Tag: cinco de mayo

Facebook Fans’ Best Cinco de Mayo Dishes

by in Community, May 6th, 2011

mexican brownies
We asked our Facebook fans to share photos of the Mexican dishes they cooked up for Cinco de Mayo yesterday and we were overwhelmed with the number of delicious-looking enchiladas, nachos, chili, guacamole and Mexican desserts our fans shared. All of the dishes looked to be fit for a proper fiesta and there’s no way we could pick one favorite, so here’s a selection of the amazing dishes our fans prepared — plus some Food Network recipes so you can make your own versions.

Lynn Dickson Ross made: Mexican Brownies with Dulche de Leche Ice Cream (pictured above)

You can make: Aaron Sanchez’s Mexican Brownies

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Marcela’s Last Minute Food and Party Tips for Cinco de Mayo

by in Holidays, May 5th, 2011

Marcela Valladolid

Want to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, but you’re short on time to prepare a full fiesta? Marcela Valladolid of Food Network’s Mexican Made Easy is sharing her five simple tips to throw a quick Cinco de Mayo party at home with your family and friends.

1. Instead of making a sit-down dinner, try serving a cocktail spread with just two or three small bites.

Try these recipes, which can all be cooked in under 30 minutes:
Mexican Squash with Yogurt Dip, Sweet and Spicy Drumettes, Mexico City-Style Tacos and Shrimp-Stuffed Chiles

2. Come up with one signature cocktail, that way you don’t have to stock a full bar.

Try one of these recipes:
Watermelon and Mint “Agua Fresca” (non-alcoholic), Baja-Style Limeade (non-alcoholic), Mexican Cucumber Martinis or Chocolate Margaritas

More tips on music and home decor after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Rachael’s Super Nachos

by in Recipes, May 5th, 2011

super nachos supreme
Plain ol’ supreme nachos get a feisty kick from Rachael with the help of jalapenos, chili powder, cayenne pepper and hot sauce — a fresh Pico de Gallo salsa will help cool down the heat. Make these a part of your Cinco de Mayo fiesta tonight!

Get the recipe: Super Nachos

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.

Recipe of the Day: Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas

by in Recipes, May 4th, 2011

gold medal sizzling fajitas
Choose your favorite meat or use a combination of shrimp, chicken or steak as you cook up this sizzling dish paired with tortillas and toppings like salsa, guacamole and sour cream.

Get the recipe: Gold Medal Sizzling Fajitas

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.


Recipe of the Day: Baja Style Fish Tacos

by in Recipes, May 3rd, 2011

baja style fish  tacos
Marcela’s beer-battered halibut is fried to a golden crisp and then topped with shredded cabbage and salsa for the ultimate fish taco.

Get the recipe: Baja Style Fish Tacos

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.


Kick Off Cinco de Mayo with Eva Longoria and Marcela Valladolid

by in Food Network Chef, April 29th, 2011

eva longoria marcela valladolid margaritas

Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and who better to commence the holiday celebration than Marcela.  This Saturday morning, she’ll kick off her new season of Mexican Made Easy with a Cinco de Mayo celebration starring actress and cookbook author Eva Longoria — together they’ll make Eva’s Chunky Guacamole and Strawberry Daiquiri.

Tune in: Saturday at 9:30 a.m. eastern/8:30 a.m. central

Prepare for Cinco de Mayo with: Cinco de Mayo Recipes, Mexican Essentials and Mexican Cooking 101

Recipe of the Day: Alton’s Perfect Guacamole

by in Recipes, April 28th, 2011

guacamole recipe
Alton’s guacamole is filled with fresh ingredients like onions, tomatoes, cilantro and garlic — he spices it up with ground cumin and cayenne pepper. Keep your guacamole bright green by tossing the avocados in fresh lime juice, the acid will keep the fruit from turning brown.

Get the recipe: Alton’s Perfect Guacamole

Browse Food Network’s Cinco de Mayo feast for more Mexican-inspired recipes.