IN MY KITCHEN: Mango Salsa

Since I know everyone celebrated Cinco de Mayo yesterday, here is a great way to keep on celebrating!

MANGO SALSA

MANGO SALSA

INGREDIENTS:

1 Large Mango

1 Small Red Bell Pepper

1 Small Red Onion

Cilantro

1 Jalapeño

1 Lime

DIRECTIONS:

Peel and dice the mango in to chunks. Finely dice the red bell peppper and red onion. Slice open the jalapeño and deseed. Then finely dice the jalapeño. Finely chop the cilantro. Combine all of these ingredients in to a bowl. Squeeze the juice of one lime and mix. Enjoy with some great corn tortilla chips and a margarita!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 I know this was for a special occasion but I really think it makes a perfect salsa for every day!

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WEDDING WEDNESDAY: Cinco de Mayo Wedding

We all know I love any excuse to celebrate a holiday, and Cinco de Mayo is coming up! We will be having fresh margaritas and homemade salsa in the Stephenson household, that is for sure! I love all the colors and festive decorations for Cinco de Mayo and thought what beautiful wedding colors and decorations these would be. Here are some of my favorite inspiration images for a Cinco de Mayo wedding!

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

I love this! This is my tablescape inspiration for a future Cinco de Mayo fiesta dinner party!

I love this! This is my tablescape inspiration for a future Cinco de Mayo fiesta dinner party!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

Adorable flower girl!

Adorable flower girl!

 

LOVE LETTERS TO HOME.

 

LOVE!

LOVE!

HOLIDAY: Instant Cinco de Mayo Party

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

HAPPY CINCO DE MAYO!

My life has been quite crazy these days! I just finished up a week long road trip/weekend in my hometown of Cincinnati with my boyfriend (many posts to come!) But of course there is never an excuse to not celebrate the holidays! Here are a few great ideas to throw together an easy and inexpensive Cinco de Mayo party (because who doesn’t love an excuse to drink a margarita!)

Make a very EASY tablescape for appetizers and drinks with a festive and wild patterned table cloth and a few colorful dishes!

Make a very EASY tablescape for appetizers and drinks with a festive and wild patterned table cloth and a few colorful dishes!

EASY COCKTAIL RECIPE! INGREDIENTS: 1 lime, cut into 8 wedges 1/4 cup sugar 2 pints lime sorbet 1/2 cup tequila DIRECTIONS: Rub the lime wedges around the rims of 8 stemmed glasses. Place the sugar on a small plate. Turn each glass upside down and dip the rims in the sugar to coat. Place 2 scoops of sorbet in each glass and pour 1 tablespoon of tequila over the top of each. Serve with a spoon.

EASY COCKTAIL RECIPE!
INGREDIENTS:
1 lime, cut into 8 wedges
1/4 cup sugar
2 pints lime sorbet
1/2 cup tequila
DIRECTIONS:
Rub the lime wedges around the rims of 8 stemmed glasses. Place the sugar on a small plate. Turn each glass upside down and dip the rims in the sugar to coat.
Place 2 scoops of sorbet in each glass and pour 1 tablespoon of tequila over the top of each. Serve with a spoon.

THEMED FOOD ITEMS! We all know these are my favorite! Click on the picture above to get the recipe for these AMAZING margarita cupcakes from HOWTOEATACUPCAKE.NET

THEMED FOOD ITEMS! We all know these are my favorite! Click on the picture above to get the recipe for these AMAZING margarita cupcakes from HOWTOEATACUPCAKE.NET

 

Ending the evening with simple and easy party favors! Find adorable bags and place individual tequila bottles, lime, and homemade margarita mix for a fun take home for your guests!

Ending the evening with simple and easy party favors! Find adorable bags and place individual tequila bottles, lime, and homemade margarita mix for a fun take home for your guests!

Hope you all have a great Sunday and Cinco de Mayo! More posts to come about the big move and the amazing road trip!