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  • Williams Field looking to topple tough Saguaro squad in D-III finals

    When it comes to Saguaro’s football team, there is one question everyone has that nobody has seemed to be able to solve: How in the world do you stop Christian Kirk.A five-star prospect, Kirk has tallied 1,125 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns to go with his 1,481 rushing yards and 22 rushing scores.For Williams Field, the goal will be to minimize the damage Kirk can do cause while implementing its own bludgeoning running game.The Black Hawks will lean on a steady diet of running back Braedyn Bushman who has totaled 2,455 rushing yards on 213 carries along with 12 touchdowns.Saguaro won the regular season matchup 42-7 on Oct. 9.

  • Hamilton in search of revenge against Chandler High

    Hamilton football coach Steve Belles isn’t expecting a lot of support for his Huskies in Friday's Division I state final against archrival Chandler.“I think it will be more pro-Chandler than it will be Hamilton,” he said.It’s to be expected after Chandler handed Hamilton its second consecutive defeat in the Battle of Arizona Avenue. Chandler throttled the Huskies on Hamilton’s own field 56-24 on Oct. 2 and the Huskies haven’t forgotten that.Chandler quarterback Bryce Perkins gashed the Huskies with both his arm and his legs passing for 407 yards and six touchdowns while running for 83 more yards and another score.Now, Hamilton is looking for redemption.“They took it to us pretty good last time,” Belles said. “I think it left a bad taste in our kids’ mouth and we want to redeem ourselves not just as coaches but as players as well.”

  • Tempe police investigating officer-involved shooting

    A man wanted by police on a weapons charge was shot and injured Tuesday morning in Tempe.Tempe Police spokesman Lt. Mike Pooley said the shooting happened late Tuesday morning at a Motel 6 near McClintock Drive and Apache Boulevard.Police said they received a tip about a fugitive wanted on a weapons charge who was located at the motel.The fugitive, a 55-year-old man, reportedly rammed two unmarked police cars in the parking lot with his own vehicle, prompting officers to shoot him.Officers at the scene from the US Marshal Task Force, Mesa Police and Tempe Police departments are okay and do not appear to be injured, Pooley said.The fugitive was reportedly shot at least twice and has been transported to the hospital. His condition is unknown.

  • Fantasy of Lights Parade to launch Tempe’s holiday celebration for 20th time

    Tempe’s annual holiday kickoff has served as a consistent source of entertainment and joy for families for two decades without necessarily offering the same experience one year after another.Like in previous years, the Fantasy of Lights Holiday Opening Night Parade presented by Wells Fargo, now in its 20th year, will feature a series of attractions for viewers who line up along downtown Tempe. The route takes participants down Mill Avenue beginning at Third Street before turning along Seventh Street to end at Centerpoint Plaza.There are always a few constants from one year to the next with the parade, including the 40 to 50 parade units that encompass floats, balloons, vehicles and other celebratory devices. A few annual staples include real estate developer Michael Pollack’s lighted train, an appearance by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, and Marcia’s Mop Parade marching down Mill Avenue. It’ll end as it tends to end with the lighting of Tempe’s sizable holiday tree at Centerpoint Plaza and an appearance by the season’s most valuable spirit of charity, Santa Claus.All in all, it creates a feel that Kate Hastings, the parade’s managing director, equated to the traditional hometown parade for parents to bring their kids for the evening.“At this point, there are people who grew up with this parade … and they’re now bringing their children,” she said.And yet, things aren’t quite the same as they are from one year to the next. A few changes are minor in nature, with Hastings saying Arpaio is leaving his usual tank at home and trading it in for a convertible to drive that night. There are also a few new participants set to march through downtown Tempe, highlighted by the Girl Scout Daisies and new high school bands that will showcase their talents downtown.

  • Reloaded Aztecs ready for another run at Div. I title

    The saying goes that good teams don’t rebuild, they simply reload. That seems to be the case with the East Valley’s boys basketball teams as several of them are set to make deep playoff runs again.Corona del Sol returns as the favorite in Division I after winning a third straight state title last year. Meanwhile, Perry has young talent that could propel it far come February.In Division II, Tempe looks to improve from a semifinal ouster in last year’s tournament while Division III Valley Christian prepares to defend its state title.Here is how the divisions pan out.Division ICorona del Sol enters the year as the clear-cut favorite in Division I. The Aztecs are led by sophomore point guard Alex Barcello, senior forward Dane Kuiper and freshman center/power forward Marvin Bagley III.

