Cinco de Mayo Recipes

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner, here are a few of my favorite recipes for your Mexican themed bash this weekend.

To start

Rojo Amarillo Salsa de Mango

Rojo Amarillo Salsa de Mango


Mexican Street Corn Chowder by Sarah Ashley



To make ahead and refrigerate or freeze

Spicy Enchiladas

Spicy Enchiladas



Something lighter

Mango Jalapeno Mahi

Pineapple Coconut Mahi Mahi + Mango Jalapeño Fruit Salad



To drink

Skinny Margarita

Skinny Margarita from Cookie and Kate


Something sweet

Piñata Cake Bites

Mexican Piñata Cake Bites


So what are your plans for Cinco…big party? Laying low?

I’m thinking about having a cook-out with this salsa on the menu, if the weather is nice (it has been sooo rainy here in Miami!), or at least making these super fresh skinny margs and relaxing with friends.


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Recipes, Lately


We’ve been eating great lately, so I must share some recipes with you!

Here are the dishes that kept me busy entertaining the past month.

Emeril’s Spicy Root Beer and Bourbon Ribs

These take some time, but they are well worth it. Unbeatable unique flavor

Cuban Ropa Vieja

Great slow cooking, mostly hands off, meal with tender cuban flavored meat

{Photo credit: Todd Coleman}

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All-American Tea Sandwiches

Yesterday we kicked off the 4th of July week with the most American event possible, a baseball game at the new Marlin’s Stadium. It was our first time at the stadium (terrible…we are only 2 miles from it) and we partied at the Clevelander with some good family friends. Such an awesome day!

These adorable tea sandwiches were the perfect snack after the game, so simple but packed with flavor.

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Memorial Day Cook + Swim ::: Best of Both

Are you ready for the long weekend!? Sun, sand, & water. Grilling outside with a mojito in hand. {Small reminder I live in Miami}

Oh Memorial Day cookouts…I love you. Here’s  some favorite cookout recipes that are sure to impress.

Bacon Wrapped Water Chestnuts Savory Sweet Life
Boneless Baked Chicken Wings keelymarie
BBQ Chicken Ina Garten
Tuna Pasta Salad 20somethingcupcakes
Calico Beans keelymarie
Apple Almond Chicken Salad 20somethingcupcakes
Grilled Corn on the Cob Bobby Flay
Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies keelymarie
PB+J Cookies 20somethingcupcakes
Millionaire Mojito
One of the many Sangria recipes from my lovely SAS 20somethingcupcakes

Now that you know what you are cooking, you can’t forget that PERFECT swimsuit. You just might want to skip those bacon wrapped water chestnuts. Just a thought. I’m currently lusting after these beauties.

Marra Hoffman One Piece
Free People Bikini (multiple colors available)
Marra Hoffman Bikini

All Saint’s Bikini

You can purchase these swimsuits in my LYST store here. 

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Rojo Amarillo Salsa de Mango

If these enchiladas were not enough Mexican for you or you’re not ready to leave behind your Cinco de Mayo celebrations until next year, here’s a salsa that is simple and healthy.


Alissa chose this week’s Food Matter’s Project recipe and it is one everyone needs in their recipe arsenal. Head over to her blog BIG EATS tiny kitchen to hear all about the basic ingredients of a salsa. You can really go anywhere you want with the ingredients after you begin with the 5 basic needed for salsa, which is a great way to trigger your creativity in the kitchen if you are learning to cook.

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