Cinco de Mayo Recipes

Cinco de Mayo recipes

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo by gathering your amigos for some great Mexican food and drinks. Here are a few easy and delicious Cinco de Mayo recipes for appetizers and margaritas with a twist!




Cheryl’s Awesome Guacamole

Of all the guacamole recipes I’ve tried, this one is definitely one of the best.

Combine:

  • 4 large avocados
  • 2-1 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 bunch of chopped cilantro
  • ½ -1 finely chopped serrano or jalepeno pepper (depending on how hot you like it)
  • 2 diced roma tomatoes
  • the juice of 1½ limes
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • cotija cheese (to garnish)

Smash avocado with a fork, mix in other ingrediants, squeeze fresh lime juice liberally, salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle cheese on top to serve.

Fresh Tomato Salsa

Ingredients :

  • ½ of a small onion
  • ¼ cup of cilantro leaves or parsley
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 pound of diced ripe tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of lime juice
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt

Instructions:
Finely chop one half of a small onion. Mince ¼ cup of cilantro leaves or parsley. In a mixing bowl, combine the onion, cilantro or parsley, 1 minced garlic clove, 1 pound of diced ripe tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Makes 2 ½cups.

Jose Cuervo Pomegranate Margaritas

(from the Jose Cuervo website)

  • 1.5 oz Jose Cuervo Especial Gold Tequila
  • 3 oz Jose Cuervo Lime Margarita Mix
  • 2 oz Pomegranate Juice
  • 1 Lime Wedge
  • 1 tbsp. Coarse Salt or Sugar (optional)

Directions:
Combine tequila, margarita mix, and pomegranate juice in a cocktail shaker half-filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a chilled Margarita glass. Rim glass with salt or sugar if desired. Garnish with lime wedge. **Tip: Use red sugar on the rim of your glass for an extra festive Margarita.

fiesta theme partyFor more great Cinco de Mayo party ideas, be sure to visit the fiesta page on our website, Creative Party Themes.

Just add friends and you’re ready to fiesta!

Easter Table Decorations

Easter table decorations

Looking for some fun new ways to decorate your Easter table this year? We searched all around and gathered some of the cutest ideas for Easter table decorations out there to share with you. Have a joyous holiday!

Easter flower centerpiece

You can adapt this easy and colorful jellybean centerpiece by using whatever flowers or vases that you have on hand. Tulips, peonies, daffodils, or lilies can all be great choices. (Anchor flowers into a piece of damp green florist foam before surrounding them with candy.)

Easter bunny table centerpieceCourtesy of Good Housekeeping

Add long ears and smiling faces to plain white bags for an instantly adorable bunny centerpiece. The best thing about these bunnies is that after brunch they can serve double duty by holding all the treasures your kiddos collect on their Easter egg hunts!

butterfly wine markers make a great Easter table decorationCourtesy of Southern Living

These sweet silk butterflies can be purchased pre-made at your local craft store. Add one to each glass at your Easter table for a pretty burst of color.

How to Make a Folded Easter Bunny Napkin

 folded bunny napkinhow to fold a bunny napkin

This whimsical folded bunny napkin can make each place setting at your table look special. Here are the steps to make it, or click here to go to youtube.com for an easy tutorial from Better Homes and Gardens.




Adult Easter Basket Ideas

adult Easter basket ideas

Easter is coming soon and it’s time to start thinking about putting together your Easter baskets! It always seems easy to find ideas for the kids at Easter time, but what about something for your husband, wife, or other special someone?

When I start assembling things at Easter, I always start by thinking of a person’s interests. That can usually spark a few ideas about what small gifts could go along with those themes. Sometimes I need a little more inspiration, so last year I started making a list of adult Easter basket ideas. Here is what I’ve come up with… our top 10 adult Easter basket ideas for gifts that go beyond the traditional jelly beans and chocolate bunnies (plus some creative ideas of how to display everything)!

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Adult Easter Basket Ideas for Men:

  • Airplane size liquor bottles
  • Lottery scratchers
  • Some favorite snacks like sunflower seeds, beef jerky, nuts, chips, etc.
  • Cologne
  • DVDs
  • Small electronic accessories like earbuds, car chargers, or aux cords
  • Cigars
  • Small tools
  • Travel mug
  • Tickets to a game, concert, or movie

Instead of using a basket to arrange your Easter goodies, think about what your gift recipient’s interests are. You could put everything in a baseball cap, a tool box or fishing tackle box, an ice cooler or a six-pack bottle carrier.

Adult Easter Basket Ideas for Women:

  • Nail Polish, lipstick, or other small cosmetics
  • Brandy Filled Easter Eggs
  • Magazines or books
  • Wine and 2 nice wine glasses
  • Gift card to a favorite restaurant or shop
  • Seeds for the garden and gardening gloves or tools
  • Jewelry
  • Flip flops
  • Kitchen gadgets
  • Bubble bath

Some fun ideas to use for holding your Easter gifts might include a large bowl, a pretty watering can, an upside down open umbrella, a beach bag, a large travel cosmetics case, a sun hat, or some colorful rain boots.





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thumb-easter-party1For more Easter party ideas and inspirations (plus some free Easter printables), be sure to check out our Easter party page!


Easter Basket Ideas for Teens

30 Easter basket idseas for teens

Remember how easy it was to fill an Easter basket for your kids when they were little? Now, finding myself the mom of two teenagers, things have gotten a little harder in the Easter basket department. Sure, there is always the filler candy, but I usually try to stick a few items in there to make things special. For the past few weeks I have been jotting down ideas of things that might be both useful and appreciated by my teenagers. Here is the list of Easter basket ideas for teens that I have come up with. Happy Easter!

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  1. Sunglassesearbuds
  2. Ear buds
  3. Books
  4. Tee shirt
  5. Lanyard or Key chain
  6. Car wash coupon
  7. Cologne or perfumeEaster bunny t shirt
  8. DVD
  9. Chapstick
  10. iTunes card
  11. Flip Flops
  12. Emergency road kit
  13. Magazines
  14. Cell phone case
  15. USB stick/Flash driveflip flops
  16. Baseball cap
  17. Nail polish/makeup
  18. Air freshener
  19. Socks
  20. Video game
  21. Gas cardbunny baseball cap
  22. Water bottle
  23. Jewelry
  24. Starbucks card
  25. Hand sanitizer
  26. Movie tickets
  27. Sports gearwater bottle
  28. Tickets to a game or concert
  29. Car charger/ lightning cable
  30. Homemade coupons

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