  • Gilbert student earns international educational experience

    A Gilbert middle school student is raising funds to represent her community as an ambassador in three countries next summer.Cooley Middle School seventh-grader Madison Ramirez was selected and is signed up to take a trip to France, Spain and Italy through the People to People Ambassador Program. According to its website, People to People takes thousands of students from across the country and sends them abroad for two to three weeks at a time.Many programs offer opportunities for students to visit more than one country during the multi-day journey. For Ramirez, that means stops in France, Italy and Spain during her trip.Ramirez said she learned about the program through a cousin who was tabbed to participate in the program, and she applied for the People to People because of what it could offer her in her personal and professional pursuits.The personal motivations are an interest in visiting those three countries and the sights they have to offer. The Vatican, located within the Rome’s city limits, has etched itself into her bucket list of things to see, and she said the Eiffel Tower is another sight she wants to see on her trip.“I’ve always wanted to go to Paris,” she added.

  • Mesa Temple lights up Christmas display for 35th year

    The Christmas season is coming around again and, as in years past, the highlight in Mesa will be the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ Mesa Temple Garden Christmas Lights.“This is our 35th year of lights on the Mesa Temple grounds,” said Beckie Jackson, Christmas lights director, in a statement. “They began with 5,000 blue lights in the trees the first year. There are now too many lights to count!”Hundreds of volunteers have been working to set up the display, consisting of thousands of lights, which will be open to the public from Nov. 28 through Dec. 31.The display features nightly concerts from Dec. 1 to 25 and performances by local music groups. Inside the visitors center are between 75 and 100 nativity sets from as many as 50 countries. Outside there is a large nativity scene.Last year, the display had 1.5 million visitors, according to Jackson, and she hopes to see as many or more this year.“This is our gift to the community,” Jackson said in a statement. “The event is free of charge. Our hope is that all who come visit will feel peace on the temple grounds and remember the true meaning of Christmas.”

  • Tumbleweed tree illuminates Chandler’s holiday spirit

    Since 1957, the lighting of the tumbleweed tree at Dr. A.J. Chandler Park has been a time-honored tradition for Chandler residents.That tradition will continue once again this year at 8 p.m. Dec. 6 following the Parade of Lights at 7 p.m. “Because of the uniqueness of the tumbleweed tree, it’s just a special piece of our heritage,” said Jean Reynolds, Chandler public history coordinator.The customary tree lighting was started by a man named Earl Barnum who saw a similar practice done in Indiana with cone-shaped chicken wire. From that, Barnum hatched the idea to use tumbleweeds to make the tree.The collection of the tumbleweeds starts around October as the temperature starts to drop and the air grows colder. Members of Chandler’s Park Operations Division round up tumbleweeds from all around the city and are very selective as to the ones they choose.“They have to start at least a couple of months early because they’ve got a lot of scavenging (to do) just to see what’s out there,” Reynolds said. “… They’ve got to get particular types of sizes and a certain shape — they’re pretty particular, it’s funny — about the ones that they get.”Once all of the tumbleweeds are gathered, they are placed into the 25-foot-tall framework. After being placed, the tumbleweeds are painted with approximately 25 gallons of white paint, an additional 20 gallons of flame retardant and then dusted with over 60 pounds of glitter. Finally, the tree is adorned with more than 1,200 lights to create the final holiday monument.

