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  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Flourless Sunflower Seed Butter Cookies

    I've been writing about food related Pinterest finds for one year and have yet to report on cookies. It's about time. And these are wonderful, particularly in this picky day and age. These cookies don't contain flour, or nuts and barely any diary - making them the absolute perfect treat for when y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Bees Eat M&Ms, Make Multi-Colored Honey

    The BBC is reporting that there are bees in France that are literally puking rainbows into their honey combs. Apparently the bees found their way into the M&M factory's refuse and gorged on multi-colored sugary dyes. Sure, that's news but the bigger story that the lamestream media is missing is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    Go Get It NOW: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Greek Yogurt

    The Guilty Pleasure: Pumpkin Greek Yogurt Where To Get It: Trader Joe's, several locations Valleywide Price: $1.29 for an 8 ounce tub. What It Really Costs: As much sugar as an 8 ounce serving of soda. It's closing in on the end of September, which means the season of pumpkin-flavored food is now u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2012

    Five Chia and Flax Seed Products, Ranked by Taste

    See also: Camelback Inn Cooks Healthy with the Chia Pet., and Turn a Little Head Into Dessert. Earlier this week we brought you our position on a number of energy bars. Today we turn to seeds. If you've been to any health-food market lately you've probably noticed foods you're familiar with (like ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    Laurie Notaro's Recipe for Haboob Brownies

    See also: Laurie Notaro's Five Reasons Why Haboobs Are Awesome Several weeks ago, I was forced by the hand of hormones to make a pan of brownies. It happens. One moment you're browsing an Anthropologie catalog thinking, "They'd do so much more business if they sold sizes boobs actually fit into," a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Make Your Own Ketchup

    See also: DIY Spicy Watermelon Margaritas Summertime & ketchup. I love both. Isn't it the worst when you're all set to eat your (meatless) corn dog and fries and you realize you're out of ketchup!? While this recipe won't keep you from running out of ketchup at inopportune moments, it might save ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    Guilty Pleasure in a Jar: Biscoff Spread

    The Guilty Pleasure: Biscoff Spread Where to Get It: Trader Joe's, Fresh & Easy, or WinCo Foods Price: $3.50-$4.50 What It Really Costs: 90 calories a tablespoon; same as peanut butter without any redeeming nutritional value. (serving size 1 tablespoon? Yeah, right!) There it was, innocently sittin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Hoodlums Music and Movies in Tempe To Close in August (Temporarily?)

    See also: Hoodlums Music Turns 13: Reflections From Owner Steve Wiley See also: Hoodlums to Host "Hoodstock" Festival to Benefit Tempe's Broadmor Elementary Sad news out of Tempe today: Hoodlums Music and Movies is going into "hibernation" on Wednesday, August 15. It's a curious term, hibernation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2012

    DIY Cheez-Its

    My husband loves Cheez-Its. I can't stand it. They're overly processed and you can't buy them at Trader Joe's. So when I recently came across this on Pinterest, I immediately knew what my next blog post would be about. Making these at home eliminated about 15 unnecessary ingredients, including ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Gummy Fruit Snacks Made at Home, Thanks to Pinterest

    Some of my favorite recipe pins on Pinterest are those that list the ingredients right in the description. It's nice to know up front what's required. This gummy fruit snack recipe was one of those pins, see. Given the simplicity of the ingredients, and the fact that I've deprived my young chil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Make Breakfast Tonight: Overnight Oats

    In an effort to make Mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a mashup of breakfast recipes, news and reviews of local restaurants serving the a.m. crowd. Rolled oats made on the stovetop are so quick and such a thrifty and goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2012

    The Famous Pinterest Rainbow Cake: Did We Succeed?

