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Diane DeHamer

Stories by Diane

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Cooking with Diane: Carrot Cake Cookies

These cookies are like bite-size pieces of yummy carrot cake. They were a big hit in our family.

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Cooking With Diane: Crab-Corn-Potato Soup an autumn treat

For those fish and seafood lovers out there, this is a soup you will love. Served with a slice of fresh homemade bread, it makes a great meal for those cool autumn days.

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Cooking With Diane: Apple Cranberry Crisp

I think this apple cranberry dessert is perfect for the upcoming holiday season.

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Cooking With Diane: Pumpkin Spice Brownies

Everyone in the family especially the kids will love these chewy chocolaty, pumpkin brownies. I will certainly be making them again soon.

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Use gnocchi in a variety of recipes

If you have never made a recipe with Gnocchi, you need to try this one. Gnocchi is absolutely delicious and can be used in many recipes. Try it!

Friends of the Library receives service award

The Chino Valley Friends of the Library will receive the Arizona Library Association’s Volunteer of the Year Award on Oct. 26 at the organization’s annual conference at Mesa Convention Center.

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Cooking with Diane: Crispy Spicy Fried Chicken Breasts

I was very pleased with this spicy chicken recipe; it tasted wonderful. There are a few steps needed to make this dish, but the time and results are well worth it.

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Cooking with Diane: Caramel Apple Muffins a great anytime snack

Remember how we loved eating caramel apples as children? You will love these sweet Caramel Apple Muffins.

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COOKING WITH DIANE: Cheesy Bacon Breakfast Lasagna tasty new addition to menu

Looking for something new for breakfast? This breakfast cheesy lasagna is a perfect choice served with hash browns and toast. Try it!

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Cooking with Diane: Tuscan Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus are one of my favorite vegetables.This combination of veggies with them make this a very tasty dish for your dinner table.

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Cooking with Diane: Raspberry Marshmallow Fluff

This is a sweet creamy dessert that is quick to make for unexpected company. It is very easy to make and quite delicious.

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Cooking with Diane: 'Garlic Butter Baked Halibut'

My husband and I are not big fish eaters, but if you like a real mild tasting fish, this recipe is for you.

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Cooking With Diane: Zucchini-carrot, pineapple bread

I got this recipe from my good friend Jeannine, who said it was the best bread she had ever eaten. After eating it, I’m inclined to agree with her.

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Taking a look at the ‘Good News Club’

The Good News Club, is an after school class at Territorial Elementary school that is taught by Pam Bennett and seven other Christian volunteers and sponsored by First Southern Baptist Church.

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Cooking With Diane: Green Chili Shredded Beef

My husband and I are both meat and potato people, so this shredded beef dish i right up our alley. Enjoy!

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Cooking with Diane: Brown Butter Peach Cupcakes

This tasty cupcake recipe is very moist because of the flavorful peaches.

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Cooking with Diane: Tomato Fritters

Here is another good recipe to use those home grown tomatoes. They are also quick and easy to make, and taste wonderful!

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Cooking With Diane: Cauliflower-Bacon Salad

“Cauliflower-Bacon Salad”

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Cowboy Poets Gathering set for Aug. 9 at Yavapai College

The 31st annual Cowboy Poets Gathering will be held at Yavapai College Performing Arts Theater on Aug. 9 to 11.

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Cooking With Diane: Lemon Pound Cake Bars

For those of you who like lemons you will love these sweet, tart, lemon bars.

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Cooking With Diane: Green Chili & Tomato/Chicken Fajitas

My garden is overflowing with green chilies and tomatoes.

Cooking with Diane: Almond joy cookies

These soft and chewy cookies are really good, especially if you like the taste of almond and coconut.

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Valentine couple happily married for more than 60 years

What a perfect Valentine couple Pat and Gene Harman of Chino Valley are; they have been happily married for 61 years.

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Chino woman grooms pets in her mobile salon

Sharon Bryant of Chino Valley has always loved dogs, which is why she has been a dog groomer for 34 years.

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Paulden resident says gluten free is the way to go

Although some people eat gluten-free because of allergies, others opt for a gluten-free diet for different health benefits.

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Cooking with Diane: Breakfast Pizza

I served this breakfast pizza with my Christmas morning buffet and my family loved it. This pizza is a fast fix besides being delicious.

