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Slow-cook your favorite holiday meals with T-fal’s Balanced Living Multi-Cooker

Posted on: October 30th, 2012 by Amy Martin 2 Comments

Though Valley dwellers never really experience a true ‘winter’, the short respite from the scorching, summer heat still has many of us craving a hearty bowl of soup and other wintery comfort foods. With cooler temperatures ahead and food-centered holidays just around the corner, my Pinterest feed has been filled with recipes for one-pot... Read More

Recap: MasterChef Casting Call

Posted on: October 29th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a bit of a reality tv junkie. I watch all the shows – ones that induce eyerolls from most people I know, ones that help make you feel a little better about yourself as well as the ones that you can learn something from. One of... Read More

‘Cast’ your cares on Lodge

Posted on: October 26th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

There’s no doubt I’m a huge fan of cooking with cast iron. As a Midwest girl at heart, some of my favorite comfort foods are best when fried or griddled up in one of those black, seasoned skillets. Just because I’ve been transplanted into the desert and surrounded by fine dining restaurants and clean-eating... Read More

A Grenache of substance: T-Vine

Posted on: October 25th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer No Comments

When a winemaker is good at creating big red wines, the technique seems to rub off on everything he touches.  Maybe there is a little of bit of Midas to it, but when T-Vine’s Fernando Candelario puts together even a “quaffy” Grenache, stand back. Now a Library Wine at T-Vine, there is still enough... Read More

Interview with Rubio’s Co-Founder, Ralph Rubio

Posted on: October 19th, 2012 by Amy Martin No Comments

With the much-anticipated AZ Taco Festival invading Salt River Fields this Saturday and Sunday, we decided to check in with a competing taco teams’s company founder – Ralph Rubio of the popular taco chain, Rubio’s. Local employees will set up camp at the Fest and dish out their best tacos while representing the Rubio’s... Read More

Big wine: Brunello di Montalcino strikes again

Posted on: October 18th, 2012 by Tom Peiffer 1 Comment

Imagine washing down a big plate of lasagna with an Italian red wine that really stands up to all that cheese and sauce.  You may just have dreamed up a Brunello di Montalcino. And these wines don’t mess around.  What makes them so perfect, is that they are quite suited to our North American... Read More

Chef Jose Garces hosts a five-course dinner to introduce his newest cookbook

Posted on: October 17th, 2012 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

Cancel your dinner plans on October 23rd for a one-of-a-kind dinner experience at Distrito at Scottsdale’s Saguaro Hotel. Tuesday, at 6:30pm Iron Chef Jose Garces will introduce his newest cookbook, The Latin Road Home, at a special five-course dinner to celebrate his award-winning Latin-inspired cuisine. His second cookbook to date, this venture explores significant cuisines... Read More

Get HandsOn!

Posted on: October 16th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries 1 Comment

Ever heard of HandsOn Greater Phoenix? Have you ever sat thinking that you would really like to do something to help your community? That’s what HandsOn is all about. They strive to empower people to become engaged, take action and create positive change in their communities. Just imagine how amazing it would be to... Read More

Hungry house hunters

Posted on: October 15th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

Local home builders in the Vistancia Community know that looking for your dream home is not an easy task. Looking for the perfect dwelling can easily lead one to work up a serious hunger – and hungry shoppers are very rarely happy shoppers. On October 27th, you will be covered in the most delicious way!... Read More

Get a front row seat for Coppola’s latest release

Posted on: October 13th, 2012 by Taryn Jeffries No Comments

A blockbuster release that only took 40 years to become a reality. While best known for creating such highly regarded films like the Godfather series, Apocalypse Now, American Graffiti and Rumblefish and the winner of five Oscars, he’s hoping to be world-renowned for his Inglenook Label wines. In 2011, Francis Ford Coppola was able... Read More

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