As soon as the spring chill is gone, I'm thinking of outdoor dining and Mexican food. I love sitting outside eating chips and dip while sipping my frozen margarita. (No salt, please.) I guess I'm not the only one who thinks this way, because it hasn't been that long that the biggest U.S. Mexican food holiday began being celebrated annually on May 5th. Cinco de Mayo is not, as some may have thought, Mexican Independence Day, which is actually the 16th of September. It's a holiday celebrating of the Mexican militia over the French Army in the battle of Puebla in 1862.
a.k.a. Rice Pudding. I will admit I was not a big "rice pudding" fan until I tasted the Arroz Con Leche made by my daughter. It was creamy and flavorful. You can enjoy it too with this recipe. I love that it's baked into one of my favorite cake pans - yes, it's baked in a Bundt Cake Pan.
These are Mexican cookies that can be cut into any shape. The diamond shape is typically served at weddings. It's also very typical to cut them with a Fleur De Lis shaped cookie cutter. You'll see that mine are cut into cactus and chili pepper shapes.
If you enjoy watching the Kentucky Derby, you might want to have some Kentucky style snacks on hand to celebrate the day. Try a traditional mint julep, chocolate chip walnut pie, Benedictine dip, or the classic Henry Bain sauce.
This great tasting family casserole is a meal in one dish. The "sloppy" part of this macaroni and cheese recipe is the tasty sloppy Joe layer. A ground beef layer is followed with a homemade macaroni and cheese layer, topped with bread crumbs and baked to perfection. If your family likes sloppy Joes and macaroni and cheese, this casserole will be a hit!