Margarita Kay Party


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
4 eggs
1/2 c. oil
2/3 c. orange juice
1/4 c. fresh lime juice
1/4 c. tequila
Glaze x2:
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.  😛  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.


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  1. says

    Wow, ok, 2 words….yum, and yum. Its 10am and I'm officially ready for happy hour… :)Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!

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