Hi, Welcome to Everyday Southwest. I'm Sandy, I have lived everyday in the Southwest-cooking it's food and living it's culture. Join me for some of my favorite recipes from long time family favorites to modern recipes with a health twist. I'm glad you are here! Everyday Southwest is a collection of my favorite Southwest recipes and family traditions - I was born and raised in Southern Arizona and come from 5 generations of Arizona women. We have chile peppers in are blood! I love to cook the foods of the American southwest and traditional American fare with a southwest twist. Come along with me on our family's southwestern culinary adventures! Contact me at everydaysouthwest (at) yahoo.com **** Sandy is an Arizona "lifer." She has built her family and raised two sons in the Arizona desert. Sandy spent a decade as a stay at home mom before entering her second favorite profession, elementary education. Recently, Sandy returned to school to earn a degree Culinary Arts with an Advanced Pastry Certificate. She is also working toward a degree Journalism. She has combined these skills to become a food writer, recipe developer, food photographer and stylist. Her recipes and photos have been featured on prestigious websites including Bon Appetite Magazine, Fox News and Fox News Magazine. For fun, Sandy enjoys traveling, family adventures and taking cooking classes with great Southwest chefs such as Robert McGrath, Mark Tarbell and Silvana Salcido Esparza as well as taking cooking vacations to the Culinary Institute of America's Boot Camp and the Santa Fe School of Cooking. Sandy uses the skills she has learned to cook for the men in her life (her husband and two sons) and make family meals something to really come home for. Sandy has served as the Lifestyle Editor, Lynx Magazine Editor and Food Editor for the Paradise Valley Community College newspaper, Puma Press.