Cinco de Mayo ~ Latin Favorites!

If there’s one thing we love around here it’s Latin Food.  Well, that and chocolate food.  And food with bacon in it.  And melty cheese.  And garlic.  And garlicky melty cheese with bacon on top.  And strawberries, sunshine, puppies, fresh washed laundry, soft sugar cookies, new shoes, Diet Coke, M&M’s, and world peace.

But seriously, Latin food is way up there on the list.

So in honor of Cinco de Mayo tomorrow, I thought I’d post a bunch of our favorites. Ole!

I’ve linked all of the photos in this post- so click the photos to see the recipes!

Also, in case you didn’t know this.  And I know there are people out there who don’t, because I went through much of my adult life without knowing this and my world changed one rainy day when my husband showed me.  (That’s how much it changed my life, I remember it was raining.)  You know when you’re going through blog posts, or browsing clothes on-line, or whatever, and you want to keep clicking on links but then you have to click the back button to get back to the original page and it’s super annoying?  Just put your cursor right on the link (or on the pictures below) and click the little roller-ball thing in the middle of the mouse.  It will automatically open the link up in a new tab.  You can keep on, keepin’ on and clickity-click to your heart’s content without leaving the page you’re on.  Then when you’re done you can go look at all of the fun tabs you just opened.  Got it?  I know that had to help at least one soul out there- admit it.  Okay, here we go.

Chicken or Steak Fajitas.
Seriously if I had to eat one meal every day for the rest of my life, it would be this.

Virgin Mojitos (or Lime-Mint Spritzers)
Make it just to say the name.  Mojito. It’s fun.

Mango Pico de Gallo
Sweet, salty, tart, juicy, all in one bite.

Southwest Pasta Salad
This is an awesome twist on a traditional pasta salad.  It’s always popular when I take it to potlucks and it’s a terrific make-ahead recipe.

Mexican Corn on the Cob {Aka: Elote}
oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh.  So good.
Also, there’s a picture of my “baby” in that post.  He just celebrated his 3rd birthday this week and the pictures in this post make me teary!

Homemade Tortillas
If you’ve never made homemade tortillas, Cinco de Mayo is the day to do it!

Easy Black Beans
This might be the thing that I eat the very most in my house.  Love.

Chipotle Beef Taquitos
Our Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos seem to get all the love around here.  Seriously, you people are crazy in love with those (not that I blame you.  They’re fantastic.)  But these beef ones are pretty stinkin’ awesome too.  Try them out!

Beer Battered Fish Tacos
Beer battered fried fish in a home-fried tortilla.  Need I say more?

Beef Tacos
Like, real beef tacos.  Amazingly good.

Taco Soup
Easy.  Convenient.  Healthy.  Comforting.  Delicious!

Grilled Fish Tacos
I don’t even like seafood (like, at ALL) and this makes me want to eat a fish taco.  Probably because it’s slathered in one of the best dressings ever.  And if *I* want to eat it, you people who actually like seafood will go crazy for these!

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
Try it on, well, anything!

Check out the Latin section in our index for even more south-of-the-border deliciousness- including even a few treats!

And BOISE peeps!  Are your calendars marked??  This weekend- I want to meet YOU!
Friday night, Deseret Book on Eagle Road in Meridian.  5-7 pm
Saturday afternoon, Nampa Costco 12 noon-1:30
(Just so you know Costco has suuuper cute MikaRose dresses right now!)


  1. I don’t see this recipe here or in your Latin section, but I tried it last night, loved it, and think it belongs: the creamy lime-cilantro dressing at . I served it over romaine, baby spinach, corn, black beans, tomatoes, green onions, diced grilled chicken, grape tomatoes, avocado, and shredded cheddar (you have a similar southwest cobb salad post, but i just used what I had on hand!)

    It was so good that I made up two more salads and packed them for lunch today: one for me and one for my coworker! 🙂 Thank you!!!!

  2. You two are girls have gotten my heart with strawberries, lime and cilantro. I made strawberry sauce last weekend. Oh my goodness. I will definitely be trying the lime/cilantro vinegrette dressing. Fajitas are a staple food around this house. I will try making tortillas too.

  3. This is so insanely crazy… you see just YESTERDAY I was craving latino food! Like it was all I could think about. So I whipped up a batch of your mango pico de gallo even though I didn’t have fresh cilantro or jalepenos and ate the ENTIRE recipe myself. I know… (hangs head in shame) but I did leave my husband the pit with LOTS of flesh on it! So when evening rolled around and we left to run errands (we only drive places when he have a bunch of places to go since gas is $4.29 a gallon now!) I added the ingredients to make more mango pico de gallo, picked up reduced for quick sale limes (to throw in the freezer so we have them on hand) and a ton of other ingredients! Tomorrow and Fridays menu… mango pico de gallo, (I just love that name! beak of the rooster! kinda like cucaracha… the cockroach!), beef taquitos, mojitos (non-alco), beans and rice, REAL beef tacos, enchiladas, and sopapillas (sorry new mexican/navajo cuisine)! I ‘m hungry already!

  4. Hey great post! I didn’t know about the roller clikie thingie! Love your blog ladies. Everything looks so delicious. I tried the recipe for the Dinner rolls and they were absolutely delicious and fluffy! definately a winner

  5. Oh my goodness. The rollerball clicking *is* life changing news. I always right click & open up a bunch of tabs but this is so much easier. And I hate it when blogs/sites disable right clicking & thwart me! Hopefully this will work around that to open tabs.

    I recently taught my husband about scrolling down a page by hitting the space bar. Hopefully that little gem will help someone else out 😉

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