Category: Cinco de Mayo

Welcome May: Celebrations, Recipes & Party Inspiration!

Happy May 1st! I’m celebrating with a May Day Basket, a nod to the charming and forgotten tradition of filling a basket with flowers to leave on your neighbor’s or friend’s door on the first day of May. My basket is filled with wildflowers blooming, free-for-the-picking,  Bachelor Buttons and Ox-eye Daisies. The month of May brings with…

Cinco de Mayo: A Fiesta of Flavor and Recipes!

Cinco de Mayo is in cuatro days and I have a round-up of recipes with a fiesta of flavor for your celebration! Click on the links in red for a taste and the complete recipe. To start your fiesta, let’s mix a Cucumber Margarita! This is a favorite margarita we enjoy in the summer with the cool and refreshing flavor of cucumber…

Seasons’ Eatings: 2015 Recipe Roundup and Year in Review

I’m sharing a round-up of recipes with some highlights from the holidays and seasons of 2015~ click on the link for the complete recipe! Blueberry-Lemon Tiramisu A twist on tiramisu using Greek yogurt in place of the traditional ingredients of heavy cream, egg yolks, and mascarpone cheese for a healthier and light dessert. Slow Cooker Smoky Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili with Cornbread Croutons…

The Novel Bakers Present My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking

I’m joining The Novel Bakers with My Abuela’s Table: An Illustrated Journey into Mexican Cooking  by Daniella Germain  A lovingly created blend of essential Mexican recipes, magical illustrations and a family’s story.  My Abuela’s Table is as much a work of art as it is a book of trusted heirloom Mexican recipes. More than seventy recipes…

Cheesy Masa Cups for Cinco de Mayo

I have a little bite that delivers some South of the Border flavor for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or summer fiesta, Cheesy Masa Cups! You can make these cheesy corn flour cups and serve them with a variety fillings. I filled mine with a mixture of guacamole, corn, black beans, salsa and some with leftover pulled pork.…

South of the Border Flavor

I’m sharing a little South of the Border flavor for Cinco de Mayo and a Fiesta of Food and Flowers in celebration! From the 2011 archives, this post has a couple of recipes worth a second helping or a segundo plato :) for a summer soirée. . . Inspired from a trip to the Farmers Market and a Bobby Flay Cook-Along. For a…

Cinco de Mayo Dos Berry Salsa

 Cinco de Mayo is less than a week away and no celebration is complete without some chips & salsa! Dos Berry Salsa is a delicious variation that is full of flavor, colorful, and quick & easy to assemble! Similar to Blueberry Salsa, I tweaked a recipe for a Triple Berry Salsa, using dos instead of tres berries. . . :)…

Cinco de Mayo Margarita Cookies

The flavor of margarita in a shortbread-style cookie  and a perfect light note to end   your Cinco de Mayo celebration on! Fresh lime zest and a sprinkling of sea salt and turbinado sugar make for a sweet and tart combination and a guaranteed fiesta in every bite! I came by this recipe in Cooking Light~ the actual recipe is…

Cinco De Mayo Mini Taco Dips

Cinco de Mayo is a week away and no celebration is complete without some chips & salsa or guacamole! These mini layered taco dips are quick & easy to assemble~ an individual or party serving version of Seven Layer Fiesta Dip from McCormick. My set of mini dessert glasses from Bed, Bath & Beyond were ideal to serve…