5 de Mayo: Cheesy Corn Dip

Food just seems to look, smell, and taste better when it’s baked in a cast-iron pan. Summer Corn and Cotija Cheese Dip exceeds all my cast-iron fantasy foods. It’s the perfect party dip to serve straight from the iron beauty you bake it in. Even better, the ease of the recipe, short list of ingredients, and minimal prep and cooking time (only 30 minutes total) will blow your mind. Summer yellow corn shines bright in this recipe, and its sweet flavor heightens when mixed with scallions, garlic, [... more]

5 de Mayo: Margarita Madness

Do you prefer your margarita on the rocks or frozen? With or without salt? While options on the classic margarita exist, you can experiment with this classic drink favorite in so many more interesting and flavorful ways. Some versions tend to be overpowered by their fruity components, but this Ginger Pineapple Margarita offers just the right flavor combo of spice and sweetness. The recipe takes a bit of preparation time, so we recommend making a big batch to freeze for later.

5 de Mayo: Tex-Mex Squash

The produce section of the grocery store offers many kinds of brightly colored squash in all shapes and sizes. One you don’t hear much about is the spaghetti squash. (When cooked, the inside of this squash resembles—you guessed it—spaghetti. Thus, the name.) You might wonder what in the world you could possibly make with such a thing? Well, for starters, this recipe for Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. A Mexican-style mixture of garlic, red onions, jalapeños, bell pepper, black beans, corn, and spaghetti squash fills the hollowed-out squash [... more]