5 fresh new recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party

5 fresh new recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party-
By Penelope Wall, EatingWell Writer/Producer for Social & Interactive Media

A few weeks ago, my family sat down together for a traditional Latin ... more 
5 fresh new recipes for your Cinco de Mayo party-
By Penelope Wall, EatingWell Writer/Producer for Social & Interactive Media

A few weeks ago, my family sat down together for a traditional Latin American meal. Before we began, we raised our glasses together for a toast: “Salud, amor, y pesetas, y el tiempo para gustarlos,” which is Spanish for "Health, love and money, and the time to enjoy it."

We make that toast whenever we’re together. But no matter how many times we’ve said it before, I still forget the ending. So my Auntie Lucy coaches me through it, forgiving my horrendous accent along the way. Despite the imperfections, I love our family ritualâ€"just thinking about it conjures up so many good memories of quality time spent together with people I love.

As Cinco de Mayo rolls around, I find myself wanting to extend the sentiment beyond familial tradition and invite my friends over for a celebratory fiesta.

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By Penelope Wall Penelope is a web producer and writer for social & interactive media at EatingWell.com. When she's not busy geeking out at the computer, she loves cooking and trying new recipes on her friends. Some of her favorite foods are dark chocolate, coffee, apples, sweet potatoes and cheese.



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