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Cinco de Mayo

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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen.

 
If Cinco de Mayo isn’t a drinking holiday, then I don’t know what is!

During B.C. (before children) years, my friends and I would map out our itinerary that started the Cinco de Mayo celebration on the evening of Quatro de Mayo. We only thought it would be proper to devote every available hour to the fine art of drinking, eating and dancing … party-hopping from place to place.

Oh, those were the wild years.

These days, A.C., I’d probably pass out after the 3rd hour. My body sure ain’t the same anymore!

Instead of going out, I’m hosting a party at my house instead. And you’re all invited! What’s on the menu? Well, Tasty Kitchen recipes for sure! You’ll come to my party, won’t you?

I’ll greet you with a nice glass of White Kiwi-Apple Sangria from A Cozy Kitchen. Refreshing. And I love kiwi … I love sangria.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, White Kiwi-Apple Sangria recipe submitted by TK member A Cozy Kitchen.

 
 
 
And while I’m in the kitchen finishin’ up a few dishes for dinner, I’ll most definitely have Ree’s Mexican Layer Dip sitting on the table for you to snack on:

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Mexican Layer Dip recipe from Ree Drummond.

 
 
 
Okay, so now how about some soup? Can you believe this Sassy Mexican Soup by Miss Lisa has beer in it? My kinda soup.

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Sassy Mexican Soup recipe submitted by TK member Miss Lisa.

 
 
 
This little dish really caught my eye: a Mexican Salad Stuffed Squash by My Recession Kitchen. So creative, and good for ya!

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Mexican Salad Stuffed Squash recipe submitted by TK member My Recession Kitchen.

 
 
 
A Cinco de Mayo party is never complete without fajitas, and jojov’s got a recipe for Chicken Fajitas that just looks outta this world. Maybe one of you can help me grill the chicken while I prep the guac?

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Chicken Fajitas recipe submitted by TK member jojov.

 
 
 
And we’ll end the party with the cutest desserts in the world by Monstermama: Mexican Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes. I have a feeling these will be the hit of the party!

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cinco de Mayo. Guest post by Jaden Hair of Steamy Kitchen, Mexican Fried Ice Cream Cupcake recipe submitted by TK member Monstermama.

 
 
 
What’s on your menu for Cinco de Mayo? Maybe some tacos? Lots of beer?

 
 
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Jaden Hair is a food writer, television personality, and food photographer based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Find more of her recipes in her blog, Steamy Kitchen, where you can also read more about Jaden’s new book, The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, and the rave reviews it’s received!

 

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A Cozy Kitchen on 4.28.2010

Yay for Mexican food and Cinco de Mayo. Thanks for the shout-out, too. Those Mexican Fried Ice Cream Cupcakes are ridiculous–they should be outlawed. Can’t wait to make them!

Frannabelle on 4.26.2010

I used to call it “Drinko de Mayo”, but that was another place…another time! That was because the restaurants really pushed the margaritas. It was like Spanish St. Patrick’s Day. What did I know? I was in my 20′s. Now I’m…like…not…!

I can’t wait to make the layered dip. The whole menu sounds wonderful.

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on 4.25.2010

I love fried ice cream!

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shinybonnie on 4.25.2010

Sorry, this blog is probably not the place to ask that question. Looked it up on Wikipedia for those interested:

“Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for “fifth of May”) is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.

Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day, which actually is September 16, the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico.”

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shinybonnie on 4.25.2010

anyone know the origins of celebrating Cinco de Mayo (May 5th)? Is it Mexican independence day?