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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Posts Tagged ‘Cooking’

Pumpkin season treats: Recipes families can craft together

Pumpkin once was known almost exclusively as a pie for Thanksgiving. Today, this multi-tasking squash with its dense, sweet flesh defines the flavor of fall. Pumpkin and its aromatic companion spices show up in smoothies, soups, granola, cookies, donuts and stews. “Pumpkin is to Thanksgiving what peppermint is to Christmas. It’s everywhere because, frankly, people […]

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Scottsdale’s Crock-Pot Girl offers easy summer meals

Slow cookers built their reputation on rib-sticking meals to ward off a cold winter’s night. But today, savvy local cooks like Jenn Bare are turning to these kitchen workhorses to take the edge off of hot summer nights. “The slow cooker can change with the season, and more important, make it easy to cook all […]

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Parenting hack: Quick family meals from pantry staples

Working parents know the sinking feeling only too well. It’s 6 p.m. and you’re met at the door by hungry, cranky kids and the realization that you forgot to thaw the pork loin for dinner. With a well-stocked pantry and a little know-how, there’s no need to panic or dial for takeout pizza for the […]

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10 ways to eat healthier as a family this year

Before natural-foods dietitian Patti Tvert Milligan spoke to her son’s fourth-grade class about healthful eating, he had one simple request: Don’t be boring. Milligan obeyed. She collaborated with her son Reilly, then 10, on a children’s book that celebrates organic gardening, fresh vegetables and fruits. Milligan let Shirley, their book’s vegetable-munching heroine, tout the taste […]

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Parenting hack: Save time with online grocery shopping

As I’m writing this, our week has been a doozie. My family’s afternoons and evenings have been double- and triple-booked with soccer-playoff tournaments, basketball and baseball practices, Girl Scout meetings, a third-grade musical program and a school fundraiser. At one point, we had to call our personal Uber driver (a.k.a Grandpa) to transport kiddos from […]

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Kids Cooking Challenge seeks junior chefs

Is your child an aspiring chef? For its seventh annual Walk On! Kids Cooking Challenge, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is searching for a winning recipe from junior chefs ages 9 to 12. Arizona kids who submit a tasty, health-conscious side-dish recipe could get a new bike and prepare their original dish at a […]

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Engage kids in Thanksgiving meal by letting them help cook, plan (plus recipes!)

Thanksgiving can be a hard sell to kids. There are no presents to open, eggs to hunt, costumes to wear or fireworks to watch. The holiday that loosely replicates the feast held by the Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians four centuries ago calls for family and friends to gather at the table. “Thanksgiving is all about […]

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Cooking classes for kids

My 10-year-old daughter loves baking from scratch. Over the last year, she has made biscuits, brownies and macaroons. In her free time, she enjoys flipping through cookbooks, scouring the web for fun recipes and watching baking competitions on TV. As much as she tries to learn and study on her own, there are techniques and […]

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A new cooking game show for teens

Food-Ball, AZTV, Phoenix, cooking game show, teens

A new cooking game show for teens debuts this weekend on AzTV7/Cable 13. In “Food*Ball,” Valley teens are divided into somewhat clueless two-player teams and pitted against one another to serve up challenging and healthy cuisine for a panel of Phoenix-area culinary judges. The show shares many of its rules and lingo with football, America’s […]

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Brandy Collet

Position at RAK: Sales & Marketing Manager Academic background: Graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in communications. What did you do before you came to RAK? My first career out of college was in marketing at Milgard Windows in Sacramento, California. I left Milgard to stay home with my kids, which I did […]

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