Tucson Domestic Violence-Mothers Day Luncheon Fundraiser

Another way to honor  your mother while helping a local Tucson domestic violence non-profit organization is to attend the 8th Annual Mother’s Day Luncheon fundraiser and silent auction on Tuesday, May 6,  from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Westin La Paloma Resort Pavillion. Tickets cost $75/per person or a table sponsorship of 10 is $700.  The event benefits Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse. Brewster Center Domestic Violence Services (founded in 1963) and Tucson Centers for Women and Children (established in 1975) came together to form Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse in April 2008. For more info, or to
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Chewish Tucson: Mothers Day – part 2

Tucson restaurants go all out for Mother’s Day. Be sure to make a reservation. For those of us whose moms have passed away, Mother’s Day is always bittersweet. Acacia at St. Philip’s 4340 N. Campbell Ave. Tucson, AZ 85718 (520) 232-0101 www.acaciatucson.com Acacia will serve a Mother’s Day Champagne brunch buffet. Brunch will be served from 10 am-2 pm and will feature a wide variety of salads, fruits de mer (seafood), crepes and an omelet bar, as well as entrees including Apricot Honey Baked Ham, Santa Maria Steak, Salmon Coulibiac, etc. Priced at $48 for adults and $24 for children
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Chewish Tucson: Mothers Day – part 1

May 10 is Mother’s Day. Celebrate mom with a brunch or dinner out. Consider getting mom a cooking lesson at the Culinary Institute or a spa treatment. Mom probably doesn’t want a skateboard or power tools. Let mom feel like a queen at Loews Ventana Resort. Mother’s Day Brunch will be served on Sunday, May 10 in the Canyon Café from 11 a.m. to  2 p.m. The cost is $45 per adult and $22 for children 12 and under. Dine outside on the terrace at the Canyon Café, listen to live music and enjoy mimosas and beer on tap (included in the
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Pomegranates

Pomegranates have been around for awhile, but recently they have become very popular. They have not only become popular in the grocery stores as the fruit, but also popular as juice, and in other foods and drinks. What is the recent crave? First of all, Pomegranates are very healthy for you. They not only are a good source of vitamin c, but they are also high in potassium, calcium and vitamin K. The vitamin C in this fruit is an anti-oxidant. This anti-oxidant is suggested to give better health and power to the body than most other fruits. Since antioxidants
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The Navy Bistro

For my sorority, Alpha Chi Omega, we hold annual dances and events as a chapter. In the spring, we plan a Formal dance. This dance is not only the biggest social event of the year, but it is also the last event before the seniors become alumni. Since the event is such a big deal, planning the event takes a lot of work. This year, my friend Megan was in charge of everything. Since I go to school at The University of Toledo, she decided to have the event on the Toledo Waterfront. Although most of Toledo is older and
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Pink Appliances!

I love the color PINK!!! So I was looking online and found several companies that have started a new line for their appliances. This PINK line is not only fashionable, but it is very beneficial. Depending on the company, a percentage of profits go to the Brest Cancer Awareness. Cooking can now be fun, and cute so get these appliances and spice up your kitchen! http://www.chipchick.com/2008/10/pink_fridge.html With this website, 10% of the sales go towards breast cancer awareness http://www.cooking-gadgets.com/kitchenaid-pink-products-for-breat-cancer/  Up to $50 is donated to breast cancer off each purchase.
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I Scream for Ice Cream!

I love ice cream, but in this rough economy, it is not the most important part of my budget. That is why, go to Baskin Robbins on Wednesdays! They just started a new promotion that raises money for the Firefighter Program. Now on Wednesdays, from 5 pm to 10 pm, you can go into the store and get a scoop of ice cream for 31 cents! What a deal! Go out and enjoy
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Healthy Food Blog: Hot Pot Seasoning Recall

In a nutshell, this seasoning is being recalled because the seasoning contains a beef product and China is ineligible to export beef to the U.S. This is a class II recall, low danger. From the FDA press release April 29, 2009 – Lion Pavilion, Ltd., a Brooklyn, NY establishment, is recalling approximately 16,213 pounds of seasoning products, which contain cattle by-products, that were ineligible for import to the U.S., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The firm is recalling these products because China is not eligible to export beef products to the United
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Mothers Day Cooking Safety Tips

As children get ready to cook for mom on Mother’s Day (May 10), here are some safety tips to remember: From a FDA press release Rubbery eggs, burned pancakes, undercooked bacon — what mother doesn’t treasure the memory of the little hands that cooked a Mother’s Day breakfast? Mother’s Day is the perfect time for dads and other caregivers to teach children simple food safety lessons while supervising the preparation of a special meal made for Mom. Mother’s Day has been officially celebrated the second Sunday in May since 1914 when President Woodrow Wilson signed the day into national observance.
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