May The Fourth and Cinco de Mayo

When we got married on May 4th twenty years ago we had no idea that our anniversary date would be hijacked by Stars Wars, “May The Fourth Be With You”. Likewise, May 5th was just an ordinary day; not the Cinco de Mayo holiday that’s so popular today. As much as I love tequila and Mexican food, Cinco de Mayo will have to wait until after our two-day anniversary celebration.

Labor Day Fiesta

The avocados in the produce aisle labeled “Ripe Now” are beckoning to me and Labor Day weekend presents the perfect occasion to whip up some guacamole. Our guacamole-inspired menu expands to include Margaritas and tostadas. I use a modified version of a guacamole recipe from my Cuisinart food processor booklet that’s easy and delicious. 1Continue reading “Labor Day Fiesta”

Margarita Drink Lab and Muffuletta Crackers

Summertime is the best time for Margaritas on the deck. Before mixing a full-sized cocktail to take outside on a glorious Friday evening, we decide to do a little homework in the drink lab. We have a new Jose Cuervo Especial Silver tequila to put to the test. While Jose Cuervo is not usually atContinue reading “Margarita Drink Lab and Muffuletta Crackers”