This handy book introduces the spicy cooking of the Southwest with traditional dishes, fast and easy recipes, and new creations using traditional ingredients. Taste sensations include Mexican chocolate, hot taco dip, green chile cheese ball, minute chili, chimichangas, quesadillas, breakfast burritos, Uncle Bill's smoked sausage, calabacitas, easy fresh apple cake, and lemon cream pie. This book also gives locations and phone numbers of New Mexico museums, pueblos, and reservations - vital information for tourists. A timeline profiles the area's history. A fact-packed book that readers will love!