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Holiday Season

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    November 7, 2014

    Should You Age Egg Nog For a Whole Year?

    It's getting to be that magical time of year when thoughts turn to egg nog. In recent years, I've seen a lot of discussion regarding proper egg nog making technique. To be specific, I'm talking about how long to let egg nog sit in the refrigerator before drinking it. Due to the inclusion of raw egg ... More >>

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    December 25, 2013

    A Gherkin Christmas for This Girl

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I am a Midwestern transplant in a southern elementary school. I am 7. It's nearing Christmas, and I have a school assignment. I have t ... More >>

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    December 18, 2013

    Taking the Gilt off the Gingerbread

    Once again this year, Chow Bella writers are gnawing on the holidays -- in the form of stories of Christmas and food. Hope you have some Alka-Seltzer handy. Enjoy. I feel obligated to create an elaborate December for my daughter. When I was eight years old, my mother bought Martha Stewart's firs ... More >>

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    December 13, 2013

    5 Christmas Desserts in Metro Phoenix to Pre-Order (Or Pick Up) Now

    What would December be without a generous helping of peppermint and chocolate? There's no bad time of year for desserts, but the winter season is when bakers pull out all the stops, creating sweets so decadent it's the stuff traditions are made of -- quite literally in the case of gingerbread houses ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013
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    December 12, 2013
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    December 6, 2013

    5 Desserts to Take to Your Holiday Party

    Holiday tunes are blaring on the radio as I walk the aisles of every store. Parking lots become asphalt spaces of rage. Christmas tree lots have popped up everywhere. Lights twinkle strung in gaudy heaps on every outdoor yard item. The holidays have arrived, and with them the numerous holiday par ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013
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    December 20, 2012
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    December 20, 2012
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    December 19, 2012

    Club Candids: Getting Into The Holiday Spirit at Coach House

    Finding holiday cheer can be difficult in Phoenix at times, save for a decked out saguaro cactus or two. The change in season would be a bit more noticeable if it actually snowed. We can't complain though, wearing shorts and flip flops through most of December is nice. Coach House is one of the fe ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    Mint Sandwich Cookie Match-Up: Will Trader Joe's Joe-Joe Lead the Pack or Not?

    A favorite part of winter for me is the appearance of Candy Cane Joe-Joe's chocolate sandwich cookies at Trader Joe's. I know I'm not the only one who hides a few boxes when cold weather wanes. The Joe-Joe obsession has clearly not gone unnoticed by competitors. Since Trader Joe's introduced the sea ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Five Favorite Spots in Metro Phoenix for Artisan Ice Cream, the Christmas Edition

    As autumn gives way to winter, it might not seem like the ideal time to eat ice cream. Then again, there's never a bad time for ice cream, and the weather has been so warm lately that December seems like the end of the world's longest summer. Pretend it's a snowy white Christmas by getting your chil ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Elizabeth Naranjo's "Good Enough" Fudge

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Elizabeth ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Laurie Notaro Tells What Happened The Year They Served Brie and Blueberries to Her Mother on Christmas

    Ah, the holidays. Christmas is all about love, sharing, sweetness and light -- and keeping the antacids handy. In keeping with the spirit of the season, Chow Bella presents "Eating Christmas," in which some of our favorite writers nosh on the real lessons we learn this time of year. Today, Laurie No ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    December 4, 2012

    Sufjan Stevens' "Surfjohn Stevens Christmas Sing-A-Long Tour: Seasonal Affective Disorder Yuletide Disaster Pageant On Ice," Rialto Theatre, 12/3/12

    Sufjan Stevens @ the Rialto Theatre in TucsonIt was a night of deliberate holiday kitsch. It was an ugly Christmas sweater gone awry. If someone told me I mistakenly traveled down to Tucson for a Katy Perry Christmas celebration, based on the costumes, blow up unicorns, and giant game show style " ... More >>

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    July 12, 2012
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    December 28, 2011

    Club Candids: Coach House

    ​ Christmas may be over, but Coach House continues to promote the holiday spirit with more Christmas lights than the Griswold house in Christmas Vacation. We grabbed a coat and checked out the holiday festivities on December 20, and the bar had a great turn out for a Tuesday night. Check out ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    December 22, 2011
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    December 16, 2011

    Christmas Songs That Don't Suck: Part III

    ​Fa la la la la, and all that jazz. Getting tired of holiday music? We're not. Well, that's not entirely true. We're well tired of the lousy, saccharine, abominable Christmas music that clogs the airwaves. Is it worse when a radio station switches over to all-Xmas-all-the-time, or when a radio sta ... More >>

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    December 16, 2011

    Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Dining Options in Metro Phoenix

    ​ Dishes, dishes, and more dishes -- that is exactly what we do NOT want to be doing during our precious time off. You probably don't either, which is why we put together this handy guide to who's doing dinner on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  Christmas Eve 2011 Wright's at The Biltm ... More >>

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    December 15, 2011
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    December 15, 2011
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    December 13, 2011

    Shannon's Who-Cares-About-Chocolate Lemon Crunch Sugar Cookies

    Tedd Roundy Shannon's lemon cookies.​Our latest Chow Bella showdown: a traditional holiday cookie exchange. From now through Christmas, we present Chow Bella's 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. Today: 11. Shannon Armour's Who-Cares-About-Chocolate Lemon Crunch Sugar Cookies. I don't make coo ... More >>

