Cinco de Mayo




 A few Tex-Mex inspired recipes to put you in the mood for Cinco de Mayo. . .





Southwestern Layered Salad Recipe adapted from Southern Living~







 A Quick and Easy Salsa. . .



 Almost homemade :-)



Start with your favorite jar of salsa, we like a store brand that has black beans and corn in it.  To it add:


  •  1 can of black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed

  •  1 can of diced tomatoes, not drained, since our salsa is thick (I used one with diced green chilis)

  • 1 cup of frozen corn, thawed~ Trader Joe’s has a Fire-Roasted Corn that’s great!

  • juice of 1 Lime

  • Cilantro to taste

  • 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil








And of course, a  Muy Bueno Pomegranate Margarita :-) to wash it down, recipe found here.







If you’re looking for Margarita Inspiration, see some refreshing concoctions here.


 Be sure to visit Designs by Gollum and see what’s being served. . .


  13 comments for “Cinco de Mayo

  1. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    April 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Now that looks like a party!

  2. Carolyn
    April 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Hermosa ensaladera de servir una colorida salsa. La margarita se ve delicioso. Permitanos el

  3. April 29, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    I like the beautiful colors in the layered salad. It is beautiful! I certainly wouldn’t mind trying the chips and salsa either….maybe a margarita on the side…Party time!

  4. April 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Your SW layered salad looks so yummy! Love your photography too! Joni

  5. Leigh
    April 29, 2010 at 10:33 pm


  6. April 30, 2010 at 5:29 am

    Wow, great pictures–makes my mouth water and want a margarita!!!!!

  7. April 30, 2010 at 7:59 am

    Always such beautiful pictures. Food looks yummy! So fresh and colorful. Just add a pitcher of Margaritas, and I’m there!

  8. Ann McGaha
    April 30, 2010 at 8:10 am

    I agree with Carolyn – whatever she said!!! Beautiful pictures. Looking forward to Cinco de Mayo. Those pomegranate margaritas look yummy.

  9. April 30, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Now that’s my kind of party! Everything looks so delicious! I love your table linens and serving pieces, too.


  10. April 30, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Gracias, LOL!~I’m afraid my spanish vocabulary is limited to that & Muy Bueno :-)

  11. April 30, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Fabulous layered salad. The colors are marvelous and I can practically taste it! Your setting is so cheerful and summery too.

    PS: I loved the boat names in your last post.

  12. April 30, 2010 at 10:04 am

    Fabulous photos… very festive!


  13. May 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    YUM, I’m making the salsa ASAP! :~)

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