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Cinco de Mayo


Spice things up at dinner with recipes inspired by Mexican cuisine in honor of Cinco de Mayo!

Mexican Street Corn Nachos || Make ‘Em loaded by adding ground beef!


2 tablespoons butter

4 cups corn, fresh or frozen

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

1 tablespoon cornstarch

1 cup cream

8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

1 bag tortilla chips

1/4 cup cotija crumbled

2 tablespoons crema or sour cream

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

Cayenne to taste

1 lime, cut into wedges


1. Melt the butter in a heavy bottomed pan over medium high heat, add the corn and let it sit until it starts to char a bit, mix it up and let it start to char a bit again before removing from heat and mixing in the mayo.

2. Mix the cornstarch into the cream, bring just to a simmer, reduce the heat and mix in the cheese until it melts.

3. Place the nachos on a serving dish, pour on the cheese, top with the corn, cotija, crema, cilantro and cayenne and hit everything with a few squirts of lime juice!


Cucumber Jalapeño Margarita || Refreshing with an unexpected twist!


Sea Salt

1 lime wedge

½ c. peeled, finely diced cucumber

4 jalapeño slices

¾ oz. fresh lime juice

¼ oz. light agave nectar

2 oz. 100% blue agave silver tequila

½ oz. Cointreau


1. Pour an even layer of salt on a plate. Rub the lime wedge along the rim of an 8 oz. glass and invert glass into salt coating the rim evenly.

2. Combine cucumber, jalapeño, lime juice, and agave nectar in a cocktail shaker. Muddle mixture.

3. Fill shaker halfway with ice adding the tequila and Cointreau. Cover and shake until cold.

4. Strain margarita into the salt rimmed glass and garnish with cucumber.

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