    Surely you've seen the rainbow cake. It's pretty darn popular. As my fellow Chow Bella-ite Amy Silvemran puts it, the rainbow cake is nothing less than "the holy grail of Pinterest." Pin Up Girl would be a farce if we didn't conquer this thing. So this week we spent three hours (which is a ver ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Sew Your Own Paper Basket

    Introducing Pin Up Girl, a weekly guide to all-things-Pinterest. Our resident pinner, Laura Gill will take a look at some of the best eye candy from around the web and provide a few pointers on how-to crafts, as well as weigh in on weekly trends and highlight local and national pin fiends.​The bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2012

    Breakfast Cookie?! That's a Trend We Can Embrace

    In an effort to make Mom proud, Chow Bella's taking a good, hard look at the most important meal of the day in the form of Scrambled, a mashup of breakfast recipes, news and reviews of local restaurants serving the a.m. crowd. We were eager to jump on the breakfast cookie trend. We've seen the pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2012

    Vegan in a Hurry: Trader Joe's Spicy Lentil Wrap

    We're keeping an eye out in the grocery stores to see which vegan packaged foods make a great lunch or snack, and we'll also warn you to steer clear of the tasteless, overpriced ones.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2011

    In Season: Kale Salad

    ​ Lately, in this In Season series, we're taking a look at what I take home from Crooked Sky Farms each week and see what I've done with my CSA share, or part share. This week I'm using Toscano/black/dinosaur/cavolo nero/lacinato kale.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Terri Nackey of La Bella Terre, Part Two

    ​Yesterday we sat down for a chat with eco-ista and teacher of seasonal organic cooking, Terri Nackey who discussed the important relationship between the garden and healthy living. Today, we're back to hear about farmers' markets in the Valley and getting priorities straight. ​Local firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2011

    Dive! the Film Opens the Lid on Food Waste and Dumpster Diving in America

    ​Did you know that there's a whole community of individuals who source their meals at home from dumpsters? These are people who have homes,  They just happen to find their steak and eggs from major food suppliers who can't sell or keep the food in the stores for one reason or an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Belva Davis at Artist in Residence Dinner at Lon's, Southwestern Caramel Apples with Crushed Pinyon Nuts, and Vanilla Chai Tea Hot Toddy Recipe

    A round-up of tasty morsels from Valley food blogs. ​ announced details of this year's first dinner of the annual artist in residence dinner series at Lon's. Eight-time Emmy award-winning journalist, Belva Davis, begins the series on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 at 6:30 p.m.. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Hibiscus Quesadillas from Los Sombreros

    Wikimedia Commons- Thelmadatter A bright and beautiful pile of dried hibiscus flowers, ready to become jamaica or quesadillas.​Tacos may very well be the perfect food, but let's face it, the standard Meximerican fare can get a bit stale after a while. Taco the Town is here to highlight some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Pairing a Wine for Meatless Monday

    Carol Blonder​ Need to pair some wine with your meatless Monday dish? Not so difficult, you think -- enter a wine store and read the tags with pairing recommendations and flavor descriptions and pick out a bottle. Or chat with the salesperson and let them be your guide. Sounds like a simple ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Trefoil Cookie Showdown: Pear Frangipane Tart

    Jonathan McNamara​Got 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Paso Robles Grand Wine Tasting and Red Lentil Soup in Today's Eater's Digest

    Michelle Minnaar,​ Hungry for your early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives?Paso Robles Grand TastingWine week events continue tonight as the El Chorro Lodge and the Paso Robles Wine Country Alliance host the Grand Tasting. Sample wine from over 30 d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2011

    Colin Chillag, What Are You Eating?

    Courtesy of Colin Chillag​Colin Chillag The painter is currently showing his work in a group show at 5 and 6 Gallery in Scottsdale. He also has a solo exhibition planned for April at the same space. What'd you eat for dinner last night? Last night for dinner, it was linguini with sauteed eggplan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Arrowheart, What Are You Eating?

    Sara Robinson​Sara Robinson What'd you eat for dinner last night? I had a 6-inch turkey sub from Subway, Sara-style! Favorite food: During the week, I eat healthy, but on weekends I eat my favorite food, which is the breadsticks from Olive Garden and Orange Chicken from Panda Express. Least favo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2011

    The Virgin Cook Pops Her Cherry With a Bloody Mess

    By Missy & The Universe via Flickr I admit it. ​I have no clue how to cook food that tastes good. I'm practically a cooking virgin. When I met my in-laws, I tried to bake a pie for the first and only time. I had this ingenious idea that if regular pecan pie tasted good, a pie  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Rachel Bess, What Are You Baking?

