HOTLINE: Saturday, Jan. 11

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Kids Cooking Challenge:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is looking for great-tasting, kid-inspired side dish recipes for the ninth annual "Walk On!" challenge."

Arizona children ages 9 to 12 who have a healthy side dish recipe are invited to enter the contest.

The top five recipes will be selected based on nutrition, taste and originality.

For a recipe to be considered, it must:
-Be an original recipe for a hot or cold side dish
-Include at least one fruit or vegetable
-Be able to be cooked within 20 minutes (not including prep time)

The five finalists will be invited to present their recipes to a panel of judges at a public event Feb. 1.

Following the event, the recipes will be posted online at for a public vote.

All finalists will receive fun prizes, and the grand prize winner will receive a bike.

Visit for contest details and to submit a recipe. All entries must be submitted no later than Wednesday, Jan. 22.
Wally's Weekly Car Review

For more on Wally Cahill, visit

2014 VW Passat Turbo Diesel SE with sunroof

Exterior: Night blue metallic
Interior: Moonrock gray
Performance features

2.0L I4 Turbo Diesel
140 HP
236 Lb.Ft. of torque
Electro mechanical power steering
Electronic stability control
Electronic differential lock
18-inch Alloy wheels
Comfort and convenience features

V-Tex leatherette interior
Sliding/tilting sunroof
Multifunction driver info display
Premium Sound system with 6-CD changer
Leather-wrapped smart tilt/telescoping steering wheel
Power driver seat with Lumbar support

Safety features

Five-star overall safety rating
City MPG: 30
Highway MPG: 40
Real-world MPG: 37.3

MSRP $28,295.00
As tested $29,115.00

Maricopa County Home and Garden Show

Jan. 10 to 12
Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Arizona State Fairgrounds

$5 for adults, $2 for kids ages 3 to 12, and free for kids ages 2 and under
Customer appreciation: Admission is free all weekend from 4 to 6 p.m.
Military appreciation: Free admission any time with valid military ID
Donation deal: Bring a case of bottled water (24-count) for the 100 Club to any of the show entrances in exchange for a free ticket

For more information call 602-485-1691 or visit

Garden Guy

Garden Guy Dave Owens' books are sold at Changing Hands Bookstore, Borders, and Barnes & Noble.

Callie's Charleston Biscuits

Available at Valley AJ's stores

Event Info:

Saturday, Jan. 25
New Hope Community Church
1380 E Guadalupe Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
8:00 am to noon


Garage Sale Gal - Lynda Hammond
America's Cheapest Family - Steve & Annette Economides
Bob Blayter - Creator of The Financially Free Seminar
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