The Weekend Dish: 5/7/2011

This past week was mightily consumed with all sorts of Mexican food and drink goodies leading up to Cinco de Mayo on Thursday. I love Mexican food, so I enjoy embracing the occasion to play around with new recipes and eat chips and salsa for dinner (and of course love any excuse to infuse baked goods with liquor!). As you’ll see in my bookmarks this week, I definitely had Mexican on the brain! What did you all do to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?? Any good eats or drinks?

As always, you’ll find a recap of what was posted to the site this week as well as some bookmarked recipes from other blogs. Enjoy! :)

On Brown Eyed Baker This Week

Cinco de Mayo Recipes – A roundup of Mexican recipes fit for your Cinco de Mayo celebration.

Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa – Seriously the best salsa, ever. Wonderfully fresh and just like the stuff they serve at Mexican restaurants.

Food Matters by Mark Bittman: Readalong? – I’m tackling this book this month, and am inviting BEB readers to read along with me and discuss.

Margarita Cupcakes – Cupcakes full of lime and tequila – the perfect way to cap off your Cinco de Mayo celebration! (And actually great all summer too!)

Chocolate Bourbon Walnut Pie – A recreation of the famed Derby Pie, just in time for the race!

Most Viewed Post This Week: Homemade Restaurant Style Salsa

What I Bookmarked This Week

Recipes from other blogs that I thought looked especially delicious and that I thought you would like too:

Avocado Ice Cream (Two Peas and Their Pod)
I have had my eye on this recipe for some time, and getting the nod of approval from Maria and Josh makes me want to dig in. Love avocados and can’t wait to experiment with this ice cream recipe!

Brown Rice Horchata (Gina’s Skinny Recipes)
I have never had horchata, but it looks so smooth, creamy and refreshing. And I pretty much never eat white rice (unless I order Chinese!), so I love that this recipe uses brown rice.

Churro Cookies (Heat Oven to 350)
Mmm sugar and cinnamon goodness! Major confession: I have never had a churro. But, I think these cookies could be the first step to falling in love with all of that fried cinnamon goodness!

Guaquitos (Duhlicious)
I have seen a lot of taquitos making their way around the blogosphere and since I haven’t been eating much meat at all, I really wasn’t drawn to making them. But these?! Filled with guacamole and fried!? Come to mama!

Italian-Style Dog Biscuits (Sugarcrafter)
I can be totally won over by pretty much anything dog-related (or polar bear-related), and I love that Tracy baked up these treats for her pup! It’s also awesome that Riley and Einstein could be twins… ahh, to be a puppy again! So cute!

Have a delicious weekend!