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1. 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.

2. Winning Prickly Pear Soap Recipe
Using a pre-made soap base Prickly Pear soap is as simple as melting the base and adding 1 part prickly pear juice to 4 parts melted soap base. Watch for thorns when peeling!

3. Indoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation. Water conservation can be divided into indoor and outdoor water use, and this article concentrates on indoor use.

4. Celebrate A Fiesta Night
Looking for a fun way to celebrate? Get your family and friends together and hold a “Fiesta Night.” Decorate your home in bright colors, hang up a pinata for the kids, and have fun! Here are a few recipes to inspire you

5. Inspirational Hispanic Art of Santera Lydia Garcia
Steeped in the Hispanic traditions of art, culture and religion, Lydia's art reflects the passion and depth of her cultural heritage. Her work is about the Catholic tradition influenced by the early priests traveling into this nearly untouched Northern regions of New Mexico.

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. Do It Yourself Southwestern Mosaic Tile Projects
outhwestern Mosaic tile colors can include turquoise, tans, rusts, golden yellows, vibrant reds, orange, and lovely calm greens and blues. Patterns include sun and moon patterns along with cactus, coyotes, desert images, horses, and the Kokopelli image.

8. Colcha Embroidery Spanish Colonial Style
Colcha work is considered a rare form of art. While the stitch itself is easy to learn, it takes an enormous amount of time to complete a project. A bedspread, using the wool-on-wool, could take as much as ten years to complete... even working on it seriously.

9. Yuma Proving Grounds - Heritage Center and Golden Knights
Yuma Proving Grounds is a great day trip for the family while visiting Southern Arizona. If you are a history buff, the Heritage center is a must see. The Golden Knights Parachute Team train at the Yuma Proving Grounds every winter, and everyone is welcome to watch.

10. Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isn’t much rainfall or snowfall, especially in the two southernmost states of Arizona and New Mexico as well as the desert state of Nevada. This article concentrates on outdoor water use.



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