Cinco de Mayo...Eat, Drink & Marry...Like an Egyptian?

So, today, May 5th, is my wedding anniversary. Yes, I did that on purpose.Since becoming aware of men, and their challenge with details such as remembering dates...it only made sense to me to choose a date for us to get married that landed on a holiday. A holiday often celebrated with...eating & drinking. And since we met in the City of Angels, so close to the border of Mexico, and in a city where the ethnic majority is Latino and Hispanic, well, it just made sense. Yep, he's a Mexican Angel....more

The Ultimate Cinco de Mayo Menu Planner

Cinco de Mayo is next Tuesday, and you know what that means: It's time to fiesta! Aside from Southern food, Mexican food is my favorite cuisine, so naturally Cinco de Mayo is one of my favorite holidays. I'm not typically one to post a roundup for every holiday and occasion. However, I have so many Mexican-inspired recipes here that I just love so much, and I want to help you plan the ultimate menu for the holiday. So whether you are throwing a big blowout or just enjoying some Mexican food at home, I've got you covered. ...more
Yum, yum, and yum again! It will have to be Cinco de Mayo every day of May and even into ...more

Chicken and black bean tostadas

It’s official: tostada Tuesdays are now a thing in our house.  Next Tuesday also happens to be Cinco de Mayo!  How’s that for a coincidence?Cinco de Mayo isn’t as big a thing in Canada compared to the States (and Mexico, obviously), but it’s a fun excuse to cook up some Mexican-inspired eats. ...more

Tequila Popsicles, Lime Shrimp + More for Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is the time for laughter, friends and really cook cocktails. -PJ Gach...more

Last-Minute Fiesta: Nacho Mama's Taco Party

I love to host gatherings at my house.  It gives me an opportunity to really clean my house and show off my limited Rachael Ray-ish party skills  Sure, spending time with family and friends is a bonus but what if you want to host a party with people who relatively strangers?Contrary to popular belief I am not the most outgoing gal, at least not on purpose. Oddly, I worked in the service industry most of my life and could fake it most of the time....more
sounds like a lot of fun AND yummy too!!more

Mango Avocado Salsa

An ideal side dish or condiment for that Cinco de Mayo get together, Mango Avocado Salsa is quick and easy to throw together. Not too hot, but full of flavor, it goes with just about everything.Of course you can serve it with tortilla chips or pita chips. Personally, I just ate it straight out of the bowl....more

Fajita Nachos

Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla

Here’s another Mexican-Inspired meal that won’t bust your diet.  With it’s robust flavors, this recipe is perfect for your Cinco de Mayo festivities or any other day of the year. Buffalo Chicken Quesadilla ...more

Slippery Banana

Here’s a delicious Mexican-Inspired drink to help celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  This drink will set your party apart from having the same old margaritas everyone else is serving.  You’ll enjoy this cocktail so much, you’ll be craving its refreshing flavors throughout the entire summer.  Perfect for your weekend festivities or as a cool drink on a warm Summer evening.Slippery Banana...more

2-Minute Chunky Salsa