  • Chabad Jewish Center of Mesa spreads Hanukkah cheer

    Hanukkah, the Jewish “Festival of Lights,” is conspicuous for a couple of reasons, namely the interesting lights and decorations and the eight-day length of the holiday.Rabbi Laibel Blotner, executive director of Chabad Jewish Center of Mesa, said the holiday is primarily about spreading the news of the miracle the holiday celebrates.A little back story: Hanukkah celebrates the freeing of the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem in 165 B.C. and the story of the way in which a small amount of oil used in the menorah (the giant candelabra, an easily recognized symbol of Judaism, which was kept lit in the Temple) lasted for eight days when there only appeared to be enough oil for 24 hours.“One of the main themes of Hanukkah … is the uniqueness of fire, that you could go into a room that’s dark and you light a match and the room lights up and that teaches us that evil and negativity is not necessarily an entity for itself but a little light has the ability to disperse a lot of darkness and bring light and every human being … ultimately, can be considered a candle, they can bring light into a dark world,” Blotner said.To memorialize the story, Jews light a candle each night of the holiday until, on the last night, all eight candles are lit in a special menorah called a Hanukkiyah.The Chabad Jewish Center of Mesa organizes several local events in the East Valley to highlight the holiday, including displays at Dana Park, Mesa Riverview and Superstition Springs Center. The Chabad Jewish Center’s children’s choir performs local events, singing for the Jewish, as well as non-Jewish, residents of local senior living facilities and RV parks, one of which hosts a massive event where as many as 500 people eat latkes (a traditional Hanukkah food, akin to hash browns) and spin dreidels.

  • ZooLights opens 'bigger and brighter’ this year

    ZooLights, one of the most popular attractions of the holidays in the Valley, opened for its 23rd year on Nov. 24.Visitors are able to experience even more lights than last year, over 3.5 million. Phoenix Zoo features more than 700 displays and hosts a variety of activities.There will be two pricing options available this year. Attendees can choose between an “Any Night” ticket ($18 general admission/$16 for members) and a “Value Ticket” ($12 general admission/$10 for members). The zoo is also offering $2 off tickets purchased online, according to the Phoenix Zoo website.Linda Hardwick, director of communications at Phoenix Zoo, says that “we have had certain nights every year that get extremely congested.” Hardwick says the different ticket options are offered this year in order to spread out the congestion and to allow more people to freely move about the park.ZooLights will also feature longer hours this year along with being open three days longer than previous years.Hardwick says that every year, ZooLights hosts close to 300,000 people, but they are hoping that between offering the different ticket prices, opening three days earlier than they usually do, and extending ZooLights operating hours by one hour will encourage more people to come out and see the lights.“We like that say that ZooLights gets ‘bigger and brighter’ every year,” Hardwick said.

  • Setting the stage with Jay Leno

    For more than 20 years, Jay Leno used comedy and charm to keep late-night viewers enthralled as the host of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”Since passing “The Tonight Show” torch in February to Jimmy Fallon, Leno has taken his act on the road for an intimate comedy tour while continuing to produce his Emmy Award-winning show and website, “Jay Leno’s Garage.”Leno began his career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1960s. Two decades later, he became a household name as Johnny Carson’s permanent guest host on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.” Upon Carson’s departure in 1992, Leno became the show’s host and maintained the role on the late-night circuit for more than 20 years. With stand-up comedy remaining his first love, the Television Hall of Fame inductee continues to tour the country, showcasing his comedic timing for sold-out crowds.Leno spoke to GetOut from his office in Burbank, Calif., to discuss his life after “The Tonight Show,” as well as his passion for motors, monologues and comedy.Q: What’s life been like for you since your last episode of “The Tonight Show”? Are you happier?JL: Oh yeah, I’m having a great time. When I was doing “The Tonight Show,” I was on the road two to three days a week, but I’d always have to run back to the studio to tape the show. The day after “The Tonight Show” ended, I had to fly to a gig back east to Atlantic City. Normally I’d fly in on a Saturday morning, do the gig, then get back on the plane again that night at 11:30 p.m. to come back to Los Angeles. But on this trip, I had a show in Bethlehem, Pa., the following Monday, so I stayed at the hotel in Atlantic City a couple of days, watched some new comics and then we all went out to eat. It was a lot of fun to hang out with comics again and talk about show business and other nonsense. I had missed out on that for so many years and now I’m enjoying myself again.

