Flourless Chocolate Cake

By Jan D'Atri This 3-ingredient chocolate cake is flourless, fabulous and perfect for Valentine’s Day! Ingredients - 8 eggs - 16 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips - 1 cup butter - pinch salt, optional - powdered sugar, whipped cream or fresh berries (for garnish) Instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Grease an 8 or 9 inch cake pan, or spring form pan. Select a ba ...

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Cyber Stars

Local YouTubers launch careers with the click of a mouse By Madison Rutherford; Photos by Kimberly Carrillo In 2005, Jawed Karim uploaded a 19-second video to YouTube in which he’s standing and speaking in front of the elephant exhibit at the San Diego Zoo. That quick clip of the video-sharing site’s co-founder, which has more than 60 million views, was YouTube’s first upload. The streaming platform now hos ...

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Gifts of Love

Fast and fun creations for Valentine’s Day Story and photos by Shannon Fisher February is a time to celebrate love! Here are easy ideas for gifts of love. Valentine mice can be made from saved toilet paper rolls. We always have so many rolls we save and try to reuse. Start with an empty roll and you can use paper, felt or foam sheets to decorate your mouse. We used paper and googly eyes. You can draw simple ...

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Arizona Travel

A trio of trips to take around the Grand Canyon State There’s no shortage of special destinations in Arizona. The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Tombstone and Tucson are well-known for their nature, culture and history, but here are three other spots to spend a weekend that are less traveled than the aforementioned but just as rich in recreation, restaurants and more. Bisbee From mining boomtown to Bohemian burg By ...

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‘The People Part of Fitness’

By Niki D’Andrea Mountainside Fitness founder’s book raises spirits and charity funds Long before his first facility opened in the Valley in 1991, Mountainside Fitness founder Tom Hatten knew he wanted to create something that was more than just a gym. “I wanted a real fitness center, with proven techniques and effective machines as well as free weights, an excellent aerobic program, and childcare,” Hatten ...

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The Garden Churkey Burger

By Jan D’Atri You’re looking for something yummy. You’re trying to eat lighter. You’re craving a burger. You’ve come to the right place. How about a Churkey Burger! It’s a delicious combination of ground turkey and chicken (no, it’s not redundant – really!) with moistness and flavor added to the mixture from pesto, onion and crushed red pepper. Then, once it’s grilled to perfection, top it with avocado, sli ...

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Saving Face

By Kelly Collins Explore these different skincare options It is a new year and lots of people are taking this opportunity to make resolutions and find ways to improve their overall well-being. It is also a good time to take inventory of what’s going on with your skin and think about a treatment plan to help reach your skincare goals. After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, you might realize that ...

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Hair Play

By Alison Stanton, Photos by Kimberly Carrillo Owner of KW Styling Studio finds fulfillment in helping her clients look their best Kristy Wallace knew from a very early age that she wanted to go to cosmetology school and get into the beauty industry. “Growing up, I was always into makeup and hair,” Wallace says. “Between painting my dog’s nails, and always being the friend who styled everyone’s hair and did ...

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On ‘Cue

Story and Photos By Niki D’Andrea The Tennessee Grill & Bar serves superb smoked meats and more The smell of slow-smoked meats and tangy barbecue sauce fills the large and bustling space that is The Tennessee Grill & Bar every night, creating a mouth-watering wait on especially busy nights, like Wednesdays, when tender, smoked chicken wings are on special, and Fridays, when the all-you-can-eat fish ...

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Let It Snowman!

Cool crafts with river rocks and milk jugs Winter is here, but it is not too chilly in AZ! Here are some snowman crafts for our desert winter weather. River rock can make a great snow man or woman. Start with smooth rocks that are clean and dry. We got ours at a dollar store. Find a place to lay down paper or cardboard to paint on. Next, paint the rocks white with acrylic paint or spray paint them and allow ...

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