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    December 12, 2011

    Carol's Mango-Pine Nut Rugelach

    Tedd Roundy Carol's rugelach.​Our latest Chow Bella showdown: a traditional holiday cookie exchange. From now through Christmas, we present Chow Bella's 12 Days of Christmas Cookies. We begin, technically speaking, with a Hanukkah treat:  Carol Blonder's Rugelach It started with my fi ... More >>

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    December 8, 2011
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    December 1, 2011

    Santarchy Invades Scottsdale on December 17

    ​ Bar owners of Old Town Scottsdale take warning: There's a good chance your establishment will be invaded by sea of red-suited revelers sometime during the evening hours of Saturday, December 17. Here's a tip on how to deal with the situation: Refrain from ringing up Scottsdale's finest and ins ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    SPF 7,000,000

    Though it’s dark, you’ll want some UV protection at Phoenix Event Complex

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 16, 2010
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    December 16, 2010

    Nightmare-y Xmas

    Home for the hallow-days

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    December 9, 2010

    Christmas Eve Dining in Today's Eater's Digest

    scott feldstein ​Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Christmas Eve DinnerThe in-law are in town, you still have presents to wrap, and your fridge is busy de-thawing it's second turkey of the year.  There is no way you are cooking on Christmas ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Caffe Boa Serves Reindeer Tasting Menu for the Holidays

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is about to land on your dinner plate, not your rooftop.​It wasn't enough to eat the Easter Bunny. Now Caffe Boa chef Payton Curry is ready to cook Rudolph for Christmas dinner.That's right, he'll be serving a six-course holiday tasting menu featuring caribou -- a.k. ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010

    The Big Red Pour or Drink Your Face Off Day and Edible Dreidels in Today's Eater's Digest

    www.cookingwithmykid.com​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?The Big Red PourGet you livers ready guys and girls, it's time for Albertsons' and Draft Magazine's Big Red Pour! Take a break from holiday shopping and fill your belly with delicious b ... More >>

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    December 2, 2010
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    December 2, 2010
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    December 1, 2010

    Chanukah: The Festival of Frying

    Carol Blonder Chanukah Menorah​ Chanukah -- the Jewish festival of lights -- begins tonight at sundown. So what's for dinner? Traditional recipes for food, savory and sweet, cooked in oil, are found on Chanukah menus in Jewish communities around the world. Ashkenazi Jewish families, with ro ... More >>

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    November 30, 2010

    Jan "Drive Hammered, Get Nailed" Brewer's Holiday DUI Task Force Starts Today

    ​Be careful on the roads this holiday season, Arizona motorists. Aside from the terror of knowing Governor Jan Brewer might be driving home from a Christmas party, there's also the increased risk of getting stopped for a DUI (unless of course you're Jan Brewer, in which case you're apparently ... More >>

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    November 26, 2010

    Girl In A Coma - Blue Christmas

    ​Song: Girl In A Coma, "Blue Christmas"Context: Congratulations, it's officially the Holiday Season. Today is the first day I'll listen to (or at least allow myself to enjoy) Christmas music. This cover of the Elvis staple "Blue Christmas," by Texas group Girl In A Coma is the first new Christmas ... More >>

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    July 13, 2010

    Marcellino Verzino of Marcellino's Ristorante, Part One

    Photo courtesy of Marcellino Verzino.​Chef Marcellino Verzino is anything but average. While he's one of the best known Italian chefs in the state, his reputation extends across the world. Hailing from Italy, the cuisine featured at his restaurant, Marcellino Ristorante pays respect to the s ... More >>

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    December 3, 2009
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    December 19, 2008

    Tonight: Holiday Stroll at SouthBridge

    There's no snow for a sleigh ride, but how about a carriage ride and some Christmas carols? The shops and restaurants along Stetson Drive will do their best to get visitors in the holiday spirit at a free event tonight, the first-annual Holiday Stroll at SouthBridge.  For the kids, there w ... More >>

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    December 18, 2008

    The Gospel According to Paisley

    Christian p-artist offers “notorious” carols and other holiday fun

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    December 12, 2008

    Free Light Rail Rides for 500 People Saturday at Downtown Phoenix Holiday Event

    In a few months there'll be gum on the slightly dingy seats, graffitti on the windows, and sticky, unidentifiable stuff on the floors. But tomorrow, you and a few hundred other enthusiastic rail riders can breathe in that new-train smell as some of the very first passengers on the Phoenix l ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008

    Decemberfest

    Turning water into Glühwein in Mesa

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    December 4, 2008
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    December 22, 2006

    It's That Time of the Year

    I didn't grow up with Xmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa, or any other winter-time holidays - I was raised in a cult, which should surprise very few people that read my shit - but as I've acclimated to the real world with all its mistletoe and trees and menorahs, I've developed a small (rather small, actually) ... More >>

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    November 27, 2006

    Anti-Xmas Rant

    Santa feels your pain... The problem with Xmas, as I see it, is that I'd rather just keep my money and buy myself whatever the fuck I want. But we're not allowed to do that. Even if you're born Jewish, Muslim, agnostic or atheist, your chances of escaping the clutches of this insidious holi ... More >>

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