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Spicy-Sweet Cinco de Mayo Macaroons

As long as you’re splurging on limes for Cinco de Mayo margaritas, you might as well grab a few more to make baker and cookbook author Kyra Bussanich’s spicy-sweet chile lime coconut macaroons.

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10 Tequila Cocktails for Cinco de Mayo

Here, 10 refreshing tequila cocktails to make for the 5th of May.

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5 Incredible Cinco de Mayo Desserts

Celebrate the 5th of May with these five terrific, Mexican-inspired desserts.

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15 Best-Ever Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Grab a cerveza and celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these 15 incredible taco recipes.

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Expert Guide

13 Things to Add to Tacos

13 Things to Add to Tacos

You can wrap anything in a tortilla and call it a taco, but some combinations are more delicious—and original—than others. Here, a few ideas to break out of taco tedium.

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Chicken Dance

Make-Ahead Tamales for Cinco de Mayo

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Quick Chicken Tamales

© Tina Rupp

Cinco de Mayo celebrates Mexico's victory over France in the 1862 Battle of Puebla on the 5th of May, but Americans have adopted the date as an opportunity to toast the country's vast food culture with icy margaritas. While many authentic Mexican recipes take patience (though we have a Oaxacan chef's shortcut for mole negro), F&W's Grace Parisi came up with an ingenious tamale shortcut. Made with store-bought rotisserie chicken, these super-simple chicken-and-cheese tamales take 45 minutes to make, but can be prepped up to two days ahead for a Cinco de Mayo party on Saturday.

Related: Phil Ward's Tips for Making Perfect Margaritas
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