Friday, May 4, 2012

Cinco de Mayo Recipe Roundup


While Tres de Mayo may hold a special appeal to me (it was the day I met my husband), Cinco de Mayo and all the flavor that comes along with it is right up there as one of my favorite food holidays.  A love for tangy lime is something that I've passed down to Liv, and as early as the tender age of 3 she could be heard asking for Margarita Chicken or Margarita Lime Cheesecake.

Today we eat Cinco de Mayo-like nearly all year around, but if you are looking for something special for your weekend Fiesta, we thought we'd leave you with a few of our favorites.

Liv's favorite
 Oft requested, this is one of those desserts that ranks up there with our all time favorites.  A staple for summer picnics or a bright treat in mid winter, it is worthy of any special occasion.


This is one of those wonderfully forgiving recipes that becomes a different yet similar version every time you make it based on the ingredients you have on hand.  Don't like some of the listed veggies?  Substitute your favorites.  We have also substituted Cannellini Beans in place of the Black Beans.  Not quite as pretty, but still tastes wonderful.


Tart and potent, these jiggly cubes of margarita go down easy, especially when dipped into a sweet lime sugar that brings a definite "Pow" to the senses when popped into your mouth. 


The berries were adorable on the table and garnered "Ooohs and Aaahh's" from the crowd.










One of my favorite bean recipes ever!!

 May you have a wonderful holiday weekend however you spend it!

16 comments:

  1. I so badly want that cheesecake up top. Oh my gosh, it looks delicious. But you know that.

    Congrats on the meeting your hubby anniversary!

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  2. Everything looks delicious...maybe especially that cheesecake! :)

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  3. This is a fabulous round up no doubt but my heart belongs to the cheesecake :D
    Yum!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  4. GORGEOUS cheesecake! In comparison my food styling is sadly lacking. I really do admire your beautiful creations! You can even make BEANS look tantilizing! Very well done my friend.

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  5. Great round up! Have a great weekend!

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  6. I'm with Liv...that cheesecake is to die for. But I'd happily indulge in all the other dishes, too :)

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  7. Kim,
    Your cheesecake is calling my name, but I have to try your Quinoa salad.
    I could eat a bite of all these, while sipping my margarita!

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  8. Stuffed peppers - mmmm, my Hubby would gobble these up! Everything on your round up looks amazing!

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  9. This is such an awesome roundup! (and lovely trip down memory lane... I loved when you posted those jello shots!!!)

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  10. Are you kidding me? It was the day I met The Hubs too!

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  11. Your recipes look fantastic! I have try that margarita lime cheesecake. It looks delicious!!!

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  12. Thanks for the Smorgasbord. GREG

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  13. the Margarita lime cheesecake and jello shots look amazing!

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  14. I scored some avocados at Camp Blogaway last weekend and am using them to make chicken tortilla soup, South Beach style (thanks for suggesting the diet to me - loving it so far).

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  15. Now I want a fish taco. Really Bad! That line up sounds so good!!

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  16. I would enjoy any of these dishes any time of year. The cornbread looks especially enticing right now but who am I kidding--if your dishes were all served on one table, I might dive into the strawberry margarita jello shots first! :)

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