating.