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  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    How to Bake in Your Vacation Rental

    So you're going to rent a beach house with your significant other's family? Brave soul. I just made this trip, and made it home in one piece, albeit sandy. Since I'm a pastry chef, of course, I was asked to make goodies for everyone. A generic list of available kitchen equipment was on the website ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    How to Preserve Everything from Leeks to Raspberries

    When I was little, I remember my grandmother and great grandmother putting up fruits and vegetables for the winter. We had a root cellar in the basement, lined with wooden plywood shelves that held the jars of tomatoes, beans, jams and jellies, and a couple random bottle of sparkling grape juice, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

    I grew to love almond milk in college, back when I discovered it on the shelf at the small market where I worked. I enjoy the taste of almond milk, and love adding it to smoothies, oatmeal or pastries. Lately there's been debate over just how healthy it is, but if you're lactose intolerant, the fact ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2013

    Cakes Baked in Eggshells

    Last week, we scrambled eggs inside eggshells, but this week we take it up a notch. Yolks and whites, scrambled or not, are simply not as exciting as chocolate cake. Imagine hunting for these instead? I can't really think of anything better -- other than solid gold, that is. See Also: -Golden E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2013

    Ian MacDonald, Man Charged in Scottsdale Stabbing Death of Tyrice Thompson, Posts Bond

    The 26-year-old Tempe man arrested in the murder of former ASU wide receiver Tyrice Thompson has been released from jail.Ian MacDonald, a former Marine who had a "top security clearance" -- at least, according to his lawyer -- is accused of stabbing Thompson outside the Martini Ranch bar in Scottsda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Ian MacDonald Pleads Not Guilty in Scottsdale Stabbing Death of Tyrice Thompson

    The 26-year-old Tempe man arrested in the murder of former ASU football player Tyrice Thompson pleaded not guilty this morning.MacDonald, a Marine who has a "top security clearance" -- at least, according to his lawyer -- is accused of stabbing Thompson outside the Martini Ranch bar in Scottsdale on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Ian MacDonald's Lawyer: Cops Have "Exactly Nothing"; Also Says Client Has "Top Security Clearance"

    Scottsdale police have "exactly nothing" against the Marine accused of stabbing former ASU football player Tyrice Thompson to death, his lawyer claims.In Ian MacDonald's initial court appearance for his second-degree murder charge, attorney Jeffery Mehrens also spoke about his client's career as a M ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Karen Olson Makes Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Forks up, Phoenix! Chow Bella and Roosevelt Row present the third annual Pie Social Saturday, November 3rd, from 2 to 6 p.m. on Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix. We've got an all-star line up of bakers making pies for you to taste, and from now til Pie Social, we'll introduce them to you, one by on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2012

    Make Your Own Twix Cheesecake Pie: Chow Bella's Halloween Showdown

    Trick... or treat? For the latest Chow Bella showdown, our writers whipped up a dessert reminiscent of, or incorporating, their favorite Halloween candy. Check back all week for recipes; on Friday our critic Laura Hahnefeld will pick her favorite. Today: Katie Johnson's Twix Cheesecake Pie I've n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Jack-O-Lantern Sweet Potato Fries -- Thanks, Pinterest

    See also: DIY Bread and Butter Jalapeno Pickles See also: Ward Off Halloween Candy with These No-Bake, Vegan Almond Butter Bars Sweet potatoes and jack-o-lanterns, tis the season! These fries are the epitome of what one can find on Pinterest - indeed, they're almost too cute... but in the end, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Pusha T's 20 Fattest Coke Lines

    Brush up on Pusha T's 20 best coke lines of all time

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Canna Butter: Key to Cooking with Marijuana

    I'm going to help you make canna butter. Now, there are several ways you can make it, but the super concentrated one I am about to show you is my personal favorite.  This way you get the most butter for your buck, after all, how much weed do you want to waste?

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2010

    Thin Mint Showdown: Fudge Truffle Cheesecake w/ Thin Mint Whipped Cream

    Jonathan McNamara ​ 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 han ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    December 1, 2009

    Fresh Baked Gifts: The Irish Car Bomb Cupcake

    Heather HochWe don't think we could love anything more.​We're not quite sure how to classify this one. It's a cupcake for chocolate lovers, bar flies, and people who generally like to eat rich. The Irish car bomb cupcake is a rich, moist Guinness chocolate cake with a flavorful whiskey chocola ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Recipe: Apricot Glazed Chicken from Liberty Market

    Heather Hoch This tasty dish is a dinner menu-only item, so here's the recipe to try it anytime.​Running a restaurant is a lot like entertaining guests at home for chef David Traina, our Chef Talk subject for this week. He keeps the dishes on the menu simple with ingredients he knows and lo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    Gross Out: Glove Faux Pas at Hob Nobs

    We remember when Hob Nobs, a coffee shop at McDowell Road and 3rd Avenue in Phoenix, used to be Willow House. Not a particularly clean joint. But we hear good things about the new place, which is why we were dismayed to see that Hob Nobs failed its recent county restaurant inspection. Then we read ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006


    The Thomas J. Pappas School gives homeless kids everything they need — except a good education

  • News

    December 15, 2005

    Fast Times at Westwind junior high

    Any way you add it up, kids at one Valley middle school were dealing meth out of their backpacks

  • News

    December 12, 2002

    Herding People

    When undocumented workers gather to wait for jobs at the city's first day-labor center, complaints about them should subside. But don't count on it.

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Reefer Mainstream

    Thousands of Arizonans smoke marijuana. Get over it.

  • News

    November 15, 2001

    They'll Test Anything!

    From Playboy to Pillsbury, state lab finds Arizona anthrax-free -- so far

  • News

    October 12, 2000

    Here Comes the Fudge

    From U.S. District Court to the Arizona State Fair, attorney Steve Silver's baked goods are under every judge's nose

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Ex-Prostitutes Who Proselytize

    A former madam leads a crusade to rescue prostitutes from a dangerous, addictive lifestyle

  • News

    July 29, 1999

    Legends of the Fall

    A conversation in Purgatory

  • News

    December 4, 1997

    History Lessens

    Trouble's a-brewin' at the museum north of town. Old-timers don't cotton to newcomers who want to turn the desert historical center into a Western theme park.

  • News

    November 16, 1995

    Tails of the City

    Meow City,that is. The purrfect retirement community for senior cats.

  • Music

    February 9, 1995