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Local fabric designer pens book on unconventional creativity

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As artist and author, Carrie Bloomston, flipped through the 127 colorful pages of her first book, “The Little Spark-30 Ways to Ignite Your Creativity,” she couldn’t help but smile at the product of her journey. “I could have written this very fluffy light book about creativity, but it wouldn’t have solved the problem. It wouldn’t… Read More →

DIY face masks use fresh food for a fresher face

Arizona Spa Girls

It’s amusing to walk through a store in fall and see how many products can incorporate pumpkin as an ingredient — pumpkin spice Oreos, pumpkin pancake mix, pumpkin spice marshmallows and even pumpkin-flavored dog treats. However, what most people don’t know about the winter squash is that it’s packed with benefits for the skin. The… Read More →

The Dish: Cocktail Popsicles

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Stay cool by the pool this summer with these adult popsicles. Of course you can make them non-alcoholic and they’ll still be delicious but that little extra kick just makes them so much more special. This recipe for super simple strawberry margarita popsicles is amazing! Replace the alcohol with the same amount of sprite or… Read More →

The Dish: Pesto

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Take advantage of the last moments of spring with delicious homemade pesto. Use basil from your own garden for the best tasting pesto you’ve ever had! Find this recipe and more summery delights on Scottsdale Living: The Dish on Pinterest. If you want to save your pesto and use it throughout the summer and even… Read More →

The Dish: Mother’s Day Coffee Cake

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Skip the crowded breakfast spots this Mother’s Day and show mom how much you love her by preparing one of her favorites! Share with us in the comments some of your mom’s favorite recipes. Who knows, maybe it’ll be featured on The Dish someday! To start things off I’ll share one of my mom’s favorites.… Read More →

The Dish: Strawberry Rhubarb Tarragon Tart Tatin

Courtesy of: Adventures in Cooking

I have a small obsession with rhubarb. Whether it’s in a pie, tart or crumble I love it but that wasn’t always the case. For years I was leery of rhubarb for its similarities to celery, which I hate. I feared it would be stringy and flavorless; the bane of salads and soups alike. How… Read More →

The Dish: Raspberry Vinaigrette

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Jazz up your spring salads with this homemade raspberry vinaigrette recipe. It’s light and fresh, and super simple! Store bought dressings are full of hidden calories; making your own is much healthier and very easy. If raspberries aren’t your thing try this recipe with strawberries or blackberries. Back in January I gave you my personal… Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Los Sombreros’ Margaritas

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There’s no shortage of Mexican food restaurants in Scottsdale, but Los Sombreros has come out with a new happy hour menu that will make you think you’ve crossed the border and landed in Mexico City. The chips and salsa have the perfect amount of spice and the guacamole is fresh and delicious. Add a margarita… Read More →

The Dish: Homemade Girl Scout Cookies

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Did you miss your chance to buy cookies this year? Did you already devour every tasty crumb of the ones you bought? No adorable little girls selling in your neighborhood? Worry not, you can easily make your own cookies to hold you over until next year. The internet is full of recipes for and using… Read More →

The Dish: Crepes

Dessert crepe filled with chocolate and chestnut cream

Late late late Sunday night, I had a sudden and deep craving for crepes. I haven’t the faintest idea where this desire came from, but it was all-consuming and I was driven to make crepes this week. These delicious French pancakes are popular throughout Europe and are filled with everything from Nutella to meat and… Read More →

How Green Does Your Garden Grow? Tips to sow.

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Going green is an important trend spreading across Arizona, the nation and the world. But how can you make gardening more green? Easy. Here are three areas to help your garden — and the environment — thrive. Natural pesticides: Pesticides are a controversial treatment because of their potential effect on the environment and your health.… Read More →

Nailing the Red Carpet Trends: Grammy Awards Edition

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The red carpet’s most anticipated nail trends   By Kaitlyn Carl   When people think of the Grammys, two things come to mind: music and fashion risks. On top of the quirky and unique dresses that we can expect to see from Katy Perry and Lady Gaga, we can also be on the lookout for… Read More →

The Dish: Xmas Morning Strata

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The last thing you want to worry about Christmas morning is what you’re going to feed your family after they’re done tearing through presents. Strata is the perfect solution. A savory bread pudding, great hot or at room temperature and can be made ahead of time and either cooked later or reheated. Assemble the strata… Read More →

The Dish: Kentucky Eggnog Spike

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Georgia has the best peaches and everyone loves California wine but Kentucky knows its bourbon. Celebrate the holidays with a taste of the South by making this eggnog spike. One glass will be sure to have you kissing under the mistletoe in no time! This particular concoction is best made at least a week in… Read More →