Back to Work Pick-me-up! Hot Chocolate Hacks

As many folks have recently completed a time of holiday celebration and (hopefully) rest, you may find yourself back to work and immediately feeling overwhelmed upon return.  The inbox is full to the brim, multiple people to call back, and a long task list to finally tackle after putting them off until your return.  You might walk in to work refreshed, only to want to go back to vacation halfway through the day.

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Don’t fret ya’ll!  Put off all your “edible themed” new year’s resolutions for one more day.  Warm up with a fun cup of hot chocolate, and pretend, just for a moment that you are still enjoying time off.  This may seem cheesy, but you know you want to!  (And for the record it’s not cheesy, it’s chocolatey)hotchocolatefinal

I think the salted almond cup sounds delicious.  I would also like to try the mint chip affagoto 🙂

Posted by Amy DeCaussin

Original post by Sarah Karnasiewicz of Real Simple Magazine
Illustration by onethread design

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16 Unbelievable Facts about Cheese

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infographic by CapePortfolios.

As we get closer to the holidays, a fun infographic about our favorite foods seems fitting!

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4th Annual Roosevelt Row Chile Pepper Festival – Local Fun

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Head on out to Roosevelt Row in downtown Phoenix Saturday September 26th.  The Chili Pepper Festival is an event that is centered around food and music.  Local chefs and restaurant owners will participate in the Chile Pepper Challenge.  Activities include onsite chile roasting, cooking demos, live music, salsa dancing, activities for kids, a talent show hosted by Lawn Gnome Publishing, a Beer Garden presented by Deschutes Brewery AND a gourmet margarita station by 3 Amigos Tequila will all be on the menu! Announcement of the Festival’s best chile pepper dish winners and crowning of the year’s Chile Pepper Champion will culminate the festivities.

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Admission is FREE with your RSVP.  You can preorder tickets here: www.chilepepperfest.com

All proceeds from the Chile Pepper Festival go towards supporting Roosevelt Row Community Development Corperation, an organization committed to building a vibrant, dense, diverse, walkable and bikeable urban arts district in downtown Phoenix, and to the Roosevelt Growhouse, an urban agriculture and education program where teens and community members work side-by-side to learn the importance of healthy living, while actively building their community together.

WHERE: Downtown Phoenix Public Market

721 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

WHEN: Saturday, September 26th  4:00pm-11:00pm

Click here to find out more: www.chilepepperfestival.com

Twitter & Instagram: @PHXChileFest
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChilePepperFestival

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Explore: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Locally

Whether you plan on wearing green or spending plenty of it this St. Patricks Day, here is a list some fun local events and specials happening this Tuesday.

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St. Patrick’s Day at the Irish Cultural Center
This year celebrate St. Patricks Day at the Irish Culture center. With a mix of music, food, and drinks your sure to have a great time. For more info check out their website: www.azirish.org.

Chompie’s St. Patrick’s Day Specials

If your favorite part of St. Patricks Day is eating tons of corned beef and cabbage then visit your local Chompie’s for All-You-Can-Eat Corned Beef Feast. There you can enjoy a meal of Chompie’s famous corned beef, boiled potatoes, cabbage and Irish Soda bread. This St. Patricks Day Special will be available from 11am-close, at $21.99 a head. For more info visit their site: www.chompies.com.

Pot of Gold Music Festival

This awesome festival of non stop music fun doesn’t end once the weekend is over. Head over to Tempe beach Sunday and Tuesday to enjoy more St. Patrick’s Day music and fun. For more info visit http://potofgoldmusicfestival.com

 

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Explore: Viva Phoenix 2015

What happens when you take 90 different bands and schedule them to all perform the same day? Viva Phoenix 2015 is what happens! This Saturday mark your calendars for this crazy event, for $24 bucks you can see all 90 bands (including some of our favorite local bands) at 20 different venues across Phoenix. If music is your thing this is a cannot miss event. For more info on the line up and venues or to purchase tickets check out their website here: http://www.vivaphx.com/index.html

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A variety of bands to checkout this Saturday

 

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Explore: STEAMtastic March 12

Tomorrow night celebrate the power of STEAM learning at STEAMtastic, part of the Arizona SciTech Festival. At this FREE event for all ages there will be tons of hands on learning activities to choose from, including the Science behind brewing your own beer for the 21 and up. The Phoenix Astronomical society will set up telescopes for some stargazing after sunset, 7pm-10pm. For More info visit their website here: http://www.blackmountaincampus.com/steamtastic.html

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Black Mountain Campus – 34250 N. 60th Street, Scottsdale, AZ
PH: 602-493-2600

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STEAMtastic event March 12, 2015

 

STEAMtastic is part of the Cave Creek/Carefree High Sonoran Desert Passport group 

At Laboratory5 Inc. We bring together all elements of STEAM and tie them up into a package to promote the work each individual is doing in their fields to celebrate this work. We produce experiences so that those unfamiliar with the glorious, quirky, nerdy, geeky qualities of all areas of STEAM can be explored as an adventure to explain these fields.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day Like A Local

We love a good deal around here, and some of our favorite local businesses have great deals and specials going on for Valentine’s Day. From special dinner events to fun activities, you can grab the one you love or maybe a few gal pals and bring them to one of these local events.

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Phoenix, AZ

Stop by The Gladly for Valentine’s day this year and enjoy a romantic dinner. With a specialized menu of savory entrees and a beautiful dessert to split with your date. Visit their website here for more information: The Gladly

Hula’s Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day
Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ

Looking for something more untraditional this year check out this event at Hula’s Phoenix and Scottsdale locations. The Annual Anti-Valentine’s Day event at Hula’s is a great way to celebrate with your gal pals and grab a couple of yummy drinks. For more information you can check out their website: Hula’s Anti-Valentine’s Day

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The Handlebar Tempe, AZ

Stop by The Handlebar Tempe and celebrate being single this Valentine’s Day. Their event offers free goodies to all who come single. The fun starts after 7pm and there will be lots of drink specials, so grab the gals and head over. For more info visit their website here: http://handlebaraz.comme the artist painting

Me the Artist “Works of The Heart”Special Event
Phoenix, AZ

Bring your Valentines to this couple/group friendly event. Create a pair of paintings with the one you love, appetizers and sweet deserts will be provided. The cost for the painting class is per couple is $80 and per person $45. Bring bottle of wine and enjoy an evening of creativity The “Works of Heart” session caters specifically to Valentines and includes light appetizers & desserts, couple/group photo, a rose for the ladies and painting class for $45 per person or $80 per couple. Register at their website here: http://metheartist.com

To see more local events in Phoenix: http://localfirstaz.com/news/2015/01/28/local-love-in-the-air-phx/

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