Category Archives: Southwestern States

Pasta Salad Take Two

In the past, I shared a recipe for a pasta salad using tortellini instead of macaroni. With the heat on in New Mexico it’s time to bring out another version of the ever-popular pasta salad. Last night we dined on … Continue reading

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Sunday Dinner

I don’t know why, but after I married Sunday dinner became a special event. Prior to becoming a married woman I was in college and “Sunday Dinner” most often consisted of soup cooked in a pot designed to boil water.  … Continue reading

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Fall is Upon Us

It seems like just yesterday it was in the 90’s – tho with our new foam roof you’d never know it in the house, and suddenly the nighttime temps are in the low 40’s.  We’ve even had our first freeze … Continue reading

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Time Again

Another Balloon Fiesta is over and I now have more time to cook and blog.  Yesterday was the first time in over six weeks I didn’t face at least one set of sheets waiting to be ironed! This Balloon Fiesta … Continue reading

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Old Man Winter is Making a Comeback

For the last several weeks the weather here at the inn has been a beautiful – in the eighties, a bit warm for April – very little rain and not too much wind, which is a plus for us this … Continue reading

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Restaurant Week(s) in New Mexico

Restaurant Week in New Mexico is underway!  For three wonderful weeks one can experience some of the greatest food in New Mexico.  Best of all, you can reach all of these restaurants from the Sandhill Crane  – tho the Taos … Continue reading

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Another Anniversary

  Last Thursday, March 31, 2016 I began my 14th year as an innkeeper.  14 YEARS!  Where did the time go.  I must be having a good time for these years to go by as quickly as they have.  And for those … Continue reading

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