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Kicking Myself

I’ve been working on a simple, yet festive dinner menu for Cinco de Mayo.

Let me start by saying that I think we’re going to have to fetch the ice cream maker from the garage rafters and make some Dulce de Leche Ice Cream with Salted Pecans for dessert!

Secondly, I saw these cactus glasses at Dollar Tree a couple weeks ago and have been thinking about them ever since…..went today and they had ONE left!


I just think they are so cute and the perfect vessel to hold these gorgeous pink Cactus Pear margaritas

Jay and I enjoyed sipping these margaritas at Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in Vegas and they are definitely something worth trying to recreate at home ~ the problem is where to find the cactus pear juice?!?

Tomorrow I will be tracking down some more of these {prickly} glasses and the ingredients to fill them on Saturday evening.

Meanwhile, we have our vibrant papel picado hung across the kitchen and are ready to celebrate!

{as seen here on our trip to Olvera Street over Spring Break}


Kicking myself that I didn’t pick up a set of those glasses when I first saw them.

I hate when that happens.

Siete ‘Til Cinco

As a young girl, whenever we visited Old Town’s Bazaar Del Mundo, I remember stepping foot into a little bakery and walking out with a warm churro, bathed in cinnamon sugar and wrapped in white paper.

I remember that and the toy store, Gepetto’s.

As I got older, my memories switched to margaritas and pozole with fresh flour tortillas from Old Town Mexican Café.

Cinco de Mayo is just a week away.

This year I’m going to make these….

{Baked Churros}

A little healthier than the deep fried ones ~ and who doesn’t love a crescent roll?

And I wanted to go into the archives and bring out all the tried and true Mexican food posts…

South Of The Border Chopped Taco Salad

Enchiladas Numero Uno

Enchiladas Numero Dos

Carnitas & Cilantro Rice

Shrimp Tacos

Mexican Lasagna


Baked Rolled Tacos

Southwestern Crock Pot Chicken

Taco Soup

Margaritas Numero Uno

Margaritas Numero Dos


The countdown is on until mariachis & margaritas!