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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018
company gifts and gift baskets from Heart of the Desert in New Mexico

Is it ever really too early to start considering your corporate gift giving? It’s smart to make notes of what your clients and coworkers (as well as friends and family) like throughout the year to make the process easier when it’s time to start buying for the holidays. If you […]

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
healthy snacks like pistachios

Whether they are packed in a lunchbox or easy to grab when kids get home from school, stocking your kitchen with healthy snacks for kids can turn an unhealthy afternoon treat into something good for their growing brains and bodies. During this crucial time of development, kids require lean sources […]

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Chocolate is a rich, luscious, tasty treat, but it is also a rich source of antioxidants and the flavonoids have been found to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. Wine is a beverage to enjoy while socializing and with dinner, yet it has also been found help reduce the […]

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018
harvesting pistachio plants in New Mexico

Pistachios ripen in the month of September almost exclusively around the world except for Australia which harvests in February. In exceptionally hot summers, harvest may be early (last week of August). The hull of the pistachio is called the epicarp. It is about 1/16 of an inch thick and adheres […]