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Cinco de Mayo

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Roasted Garlic Guacamole and Tomatillo Salsa


Tres Leches Cake

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened, plus more for pan
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 cups cake flour, (not self-rising)
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup 1 percent milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 7 ounces fat-free sweetened condensed milk
  • 6 ounces fat-free evaporated milk
  • 12 ounces light whipped topping
  • Fresh fruit such as kiwi, tangerine, and pineapple, for serving (optional)

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup

  • 3 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes with liquid (from a 15-ounce can)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • Chicken Soup Base (10 cups broth and 4 cups shredded chicken)
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3 corn tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 avocado, thinly sliced
  • 2 ounces cotija cheese, crumbled (1/3 cup)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced
  • Lime wedges, for serving

Make a Pinata

Part of a pinata's unique charm is that no matter how ornate it is or how much time went into making it, its decorative qualities are entirely temporary. Stuffed with candy and treats, the pinata is meant to be smashed apart, spilling its contents into the hands of the children clustered around it at parties.
  • 14-inch balloon
  • Cloth tape
  • Scissors
  • Newspaper, cut into 1-by-6-inch strips
  • Wheat-paste powder
  • Strong white paper (20-pound copy paper works well)
  • Spray mount
  • Compass
  • Craft glue
  • Tissue paper in several colors
  • Rotary cutter (optional)
  • Self-healing mat (optional)
  • Utility knife
  • Large needle or piece of wire
  • Tissue-paper streamers
  • Strong cord
  • Candy, treats, and small prizes, for stuffing

Seam-Binding Cake-Stand Skirt and Chandelier

Inexpensive seam binding -- normally used to conceal the seams inside tailored garments -- is all you need to dress up a Mother's Day brunch table. Use coordinating colors of the multipurpose trim to make flirty skirts for a pair of stacked cake stands, and then continue the theme with a free-flowing seam-binding "chandelier."
  • Seam binding in 3 colors
  • White cake stand
  • Double-sided tape
  • 14-inch wreath form

Classic Guacamole for Cinco de Mayo

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Hatch Chile Corn Pudding

Time:1 hour 30 mins
  • 24 ounces frozen corn kernels (4 cups), thawed and drained, at room temperature, divided
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 1 can (4 ounces) Hatch green chiles, diced
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces), divided
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter