We're sweet on baked goods -- particularly when they're vegan. That means no bacon (duh!), but also no eggs or dairy products. Not as rare as they used to be, quality fresh-made vegan treats are still tough to come by in the Valley. So we've compiled a list of our favorite spots to score 'em. You're ... More >>
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From now 'til we publish the 2012 edition of Best of Phoenix, New Times and Chow Bella present 100 Tastemakers -- Valley residents who make the cut in our culinary scene. Some you'll know; for others, it'll be a first introduction (but likely not the last). While you're here, check out our 100 Creat ... More >>
To me, one of chocolate's best properties is the fact that it doesn't need to be super sweet to feel incredibly indulgent. A blissful chocolate is smooth, rich, dark, and simple. My current favorite is Chocolove's Orange Peel, and I expected the Scottsdale Culinary Festival's only dessert event woul ... More >>
Every now and then, a special breed of fast casual spots really wows us with their menus. And if that includes dessert, we definitely want to know about it.
Once again, Chow Bella writers hunkered down in their kitchens and cooked up their best sweet and savory creations using Girl Scouts Cookies as an essential ingredient. It's kind of like a pared down version of the Food Network's Chopped, except we aren't actually going to chop anyone (I don't think ... More >>
We need about 100 of these sent to the New Times office like right now (attn: Shannon Armour, please). We don't even care if it's an "Unholy Union" between the Girl Scouts and Nestle or if the Girl Scouts are "selling out," we just want to get our hands on a Thin Mint candy bar (and any other futur ... More >>
Good morning and welcome to Wake Up Call! After two years, we (okay, mostly me) have decided to put Eater's Digest to bed and greet you each morning with a mix of fun events, odd ball food stories, things I have baked, awesome places I've eaten, crappy places I've eaten, and, well, pretty much w ... More >>
S'mores -- the all-American, classic dessert that was once reserved for campfires and sing-a-longs has managed to make its way onto just about every food blog and restaurant menu across the country in the form of ice cream, cupcakes, tarts, pancakes -- you name it, it's probably been turned i ... More >>
A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. Les Petite GourmettesThey made the holes in the cookies using a clean drinking strawCan we get a hell yeah? We have a recipe for making Girl Scout Samoas at home. We had fun taste testing the Keeber fake outs, but we really like the idea of ma ... More >>
As one of her final acts as New Times' food critic, Michele Laudig weighed in with her choice in our Trefoil Cookie Showdown. We tried to one-up ourselves at Chow Bella when Girl Scout Cookie season kicked in this year. A year ago, we experimented with Thin Mints and came up with some ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraGot some Girl Scout cookies sitting around? So did we. Hence, the Trefoil Cookie Showdown. Being one of the newest Chow Bella members, I was a bit nervous about entering this challenge. I had seen last year's Thin Mint competition and wondered if I could make something wort ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara Kathleen Vanesian's Girl Scout Trefoil Trifle Got some Girl Scout cookies sitting around? So did we. Hence, the Trefoil Cookie Showdown. There's something perverse, or at least ironic, in combining Girl Scout cookies and liquor. So I did it. Instead of using lemon p ... More >>
Johnathan McNamaraTrefoils meet the trailer park: Girl Scout Shit-on-a-Shingle. Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown. Our dish for the Trefoil showdown boiled down to simple logistics. Last minute crunch time with only fifteen minutes to ... More >>
Carol Blonder blue cheesecake bite Got some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown. Say shortbread and I immediately think not of Girl Scouts but of McVities. I was introduced to the Scottish digestive biscuits and shortbread when faced wit ... More >>
Photo: Jonathan Mcnamara Photo: Jonathan McnamaraGot some Girl Scout cookies in the pantry? So did we -- hence, the Chow Bella Trefoil Showdown. When the challenge was given to create something tasty using Trefoil (shortbread) Girl Scout Cookie, the stress was on. The question is to do s ... More >>
Jonathan McNamara Samoas and faux Samoas, can you tell the difference? For a while now, we've been able to get our Thin Mint Girl Scout cookie fix out of season by heading to the supermarket and picking up Keebler Fudge Shoppe Grasshoppers. In fact, we've found similar cookies ... More >>
Carrie Wheeler The finished sort-of Kookabura. One year in the early '80s, my sister was a Brownie, my mom was the cookie chairman and there existed a Girl Scout cookie called the Kookabura which was everything I loved in a cookie. Girl Scout cookie season is upon us already this year, ... More >>
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Luke HolwerdaParamore at Dodge TheatreParamore September 15, 2010 Dodge Theatre Hayley Williams is quite the little firecracker.Physically, the Paramore singer looks fiery with her bright red hair and ruler-straight body. Personality-wise, she's a dynamic burst of energy. At her show at the Dodg ... More >>
The Chow Bella contributors do not make it easy on me. I showed up at a recent meeting to discover a huge spread of beautiful, chocolatey desserts on the conference room table, each one of them with my name on it (metaphorically speaking). Everyone really hustled to create some new dessert o ... More >>
Jonathan McNamaraSteeplechase CupcakesOne can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorized one must make dese ... More >>
One can never have enough Thin Mints. At least that's what we thought until Managing Editor Amy Silverman brought in a dozen unsold boxes to a recent Chow Bella meeting. If one must make lemonade when life hands one lemons, we theorized one must make dessert when life hands one unwanted Girl Scout c ... More >>
senseseduction.blogspot.com To eat them or not to eat them? News has spread of a recall of some Lemon Chalet Creme Girl Scout cookies. Frankly, this is not as upsetting as, say, news regarding Thin Mints or Tagalongs. Still, those lemon cookies have their fans. Yesterday we got some bad infor ... More >>
You can try that one foot on the scale trick, but you're not fooling anyone.Valentine's Day has come and gone and you've whole heartedly abandoned your New Years diet by professing your undying love to a giant box of chocolates. Your jeans still don't fit and those crafty Girl Scouts will b ... More >>
Trisha ProudPerry Bush A second person has been arrested in a case in which $8,000 was embezzled from Phoenix Girl Scout troop 534. Scottsdale police spokesman Sergeant Mark Clark says cops began to investigate after troop members noticed missing funds in April. Former troop leader T ... More >>
A federal judge ruled yesterday that Arizona's lethal-injection procedure is similar to the method approved by the U.S. Supreme Court. Executions have been on hold in Arizona since November 2007, when the Arizona Supreme Court stalled the execution of inmate Jeffrey Landrigan pending a federal decis ... More >>
It's kind of creepy: There's a sudden knock at the door. You check to see who it is -- and it turns out to be someone trying to save your soul. Or maybe they just want to sell you something. Either way, you wonder if they would have tried the door and maybe burglarized the place, had you not answ ... More >>
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