Creating for Cinco De Mayo

Tomorrow we celebrate Cinco de Mayo, so today I thought I’d share some fun crafts, activities and decorations to make while at home.

Sombrero pinata cookies

Napkin rings

Cactus pin cushions

Gilded maracas

Floral papel picado

Southwest welcome mat

Ice cream pinata

Mexican pottery

Hanging paper flowers

Paper flower crown

Painted cactus rock garden

Pinata napkin rings

Fiesta skirts

Sugar skull sachets

Pull-open pinata

Sock cactus


Sugar skull dolls

Fiesta donkey finger puppet

Sombrero headbands

Toy cup and ball game

What are your plans for celebrating Cinco de Mayo?

Merry Margaritas

Today with Cinco de Mayo just a few days away I thought we’d take a look at some margarita recipes, even a few treats you can enjoy!


Snowball strawberry margarita

Strawberry banana margarita

Strawberry cucumber margarita

Strawberry rhubarb margarita

Mango coconut margarita

Mango margarita

Frozen mango margarita

Pom berry margarita

Blackberry margarita

Grilled pineapple margarita

Pineapple margarita

Pineapple cinnamon margarita

Watermelon margarita

Tequila sunrise margarita

Blood orange margarita

Guava margarita

Coconut margarita

Icy cranberry margarita

Ginger peach margarita

Margarita fresca

Grapefruit margarita

Pomegranate margarita

Honeydew margarita

Margarita granita

Frozen hibiscus margarita

Heart of darkness margarita

Lime ricky float margarita


Margarita cupcakes

Strawberry margarita jam

Strawberry margarita dessert sauce

Strawberry margarita mousse

Strawberry margarita ice pops

Margarita cocktail cubes

Margarita pops

Key lime margarita pie

What’s your favorite margarita?

Totally Tortillas

This week we’ll be looking at some Mexican and Latin inspired dishes, and as we continue through this month we’ll be looking at some other spicy, sweet, grillable and shareable recipes too!


Soft flour

Simple tortillas

Tortilla cups

Tortilla chips

Corn tortillas

Chili lime strips

Colored tortillas with natural ingredients (video)

Spelt or kamut

Gluten free

Lunch and Dinner:

Chicken tomatillo tortillas

Tortilla soup

Mexican chicken tortilla soup

Tortilla espanola

Tortilla espanola with chorizo

Tortilla pie

Tortilla and black bean pie

Tortilla pie with chicken

Avocado and grapefruit tortillas

Mushroom and black bean tortilla casserole

Turkey chili in tortilla cups

Two cheese tortilla pizza with arugula salad

Pizza tortilla rolls

Monterey tortilla casseroles

Artichoke feta tortilla wraps

Black bean rainbow chard tortillas


Apple tortilla bake

Tortilla cups with yogurt and fresh fruit

Tortilla dessert pizzas

What will you be making with tortillas soon?

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Yesterday was Cinco de Mayo.  It’s a great opportunity to eat some Mexican, play with a pinata, and take a siesta!!  Here are some recipes so you can continue the celebration all weekend long.



Telera rolls

Tamale pie

Mexican frittata

Breakfast mingas

Mexican pizza with chorizo

Cod and potato stew

Shrimp ceviche tostada with fennel and grapefruit

Mexican shrimp salad

Chicken and tortilla soup

Picadillo style chicken taco salad

Jalapeno peach wonton poppers

Baked tilapia veracruz

Spicy buffalo tacos

Pork empanadas with jicama and pico de gallo

Crispy chicken mini tacos

Garlicky guacamole



Quesadilla coffeecake

Tres leches cake

Mexican snowballs

Cinnamon spiced chocolate brownies

Mexican chocolate pudding

Baked apples with Mexican chocolate

Apple pie chimichangas

Churro ice cream sandwiches

Double feature cupcakes with Mexican hot chocolate frosting

Sopapillas with chocolate sauce



Mexican hot chocolate

Mango margarita

Classic margarita

Passion fruit margarita

Pomegranate margarita

Jalapeno margarita

Pineapple chili margaritas

Acai margaritas

What are your favorite Mexican and Mexican inspired recipes?

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo

Today we’re getting ready for Cinco de Mayo!  I’m ready for some good Mexican food and a drink or two!  If you’re curious here’s some of the history behind the holiday.



Straw flowers

Punched tin napkin rings

Ribbon lanterns

Tissue paper fringe decorations


Spicy chicken empanadas

Shrimp and snapper seviche tomatillos

Avocado bar

Sweet and smoky brittle

Fajita style quesadillas

Street enchiladas

Pork tenderloin adobo with cilantro, raisin and almond rice

Huaraches con carnitas

Mexican black bean pizza

Chorizo topped Mexican pizzas

Fish tacos with cabbage and chile pepper slaw

Cupcakes with Mexican hot chocolate frosting

Mexican brownies

Chocolate tequila mousse

Coconut flan

Tres leches cake


Spiced pineapple cocktail

Tequila thyme lemonade

Tequila cranberry cooler

Tequila sunrise

Chile citrus margarita

Coconut margarita

Elderflower tequila slipper

What will you be making to celebrate Cinco De Mayo?

Cinco de Mayo Snacks and Sweets

With Cinco de Mayo just a few days away, it’s time to pick out some yummy Mexican recipes!

Snacks and Dinner:

Just tortillas

Warm Mexican crab dip

Pinto bean salsa salad

Tomato, corn and avocado salad

Cilantro lime rice

Tlayuda-con-chorizo (Mexican pizza with chorizo)

Mexican black bean pizza

Chicken and tortilla soup

Chicken enchiladas with creamy green sauce

Chipotle chicken meatball tacos

Slow cooker chicken tacos

Cheesy beef enchiladas

Chorizo calabaza tacos

Chorizo pepper hand pies

Spicy seafood tacos

Baja style fish tacos

Shrimp stuffed hatch chilies with cilantro cream sauce

Garlic shrimp and crab tacos

Citrus mahi mahi tacos

Gazpacho shrimp salad

Vegetable enchiladas



Cinnamon spiced chocolate brownies

Quesadilla coffeecake

Mexican ice cream sundaes with cinnamon

Margarita cheesecake freezes

Double feature cupcakes with Mexican hot chocolate frosting


Raspberry mango sangria


Mango guava batidos

Tequila refresca

Jalapeno margaritas

Frozen strawberry mango margaritas

5 more margaritas

How will you be celebrating Cinco de Mayo?