5.02.2012

Spring Pillows, Cinco De Mayo Menu & Style for Living

There are a few things to tell you about today...
A quick way to refresh your Spring space is with pillows.
Check out twenty patterned pillows, sources and tips with my HOUZZ guest post.

How about a super easy Cinco de Mayo dinner??? 
Raised in California, I've been eating Mexican food all my life.  

¡Fiesta! Menu
Cervezas with lime 
My Guacamole with Chips
Cheese Quesadillas 
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My Guacamole Recipe
(serve with lime tortilla chips)
 To get the pit out, slam the knife into the pit and twist.
mash three ripe California avocados
three tablespoons chopped red onion
lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
three tablespoons chopped cilantro
mix the above with salt and pepper and hot sauce to taste


Cheese Quesadillas 
Grilled on an Iron Skillet
 
It's easy to cut with scissors.

This Black Beans and Rice Recipe Here
is really tasty and easy to make using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.
The apple salsa makes it crunchy and unique.
Photo by Lisa Hubbard

Pretty simple.  ¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!

I am over at Marianne's today answering lots of crazy questions about ME.
Please come over here.  
You will love her blog if you don't already.

36 comments:

  1. What time is dinner? Wish I could join you! Thanks again for being my guest today. Loved having you! xo

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  2. Loving that dinner menu! So fun to read about you over at Style for Living (fab blog -now following)

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  3. Lots of fun things happening over here! Love that recipe for sure and next time I make quesadillas I will be doing them in my iron skillet! :-)
    Vanessa

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  4. Looks delicious. Off to Houzz!

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  5. This post is cruel....now I am craving an alocholic drink, guacamole and quesadillas!!!!! Looks SOOOO good. I have zero willpower around such decadent food:) Loved your guest post.

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  6. Oh-Yum~ I LOVE avacado...even just sliced with salt and pepper. Great menu~ xo Diana

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  7. Everything looks wonderful. I love guacamole and could easily make a meal of it. Great looking pillows too.

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  8. I am bookmarking this post!
    Loved your interview today:0.
    Happy Wednesday.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  9. found you via marianne and so look forward to digging into your archives!

    your newest follower and new admirer,

    michele

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  10. You're so cute Mary Ann I was just over at Marianne's reading your answers. This post reminds me I need lunch!

    XX
    Debra~

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  11. I bet you make killer guacamole! Love those pillows--perfect for a springtime pick me up!

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  12. What a tasty menu! I'm goin to have to make this. Congrats on Houzz! Off to read.

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  13. Any thing with guacamole has my vote. Sounds wonderful. i will have to check out Houzz.....

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  14. I'm ready for Cinco de Mayo - YUm!!! And I could also go for that cappuccino in your guest post over at Marianne's - double yum.

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  15. LOVED your interview! Also love Cinco De Mayo - any excuse for Mexican food!

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  16. this looks so yummy.
    because.....i am free at the moment....
    i think i will drive to miami for the celebration.

    xxx

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  17. Your menu looks fantastic, I could easily live on that kind of food. And the pillows are beautiful.

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  18. As a native Texan, I too have eaten Mexican food all my life. A lot of Tex-Mex, of course. You have my mouth watering with that menu!

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  19. Mary Ann,
    I really love Mexican food weekly but there is something so festive and fun about Cinco de Mayo. I love the garnish in your guacamole...I will have to borrow that idea, the lemon and a bit of cilantro looks so pretty with the guac.
    Yummy. Have a happy celebration.
    Karen

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  20. Your pillow selection is wonderful! And I must be part Mexican, because I could practically live on it alone! So fresh and good!

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  21. first time visitor and adore your blog!

    love the recipes, look to be easy, healthy and oh so good
    best
    debra

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  22. It all looks delicious! Since we moved from Southern California, boy have we missed excellent Mexican food!! I'm heading over to read Marianne's blog.

    Have a great day!
    Pam

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  23. Great tip to cut quesadillas with scissors. It never would have occurred to me! Happy Cinco de Mayo!

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  24. We make plain ol' guacamole for dinner at least once a week, long as the avocados are in season. might have to play a little with the tortillas, looks yum!

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  25. Muy delicioso! Gracias!! That's about all I can say, but I figured I should bust out the espanol for Cinco de Mayo! Have a great weekend :)

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  26. I love changing pillows out for a NEW LOOK!!! Hope you have a fun weekend celebrating with these yummy recipes.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  27. Gosh...I wish I had a quesadilla, some of that guacamole and a cold beer right now! Loved your interview at Mariann's. Now I'm going to check out your guest post on Houzz!

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  28. Oh those pillows will surely liven up any space...
    and those Mexican foods look really sumptuous.

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  29. Love the tip for the avocados and cutting the Cheese Quesadillas. Do you know of an easy way to disect a mango?
    I love them but can never peel and section them without making a mess.
    Love you inspiration pillows.
    Blessings

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  30. MaryAnn,

    How kind of your to entice us this pure delicious food and drink ideas. The pillows...well what's not to love. After all it is spring and time to change thing up a bit. Happy celebrations!

    Bette

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  31. I like to lean up against those fresh spring pillows and have this fabulous dinner!

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  32. Pillows are the perfect way to spruce up a space for spring. Will hop over and visit you at Marianne's!!

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