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Here are the top ten articles for the Southwest USA Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Easy Coconut Margarita Recipe
Here is a quick and easy recipe for the coconut margarita. Remember to use the best anejo tequila that you can afford. Never use any tequila that doesn't say "100-percent Agave" on the label.
2. Breaking Bad Television Series
Breaking Bad is a widely acclaimed television series that ran for five seasons and generated a massive cult following. It is a crime drama set in Albuquerque, New Mexico and filmed there. This article discusses the show's depiction of the southwest. There are no plot-spoilers included.
3. The First Atomic Bomb
No event in the history of New Mexico is as significant as when the world's first atomic bomb was built at Los Alamos National Laboratory and tested at Trinity site on July 16, 1945. After this, the world changed as we knew it.
4. Sonora Style Mexican Food
Why do I love the Sonora Style Mexican Food? Why is it my comfort food? From refried beans to caramelized Flan these are just some of my favorite Mexican Style Foods.
5. Manhattan Episode 3 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The third episode is dark and melancholy. There are plot spoilers in this review.
6. Spanish Style Decorating With Wood Beams
In Spanish Designed homes the beams and corbels are usually hand hewn and rustic in nature. Homes of the rich may have had beams and corbels that were decoratively carved, but still with a hand made character about them.
7. Manhattan Episode 4 Review
The beautifully written Manhattan Episode 4 - Last Reasoning of Kings centers on the historic visit of Nobel-Prize-winning physicist Niels Bohr to Los Alamos, New Mexico in 1943. Note: this review contains plot spoilers, though I try to keep them to a minimum.
8. Manhattan Episode 1 Review
In this new television series set in 1943 New Mexico, fictional main characters work on the Manhattan Project led by J. Robert Oppenheimer to build the world's first atomic bomb. The pilot episode shot near Santa Fe, should delight history buffs. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
9. What is a Cage Doll
The cage doll has become hugely popular with those who like to decorate their house in Santa Fe style. She also appeals to aficionados of "shabby-chic" and bohemian surroundings.
10. Why Are Seagulls Significant to Utah
Did you ever wonder why the California gull is the state bird of a landlocked, desert place like Utah? The answer lies in a cherished piece of Mormon folklore that grew up around an unusual natural event that happened during pioneer times.
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