What to Eat on Cinco de Mayo

seven layer dip recipe

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day (which is celebrated September 16th).   It’s actually a celebration commemorating Mexico’s victory over the French in the Battle of Puebla – and the holiday is not even observed in most of Mexico – only in the state of Puebla.  Who knew? Regardless, it’s […]

Best Margarita for Cinco de Mayo

mango margarita

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo, a.k.a my favorite holiday of the year.  I love it for the margaritas and Mexican food, and also because it means that summer is right around the corner.  My favorite way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo is with really good margaritas and really good Mexican food.  I prefer to make […]

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo appetizer

Whether you’re entertaining a crowd or spending the evening on the couch with a marg and a mag, it’s time to celebrate!  Make your Cinco a little more special by getting creative with whatever you cook up.  Check out my friend Jen’s amazing 7-layer dip: Clearly she makes this for the Super Bowl every year…. […]

Crispy Black Bean Tacos

crispy black bean tacos

photo credit Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta & Cabbage Slaw Bon Appetit to the rescue again.  This recipe has become one of my staples — it’s super fast and no matter what fixin’s you have on hand, the tacos will taste great.  Just use a little less oil when you fry them.

Chicken with Tomatillos and Braised Fruit

Bon Appetit Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce

Photo credit Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays (as if I need an excuse to make Mexican food and have a margarita).  I’m celebrating all week long, with Bon Appetit’s help, so this was tonight’s dinner: Chicken with Tomatillo Sauce and Braised Fruit  I made these changes: boneless skinless chicken thighs and […]

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