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Thursday, June 20th, 2019
fun summer activities for the family

Now that it is summer and the kids are home, you must come up with ideas to keep them occupied so they don’t drive you crazy. We’re a big fan of practical educational opportunities that are also fun. This blog will focus on things to do in and around Alamogordo, […]

Thursday, June 13th, 2019

Mother’s Day and Father’s Day are times to celebrate those folks that brought us into the world. We get so busy with life that we often forget to pause and think about what our parents would appreciate most from us on their special day. We covered Mother’s Day in May, […]

Friday, May 17th, 2019
types of memorial day BBQ and snacks

With Memorial Day just around the corner, you are probably considering what you want to do to make good use of your extra day off. Memorial Day weekend has become a time to usher in Summer and enjoy hanging out with friends, barbequing. It is important to remember that Memorial […]

Monday, April 15th, 2019
coffee, chocolate, and pistachio pairings

Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the United States. It wakes up 80% of the population every morning. And, well, Chocolate…nothing else needs to be said. There seems to be a natural draw attracting coffee and chocolate together making them a fabulous pair. The warmth and bitterness […]

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Why are all things green on St Patrick’s Day? Well, green started to represent Ireland because of its nickname, “The Emerald Isle”. Green is also found in Ireland’s flag. The green shamrock was used by St. Patrick to teach people about the Holy Trinity. But the best folklore pertains to […]

Monday, February 25th, 2019
National Pistachio Day

February 26th recognizes all things pistachio. It’s National Pistachio Day! It is a day that has been set aside for all pistachio lovers to eat their favorite nut all day long. For those who do not eat pistachios, buy some and give them to someone who does. Crack them open […]

Thursday, February 7th, 2019
pistachio and wine snack pairings

In-shell pistachios are awesome because they’re so versatile. Seriously, they’re macho enough to hang for game day and inviting enough to keep you company on Valentine’s Day. Plus, you get 49 nuts in one serving! Now, that’s a deal! The Valentine’s Day Pairing The combination is Heart of the Desert […]

Thursday, January 24th, 2019
health snacks and pistachios from heart of the desert

Healthy snacking and making good food choices can be difficult any time of the year, but it can be especially tough during the Super Bowl. Business Insider reports that only 80 percent of people who start a New Year’s resolution keep that resolution through February. This happens to correspond with […]

Friday, January 11th, 2019
pistachios and wine as part of a healthy diet, Mediterranean diet

It’s the beginning of the year and many have made resolutions or set intentions to get healthier and/or lose weight. If you are one of those people, you are probably looking for a diet that you can stick with, that works and has positive long-term effects. U.S. News evaluated and […]

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 […]