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HOTLINE: Sunday, March 22

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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

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 Italian Sloppy Joes

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups of marinara (your favorite)
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. Italian sausage (you can buy links then remove the casing)
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. oregano flakes
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 pkg. hamburger buns
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Sliced Mozzarella or Provolone cheese (optional), see below
Sliced pepperoni (optional), see below

Cooking:
1) Heat a large, deep pan or pot over medium-high heat for five minutes then add your olive oil. Add meats plus salt and pepper until completely cooked. Chop meat into a fine consistency while it's cooking. When it's done, drain off the fat by pouring contents into your large strainer, like the one you use to drain your spaghetti.
2) Put meat back in pan then reduce the heat to medium-low. Pour the pasta sauce over meat. Add the oregano flakes and crushed red pepper then stir to combine. Simmer for 15-20 minutes until you have a nice thick consistency. Taste for seasoning and adjust as you like.
3) Put pepperoni and/or cheese on the bun if you like, then scoop desired amount of meat mixture onto the bun and serve.

This recipe makes about 8-10 sandwiches.  

Cook's notes: Double or triple this recipe if you're having a party. Simply cook up the dish then transfer the meat mixture into a crock-pot on its lowest temp so your friends can serve themselves while you enjoy the game. Can it be made a day or two ahead of time? You bet! But don't buy the buns until the day you plan to serve them.


Wally's Weekly Car Review
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Local Work
We get a rundown on the Valley's hottest jobs from Ryan Naylor with www.localwork.com

Hot Industry: Client support
Not your typical, lower-level customer service jobs; these are exclusive opportunities.
Company: Early Warning
Positions:
Strategic Partner Manager
Client Support Analyst
Director, Customer Implementation and Support

Hot Job: Client Relations Professional
Companies Hiring:
Infusionsoft
First American Home Buyers Protection
Safelite AutoGlass
RPC Company
Compensation: $12-$18 per hour

Hot Company: OnTrac
Positions:
Customer Care Advocate
Vendor Relations Specialist
Settlement Entry Clerk

3 March Madness Tips; How To Make Sure March Madness Doesn't Get You Fired - Courtesy of LocalWork.com

1- Be appropriate - Ensure your dress and behavior remains appropriate in the office
2- Don't ruin the workplace over pools - It's been reported 1 in 7 employees will participate in a college basketball pool during March Madness. Keep it light. Keep it fun. Don't let wagers negatively affect your workplace.
3- Keep focused - Employees every year watch March madness while at work. Don't allow it to affect your productivity.

Fighting Allergies
Friday was officially the first day of spring, and you know what that means: there's a lot of sneezing happening in the Valley right now.  Doctors are reporting that they're seeing more patients than ever with common allergy symptoms, like never-ending headaches, runny noses, and sinus congestion. So how do you combat allergies and keep pollen at bay?
 
 According to Dr. Mendelson, here are eight tips to reduce allergens at home:
 
1. Sleep with the windows closed, especially in your bedroom. One of the worst places you could open a window is in your bedroom. Open windows invite outside allergens into your home. When your windows are open in your bedroom, you're breathing in those allergens from outside while you sleep.
 
2. Use air purifiers, especially in your bedroom. Let them run 24 hours a day with the doors closed. You'll be surprised by how much better you breathe and sleep!
 
3. Wash your hands a lot, and be mindful of not touching your face with your hands.
 
4. Exercise indoors to keep from being affected by pollen.
 
5. Keep bedrooms pet-free. Pets have dander, which can trigger allergies. They can also bring allergens into the home from the outdoors. To reduce this from happening, clean pets regularly and consider brushing them as they come in from outside.
 
6. Remove feather pillows and comforters from the home.
 
7. Use allergy dust covers on pillows and mattresses.
 
8. Use a vacuum with a HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) filter. Basically, HEPA is a type of filter that can trap a large amount of very small particles that other vacuum cleaners would simply recirculate back into the air of your home.
 
Got more allergy questions? Looking for more information about how to determine whether you have an allergy, a cold or the flu? Not sure how to address your allergies? When over-the-counter medications aren't providing enough relief, it may be time to see a primary care physician or specialist.

You'll also want to plan to attend Dr. Mendelson's "Preparing for Allergy Season" event on Wednesday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Tempe Public Library, 3500 S. Rural Rd. This event is free and open to the public. To register, call 877-351-WELL (9355).

Festival de Espana
Phoenix Center for the Arts and Flamenco Por La Vida are proud to present the second annual Phoenix Festival de Espana, a celebration of Spanish Arts & Culture. This family-friendly event will once again feature Flamenco workshops for youth and adults, delicious Spanish food, presentations on Spanish culture, live performances and more!
Admission is free for the whole family.

Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
phoenixcenterforthearts.org
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