  • 'Mockingjay – Part 1” serves as a solid prelude to war

    Three films into the four-movie franchise and “The Hunger Games” series remains one of cinema’s biggest teases. For two years the series has offered an underlying promise of some grand battle between good and evil loaded with flaming arrows and bodies being tossed about with little regard for the lives of the stunt people.It didn't happen in films one and two — scenes of violence in those films are pretty well contained to the arena — and the third, “Mockingjay – Part 1,” has even fewer action sequences than either of the first films. Yet that doesn't prove problematic for the entertainment level on screen; rather, the first half of the final chapter does a very good job showing the machinations of revolution and continuing the unraveling of torture of poor Katniss Everdeen's mind and soul.“Mockingjay” picks up right after from the end “Catching Fire,” with Katniss, once again portrayed by Jennifer Lawrence, and fellow tribute Finnick Odair (Sam Claflin) undergoing medical treatment in District 13 as a result of the last games. Lawrence's healing is interrupted by a request from district president Alma Coin (Julianne Moore) and former game designer cum Capitol traitor Plutarch Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) to serve as the face of the rebellion, aka the titular mockingjay. It’s an obligation she prefers to avoid, but her mind changes after visiting the remains of her home in District 12 and watching love interest Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) shill on behalf of the villainous Snow (Donald Sutherland).The goal is to brew a revolution through a series of propaganda pieces sent out to the outlying districts featuring Lawrence, Claflin, and the series’ second love interest, Gale Hawthorne (handsome Liam Hemsworth). Also on board to help are a film crew, mentor Haymitch Abernathy (Wood Harrelson), daffy Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks), genius tribute Beetee (Jeffrey Wright), her sister and mother (Willow Shields and Paula Malcomson, among others), and a collection of new faces.There's not much more to add to the outline aside from a few funky character names and some hyper-specific plot points due to the aforementioned dearth of on-screen action. There are glimpses from rebellious districts, executions, and one scene with Lawrence, an explosive arrow and a pair of bombers that ends as one would expect from that scenario; the rest is talk about war and overturning Sutherland's oppressive regime.Everything is, in essence, a promise to what will come in 2015, when the final film and the back half of the finale comes out. It's a promise to what should be an epic spectacle, a showdown between Sutherland's troops and the angry district denizens led by Lawrence and Moore, as well as the fulfillment of the dreams many fans have had since the series started.

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  • Home price recovery slowing down in Arizona

    The recovery of home prices in Arizona appears to have all but stalled.New figures Tuesday from the Federal Housing Finance Agency show prices paid for Arizona homes during the third quarter of this year were, on average, seven-tenths of a percent higher than the second quarter. That compares with 0.9 percent nationally.The increase, though, brought the annual appreciation to 6.6 percent — two full points better than the national average.Michael Orr, director of the Center for Real Estate Theory and Practice at the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, said virtually all of that occurred very early this year.“I don't think we've really seen any significant price movement over the last 10 months or so,” he said.Potentially more concerning is that Orr does not believe the sales price numbers used to put reports like this together are actually accurate.

  • Brewer loses bid to get ruling reconsidered

    A court has rejected Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's request to reconsider a ruling that blocked her policy of denying driver's licenses to young immigrants who have avoided deportation under an Obama administration policy.The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday turned down Brewer's request to get a 15-judge panel to reconsider the ruling.In July, a three-judge panel of the court concluded there was no legitimate state interest in treating young immigrants who were granted deferred action on deportation differently from other noncitizens who could apply for driver's licenses.Instead, the panel suggested the policy was intended to express hostility toward the young immigrants, in part because of the federal government's policy toward them.The Obama administration took steps in 2012 to shield thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

  • Arizonans rank high on national debt list

    So as you pull out that credit card for that holiday purchase, you might ask yourself if you're already overextended.One out of five Arizonans already is, according to the financial advice web site WalletHub. That's how many are spending more than they make.And that's the ninth highest figure in the entire country.So how do we manage to do that?Well, there's credit cards, and auto loans.WalletHub figures the average credit card and auto debt for Arizonans at more than 17 percent of what we make. That figure computes out to the sixth highest in the country. Topping the list are New Mexico and Utah.

