Martha Stewart

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2014

    How to Make Halloween Black Currant Blood Punch

    I'm more than a little excited that Halloween is almost here. Part of my excitement is that Halloween parties can be some of the most enjoyable soirées of the year. The mix of spooky kitsch and childhood nostalgia is irresistible. Of course, now that we're grown-ups, our Halloween parties are a li ... More >>

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    September 2, 2014

    7 Places to Get Artisan Bread in Arizona

    There's nothing quite like the aroma of freshly baked bread. If you ask us, it's one of the most beautiful smells in the world. And the good news is you don't have to look all that far to find it. There are several bakeries and restaurants in town that offer freshly baked bread regularly. We could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Blag Dahlia of the Dwarves: I Really Only Care About What Women Think

    Blag Dahlia (birth name: Paul Cafaro) of the Dwarves is looking for women to come to their July 17 show at Yucca Tap Room with the Queers, Masked Intruder, and the Atom Age buck-naked and ready for fun. He knows it gets hot in Phoenix, so "Why not be comfortable?" according to Blag. If the Dwarves s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Fill Your Gluten-Free Christmas Cookie Plate

    Last year, I didn't eat any of my Christmas cookies because I used the Martha Stewart recipe for sugar cookies that I always use, with loads of butter, sugar and gluten-laden flour. I didn't want to alter the recipe because, like many of Martha's creations, it is perfect, and one of the many reasons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2013

    Cooking Gluten-Free: The Fresh 20 Makes It Easy(ish)

    First, a confession: I don't really cook. Or, at least, I didn't really cook until recently. Which isn't really accurate, either. I can cook, and I have cooked. It's just that my mother is a great cook, so I didn't really feel the need to learn, and my husband is a great cook, too, so, hey, why both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2013

    11 Great Cooking Supply Stores in Metro Phoenix

    Prevailing wisdom says great dishes begin with great ingredients. And while that's certainly true, kick-ass cooks and the rare birds who have the Martha Stewart gene for entertaining couldn't do what they do half as well -- or at least not half as easily -- without the proper tools and equipment. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Five Tips for Making DIY Fortune Cookies

    Ever since I saw these on Pinterest several months ago, I knew they would be perfect for Valentine's Day. I'm not much of a celebrator, I don't expect (nor would I want) diamonds, or anything of the sort, but I do like the idea of giving friends, family, and all those special people in our lives (n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    The Anatomy of a Macaron with Duc Liao of Scratch Pastries

    See also: Tastemakers 2012: Duc Liao See also: Heavenly: Salted Caramel Macarons at Scratch Pastries When you're cooking, it's all about a dash of this and a splash of that. But baking is another matter, an exact science. In this series, we're going behind the bakery case and into the kitchens of s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Three Egg-cellent Kitchen Science Experiments

    See also: Gummy Fruit Snacks Made At Home, Thanks to Pinterest See also: The Famous Pinterest Rainbow Cake: Did We Succeed? At this point, I'm rarely shocked or surprised by the things I see on Pinterest. But this weekend I came across a few photos that made me remember why I fell in love wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Anatomy of a Polvorone with Minerva Orduño Rincón of Muñeca Mexicana Handcrafted Food

    See also: FnB Line Cook Minerva Orduño Launches Muñeca Mexicana Product Line When you're cooking, it's all about a dash of this and a splash of that. But baking is another matter, an exact science. In this series, we're going behind the bakery case and into the kitchens of some of Phoenix's fines ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    Fix Your Grapefruit Woes with this Pinterest-Inspired Grapefruit Recipe Roundup

    It's grapefruit season in Arizona! Only I've never liked grapefruit. I've tried to like them, I want to like them. I recently decided to give this local citrus another chance when I happened across this photo on Pinterest. I'm a smoothie junkie and have been stuck in a serious smoothie rut for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    Cheesecake Choco-Berries: Fair Food Showdown

    With the Arizona State Fair headed our way at week's end, we at Chow Bella decided on our latest  challenge: Create a "fair food" that kicks it up a notch. No one dared to cook with bugs, but we did have some creative entries. Check back later this week, when critic Laura Hahnefeld will choose ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Top 5 Favorite Cookbooks

    ​We wanted to remind you that we've started our Chow Bella Book Club in partnership with Changing Hands Bookstore. This month (October) we're reading the new book by Kathleen Flinn called Kitchen Counter Cooking School. If you still need a copy, you can get a discounted one from Changing Hands, ju ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Top 6 Celebrity Chef Parodies

    Paula Deen chewing "butter gum," Rachael Ray at 7-Eleven, and wait -- is that Gordon Ramsay yelling at a nun in a soup kitchen? Like many celebrities, TV chefs get jabbed by the spoof stick, too. We don't mind, as long as it's all in good fun. And now that it's summer, we thought we'd chill inside ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Bing and Joe Cahn Bring National Tailgating Competition to Glendale

