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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. Basic Margarita Cocktail Recipe
No other cocktail except maybe a martini invites as much experimentation as the margarita, which can be made with blueberries, coconut, strawberries, peaches, melon, raspberries, or with basic tequila and orange liqueur as shown in this recipe.
2. 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.
3. Manhattan Episode 2 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 second episode gets even more intense. There are no major plot spoilers in this review.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Southwest USA State Fairs
While there is some overlap between the Utah and New Mexico state fairs, you can actually plan to attend all five state fairs, even the huge one in Arizona that stretches for more than three weeks.
7. Meteor Crater in Arizona
Meteor Crater in Arizona can be a good day trip for those who love science. Though it is described by some as a tourist trap because of its steep ticket price for its relatively limited offerings, it is worth it for amateur geologists and astronomers.
8. Outdoor Water Use Conservation Tips
If you want to live in the southwestern United States, you need to know about water conservation because there isnít 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.
9. 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.
10. Easy Basic Gazpacho Recipe
Summer in the southwestern United States can be hellishly hot, no question. There are times when you donít want to eat hot food. In fact, you donít even want a salad. Instead, nothing less than a liquid salad will suffice to cool you down. Gazpacho is such a thing.
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