HOTLINE: Sunday, Jan. 4

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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 www.drartmollen.com.

Coupon Sense
Mindy Villone, Coupon Sense representative, gave a special offer for viewers who use the promo code "Mindy" at Couponsense.com. You can also contact Mindy by emailing cpncrzy@cox.net.

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 www.azhumane.org.

Chef Dad
To send questions to Chef Dad, email questions@chefdad.com
For more of Chef Dad's recipes, go to www.chefdad.com

Chef Dad's Bean Soup

INGREDIENTS:

-3 cans Great Northern Beans (drained and rinsed)*
-1 brown onion (diced small)
-1 1/2 cups celery (diced small)
-2 tbsp. garlic (diced fine)
-32 oz. (1 quart) chicken stock
-2 cups of water
-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
-1 tsp. hot sauce
-2 tsp. thyme (fresh, chopped) or 1/2 tsp. dried flakes
-1 bay leaf
-5 tbsp. butter
-Salt and pepper

COOKING:

1) In a large Dutch oven or wide, deep pot, melt butter over a medium-high heat. Sauté celery, onion and garlic with 1 tsp. of salt and 1/4 tsp. of pepper for three to four minutes. Add flour and cook another five minutes.

2) Increase heat to medium-high then add chicken stock, water, hot sauce, thyme and bay leaves. Stir well and bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer (uncovered) for 30 minutes.

3) Add drained beans and continue simmering another 15 minutes. After that 15 minutes, taste the soup for any seasoning adjustments you may want to make. Add a little salt and or pepper a little at a time (if necessary), stir well then re-taste. After seasoning is just right, remove the bay leaf and serve.

Cook's Note: If you want to thicken the soup even more, run your handheld food processor across the bottom of the soup pan in a circular motion for about four to six seconds, or you can simply mash some of the beans with a large spoon or potato masher. That will break up some of the beans and thicken the soup nicely.

*Pinto beans can be used if you prefer those.

This recipe makes about six bowls or 12 cups.

Wally's Weekly Car Review
For more on Wally Cahill: www.azmotorsportsmania.tv, Wally's Weekly Car Reviews on Facebook, or @CahillWally on Twitter. 

Community Theater: "Till We Meet Again"

It's one of the most unique community theaters in town and they've got a new, original musical that's sure to be a crowd-pleaser. We're talking about MoezArt Productions, a nonprofit group that features both children's theater as well as community theater. For the next two weekends, they'll be "honoring" the military with a special fundraiser. 

"Till We Meet Again"
By MoezArt Productions
Jan. 9 and 10 (Glendale)
Jan. 16 and 17 (Scottsdale)
$25 gift cards benefit Military Assistance Mission
www.moezartproductions.org
602-494-5663
 
Till We Meet Again
Jan. 9 (7 p.m.) and 10 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), 2015 (Southwest Indian Ministries)
Jan. 16 (7 p.m.) and 17 (2 p.m. and 7 p.m.), 2015 (Scottsdale Bible Church Hayden Chapel)

MoezArt Productions is a place where individuals are enfolded into a community while being taught to glorify the Lord by using their God-given talents to create art. We have six children's theater groups that meet throughout the Valley, as well as our Community Theater group that performs at a variety of venues around the Valley as well.  If you are interested in seeing a show or being a part of one of our groups, visit our website. We are partnering with MAM (Military Assistance Mission) and their work to assist military families by accepting donations of $25 or more gas and grocery gift cards at our upcoming shows. Those who bring a donation will receive a discount of $5 for up to four tickets to our next community theater production of "Pride and Prejudice." Military servicemen and women will receive a free ticket when they bring in a donation and their military ID.

Orangetheoryfitness
Like any theory, ours is backed by science. The idea of Orangetheory is simple: a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates "Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption," or EPOC. It's what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results with Orangetheory Fitness.

Our facilities offer top-of-the-line equipment and an upbeat atmosphere. Motivational staff members are what make the Orangetheory Fitness environment so energetic. It puts a fire in our members, giving them a "get up and go" attitude. Not to mention, almost everything is orange. It's the color that inspires us to achieve more. We're sure our studios will inspire you, too.

Our sessions are made for anyone. Are you just beginning your fitness journey? Perhaps you're a top athlete. Either way, Orangetheory Fitness sessions are made for all fitness levels. You'll switch between treadmills, indoor rowing and weight room/resistance training blocks. We change up the workout, so you'll never get bored and you won't plateau. 

Orangetheoryfitness Arcadia
5109 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85018
602-955-1798

Orangetheoryfitness Central Phoenix
749 E. Glendale Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85020
602-749-1111

www.orangetheoryfitness.com

Weight-loss challenge starts Jan. 15 in Arcadia ($50,000 national prize winner)
Weight-loss challenge starts Feb. 15 in central Phoenix ($2,500 in prizes)(studio specific WLC)