Weekend Eats

Three Things to Eat, Drink, and Bake this Weekend

It's weekend time and there is a whole bunch of foodie stuff to do. Whether you're hitting up the Greek Festival, meeting Giada de Laurentiis in Scottsdale, or just make a nice dinner at your house, I hope you get to eat something delicious!

Here's what's on my plate this weekend ...

Eat This: Salsa, Salsa, and More Salsa at The 28th Annual My Nana's Southwest Salsa Challenge -- Tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tempe Beach Park will be converted into a salsa lovers paradise. Salsa lovers will be able to try a variety of "America's number one condiment" from amateur salsa makers and restaurants around town who think they have what it takes to win the $1000 grand prize. Last year's grand prize winner El Palacio will be back with what they hope will be another award winning salsa and local guys Macayo's, Dos Gringos, and plenty more will be out be out with their hot and mild tomato, onion, and pepper concoctions. My Nana's will be supplying the chips, tickets are $10 per person at the gate, and all proceeds will go to The Arizona Hemophilia Association.

Drink This: Breakfast Buzz Shake from D'Lish -- As a Tempe resident, I could not be more excited that D'Lish decided to open up a second location right in my neighborhood. Especially since they make these awesome shakes. Kickstart your morning with this delicious and healthy shake from Tempe's newest drive-thru. Vitamins, protein, non-fat milk, bananas, chocolate, peanut butter, and espresso are blended with ice to make the ultimate in breakfast beverages.

Bake This: Piñata Cookies -- Just in case you haven't already seen these super-fun colorful cookies, here they are -- Piñata Cookies! Filled with M&M's! This weekend, I will be embarking on a baking extravaganza as I actually attempt to make these challenging cookies. Shouldn't be too hard, right? Wish me luck!

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Shannon Armour
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