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Veggies: Kick ‘em up a notch with Little Rosie’s Filipino Dressing

Posted on: November 14th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

A little while ago, I got a sweet and savory surprise–two bottles of Little Rosie’s Filipino Dressing arrived on my doorstep. As the brainchild of local resident Pamela Loch, Little Rosie’s first began in 2005 in Ohio as she reminisced cooking Filipino favorites with her mom as a child. Since then, she moved production... Read More
Award-winning Fig and Pecan Pie

Thanksgiving Must-Have: Chef Justin Beckett’s Fig & Pecan Pie

Posted on: November 4th, 2013 by Amy Martin 4 Comments

When it comes to Thanksgiving, I’m a huge overachiever… at least when it comes to pie. Pie and I, well, we have a very special relationship. I hosted Thanksgiving last year for a very small group of close family and made something close to 7 pies (WAY more than we needed). I like variety... Read More

Mex-cessorize your kitchen with products from IMUSA and McCormick Spices

Posted on: October 11th, 2013 by Amy Martin 29 Comments

With just a few days left in National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th), there’s no better time to spice up your life with fiery flavors! Whether you have roots in Spain, Mexico, or the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South American and the Caribbean or you just appreciate a full-flavored Mexican dish, you... Read More

New freezer-friendly Wholly Guacamole Minis make snack-time a breeze

Posted on: October 7th, 2013 by Amy Martin 63 Comments

It’s National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15th-October 15th), so why not add a little Mexican zing to your mealtime? With Wholly Guacamole’s new guacamole minis, you can indulge in creamy guacamole made with ripe avocados year-round without having to dig through the produce bins at your grocery store to find the perfect ‘cado. We’re... Read More

Chedda Truck re-opens Saturday night at Artistic Tattoo

Posted on: October 1st, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Some things are just ‘Better with Chedda’ and this Saturday will be no exception. Nicholas Watts and the Chedda Truck will be making their return at Artistic Tattoo, 664 W. Camelback Road in Phoenix, serving delicious gourmet burgers. Though the menu has changed, the use of rich cheeses and flavorful ingredients have not… as well as... Read More

Be KIND to your lunchbox

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Whether the lunchbox you pack every morning shows off brightly-colored Hello Kitty faces and fluorescent images of SpongeBob… or is just a simple, brown paper bag you’re toting to work, coming up with a variety of healthy snack ideas that don’t require any refrigeration can be a bit of a struggle. Praised by adults... Read More

Win It: $50 Spa & Wellness Gift Card by Spa Week

Posted on: September 16th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Fall is right around the corner and that means… so is Spa Weeks’ Fall Event!  Today, Spa Week announced its list of participating spas for this year’s Spa Week Fall 2013 Event, which takes place from October 14th-20th. During Spa Week (which I refer to as ‘seven days of bliss’), participating local spas across... Read More

Win it: $50 gift card to Roy’s Restaurant and enjoy Prix Fixe Mondays

Posted on: September 12th, 2013 by Amy Martin 23 Comments

Craving a bit of Hawaiian flare? You’re in luck! Roy’s Restaurant recently re-launched its ‘My Prix Fixe Monday’ program where guests can enjoy a choice of an appetizer and an entrée for $29.95.  To celebrate the return of Prix Fixe Mondays, we’re excited to announce a giveaway—one of our readers will win a $50... Read More

MasterChef holds open casting call in Phoenix on October 5th

Posted on: September 6th, 2013 by Amy Martin 1 Comment

So you think you can cook?? Get ready for the chance to prove it on national television–let your culinary chops shine at the upcoming Open Casting Call for MasterChef Season 5 here in Phoenix! The show is looking for amateur home cooks (no professionals allowed), so don’t be intimidated if you have no formal... Read More

5 Partida cocktail recipes to beat the last of the summer heat

Posted on: September 5th, 2013 by Amy Martin No Comments

Even though fall is right around the corner, there seems to be no indication of high temps leaving the Valley anytime soon. While we still have an excuse to sip on summery cocktails by the pool, try one of these Partida Tequila recipes to cool off with. Calorie count in cocktails can be very... Read More

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