Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

My dad is half Greek and half Mexican and needless to say, he grew up with very authentic ethnic meals.  In fact, most of his time growing up was spent in Greece with my grandma (his mom)… up until high school, when he moved to Texas to live with my Grandpa (his dad).   Then for college, he moved to California where he met my blond-haired, blue-eyed mother in the Mexican restaurant that they both worked at.  They were married a few years later and being the amazing cook that my mom is, she taught herself how to make the dishes that my dad loved, both Mexican and Greek… and the best part, she would make them even better than the originals in my opinion :)

Our entire family is huge Mexican Food Fanatics!  We could eat it for every meal and never get sick of it :)  Cinco de Mayo was a huge celebration in my home growing up.  Appetizers, side dishes, dinners, desserts… the whole works!

Here is a line up of some recipes on my blog, that you might want to try out to spice up your Cinco de Mayo meal a little!



Chili Con Queso

Weight Watchers Salsa Roll Ups




Creamy BAKED Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Crock Pot Chicken Enchilada Soup

Crock Pot Santa Fe Chicken

Cheesy Enchilada Stack

ALL of your FAVORITE Cafe Rio Recipes in ONE PLACE!
(Cafe Rio Chicken, Sweet Pork, Tomatillo Dressing, Guacamole, Cilantro Lime Rice, Pico de Gallo) 


Mexican Corn Cake



Spanish Flan

Sopapilla Cheesecake

I hope you enjoy some of these recipes as much as my family has!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Barbara

    Love your website and these recipes sound great! I lived in Greece for three years and love Greek food, so could you post some Greek recipes sometime?

  2. Jaime

    Your recipes looks amazing and so easy to make!! I would like to see a post for an authentic mexican white cheese sauce. Thanks