    Photo courtesy of Ken BrownJoe Cahn at the third regional competition held at New Meadowlands Stadium on November 21, 2010.​Joe Cahn is the world's only "professional" tailgater. Since 1996 he has driven his RV, the "Joe Mobile," more than 800,000 miles and visited all 31 professional football s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Pie Toolbox: Must-Haves & Do-Withouts

    Is your kitchen equipped for pie-making season? With our Pie Social this weekend and the holidays right around the corner, you'll want to stock up on all the must-have accessories now. Here's our checklist for what to get and what to skip, and links to local stores where you can find everything!

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2010

    The Worst of Monday Night Martha

    Here at Monday Night Martha, we have been preparing a Martha Stewart recipe each week and writing about the results for almost a year. This week we take a look back at some of the worst things we made. Dishes we will not make again, and one that may have permanently scarred us. Ladies and gentleman, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Chris Bianco's Lemon Focaccia

    ​Like just about everyone in Phoenix, we're fans of Chris Bianco and the amazing things he does with bread. Making trips to his sandwich shop, Pane' Bianco, at 4404 N. Central Ave. is on heavy rotation in our travels. However, right now the whole team is off on their annual summer break, the sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2010

    Tracy Dempsey: Tracy Dempsey Originals

    We recently caught up with Tracy Dempsey, pastry chef and business owner, scooping samples of Tracy Dempsey Originals ice cream at The Phoenix Urban Market and Wine Bar. We got the scoop from the scooper. Tracy Dempsey at Phoenix Urban Market and Wine Bar​Tracy Dempsey grew up traveling the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Hell's Kitchen Season 7: Meet the Cast, and What Andrew Zimmern's Doing in Arizona

    Cast of Hell's Kitchen, Season 7 ​"Don't act like a cry baby!" "You (bleep) donkey!" "Get out!" Uplifting comments like these from Chef Gordon Ramsay are just a taste of what the 16 culinary contestants competing on Hell's Kitchen's seventh season, premiering Tuesday, June 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Finale: Fizz-Out, Fat Rascal Flatts, and Weird-ass Montage

    There, there, Jamie, at least you tried. You came up $20,000 short of your financial goal to keep fresh food on the plastic cafeteria trays of Huntington School's youth, some of the parents called bullshit on your healthy school lunches by sending more of their kids to school with bags of jelly be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    "Sophisticated" Reality TV Returns with Top Chef Masters, and Tucson Makes Food Wars Watchable, in This Week's "TV Dinner"

    Wading through the grease pit of bland food, cooking, and eating shows focusing on cheap shopping, bogus belly busters, and chefs more familiar with cursing than conjuring up a decent dish, we've paid our dues to the TV gods (Kraken release avoided!) -- at least for the time being. In return, we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Sangria: Monday Night Martha

    ​Welcome Spring. Pick a reason: the Arizona Diamondbacks' home opener, consumption of too many chocolate eggs, a beautiful 78 degree day here in the Valley. Any reason will do to make Sangria. We've decided to try out this Martha Stewart sangria recipe. This wine punch, typical of Spain an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Bobby Flay's New Foray in This Week's "TV Dinner"

    Photo by Jason Kempin, Getty ImagesBobby Flay and Stephanie March​Wow, being asked to join a major network like NBC must be quite an honor. Imagine being in the same category with respected show hosts like Jay Leno and Regis and Kelly. Looks like the Food Network's own cutting-board jumping/Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Guy Fieri Is Too Crazy for All of Us, and This Week's Must-Watch Shows in "TV Dinner"

    Looking for the latest in tasty television? Need to know the need-to-watch episodes of your favorite foodie shows? Chow Bella is here to help with reviews of the most delectable and dreadful, and a week-long, must-see schedule so you won't miss a thing. Whoa. Is NBC sure it wants Guy Fieri to host ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Make Your Own Fortune Cookies with Monday Night Martha

    ​To welcome the Year of the Tiger, how about making your own fortune cookies? It's easier than it looks, and you might just find it fun.Mainly because -- think about it -- you get to write your own fortunes! Oh, the possibilities -- will you be charming or practical or passionate or vindictive in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    When Life Hands You Meyer Lemons, Make Pasta. Or Cake. Or Alcohol.

