Grilled Summer Squash Salad

The perfect side dish to any BBQ or Summer gathering.



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Watermelon Mango Salsa

Much better than any jar salsa; tasty on chips to fish or chicken.



Recipe Note
Serve with chips as an appetizer. Also pairs well as a topping for fish or chicken. Add extra jalapeno if you like more heat.

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Experience the 2024 Pacific Wine & Food Classic at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Tickets are now on sale for the world-renowned Pacific Wine & Food Classic, returning to the picturesque oceanfront setting of Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Saturday, September, 21, 2024. The exclusive event presents an unrivaled culinary experience celebrating the diverse epicurean offerings of Southern California with exquisite wines, decadent cocktails, and delicious bites from Orange Counties top chefs.

‘We are thrilled to showcase the culinary brilliance of Orange County once more. This year, guests can look forward to an exclusive experience, indulging in a seamless fusion of premium wines and exceptional local dishes crafted by our gifted chefs,'” says Pamela Waitt, President of OC Restaurant Association, and founder of Pacific Wine & Food Classic.

This award-winning event celebrates one of the most exciting and flourishing food scenes in the United States. With an incredible line-up of more than 35 restaurants and food purveyors, the Pacific Wine & Food Classic will highlight the region’s top chefs and restaurants.

Back this year are fan Favorites:

New to the 2024 Pacific Wine & Food Classic:

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The Pacific Wine & Food Classic takes place at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach, CA, 92660. Early Bird tickets are available now. All guests must be age 21 and over to attend. Every ticket will be scanned, and guests will require ID to verify age. The Pacific Wine & Food Classic happens rain or shine. View for more terms and conditions

Pacific Wine & Food Classic is an incredible world-class culinary experience celebrating the bounty of Southern California. This event allows guests to taste bites from more than 35 local top chefs and restaurants, explore over 100 wines and hand-crafted cocktails. Immerse yourself in the perfect Southern California day with incredible food and wine while enjoying good company and fun music. Tickets are limited to ensure an absolute quality experience and no overcrowding.

Live Music

Bask in the salty air and California sun while enjoying mouth-watering delights. Live music and a DJ will provide the ultimate soundtrack to an idyllic weekend enjoying great vibes and beautiful coastal California vistas.

Sponsors: Orange Coast Magazine, Licor 43, Zamora, Terlato,, California Love Drop, Sweetgreen, Waterloo Sparking Water, Area 51, Mouse Graphics, Gelson’s, Melissa’s Produce, and

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Watermelon Salsa

This fruited salsa is a great wake-me-up breakfast dish with yogurt or served with fish at lunch, or as a side item for dinner.


Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.

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Taco Bell offering $5 Taco Discovery Box for ‘Taco Tuesdays’

Taco Bell is celebrating Taco Tuesday with a new $5 Taco Discovery Box available exclusively on Tuesdays.

The $5 meal is available nationwide on “Taco Tuesdays” from April 23 to June 4. The offer includes a new Cantina Chicken Crispy Taco, a crunchy taco, a Doritos Locos Taco and a medium fountain drink.

It offer is also being promoted with a star-studded ad campaign featuring LeBron James and Jason Sudeikis.

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Triple Citrus Margarita 

Bring a burst of citrus to your next margarita. Our new featured margarita recipe is tangy and invigorating, and we think you will LOVE IT! 

There’s nothing like the bright blend of citrus to elevate your cocktail experience. This Triple Citrus Margarita recipe artfully combines the tart and sweet flavors of orange, lemon, and lime, creating a symphony of delight. Topped with a sprig of mint, each sip is a sun-soaked paradise.



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Frozen Mango Margarita

When it comes to refreshing cocktails that transport your taste buds to a tropical paradise, few drinks can rival the Frozen Mango Margarita. This delightful blend of sweet mango, zesty lime, and the smooth elegance of Herradura Ultra Tequila is the perfect way to unwind and indulge in a little luxury. Whether you’re hosting a summer soirée or need a little summer feeling in the winter, our easy Frozen Mango Margarita recipe is sure to satisfy your craving for a bit of sunshine in a glass.




Prep the Glass: Begin by rimming your margarita glasses with Tajin. Run a lime wedge around the rim of each glass, then dip glasses onto a plate filled with Tajin. Set the glasses aside.

Blend It Up: In a blender, combine the Herradura Ultra Tequila, frozen mango chunks, triple sec, fresh lime juice, and simple syrup. Add a handful of ice cubes to the blender.

Blend to Perfection: Blend the ingredients until smooth and creamy, ensuring there are no large chunks of ice or mango left. Taste and adjust the sweetness with more simple syrup if needed.

Pour and Garnish: Carefully pour the Frozen Mango Margarita into your prepared glasses. Garnish with a lime wedge and a slice of fresh mango for a touch of tropical flair.

Serve and Enjoy: Serve immediately and enjoy your tropical escape in a glass.

