Cinco de Mayo Round-Up

Yippee! It’s practically my favorite day of the year: Cinco de Mayo–the one day of the year when drinking margaritas and eating massive amounts of salsa and cheese dip is not only acceptable, but encouraged! If you need some last minute ideas, I’ve got a few for you:

Let’s start with a few dips, shall we? Actually, most people call these dips, but I usually eat enough of these to actually make them my main course. I have a slight tortilla chip addiction:


1.  {Cilantro-Lime} Mexi-Corn Dip

2.  {Super Easy} Homemade Salsa


While I’m still snacking on the chips and salsa, most people are ready to move on to the main course:


1.  Smothered Burritos–one of my personal favorites, and super simple to make.  Lots of meat, cheese, sour cream–what’s not to like??

2.  Chicken Chimichangas–though my pictures don’t do these justice, trust me, these are good.  Like really, really good.  Plus, they’re baked, not fried, so they’re on the healthy end of the Mexican food spectrum.  This way, you can eat more chips.

3.  Citrus Shrimp Tacos with Southwest Cream Sauce–more lousy pictures, but a really light, healthy meal.

4.  Taco Pizza–two of my favorites, wrapped up in one!

While you’re at it, why not make your own flour tortillas?  Seriously, you’ll never go back to the store-bought ones again.  Promise.

And, what’s a Cinco de Mayo celebration without a margarita (or two):

What about a (1) strawberry orange margarita or a (2) key lime pie margarita?

And my new personal favorite, a chocolate margarita.

Of course, no meal in my house is complete without dessert! Who says empanadas have to be savory? Try these caramel pineapple empanadas:

Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend! Let’s eat, drink, and enjoy!




  1. Shirley

    Wow, what a great post. You have the day COVERED. I want to eat and drink it all.

  2. Hayley

    Woohoo! I love this roundup! I want EVERYTHING, especially those empanadas, the key lime pie marg, and those smothered burritos! Yum, yum, yum!! Happy Drinko de Mayo, Ashley!
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  3. Terry

    I’ll have one of each please. Well, maybe two of the chocolate margaritas – yum!

  4. Baking Serendipity

    our site earlier! Your round-up is fantastic! Even though Cinco de Mayo has passed, I think I’ll still manage to find an excuse to make those chocolate margaritas… 🙂
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