TIP OF THE DAY: Sweet & Spicy

[1] Watermelon agua fresca with a spicy rim. Or, switch out the salt on your Margarita (recipe).[2] Fresh fruit perks up with a sprinkle of Tajin. [3] On ice cream or sorbet: cool with sweet heat (photos #1, #2 and #3 courtesy Tajin). [4] A sprinkle of Tajin is a must on paletas—Mexican ice pops.…
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RECIPE: Mexican Fiesta Won Tons

Some fusion fare from QVC’s David Venable.   Here’s some fusion food for Cinco de Mayo from QVC’s Chef David Venable. You can make the wontons ahead of time and freeze them until you’re ready to fry and serve. “These little wontons are such a unique way to incorporate all those Tex-Mex flavors you love…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Tex-Mex Queso Dip

A classic queso dip. Photo courtesy Kraft Foods.   Unlike turkey for Thanksgiving or ham and lamb for Easter, there are no “traditional” Cinco de Mayo foods. Anything Mexican or Tex-Mex goes. What is a regional holiday in Mexico commemorates the 1862 victory of a small and poorly-equipped Mexican militia led by General Ignacio Zaragoza…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinco De Mayo Strawberries

Fresh strawberries dressed up for Cinco de Mayo. Photo courtesy Harvard Treat Boutique.   This Cinco de Mayo treat from Harvard Sweet Boutique inspired today’s tip. For snacks or desserts, dip fresh strawberries in melted chocolate and decorate in festive colors: aqua, pink, purple or lavender and yellow, for example. Start with this easy recipe…
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TIP OF THE DAY: Cinco De Mayo Food Means A Salsa Bar & Beer!

Cinco de Mayo, which commemorates an 1862 battle between the Mexicans and the French, is celebrated by more Americans than Mexicans (see the history of Cinco de Mayo). It’s easy to pull together a Cinco de Mayo celebration with prepared food (just open the bottles). Our favorite easy entertaining choice is a salsa bar with…
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