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5 Cinco de Mayo Recipes That'll Own the Office Potluck

Why bore your co-workers with the same old chips and dips when you can turn your May 5th office fiesta into Cinco de My-Oh-My? Here are five top recipe picks that’ll make 'em sit up and take notice of your saucy self.

1. Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream Cheese Frosting

It's no secret that chili loves chocolate, and they don't care who knows it. Bring all that heat to the party if you really want to spice things up.


Cinco de Chili Chocolate Cupcakes with Chili Cream

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You really can bake better cupcakes. Here's how.

2. Totchos Libre

These Tater Tot® nachos are ridiculous. And I mean that in a good way. Layers upon layers of flavor hit all the crunchy, salty, cheesy, creamy, fiery feels. Who just won the potluck? You did!

Get tips for making better nachos than you've ever made before.

3. Yummy Guacamole

If you're going to rock the guac, the smartest move is to keep it simple. Just use the freshest ingredients in a no-fuss preparation, and let the natural flavors speak for themselves while you drop the mic.


Yummy Guacamole

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Making guacamole's easy, but here's how to make GREAT guacamole.

4. Antojitos Minis

Too cute to eat? That hasn't stopped anyone yet. (Especially those vultures in the break room. You know the ones.) The great thing about these little appys is how you can change up the fillings lots of different ways to suit all kinds of eating styles: vegan, vegetarian, paleo, and so on. Because you're such a team player.


Antojitos Minis

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5. Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

Don't you wish you knew the backstory to the recipe title for this super-fresh hand-chopped salsa? What I do know is there's a secret move that gives this salsa extra oomph. The recipe reveals all.


Ex-Girlfriend's Mom's Salsa Fresca (Pico de Gallo)

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Learn the secrets to sensational homemade salsa


Because who doesn't love a bonus at work? In case your HR department is on board with it, here's a super-cute way to serve up margarita Jell-O® shots. Use the recipe, but watch this video for tips on how to turn lime halves into shot cups.

Top Shelf Sparkling Margarita Jell-O®


Top Shelf Sparkling Margarita Jell-O®

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Vanessa Greaves

About Vanessa Greaves

Good food, friends, and fun are always on the menu. Find me as foodelicious on Allrecipes and vanny.gee on Instagram (but only if you don't mind cat pics and cocktails).