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Dr. Art Mollen

Dr. Mollen's Practice is located at 16100 N. 71st St. in Scottsdale. For more information, call 480-656-0016 or log onto

Sunday's Sweetheart

If you'd like to add Sunday's Sweetheart or any other pet to your family, contact the Arizona Humane Society at 602-997-7585. For more information about AHS events and programs, visit

Chef Dad

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Chef Dad's Mini Muffin Corndogs

1 package cornbread mix (your favorite - plus necessary ingredients to make it)*
1 package Hebrew National® hot dogs (seven pack of their long, thin, all-beef dogs)
4 oz. can of diced green chilies (optional)
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
Cooking spray
Mini muffin tins
Mustard and ketchup
Slow cooker (optional keep warm server)

1) Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Pay no attention to what temp the box instructions for the cornbread say.
2) Cut your hot dogs into 3/4-inch long pieces. A little shorter is fine, but NO longer than that. Set those pieces aside.
3) Make your cornbread mix per the package instructions then add in the diced green chilies and cheese at the end and mix well.
4) Spray your muffin tin with cooking spray. Spoon in or use a pastry bag about 1 tablespoon of mix in each muffin whole. You can eyeball it when that space is just at half full. Put one piece of hot dog (standing up) in the middle of each space. Put in oven and bake for 12-14 minutes or until muffin tops start turning golden brown. Remove from oven and let sit for five minutes. 
5) You can make these ahead of time or put in a foil-lined crock pot on the "keep warm" setting. If you make them ahead of time, warming them up in the microwave takes about 15-20 seconds. Serve with mustard and ketchup on the side.

Cook's Notes: *Whichever cornbread mix you use, we are looking for about a 4-cup yield to fill approximately 48 mini muffin wholes. If you cut those seven hot dogs into seven equal pieces, you'll get 48 total, which is what we want.

Wally's Weekly Car Review

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2015 Acura TLX SH-AWD ADV
ext. Crystal Black
int. Ebony
6 Year 70,000 mile Powertrain Warranty
Mechanical Features
3.5L    290 HP    SOHC 24 Valve VETEC V6 w/Variable Cylinder Management
9 Speed Auto "Push Button" Transmission w/Paddle Shifters
Idle Stop Feature
Integrated Dynamic System (IDS) w/ECO-Sport & Super Sport  Mode
Exterior Features
Jewel Eye LED Headlights
Keyless Entry
18" X 7.5" Alloy Wheels
Moon Roof
Interior Features
Leather Seats
Dual Zone Auto Climate Control
SMS Texting Feature
10 way Power Driver / 8 Way Passenger  w/Heat & Cooled
60/40 Split rear Seat
Acura NAV System w/Voice Recognition
AcuraLink Real Time Traffic Reports
Acura ELS Studio Premium Sound w/10 Speakers
Lane Keeping Assist System (wheel giggling)
21 MPG City      31 MPG Highway           30.6 MPG Real World
MSRP $44,700.00       As Tested $45,595.00
Wally Cahill
cell: 602-350-1229

21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival

The 21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival features 165 world-class juried artists, wine tastings, chocolate, live music and more. The event takes place Oct. 31, Nov. 1 and 2 at the intersection of Easy Street and Ho Hum Drive in downtown Carefree.

Thunderbird Artists
21st Annual Carefree Fine Art & Wine Festival
Fri., Oct. 31, Sat., Nov. 1 and Sun., Nov. 2
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Downtown Carefree, 101 Easy Street, Carefree, Arizona 85377 (Easy Street and Ho Hum Drive)
General admission is $3 for adults. Wine and draft beer tastings cost $10, and include an engraved souvenir glass and six tasting tickets. Additional tasting tickets can be purchased for $1. Parking is free.
480-837-5637 or


Willem de Kooning Painting, Dale Chihuly Glass Sculpture to be auctioned Oct. 30 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal

Fall Quarterly Auction also features Jackie Kennedy's maternity dress, fine art, rare antiques and more
A rare, original painting by abstract expressionist master Willem de Kooning, a large glass sculpture by renowned artist Dale Chihuly, and Jacqueline Kennedy's maternity dress are among several hundred pieces that will be auctioned on Thurs., Oct. 30 at J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, 10345 N. Scottsdale Rd., in Scottsdale, Arizona. The high-end "Fall Quarterly Auction" features a mix of fine art, rare antiques, jewelry and other collectibles from multiple estates. The public can preview items on Wed., Oct. 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and again starting at 9 a.m. on Thursday before the auction begins at 11 a.m.
Josh Levine, auctioneer and owner of J. Levine Auction & Appraisal, expects a bidding frenzy for the de Kooning painting, which he estimates is worth between $1 million and $2 million.
"This is an exquisite piece from de Kooning's 'Woman' series. It is pastel and charcoal on paper and the provenance shows it was consigned to Allan Rich Galleries in New York and sold to the current private collector's estate in 1979. The original receipt of sale is attached along with the gallery label," Levine said. The abstract piece, which is part of a bicontinental estate, came to the Scottsdale auction house through an heir who resides in Scottsdale. A similar work, medium and subject sold in 2006 at Christie's of New York for $8.6 million, far exceeding their conservative estimate.
A Scottsdale artist who is friends with Dale Chihuly is the consignor of a rare, one-of-a-kind Chihuly Macchia sculpture set. Levine estimates the value of the enormous piece to be between $60,000 and $80,000.
Also included in the auction: a red chiffon evening maternity dress that was worn by former first lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, most likely during her pregnancy with Caroline. The dress was given to Kennedy by her personal secretary, Mary Barelli Gallagher in 1960 and was featured in Gallagher's book, "My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy." Levine estimates the value to be between $3,000 and $5,000.
Auctions are subject to a 15 percent buyers premium (20 percent for Internet and phone bidders). Live online bidding can be accessed through or through For information, visit or call 480-496-2212.