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Cinco de Mayo

Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!

Pineapple Mocktail Margarita

I’ve got my tacos ready, my elotegoing, my chips and salsa on deck, and I’ve got a great drink to get your celebration heading in the right direction today: Pineapple Mocktail Margaritas!I know for many of you mocktail is not a word you want to see today. Most will be going full fledged for adult margaritas filled with the best tequila one can find. However, there are a few celebrations where a nonalcoholic treat would be welcomed and sometimes preferred.

Pineapple Mocktail Margarita

My husband and I aren’t the biggest drinkers though we will have a cocktail or glass of wine from time to time. I actually prefer mocktails sometimes because sometimes I order drinks and they are bit too strong for me so to me, these are killer. I started with BHG’s recipe for Pineapple-Cinnamon Margaritas. They looked so refreshing, delicious and filled with fruit flavor. I knew this would be a fabulous base for my mocktail with just a few substitutions.

I simply made the following alterations to the recipe to make it nonalcoholic:

  • I replaced the tequila in the recipe with ginger-ale. You can also replace this with lemon lime soda, sparkling water or club soda.
  • I also replaced the orange liqueur with orange juice.

Pineapple Mocktail Margaritas

That’s it. The result was not only refreshing but addictive. You can serve this to kids and adults alike, and they will adore it. And you don’t have to worry about overdoing these. Have as many as you like today. I know I definitely will.

Happy Cinco de Mayo. With that, I thought I’d kick start the day with this Huevos Rancheros casserole that I baked up in a cast iron skillet. Of course I did so because I had to split the mixture into two, one like you see below with the spinach add-in, and another exactly as the recipe is written here.

My family is full of picky eaters, so I’m use to being a short order cook. Luckily this recipe is highly adaptable and as you can see I took some liberties with the classic Huevos Rancheros. I usually like mine with some fire roasted tomatoes, chopped fresh tomatoes, tomatillos, green chilies, sour cream, cilantro, lime and for the cheese I will even sometimes swap it out for manchego at times. Let’s just say I like my Huevos Rancheros stacked! This is exactly why you see all the little side dishes of extras.

As I mentioned, this is an adaptable recipe, so start with the recipe here, then add to it with whatever your preference maybe. But as always, please share your riffs, spins and add-ins with the rest of us in the comment section below so we can’t give your version a go.

Break out the blender – it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! I don’t know that it gets much better than spicy hot salsa and slushy, sweet margaritas. Instead of braving the crowds at your local Mexican restaurant, whip up these festive recipes. They’re sure to please.

I love a lime margarita but this year, I’m going to invite blackberries to the party. Tide and Thyme had the same idea – her Blackberry Margaritas look amazing.

Guacamole is my go-to party dip. People LOVE it and for good reason… it’s delicious. I’m sure the Guacamole, Corn & Feta Dip from Horses & Heels will be the first to go at my next gathering.

If you’ve never had what I like to call a puffy taco, then you are missing out on some indulgent goodness. These Easy Navajo Tacos from The Recipe Critic start with refrigerated biscuit dough. Easy and delicious? Yes, please.

Let’s pour another drink, shall we? I loved this savory take on a classic margarita from Bell’alimento. I have a feeling this Cilantro Jalapeno Margarita will be showing up on my summer menus.

I like to end with something sweet and this dreamy Tres Leches Cake from Delicious Shots looks to die for. Creamy, soaked cake topped with whipped cream and berries. Sorry dinner, I’ll be skipping you tonight.

Happy celebrating and cheers!

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Sarah Martens, Associate Digital Food Editor

Can you believe it’s almost Cinco de Mayo? I know. It’s spring. Which means it’s almost summer. Which is crazy. But anyway, Cinco de Mayo. The perfect Americanized holiday to celebrate with delicious Mexican food and icy cold Margaritas. If you haven’t thought about what you’re making for Cinco de Mayo yet, these delicious blogger recipes from around the web might pique your interest.

1. While The Boys Club normally focuses on cocktails, I’m excited about what’s going on with this Tequila and Lime Marinated Steak. Sure, it’s not authentic Mexican, but it’s flavor combination of jalapenos, cilantro, and a Tequila marinade? Gotta try it.

2. The gals at Muy Bueno Cookbook know how to cook authentic Mexican food. In fact, their whole blog is devoted to it. So when they serve up Carne Asada Tacos, I know it’s gonna be good.

3. I can’t get enough kale. I love black beans. Which means these Veggie Enchiladas with Corn, Black Beans and Kale from Jelly Toast have gotta be a killer combination. Plus, I feel like anything with kale and black beans has gotta be kinda healthy right? Right.

4. Holy guacamole! I can’t wait to try this Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Guacamole from Joy the Baker. She had me at “pickled jalapeno.”

5. Are you feeling adventurous? Then you might want to try the Hibiscus Enchiladas from Love and Olive Oil. She uses dried hibiscus in place of meat for a memorable twist on a Mexican classic.

6. Yes, I’m a food editor, and yes, my favorite food happens to be nachos. I love them every which way, and these Party Nachos from What’s Gaby Cooking look right up my alley. She swapped out the chips for oven fries to create one hearty set of nachos.

8. No Cinco de Mayo party is complete without margaritas. So I dug back in the archives a bit to find this Citrus Margrita Spritzer from Skinnytaste. It’s got orange and a splash of club soda, and best of all, I might not feel quite so guilty about indulging in more than one.

9. If your flan recipe comes from a blog called Flanboyant Eats, then I would go ahead and guess you’re in for a treat. I’m not sure which part of this Nutella with Graham Cracker Caramel Flan sounds more delicious, but I can’t think of a tastier way to enjoy a classic Mexican dessert.

10. I know for a fact that this recipe for Faux Fried Ice Cream from Taste and Tell is awesome. I tried a similar recipe last summer, and had one of those “OMG this is as good as restaurant fried ice cream!” moments.


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