Summer is Here!

As I look around, I see everyone with their Hydro Flasks in hand, keeping themselves hydrated. I know that before I leave the house in the summer, I have so many bottles of beverages on my passenger seat that it starts beeping thinking someone is sitting there! It’s no joking matter keeping yourself hydrated and…


Chef’s Corner: Cha-Cha-Cha Chia Pudding

Once famous for creating the “hair” on clay forms in the shape of animals, cartoon characters or celebrities, chia seeds are now being recognized for their nutritional benefits. The seeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, protein, fiber and antioxidants. As our bodies age, we tend to lose muscle mass and bone density, absorb nutrients…


A Taste of Arizona: A true slice of heaven

You drive by it twice, every time you go back and forth from Phoenix to Prescott, Sedona, or Flagstaff, and if you’ve never taken the Rock Springs exit, well you’re missing a true slice of heaven. Forty miles north of Phoenix, lies the tiny community of Rock Springs (population 3,339 including adjacent Black Canyon City),…


Chef’s Corner: Heart Health

Women today are faced with chronic health challenges, resulting in a heightened awareness of our diet and lifestyle. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular diseases and stroke cause 1 in 3 women’s deaths each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. We must ask ourselves what we can do to help reduce these…


Inexpensive excellence can be found in Tempe

Curry Corner $$ 1212 E. Apache Blvd., Tempe 480-894-1276 Rarely do I take restaurant suggestions from 11-year-olds, but this sixth grader, who knows my passion for food, was determined that I go to Curry Corner. “Oh yeah,” I said, “What’s your favorite thing to eat there?” Though she enthusiastically listed several different items, she…


Welcome to good Chinese food

Nee House Chinese Restaurant $$-$$$ 13843 N. Tatum Blvd. # 15, Phoenix 602-992-3338 If I had a nickel for all the times I’ve been asked where to get good Chinese food, I could afford to send you all to China. Since no one gave me any nickels, I will instead direct you to a…


Love is in the Air

This month, my wonderful niece Elianna is getting married! It’s hard to believe that she’s all grown up and ready for this pivotal moment in her life. I still remember 13 years ago when Elianna and my niece Sarah were flower girls at my wedding. They were so small, and their big, bright eyes looked…


Homemade treats for Super Bowl Sunday

On Nov. 12, 1892, the Allegheny Athletic Association’s football team beat the Pittsburg Athletic Club. The game itself was not notable, however one of the players, William (Pudge) Heffelfinger, was openly paid $500 to play, making it the very first pro football game played in the United States. As they say, the rest is history….

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