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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]