[1] A coconut “Margarita” with a shredded coconut rim (both photos © Koloa Rum). [2] Bottles of Kōloa Coconut Rum. The brand also makes Kauaʻi White, Gold, Dark, Reserve Cask Strength Single-Barrel Aged Hawaiian Rum, Cacao, Coffee, and Spice rums. All are wonderful for home or gifting.   There are many ways to tweak a […]

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[1] Jicama pairs with savora and sweet ingredients. Here’s the recipe for this salad, which adds sweet mango (photo © All Recipes). [2] Jicama and other crudités with chipotle dressing. Here’s the recipe (photo © Kiwilimón). [3] Jicama can be eaten raw or cooked (photo © Isabel Eats). [4] The firm flesh can be sliced […]

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Say “Cinco de Mayo cocktail,” and most people will say “Margarita!” We’d like to offer a different suggestion this year: the Paloma. The Paloma cocktail recipe is below, along with lots of food and drink recipes for Cinco de Mayo. In Mexico, the Paloma, not the Margarita, is Mexico’s favorite cocktail. It couldn’t be easier […]

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Looking for recipes for Cinco de Mayo? Most people we know whip up guacamole and Tex-Mex favorites: burritos, quesadillas, tacos, tortillas. We love these “classics.” But of you’d like something new, here are more options for Cinco de Mayo breakfast, lunch, dinner, drinks, and desserts.     CINCO DE MAYO RECIPES Breakfast Foods Cashew Salsa […]

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[1] Cashew salsa (recipe below) adds protein to salsa (photos #1, #2, #3, #4 © DeLallo). [2] Fire-roasted diced tomatoes from DeLallo. Fire-roasting provides a slightly smoky flavor. [3] Calabrian chiles (or chile peppers, if you will), from DeLallo. [4] Roasted piquillo chiles from DeLallo.   Add some cashew protein to your salsa with this […]

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[1] Yummy, isn’t it? Think of it as “Mexican pasta” (photo © Go Bold With Butter). [2] Fresh rigatoni. You can use any short cut pasta; see below for choices (photo © The Baker Chick).   If you want an alternative to yesterday’s Chicken Enchilada Casserole recipe, The recipe was created by Jonathan of The […]

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While stuffed baked potatoes may not be authentic Mexican fare, these two winners from blogger Sylvia Fountaine of Feasting at Home. They were sent to us by the Idaho Potato Commission are an easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. Serve the baked potatoes along with some grilled steak or fish, and a green salad […]

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