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Friday, December 14th, 2018
Christmas party planning

Your house is all decorated, you are feeling the season of giving and you want to share it with friends and family. Now what? Start with your guest list: It’s time to figure out who you want to invite. With this list, it’s important to think about your space. If […]

Monday, December 10th, 2018
woman stressed from holiday shopping

The holidays present a dizzying array of demands — parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining. Stress and depression can creep up on you and ruin your holidays. Proper planning, being realistic, and seeking support can help ward off the woes of the holidays. With some practical tips, you can minimize […]

Friday, November 30th, 2018
gift cards for the holidays

Gift cards as gifts are a controversial topic. Some say they are the best gift because the receiver can buy exactly what they want with them. Others say they are impersonal and require no thought. After much reading on the topic and running our own polls, this is what we […]

Thursday, November 15th, 2018
Thanksgiving holiday ideas from heart of the desert pistachios and wine

What do you do for Thanksgiving? Many people have their traditions set in making a big meal with family around. That doesn’t work for everyone though. Perhaps you don’t have much family or they are far away. Maybe you hate to cook or don’t have the time to spend two […]

Friday, November 9th, 2018
heart of the desert Alamogordo new mexico

Southern New Mexico offers epic blue skies, snowy mountain peaks, incredible vistas at White Sands National Monument, and the irresistible spectacle of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. These are Billy the Kid’s former stomping grounds, but that Wild West past has led to a refined present, with fine art, music, and […]

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
candy and wine pairings

So, you have leftover candy from Halloween, whether from buying too much or from the kids stash that they either don’t need to eat or don’t want. What do you do with it? Time to plan an adult after party! Gather up the leftover candy, then encourage your friends to […]

Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

Are you throwing a little Halloween get-together or going to one in which you need to bring a dish? These little bat treats are super cute, easy to make and delicious! They might even be almost healthy. Pistachio Cream Cheese Bats: You’ll need: 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened […]

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018
heart of the desert pistachios new mexico

If you are a pistachio fanatic, you probably have a bunch of shells that end up in the trash. Ever wonder what you could do with them other than fill the landfill? How about trying your hand at some fun crafts? We’ve scoured the internet for you to bring you […]

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

With so many people on special diets and watching what they eat, game day junk food just isn’t as popular as it once was. If you are having a gathering and know you have a group with special dietary needs coming, these are some great options that most diets will […]

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Photo Credit: Home.Made.Interest Pistachios are a great source of healthy fats, fiber, protein, antioxidants and various nutrients, including vitamin B6 and potassium. Their health benefits may include a healthier gut, lower cholesterol and blood sugar, in addition to promoting weight loss and eye and blood vessel health. What’s more, they’re […]