    A lemon is a lemon, right? That's what we thought when our high school chorus instructor told us to suck on cut lemons before a performance. Or when granny used to prescribe lemon wedges for cold and sore throat relief. If only we'd been older and wiser and known about Meyer Lemo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: The Croquembouche Chronicles, Pt. 2

    ​ Last week, we began reporting on an epic project, the creation of Martha Stewart's croquembouche. Kids, you might want to read our series before you try this at home. Here's Part One. This week, we bring you Part Two. With the sobering news that our dessert was going to take, at best, five ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Food Guru Lucinda Scala Quinn To Sign Books in Tempe

    ​Lucinda Scala Quinn, the host of Everyday Food on PBS and Martha Stewart's food biz guru, is touring the country to promote her new book, "Mad Hungry", a cook book that teaches how to cook for a family full of hungry men. Quinn will be heading to Changing Hands Bookstore on December 1 for a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Geek Beat: Munny Grubbers Toy Show and Q&A with The Munny Maker

    ​You know how little boys make fun of girls for having dolls, and then go and play with "action figures" themselves? A similar thing happened with the now famous KidRobot Munny figure, a cute, bulbous little vinyl doll that comes totally naked. (Remove head from gutter. It's blank so artists ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    July 29 In Blogs: Barack Obama, Pat Benatar, Gazpacho, and Mayor Gordon

    ​In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries: Feathered Bastard: Barack Obama's Birth Certificate, and Why J.D. Hayworth Should Read National Review Joe Arpa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Beach Bites: The King of Vodka

    Nothing says summer like vodka. OK, that's not true. Nothing says depressing, oppressive Russian winters like vodka. But, in any case, nothing says summer like a soap opera-like novel focused on an alcoholic drink. That's just what you'll find in Phoenix-born-and-raised author Linda Himelste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Sweet Summer: Paletas

    It's too hot to cook, so just skip to dessert. That's our philosophy, anyway. Besides, most summertime desserts have the added benefit of being cold, and anything that helps beat the heat is a winner. This week we offer you a daily guide to the sweet treats of summer, from lo-cal to oh wow, and be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Curtains: Bye Bye Birdie at Arizona Broadway Theatre in Peoria

    courtesy of Arizona Broadway TheatreJustin Jutras is the swoon-worthy Conrad Birdie in ABT's Bye Bye Birdie.Martha J. Clarke and the costume shop of Arizona Broadway Theatre have done it again. From the cowboy-print pajamas on little brother Randolph to the huge, crinolined confections on the wives ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2009

    More Bianco Love From Gourmet and Food Wine

    In case you had any doubt that people are actually making pilgrimages to Phoenix for some Pizzeria Bianco action, get a load of the double-whammy of national media props for the restaurant -- which comes on the heels of Martha Stewart's six-page feature on Chris Bianco. This month, Gourmet features ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Potato Skins

    We're cross-pollinating Martha Stewart with Rachael Ray tonight. The dish is called "Stuffed Potatoes with Ham, Thyme and Gruyere" AKA "I bought a flippin' huge bag of potatoes and now I don't know what to do with them." We uncovered the recipe in Ray's book 30 Minute Meals, a classic for a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2009

    Danny Seo Columns Offer Tips for Living an Annoyingly Green Lifestyle

      The Arizona Republic, desperate for something to squeeze between the ads as more reporters get laid off, started running a new, syndicated column today by greener-than-thou marketer Danny Seo. Seo's like a cross between Heloise, Martha Stewart and Al Gore -- he wants to save Earth by sma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2008

    Brew Review: Surviving Malt Liquor

    By Jonathan McNamara Once again I assembled a crew of able-bodied Phoenix New Times employees to the break room for a Brew Review. Sitting between the rows of plastic coffee cups and packages of creamer, a large, black sack awaited us. Inside was a substance with a reputation so vile that each memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2008

    Local chefs on national TV

    Following in the footsteps of Oprah, Martha Stewart just featured Phoenix pizza guru Chris Bianco, who shared his recipe for lemon foccacia. I doubt my ancient oven can approximate anything out of Chris' wood-fired one, but it'll be fun to try. Next up on my DVR scheduled recordings is the new epis ... More >>

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    October 28, 2004

    Fat-tushy Fetish

    Fattoush serves up stellar lamb in record time

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    May 27, 2004
  • Dining

    October 23, 2003

    A Plateful of Prada

    Dining has become so darn pretentious, like a version of "ChefsGone Wild"

  • Dining

    October 17, 2002

    Martha Does Mexico

    Domestic dynamo discovers barrio's beauty

  • Music

    September 5, 2002

    New Found Glory

    Sticks and Stones (MCA)

  • Film

    July 4, 2002

    Bet on Black

    If there's a sure crowd-pleaser this summer, it's the fast-paced spectacle that is MIIB

  • Culture

    March 2, 2000

    Forest Gumption

    Better lathe than never for a furniture exhibition by Arizona's finest woodworkers

  • News

    September 30, 1999

    Softly Into That Good Nitrous

    Why sales of pressurized laughing gas are sky high in Arizona

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    January 1, 1998
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