    courtesy of Rachel Bess   Even if your oven sits cold all year, chances are you're considering firing it up, right about now. As a holiday twist on our "What Are You Eating" feature on Chow Bella and "What Are You Wearing?" on Jackalope Ranch, for the next few weeks we'll be asking, "Wh ... More >>

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    October 18, 2010

    Rikki Cupcake of Seitanic Vegan Heathen and Pomegranate Cafe

    If you think vegans can't bake, Rikki Cupcake is going to make you think again. The vegan of two-and-half years is the mastermind behind the devious-sounding and diet-defying blog Seitanic Vegan Heathen and the vegan cupcakes at Ahwatukee's Pomegranate Café. Go, try, become a believer.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    The Big Kahuna

    Erica O'Neil The Big Kahuna, ready to hang ten on your palate. ​Anyone that has searched the couch cushions for a handful of change knows that boozing on an extreme budget can be a risky proposition. To help you decide how to spend that meager pile of pennies, we've scraped the Bottom of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Longing for Simpler Times

    ​I could use one of these right now. Ever the design dork, I wanted to try Simpler Times beer just because I liked the name and the old-timey look. It was a beverage of choice at a First Friday open house. Yes, it was an ordinary pilsner -- light, crisp, and like making love in a canoe ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Five Food Fixes Phoenix Desperately Needs

    For the most part, I try hard to heart Phoenix. Really. This city and I have a long history together, long enough that I remember the days when Bill Johnson's Big Apple was considered a night out on the town.​I even remember when we had a Sambo's. I apprecia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2010

    Cookies for Charity, Fred's Wine Dinner and Trader Joe's Promise in Today's Eater's Digest

    An early morning serving of food news, with no preservatives or additives. ​ Fred's at Barneys had announced their new series of wine dinner that will be held on the first Tuesday of every month starting April 6th. The first dinner in the series will feature a four-course dinner with wine pa ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    10 Things Under $10 This Weekend: Idiotarod, Love Me Nots, Jersey Shore, and More

    Jillian SloanSome of the participants in last year's Idiotarod in downtown Phoenix.​The security guards at the Safeway at Seventh Street and McDowell Road better be on high alert today. Ditto for the one's at Fry's, Trader Joe's, or any other grocery store in the CenPho area. Por que? Because t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Local Spots to Source Gourmet Salts

    Sloane BurwellSo much salt! Need a salt fix? Never tried vanilla sea salt? Want to try salt on ice cream? (Trust us, it's a winner.) Salt has moved out of the cupboard to take its place as the seasoning of choice, so if there's no sea salt to be found in your house, it's time to start shopping. A ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Cooking School Secrets: Small Changes Can Make Great Differences

    Some of the ways I cook at home were bound to change once I started culinary school. I expected that. I wanted it. What surprised me was how significantly a few small tweaks changed the quality of my food. I've already talked about using homemade stock, clarified butter, kosher salt and white pepper ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 23, 2009
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    January 16, 2009

    Eat Your Greens

    Among our New Year's food resolutions (yours, too, most likely): Cook more. And eat more healthfully. Trader Joe's keeps both promises with a fresh, pre-packaged, pre-washed and cut mix of several Southern greens -- mustard, turnip, collard, and spinach -- all for $2.49. Greens get points from n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Digestif's "They Make Pie"

    Even Martha deserves a night off, so this week we're offering you the option to ditch the kitchen for the bar. It's hard to find a decent restaurant open Mondays in this metropolis (particularly in Phoenix, but other 'hoods, as well), which is why we're delighted to remind you that Digest ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    Monday Night Martha: Fleur de Sel Toffee

    What is it about candy thermometers that are so intimidating? Is it that they look a little dangerous? It took a really easy but delicious-looking fleur de sel toffee recipe to help me overcome my fear of using one. The ingredients for the toffee are pretty much butter and sugar, plus a lot of pat ... More >>

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    June 26, 2008
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    March 20, 2007

    Tea time

    My cup runneth over: Tea as an obsession I'm a collector of tea. I have way too many kinds in my cupboard -- probably half a dozen fruit-flavored black teas, jasmine tea, some interesting decaf chocolate tea I found at Trader Joe's, Celestial Seasonings' Sleepytime, Rooibos, and Nutcracker Swe ... More >>

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    September 30, 2004


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    January 22, 2004


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