Peanut Butter Cookies: Mama J’s quick and simple recipe for a childhood classic is a guaranteed family favorite

Chunky Peanut Butter Cookies  Mama J’s quick and simple recipe for a childhood classic is a guaranteed family favorite. Most of us have loved peanut butter since childhood. What would our school lunches be without a creamy or chunky peanut butter and jelly sandwich or a chunky peanut butter cookie? I'm sure you’ll agree that peanut butter is one of the tastiest things on earth and its BFF is chocolate. With ...

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Tasty App: Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbes de Provence

Tasty App  Marinate feta cheese for an easy and tasty appetizer that can be served solo or spooned on crackers.   Marinated Feta Cheese with Herbes de Provence   ½         pound feta cheese, cut into ½-inch cubes 2          springs fresh rosemary 1 ½      Herbes de Provence 1          Tbs. lemon zest 1          tsp. whole black peppercorns extra-virgin olive oil, to cover the cheese   Layer t ...

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Deer Valley Education Foundation awards Impact Grants

Deer Valley Education Foundation awards Impact Grants. Through corporate donations from the USAA Foundation, personal donations, and fundraising efforts, the Deer Valley Education Foundation awarded Impact Grants to 33 teachers to directly support special projects, which will impact more than 8,500 students. Charly Filipek, DVEF board president, presented the impact grants. “Our mission is to do everything ...

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Phantom Facial: A bright new Hollywood beauty trend

Phantom Facial  A bright new Hollywood beauty trend. By Elizabeth Hausman This new facial beauty trend features a futuristic appearing LED-light therapy facemask. You might think this is something straight off the set of a new Star Wars movie but, although the use of the “phantom mask” might be relatively new, the technology is not. Red light therapy has been around for quite some time and has been proven t ...

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Bamboo Café: Local Chinese restaurant serves up modern interpretations of classic dishes

Bamboo Café  Local Chinese restaurant serves up modern interpretations of classic dishes. By Andrew Leach One of my favorite things in life is finding hidden restaurant gems in unlikely spots. Bamboo Café is one such place. Tucked away in the corner of a grocery store strip mall, hidden by a large fast food chain, you’ll find some of the best orange chicken in the Valley––seriously. Focusing on fresh ingred ...

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Weather Permitting: Local meteorologist Shelley Sakala explains why 85085 is a prime area for hot air balloon tours

Weather Permitting  Local meteorologist Shelley Sakala explains why 85085 is a prime area for hot air balloon tours. By Shelley Sakala It’s Saturday morning. You’re on your back patio sipping a cup of Breakfast Blend, when all of a sudden a basket of people you’ve never met is floating above your yard, waving to you and wishing you a good morning. Welcome to hot air balloon country! Hot air ballooning got i ...

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Local superhero: Detective Sean Reavie helps abused children

Superhero  Detective Sean Reavie helps abused children. By Sondra Barr Photo by Shannon Fisher Photography Fireside’s Sean Reavie realized a childhood dream when he became a police officer at 40. Now, he’s working to help children across the Valley have the chance to reach adulthood. As a member of the Phoenix Police Department’s Crimes Against Children Unit (CACU), Sean is a highly-trained detective that i ...

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Education news from around town

EDUCATION NEWS FROM AROUND TOWN   Sandra Day O’Connor teacher receives award. Sandra Day O’Connor High School Teacher William Dugan received the Arizona State University's Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College Outstanding Mentor Teacher Award. William has been with the Deer Valley Unified School District for 13 years and currently teaches government and U.S. history classes. Student teacher, Lucas Johnson, ...

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Stacy Fischer helps couples navigate everything from the boardroom to the bedroom

The W Collective  Stacy Fischer helps couples navigate everything from the boardroom to the bedroom. By Michelle Talsma Everson Stacy Fischer is passionate about owning each role in her life. The North Valley resident is a business owner, wife, and mom—and believes that, instead of “balance,” that each role blends into the other. One unique aspect of Stacy’s journey though is that her husband, Aron, is not ...

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