  • Katy Perry to perform at Super Bowl halftime show

    Will Katy Perry be a firework at the Super Bowl? Will she show them what she's worth? Will she let her colors burst?NFL announced late Sunday — after rumors swirled for weeks — that the pop star will headline the Pepsi Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 1 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona. It will air on NBC.Perry, 30, has dominated the Billboard charts since releasing her debut in 2008, including nine No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Her sophomore effort, 2010's multiplatinum "Teenage Dream," matched the record Michael Jackson set with "Bad" for most songs from a single album to hit No. 1 with five.Perry released "Prism," another platinum effort, last year. It includes the No. 1 smashes "Roar" and "Dark Horse."The Grammy-nominated star's upcoming performance is the fourth consecutive halftime show to display the NFL's push to include younger acts on its large stage: Bruno Mars had a show-stopping set at this year's Super Bowl at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey; Beyoncé electrified in 2013 in New Orleans; and there was Madonna, with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A., and the Black Eyed Peas in 2012 and 2011, respectively.Other halftime performers in the last decade have included the Rolling Stones, Prince, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and the Who.

  • Seminar at Banner Desert in Mesa to focus on pelvic health

    Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa will host a free seminar about pelvic health on Dec. 4.Urogynecologists Dr. Ryan Stratford and Dr. Kelly Kantartzis will discuss issues like leaky bladders, incontinence, and pelvic prolapse. Attendees can also ask questions to the doctors during the event.The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Banner Desert, located at 1400 S. Dobson Road.

  • Chandler dentist offering veterans discounted work

    San Diego resident and Navy veteran Jim Jengeleski walked into a Chandler dental office with a request.“I said, ‘I’m a veteran. I don’t have dental insurance. What can you guys do for me?’ ” he said.The J. Philipp Centers for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry office set him up with a 10 percent discount, a perk available to all veterans this November. The Department of Veterans Affairs projected between 350,001 and 650,000 veterans live in Arizona, and Dr. Justin Philipp said they comprise 10-15 percent of his clientele.“I think the community around me is really supportive of veterans, but it always seems like there’s something else that could be done,” he said. “So we thought we’d give it a try to help out this year.”In addition to the discount, his office will donate to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit founded for awareness and support of post-9/11 injured veterans. Every crown procedure will result in a $50 donation.“It seemed like a good activity to be involved in,” he said. “They do a lot to help get people back on their feet, help injured veterans try to get back into the normal life here and get back up to speed.”

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  • Engineering for Kids Summer Camp

    Engineering for Kids offering STEM Based Summer Camps at Primavera in Chandler. Announces Summer Camp Open House on May 17thWhat is East Valley Engineering for Kids?Engineering for Kids is an enrichment program that teaches concepts on a variety of engineering fields in classes and camps for kids’ ages 4-14. We want to spark an interest in the kids for science, technology and engineering. The camps are all themes based and require the kids to work in teams to address engineering challenges and problems. All programs meet national education standards for STEM and align with Common Core for math and science. Engineering for Kids has operated since 2009, is in 26 states and 4 countries. When and what is the open house for?The open house on May 17th is an opportunity for parents to come and see the facility, meet the staff from Engineering for Kids, and get their questions answered. The summer camps will be offered at Primavera Blended Learning Center at 2451 N. Arizona Avenue in Chandler. The open house is from 11 am to 3 pm.  From 1-2 pm we’re having our popular robotics workshop where the kids will build, program, test and improve the robots. At the end of the workshop, the kids will compete against each other in a Sumo Bot tournament. An RSVP is highly recommended as seating is limited. Please email your RSVP to eastvalley@engineeringforkids.net. What is Primavera Blended Learning Center?

  • 12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 5 inspired by Kit Kat

    Is it even possible to eat a Kit Kat bar without triggering that "Give me a break!" earworm from the '80s? Seems not. So our cure to keep us from humming "Break me off a piece of that Kit Kat bar!" for the rest of the day is to bake up a batch of these shortbread cookies inspired by that breakably delicious candy.SHORTBREAD WAFER SANDWICHESStart to finish: 45 minutesServings: 181 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1/2 cup sugar, plus extra

  • 12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 4 inspired by Zagnut

    Zagnut candy bars are like a crumbly, coconutty Butterfinger, minus the chocolate. These cookies play off that crisp coconut texture, combining both coconut flour (often found with the gluten-free products) and shredded unsweetened coconut. You also can make your own coconut flour by pulsing unsweetened shredded coconut in a food processor until finely ground.COCONUT WAFERSStart to finish: 30 minutesMakes 3 dozen1 cup packed brown sugar2 eggs

