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Odd Jobs

Flyin’ High

Photos by Sam Nalven

There’s no steering wheel, no brake, no seatbelt, and it’s standing room only. Flying more than 5,000 feet above the ground in a basket harnessed [...] Keep Reading »

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“Arsenic and Old Lace”

“Arsenic and Old Lace”

Two seemingly harmless little old ladies just love to play host to lonely old men. But, how to explain the 13 dead bodies in the basement? 

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Odd Jobs

Flyin’ High

Photos by Sam Nalven

There’s no steering wheel, no brake, no seatbelt, and it’s standing room only. Flying more than 5,000 feet above the ground in a basket harnessed to a piece of material powered by flames, traveling up to 40 miles per hour, descending 1,000 feet per minute—there’s nothing like flying in a hot air balloon. Tommy Brown [...] Keep Reading »

What's Cookin'

Pan-Seared Pork Chop Casserole

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Casseroles are amazing. Their make-ahead versatility is a great helper in the kitchen. But casseroles also provide the opportunity to let ingredients meld, often creating more robust flavors as they cook. Then, there’s the pan-seared method of cooking, where ingredients cook quickly on the outside, searing in those wonderful juices. One of my all-time favorite [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Who’s So Fancy?

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They could have just as easily been dishing dirt over dark chocolate soufflé at Petite Maison, unburdening together with magical Thoachta massages at Aji Spa or snapping champagne-sozzled selfies beneath the aerialists at CAKE. But for her first serious girls day out, Stacy Holmstedt chose to invite her girlfriends over to an afternoon TED Talk [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Corn Maze CRAZE

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Fall, family and fun: It’s a winning combination for any family looking to spend quality time together. And for several families, business heats up as temperatures drop and people flock to local farms and ranches to get a taste of fresh produce, to celebrate the fall season or just to get away from it all [...] Keep Reading »

Odd Jobs

A Real Trailblazer

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Whenever someone learns that Matt Woodson builds trails for a living, they usually ask him if he’s heard of Camelback Mountain, one of the busiest hikes in the country. “I go, ‘Oh yeah, we built that,’” says Woodson, founder of Cave Creek-based Okanogan Trail Construction. Last year, Woodson renovated the Echo Canyon Trail on Camelback [...] Keep Reading »

What's Cookin'

Italian Crème Cake

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I love this recipe. Love, love, love it. Elaine Nall’s Italian Crème Cake is just plain crazy out-of-this-world delicious. Period. I got my hands on it a few years ago, and it’s always on my short list of favorite desserts. The recipe was given to Elaine, a longtime Scottsdale educator, more than 40 years ago, [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

Getting in on the Act

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As the lead singer-guitarist of the Tom Petty tribute act Breakdown, Scott Blackwell admits to leaving a few fans heartbroken. After performing as part of the players’ parade at Glendale’s Westgate Entertainment District during the Super Bowl XLII festivities in 2008, Blackwell was approached by an overzealous Petty fan. “‘Man, you’re great,’” the man gushed. [...] Keep Reading »

Featured Story

The Fast and the Facebooked

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It’s a slow night at the Big Kmart parking lot on 67th Avenue and Bell Road in Glendale. Normally at this hour on a Saturday night, on the sprawling square of asphalt shared between the Kmart, Chuck E. Cheese and the Mixteca restaurant, the action is hopping. Local car clubs show up to show off [...] Keep Reading »