Erin is a mom of two and has been with Today’s Mama for ten years. She is charged with finding and sharing all of the wonderful things the web has to offer. She is particularly fond of food, photography, printables, and funny things. She writes about losing weight in her Healthy Living for Mom series, and is chronicling her attempt to master her DSLR camera with her series, Big Girl Camera.

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Cooking Up Cinco de Mayo Plans

My neighbor and I have developed a bad habit of sitting outside in the afternoon and talking about food. Good food. Good Mexican food. On more that one occasion it has led to me entering my kitchen and cursing my already thawed dinner ingredients and meal plan.

“Dang you, meatloaf! WHY CAN’T YOU BE ENCHILADAS!?”

With Cinco de Mayo right around the corner I have the perfect excuse to plan a little mid-week fiesta.  Here are a few of the menu items (and crafts!) that have caught my eye.


Smooth Salsa Verde Recipe via Chow

The Cheater’s Guide to Great Guacamole – And Guac Myths Debunked from This Week For Dinner

Image courtesy of This Week For Dinner

Black Bean Taco Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from goodLife {eats}

Brett’s Cool and Spicy Avocado Pork Tacos via the kitchn

Buy-and-Serve Burrito Party from Sunset Magazine

Image courtesy of Sunset

Mexican Chocolate Fondue from Every Day with Rachael Ray

Tres Leches Cupcakes from Gabriela’s Kitchen


Margarita Cookies from Smitten Kitchen

Tangerine Margarita from Bobby Flay via Serious Eats

Margarita Madness via Hostess with the Mostess

Margarita Ice Cream from Nigella Lawson


Cinco de Mayo Tissue-Paper Decorations via Martha Stewart

Image courtesy of Martha Stewart

God’s Eye via Kaboose

Image courtesy of Kaboose

A Craft Tutorial: How To Make A Maraca from No Biggie

My favorite part of the instructions is “eat all the nerds”.

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  4. erica_f 04/29/2010 at 4:01 pm

    Ooo, I forgot about Cinco de Mayo until you posted this. Interesting that we were JUST talking about mojitos 😉 Ole!