Herradura Ultra Tequila is renowned for its incredibly smooth and velvety texture. It adds a touch of luxury to your margarita, making it exceptionally delightful.

The Frozen Mango Margarita with Herradura Ultra Tequila is an exquisite fusion of tropical flavors and premium tequila. It’s an easy-to-make cocktail that brings the taste of paradise right to your glass.

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Perfect Taco Pairing with the Frozen Mango Margarita for your Taco Tuesday at home – Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Smoky, grilled shrimp and spicy slaw create next-level tacos that will knock your socks off. Perfect with street corn and a mango margarita.   See Recipe

Pinkglow Pink Pineapple and Mango Ceviche



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Ponche (Hot Mexican Christmas Punch)



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Pear Sangria: The Fall-Forward Cocktail Perfect for Any Cozy Day!

When autumn paints the town in gold and amber hues, it’s time to introduce flavors in our glass that echo the season’s warmth. Enter the Pear Sangria—a drink that marries the subtle sweetness of pears with the depth of red wine, creating an unmatched fall symphony.

Pear Sangria Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Chill Time: 4 hours | Serves: 4-6



Fruit Fusion

In a large pitcher, layer the slices of pears, oranges, and lemons. Their vibrant colors will set the stage for this fall-forward drink.

Pour the Spirits

Gently pour in the red wine, brandy, or pear liqueur, and sweeten with agave syrup or honey.

Let It Mingle

Refrigerate the mixture for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight. This allows the flavors to meld and intensify.

Serve in Style

Fill glasses with ice cubes, pour the sangria ensuring each glass gets a good mix of fruit, and top off with sparkling water or lemon-lime soda for a touch of fizz.

Garnish and Glory

Adorn each glass with a fresh pear slice, letting the essence of fall shine through.

Pair this delectable Pear Sangria with your favorite taco varieties. The fruity undertones and wine richness perfectly complement spicy and savory taco fillings.

Got a twist on this recipe or another favorite fall cocktail? Share your concoctions and taco pairings with us using #TacoTuesdayFallsBest.

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Elevate Your Taco Night with Healthy Salmon Tacos and Avocado Cilantro Sauce

When we think of tacos, the first thing that comes to mind might be the mouthwatering combination of meat, cheese, and salsa wrapped in a crunchy corn tortilla. But as the trend toward healthier eating continues to gain momentum, it’s time to reimagine this classic comfort food in a way that aligns with a balanced diet. Enter the fish taco—specifically, grilled salmon tacos topped with a tantalizing avocado cilantro sauce. This recipe not only checks all the boxes for flavor but is also abundant in nutritional value.

Why Choose Salmon for Your Tacos?

Salmon is a rich source of high-quality protein, essential omega-3 fatty acids, and a plethora of vitamins and minerals, including Vitamin D and B12. Its subtle flavor and tender texture make it an ideal candidate for tacos. The omega-3 fatty acids are especially beneficial for heart health. Grilling the salmon rather than frying it keeps the fat content in check, offering a lean yet flavorful protein option.

Nutrient-packed Toppings

Red onion, fresh salad leaves, and avocado contribute more than just vibrant colors and flavors. Onions contain antioxidants and are good for heart health. Fresh salad leaves, such as spinach or arugula, add a burst of texture while being low in calories and high in vitamins. Avocado, in moderation, is a source of healthy fats and fiber.

Avocado Cilantro Sauce: The Crown Jewel

What makes this taco recipe extraordinary is the avocado cilantro sauce. Its creamy texture and herbaceous notes elevate the taco to gourmet status. Plus, cilantro has its own health benefits, including anti-inflammatory properties.

Healthy Grilled Salmon Tacos with Avocado Cilantro Sauce


For the Tacos:

For the Avocado Cilantro Sauce:


Prepare the Salmon:

Assemble the Tacos:

So the next time you’re planning a taco night, skip the grease and delight your palate with these nutrition-packed grilled salmon tacos topped with avocado cilantro sauce. Your taste buds—and your body—will thank you.

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Valentine’s Day Raspberry Pop Rock Margaritas

Valentine’s Day Raspberry Pop Rock Margaritas

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If you are looking for a fun, flirty, and delicious drink for Valentine’s Day, make Raspberry Pop Rock Margaritas.

• 1 oz Chambord
• 2 oz blanco tequila
• 1-1.5 oz fresh lime juice (I use about 2 limes)
• ½ tsp granulated sugar
• 5-6 fresh raspberries + more for garnish
• lime wedges for garnish
• Strawberry Pop Rocks Candy


  1. Rim margarita glass with lime juice and dip in strawberry Pop Rocks.
  2. To glass add fresh raspberries and sugar, muddle well.
  3. Stir in Chambord, tequila, and lime juice.
  4. Fill with ice and garnish with more raspberries and fresh lime wedges. Serve!

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