Cinco de Mayo

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Coconut Tres Leches Cake

I found this coconut cake recipe yesterday while organizing my big box of recipe clippings. The recipe was clipped from Taste of Home, where it had been submitted by a fellow Texan who found it in an old cookbook. She said she made it once and has since been asked to serve it every Christmas. […]

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Published on April 30, 2013
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Jalapeno and Walnut Brownies

by on December 26, 2012 · 3 comments

jalapeno walnut brownies

If you were lucky enough to get a bottle of  jalapeno oil in your stocking (and I’m sure everyone did, right?), here’s a recipe for you.  It’s a dark chocolate brownie with a bit of heat.  I got the idea from, well, I don’t know.  I’ve been putting chile in brownies forever, but not jalapeno […]

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Published on December 26, 2012
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Mexican Cookies

by on May 22, 2012 · 9 comments

Mexican Christmas Cookies

Traditionally, these cookies are for Christmas, but don’t worry. I’m not making them that far ahead of time. This batch is for graduation festivities, particularly, our Teacher Appreciation fiesta. I signed up to make “Mexican Cookies” (because brownies were taken) and decided to go with these. The original recipe is based on one from the […]

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Published on May 22, 2012
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Cinco de Mayo Treats

by on May 3, 2012 · 6 comments

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Time for the annual list of Cinco de Mayo treats!  These are all tried, true and tested, and I hope you find something you like.  To start the list, here is the famous Flan Cake. Keep reading for more ideas. Mexican Vanilla Pineapple Pound Cake is a good one… …and so is Strawberry Margarita Pie. […]

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Published on May 3, 2012
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Last Minute Cinco de Mayo Treats

by on May 5, 2010 · 18 comments

I’m never ready for Cinco de Mayo!  As usual, here is the list of last minute treats.  I’ve added a few things friends have made in the past few days as well. New Additions Lucinda Hutson’s Jalapeno Carrot Cake — A friend is making this and will report back soon.  It seems to be a […]

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Published on May 5, 2010
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Frozen Margarita Pie

by on April 28, 2009 · 6 comments

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Some days there’s nothing better than a bowl of chips, salsa and an ice cold margarita. Or that’s what they say. I never order margaritas. I always order beer or wine with my chips because margaritas are more of a dessert and they fill you up and ruin the meal. This pie is perfect because […]

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Published on April 28, 2009
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Cinco de Mayo Treats

by on May 3, 2008 · 6 comments

Mexican Chocolate Chunk Cookies

It’s time once again for the annual Cinco de Mayo Treats list. New Additions Lucinda Hutson’s Jalapeno Carrot Cake — A friend is making this and will report back soon. It seems to be a very dense cake. Chocolate Cinnamon Bundt Cake — Food Librarian recommends this, as does Janice who posted it on the […]

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Published on May 3, 2008
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Brownies for Cinco de Mayo

by on May 2, 2008 · 6 comments

Cinco de Mayo Brownies

“Ay Caramba!” Only 3 more shopping days until Cinco de Mayo. Maracas. Check Pinata. Check Tequila. Check Mariachi Band. Check Brownie Mix. Check. Cinnamon Toast Crunch Cereal. Check. The list is a little different this year thanks to Valerie and her Mexican Chocolate Brownies, a recipe she created for the Pillsbury Bake-off.   Along with being perfectly […]

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Published on May 2, 2008