The Margarita/Mary Kay party was a big success. As promised, here are the recipes for the snacks and the margaritas!
Margarita Cake (adapted):
10.5 oz. white cake mix
3.4 oz. instant vanilla pudding
1/2 c. oil
2/3 c. orange juice
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1/4 c. tequila
1 c. powdered sugar
1 T. tequila
2 T. fresh lime juice
grated lime peel
Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour a 10 inch Bundt pan. Combine cake mix, pudding, eggs, oil, OJ, lime juice, and tequila. Beat for 2 minutes. Bake for 45-50 minutes.
Prepare 1 batch of glaze. Remove the cake from the oven. Using a long skewer, poke holes in the hot cake, and pour glaze over the cake while still in the pan.
Cool for 10-15 minutes and flip onto a plate. Prepare another batch of glaze. Pour over warm cake.The cake wasn’t especially pretty, but it tasted fantastic!!! Got lots of requests for the recipe for this one. I didn’t make the second glaze thick enough so it ran down the cake onto the plate. :P I just spooned more of it over each piece of the cake as I cut it.
Cowboy Caviar (adapted):
15.5 oz. can black beans, drained
15.5 oz can pinto beans, drained
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
2 cups frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup frozen chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapeno peppers
1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
1 cup Italian salad dressing
Mix it all up real good-like.
This makes a GIANT batch! It’s a good thing my girlfriends and I are having a beginning of hunting season, girls-only sleepover this weekend. Bring on the sweatpants and snacks!
Jalapeno Dip (adapted):
24 oz. container sour cream
1 oz. package ranch dressing mix
12 oz. jar pickled jalapeno pepper slices
1 bunch cilantro
Mix the ranch dressing mix into the sour cream. Finely chop the jalapenos and fold them into the sour cream mixture. I accidentally forgot the cilantro because I accidentally hate cilantro.
This is really good, but super spicy! If you aren’t a big fan of lots of heat, cut down the amount of the jalapenos that you use.
New Allison’s Mambo Margaritas (from “The Sweet Potato Queens Book of Love”):
12 oz. tequila
12 oz. lemon-lime pop
12 oz. Mexican beer, like Corona
12 oz. frozen limeade concentrate
Mix it all together in a pitcher and call a designated driver.
I know, I know. It sounds weird, but it is soooooooo good. Try it. Seriously. Just don’t try to make a blended version because the carbonation in the beer and pop will make a giant mess of wasted booze all over your kitchen.