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Library celebrates Thanksgiving with pumpkin pie

People & Places

Thanksgiving originated as a Harvest Festival and has been celebrated in the United States on the last Thursday in November since 1789.

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Help for homeless vets

People & Places: Chino Valley couple offers housing, counseling

Homeless veterans are not just something of the 21st century.

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Cooking with Diane: Mushrooms and Beef with Mashed Potatoes

With cool weather approaching, this is a quick rib-sticking dish to serve your family, along with your favorite veggies. Enjoy.

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Chino Valley residents react to Flake’s announcement

Just this week Arizona Senator Jeff Flake stated that he is not going to run in the 2018 election.

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Scary times ahead for Senior Center

People &Places: Staff preparing for a Halloween party/luncheon

“The goblins are haunting, the monsters will mash, at this year’s annual Halloween party/luncheon,” said Cyndi Thomas, the senior service director at the Chino Valley Senior Center.

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Cooking with Diane: Special Halloween treats

For anyone with a sweet tooth, these cream and honey apples will be right up your alley to celebrate Halloween. For those who prefer a salty spicy treat, you will love this popcorn snack.

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Faith helps Chino woman deal with cancer

People & Places: Lifestyle changes help Eva Ekdahl stay cancer-free

As of March of this year there are more the 3.1 million women with a history of breast cancer.

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Cooking with Diane: Butterfinger Cookies

If you like chewy cookies, you will definitely like these.

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Cooking with Diane: Herb Cheese-Bacon Corn Muffins

Corn muffins never tasted so good with any soup or stew.

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Arizona Alpacas’ fleece makes great yarn

Alpacas are becoming a very popular animal to raise in Arizona.

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Cooking with Diane: Beefy Meat Pie

This tasty beefy pie recipe makes quite a bit, but one can be frozen for another supper.

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Spending a lot of time with good books

People & Places: Volunteers support the Chino Valley Library

Are you a bibliophile (someone who loves books and enjoys reading or collecting them)? Cathy Frei readily admits she’s one.

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Cooking with Diane: Pumpkin-Apple Upside-down Cake

Another great dessert made with a combination of the tasty fall fruits, pumpkin and apples.

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Former principal keeps kids from fearing future

People and Places: CVUSD homeless liaison Wes Brownfield helps families who have nothing

In recent years, a study found that there are approximately 1.4 million children in the U.S. reporting to school who did not have an address to give school authorities.

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Chino Valley artists shine on 10th annual Artists Tour

People & Places

Anyone interested in seeing or purchasing fine art in water colors, pastels, oils and acrylics – in addition to sculpture, photography, ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, textiles etc. – should make sure they attend the 10th annual Prescott Area Artists Studio Tour.

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Cooking with Diane: Coconut-honey Sticky Buns

Needless to say this is not a low-calorie dish, but absolutely delicious, and definitely a family favorite for all ages.

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Chino churches offer ‘Praise in the Park’

People & Places: Four Christian churches sponsor event at Memory Park

With all the division, turmoil, and hurting going on in the world today, having an uplifting event in your community is a great way to bring people together.

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Cooking with Diane: Broccoli-Bacon Salad

The slightly sweet creaminess of this dressing on bacon flavored broccoli is really good and a different way to serve broccoli that even children might like.

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Giving babies a safe place

People & Places: Parents with nowhere to turn can take a child to Safe Baby Haven

Poverty and teenage pregnancies are the most common reasons for child abandonment.

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A canine love affair: Chino trainer communicates

People & Places

Loyalty, unconditional love, and always happy to see you — that describes man’s best friend, the “dog.”

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Equine Center in Chino Valley saving horses’ lives

Most of the people of Arizona love everything about the Wild West and that includes those beautiful hoofed creatures called “horses.”

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Cooking with Diane: Cheesy Eggplant

For you cheese lovers out there, you will love this eggplant dish, which is very tasty with a side of spaghetti and garlic bread.

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Chino couple helps teach archery at local schools

People & Places: Starting from scratch, ending as champs

Archery comes from the Latin word arcus, and although thousands of years ago archery was used for hunting and warfare, today it is a competitive sport and recreational activity.

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Chino Valley artist specializes in relief carvings

People & Places: Take a flat piece of wood, make it art

Despite being a small town, Chino Valley has quite a few talented artists.

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