Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner.

I wish I was throwing a party, but I’m not. Darn.

Colorful sombrero

I hope that you are hosting or going to a party.

Here are a few Mexican-inspired recipes, some with vintage photography and all, to jumpstart your fiesta.

Homemade Horchata (vegan, GF)

Homemade Horchata in three jars

Fajitas with Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce (vegan)

Fajitas with Sweet Ginger-Lime-Cumin Dipping Sauce

Cheesy Taco Casserole

Cheesy Taco Casserole

 Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

Mango Basil Personal-Sized Tortilla Pizzas

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies (no-bake, vegan, GF)

Chocolate Mexican Wedding Cookies

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream” (no ice cream maker required, vegan, GF)

Vanilla Avocado Banana “Ice Cream”

Are you celebrating or doing anything special for Cinco de Mayo?

I’m only 11 miles from the Mexican border here in San Diego so there’s always lots of parties, fiestas, and celebrating.

We aren’t doing anything “special” but all I have to do is walk outside and the taco stands, restaurants, and bars in my neighborhood will be in full tilt this entire week leading up to Saturday.

Channel thoughts of margaritas the size of your head and lots of shirtless men wearing fiesta hats and drunken revelry. Welcome to Cinco de Mayo week.

Do you have any favorite Mexican-inspired recipes?

I’ve seen a few roundups and fun recipes including Brown Eyed Bakers 20 Recipes, Deborah’s 47 Favorites, and Maria’s Avocado Pita Pizza with Cilantro Sauce.

The winner of the Cascal Natural Soft Drink Giveaway is Lizthechef

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