What does spaghetti have to do with love? Only Laurie Notaro knows, and she's not telling -- not til Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. when Chow Bella presents Candy Hearts, our second public reading at Crescent Ballroom in downtown Phoenix.
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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 >>
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, Sativa Pe ... More >>
Now that it's November and the election is over, one thing is on every American's mind: Thanksgiving. This year it's fairly early -- Thursday, November 22 -- so it'll sneak up before you know it. If thinking about two weeks of planning, stocking up, and preparing to cook for a large group leaves you ... More >>
Let's face it, if anyone should be celebrating the death of summer, it's Phoenix. And what better way to do so than by dining on the killer patio digs of one of our awesome local restaurants. Here are five of our favorite patio spots around town that we've been waiting oh-so-impatiently to chill ... More >>
Sativa PetersonIt started when our sister-in-law, Ryan, said she was making jar pies. Jar Pies! What's that? "Oh you make pie in canning jars, then you can either freeze them or bake them". Holy cow, why didn't we know about this? Individual servings of pie in a jar?
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The first-ever Pie Social -- to be held Saturday, November 13, 2 to 6 p.m. at 5th Street and Roosevelt -- is right around the corner. While we wait, we are busy trying to flex our pie-baking muscles. We've never made lemon meringue pie before so this seems like the perfect time to try our hand ... More >>
Sativa PetersonChow Bella contributor Sativa Peterson is a good writer and a good cook. Just yesterday, she retired as our Monday Night Martha -- an exhausting role she recapped in some hits and misses. Sativa also has her own lovely blog -- called a little bird told me -- and toda ... More >>
Sativa PetersonBlueberries were on sale so we picked up a few pints and stuck them in our grocery basket. They looked so summery -- plump and blue and delicious. But what should we make to capture this fruit at the peak of freshness? We thought briefly about blueberry muffins, but settled inste ... More >>
Sativa PetersonSorry people - salad again. We've always felt like our salad repertoire was just well, sad. So for the sake of personal improvement we've decided to work on it. Also - meager little confession - we want to eat more kale. Here's the thing about kale -- It makes us feel like we ... More >>
Sativa PetersonAfter a week of celebrating four family birthdays - culminating in a night of karaoke - salad is definitely on the menu. With too much cake and drinks, and not enough vegetables, all we want is salad. Perusing Martha's options we found this tasty sounding one: Roasted Fingerl ... More >>
Last time, In the Kitchen brought you Italian Wedding Soup, this week we had a much different experience with the firefighters of Chandler.Sativa PetersonEngine 287 in the kitchenToday I'm eating lunch with engine 287 of the Chandler Fire Department. I've been given a tip -- bring ice cream -- so ... More >>