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"Clear the Clutter" Contest
A messy Phoenix homeowners will have the chance to turn their household clutter into coordinated calm. Three local businesses, PODS Moving and Storage, 99.9 KEZ Radio and Dependable Divas, a mother/daughter residential organizing business, have teamed up to offer a lucky homeowner the opportunity to have one cluttered room in their home professionally transformed into an organized oasis.

From April 23 - May 20, homeowners are invited to nominate their clutter chaos for consideration by logging on to, typing in the keyword "organize" and submit a detailed write-up about why their "mess is best."

At the end of four weeks, the homeowner deemed to own the biggest mess will be selected to receive six months free storage from PODS of Phoenix and 6 hours of hands-on organizing services from Dependable Divas. / ArizonaTaste of the Nation 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
6:30 PM
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Tickets at

RECIPE: Bacon Wrapped Meatballs In Arrabiata Sauce, with Home Made Ricotta Cheese

For the Ricotta Cheese you will need:
½ gallon Whole Milk or 2%
2 cups heavy cream
4 tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp salt
 Heat all ingredients in a heavy bottomed pot over medium heat, stirring frequently to prevent scorching, until the temperature reads 180 - 185 degrees on a candy thermometer.
At this  point the milk mixture begins to curdle.  Remove from heat and allow to sit for 10 minutes
Lay 4 or 5 layers of cheesecloth loosely in a colander.  Pour mixture through cheese cloth.  This will separate the whey from the curd.  Allow to drain for 15 minutes, or until most of the whey is gone.  Squeeze the remaining moisture through the cheesecloth.
You can use while still warm, or refrigerate for up to 3 days.

For The Meatballs:
½ lb Ground Beef Chuck
½ lb Ground Pork
½ lb Ground Veal
1/2 cup Milk
4 thick slices of day old French bread, Crust Removed
1/4 cup Grated Romano Cheese
2 Eggs, beaten
2 oz Finely Grated Onion
2 oz Finely Grated Carrot
1 Tbsp Fresh Parsley, Minced
1 Tbsp Fresh Marjoram, Minced
2 Cloves of Garlic, Finely Minced
1 Tsp Ground Black Pepper
1 Tsp Kosher Salt, or ½ Tsp table salt
12 slices of good bacon, cut in half widthwise
3 Cups Arrabiata Sauce (see other recipe)