Posts by Valerie Miracle

Fresh is Best: Fruits and Vegetables

There is nothing better than fresh fruits and veggies from your garden. Sadly, I still haven’t mastered the gardening techniques needed here in Phoenix. We are in USDA Zone 9. For those of you who are lucky enough to live in a “normal” zone, zone 9 means desert plants thrive here…you won’t see me growing beautiful tomatoes on my patio. It seems no matter how much I water the plants,

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The Quintessential All American Food – The Hot Dog

When I was a little girl, I remember one of my favorite things to hear was we were going to get a Tootsie hotdog. Tootsie’s, now known as Outlaws Grill, was a little family run country store with a counter and stools set up so the locals could have a hotdog, chili dog, or a sandwich. I thought there was something magical in the way those hotdogs were made. There

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5 Ways to Dad’s Heart

Father’s Day is just days away and you still can’t figure out what to get for him? Well, everyone knows that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. Why not go for the gusto this year and get him what he really wants? Here are 5 great ways to touch Dad where it matters. Did you say Bacon? Most men absolutely love bacon and honestly, it’s one

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The Donut Revolution

Who doesn’t love a good donut? I’ve been sampling these sweet pastries since I was knee high to a grasshopper. A favorite of mine are the purely pleasureful airy, puffed pillows glazed to perfection. Well, at least they were. I discovered a new donut shop…the Fractured Prune ®. Get Creative Creativity is the name of the game at The Fractured Prune ®. With 19 different glazes and 13 toppings, inspiration abounds.

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Baseball and Churro Dogs

Baseball and Churro Dogs I always thought Churros were a guilty pleasure only to be eaten at county fairs or vendor boutiques in the southwest. Imagine my surprise to see them as a team player in a decadent dessert, when heading to our seats at Chase Field. I thought normal hot dogs tasted great at the ballpark, but let me tell you that the Churro Dog is phenomenal! Dessert Done

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