Kettle Chip Beef Tenderloin with Mango Avocado Salsa

By Jan D’Atri It’s a special occasion dinner, a fabulous Sunday supper, a Father’s Day feast or just a delicious weeknight meal. Beef tenderloin is always a favorite, and I often get requests for different ways to prepare it. Cooked correctly, this cut of beef can be so tender it will melt in your mouth. In fact, beef tenderloin is widely regarded as the tenderest of all cuts. (After all, you’re getting a f ...

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Here’s Your Winner! Riggs has a natural caregiving talent

By Christina Fuoco-Karasinski Raymond Solgonick’s dog, Riggs, is more than a family pet. Riggs—who is 50% mini poodle, and 50% Pomeranian, Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese and Terrier mix—takes care of the family, including Solgonick’s father, Mike, who has Alzheimer’s disease. “He’s amazing,” Solgonick says proudly about Riggs. “He really watches my dad, too. He’s really attentive with my dad and makes sure he’s ...

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Christian-Based Education Community embraces Standing Stones academy

By Ron Sanzone North Valley parents seeking a Christian-based day care and preschool for their young children now have a new facility. Standing Stones Christian Academy opened the doors to its new 16,000-square-foot preschool in April.  The school, located on North Valley Parkway in Phoenix, replaces a previous facility on the grounds of Standing Stones Church in Happy Valley. Parents are already enamo ...

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Ask the Pharmacist ‘Safer’ does not mean safe with e-cigarettes

By Pooja V. Patel, Pharm D. Q: It seems like everywhere I look, more and more kids are smoking e-cigarettes (a.k.a. vaping). What are these products? I am assuming they are dangerous, especially for kids and teens, but can you highlight some important facts for me to know? Vaping has become more and more popular with the rise of e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes were introduced to the market in the United States i ...

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Anthem Chamber Column Collective Concepts proud to be part of the community

By Heather Maxwell, Greater Anthem Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tracy van Ravensway was looking to make a change. Being in the real estate business for 18 years and practicing as a designated broker, she thought it was about time to start her own brokerage. Van Ravensway reached out to her title company representative and friend, Candis Creel, for advice. She suggested meeting her husband, Michael ...

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A New York State of Mind Rinaldi’s is back with East Coast Italian fare

By Shelley Sakala One of the great things about Arizona and, especially, Phoenix is the number of people who came here from someplace else. Whether from the South, the California coast, or the Midwest, our large “transplant” population has brought with them some of the coolest things from all four corners of our country. Case in point: Rinaldi’s Italian Deli, featuring awesome food with East Coast origins. ...

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2019 Measles Outbreak

There are outbreaks of measles throughout the United States; here are some thoughts from the infection prevention and control team at HonorHealth. Dr. Laura Schroeder, Infectious Disease Medical Officer and Krystal Robinson, Network Director of Infection Prevention and Control at HonorHealth Vaccines are scientifically proven safe, easy to access and affordable. Despite this, the United States is in the mid ...

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A Rebirth

Limon Tacos & Tequila has big plans for Cinco de Mayo By Eric Newman Limon Tacos & Tequila’s staff feels it’s filling a void in 85085. The lack of Mexican food in the area made the neighborhood the perfect breeding ground for a successful business, says manager Ray Juvera. “There wasn’t our type of food here before,” Juvera says. “It was an opportunity to build a restaurant with a great menu at a lo ...

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Ask The Pharmacist

Answers to common vitamin questions By Dr. Michael Sun Potter’s House Vitamins and dietary supplements, in combination with traditional medications, can serve as key components for maintaining good health. In my practice as a community pharmacist at Potter’s House Apothecary in Peoria, I get the opportunity to talk about vitamins and dietary supplements with my patients on a daily basis. Here are a few ques ...

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Banana Chessman Cookie Pudding

By Jan D’Atri It’s as pretty as it is delicious! This banana pudding with a Springtime twist makes a fantastic everyday dessert, or for something very special like Mother’s Day!   I often tell the story of how I’ve always used certain brand names throughout my life like Clorox Bleach and Gold Metal Flour. Why? Because they were the brands that my mom used, and so for me, there is a built-in brand loyal ...

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