  • Take me Home: Charlie is a friendly, loving gal

    Two things about this 3-year-old Maine Coon Mix: She is a girl, despite being named Charlie and she only has eight of her nine lives left. A Good Samaritan rescued Charlie as a stray and left her at the Humane Society in a box that didn’t provide enough ventilation on a hot Phoenix day. Happily, Charlie made a full recovery.She is a friendly, loving gal who enjoys attention from her people. She appreciates the companionship of her people, happy and content to simply lie near you. Charlie is glad to accept some petting before she decides it is time to move on to enjoy some “me” time. When it is time to call it a day, don’t be surprised to find Charlie making herself comfortable in bed with you.Charlie is always looking for food. She loves mealtime and will do the cutest “hungry” dance that consists of her standing on her hind legs and doing a little jig as you carry her food dish over to her. Charlie loves to sit on the windowsill where she can watch all of the sights, listen to all of the sounds, and sniff all of the scents that the great outdoors has to offer. Charlie is an energetic kitty — when she’s not directing her energy toward daydreaming near an open window, talking with you, or trying to score a meal from you, she’ll focus her energy on a vigorous play session. Charlie loves playtime and in particular loves wand toys. She engages the wand toy with such enthusiasm that it is almost as fun for you to watch as it is for her to play. Charlie also loves playing with paper balls or anything that makes a crinkling sound.If interested in learning more about Charlie, please fill out an application for her today at www.azrescue.org.

  • Shapiro: Justice is a Jewish tradition

    The Jewish tradition requires justice — in Hebrew, “tzedek.” This goes beyond criminal justice. Indeed, we seek justice in all cases, between all creatures. A just world is a world in balance, a world without want. We seek to bring balance to the world through the performance of mitzvot, religious and ethical actions that nudge the world just a bit further from pain and a bit closer to bounty.In daily usage, we create tzedek/justice by giving tzedak-ah/monetary aid to those in need. While the action may look a lot like charity, the philosophical underpinnings are profoundly different.The word “charity” derives from the Latin caritas — love of all. Charitable giving is goodwill giving, a choice the giver makes from the heart. Tzedakah, on the other hand, is not a choice but rather an obligation. How can this be? Jewish thought holds that the cash in my wallet, the dollars in my bank account aren’t really my money. I worked for it, but I didn’t create it. It belongs to God. (Here, you are welcome to substitute the words Life or The Universe, if you prefer). Through me, the money has identified a problem in the world — a hungry person, a worthwhile cause, rent that needs to be paid. When I give tzedakah, I am doing my small part to set a world out of balance to right. I am merely the money’s conduit to where it needs to be. Giving is not my choice, but rather my privilege.Indeed, this pursuit of justice is so obligatory that even the recipient of tzedakah must give tzedakah. No one is exempt; we all do our part. Indeed, the Talmud (classical rabbinic legal codes) teaches that “tzedakah is equal to all other commandments combined.”The task that confronts us is, of course, enormous. It may even be impossible. But we cannot afford the luxury of being overwhelmed; the need is too great. Nor are we solely responsible to bring the world into balance. For this the ancient rabbis taught, “It is not your responsibility to complete the task, but neither are you free to desist from it” (Pirkei Avot 2:21). Bringing balance to the world is a team effort, and you are on the team. It’s no coincidence that Jews have been in the front lines of the movements for civil rights, feminism, and LGBT equality, among others.The Torah commands us “tzedek tzedek tirdof/Justice justice you shall pursue” (Deuteronomy 16:20). Why does the Torah, usually so skimpy with words, double down on “justice?” It cannot be a simple waste of ink — there must be a message in the repetition.

  • 12 Days of Holiday Cookies: Day 3 inspired by Reese's NutRageous

    This cookie was all about packing an outrageous number of peanuts into one small, but so-very-delicious package. Inspired by the NutRageous bar, these drop cookies combine peanut butter, whole peanuts, chocolate and caramel into salty-sweet morsels you will find dangerously addictive.CARAMEL PEANUT BUTTER ROCKSStart to finish: 30 minutesMakes 3 dozen1 cup smooth peanut butter1 cup packed dark brown sugar

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