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Wednesday, July 6th, 2022

A Holiday worth salivating…we mean celebrating! Is there a more perfect and versatile food in this world than chocolate? Enjoy it hot or cold, liquid, solid, or mixed with nuts and fruit. The typically sweet food can even be enjoyed as a savory dish (have you tried Mexican mole?) And […]

Monday, December 20th, 2021

Wine may not be the first thing you think of drinking when it comes to cookies, but why not? When milk becomes boring, and coffee and hot chocolate won’t do the trick, consider some of your favorite wines to pair with your holiday cookies. Try these sweet wine pairings for […]

Tuesday, September 28th, 2021

Sure, pistachios on their own are great to snack on. Taking the time to crack them is part of the fun and slows you down so you don’t eat too many. Buying the kernels and just popping them in your mouth works too. Afterall, 49 kernels are only 158 calories. […]

Thursday, August 13th, 2020

Birthdays. Anniversaries. Birth Announcements. I don’t usually write blogs for Heart of the Desert from a first-person stance, but we are going to try something different this week. Why, you may ask? Well, it just seems appropriate to give a first-hand description of a virtual celebration. So, here we go… […]

Friday, April 24th, 2020

Many of us turn to chocolate when times are tough and just when we want a sweet treat. Why is that? Of course, it’s sweet and smooth and oh so yummy, but is there more? The Science of Chocolate There’s a reason chocolate is called the ‘love drug’, the ‘happiness […]

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Have you ever noticed that a lot of guys get super intimidated by Valentine’s Day? Many will go on this rant about it being a Hallmark holiday and that they don’t want to celebrate it. They feel pressure to provide a personal, thoughtful and romantic gift and experience. They’d rather […]