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Celebrating Cinco de Mayo with Mushrooms

Cinco de Mayo Mushroom Feast

Warmer temperatures aren’t the only reason to celebrate in May. Cinco de Mayo offers the opportunity to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride through the glue that binds families cross-culturally – delicious food! Ethnic foods offer plenty of opportunities to mix up ingredients and customize your plate, seamlessly blending mushrooms into the fixings of your fiesta and is a heart healthy and delicious way to celebrate this springtime holiday. Whether your Cinco celebration is meatless or blended with your favorite protein, mushrooms’ meaty texture blend effortlessly into sizzling dishes and a perfectly seasoned mushroom goes a long way in kicking up the flavor of a Mexican meal. This Cinco de Mayo, don’t forget to mix up your party menu with the flavor only mushrooms provide. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite recipes here:

No matter the dish, mushrooms are a perfect partner at your Cinco de Mayo fiesta!

“Every Day, Every Way” Mushroom Recipe Contest is Back!

What do mushrooms, recipes, grills and vacations have in common? Well, the answer could be, YOU!

Our third annual “Every Day, Every Way” mushroom recipe contest with Taste of Home kicks off today, and this year it’s better than ever. Send in your best mushroom recipes and you could win a vacation for two including a premier chef’s experience at the Culinary Institute of America. PLUS! Each week we’re giving away a sweet, new Weber® charcoal grill. How’s that for getting a head start on summer?

How to Enter:

Submit your recipe at Taste of Home in any of the following three categories, as many times as you want. Just get your entries in by August 1, 2011.

  • Breakfast: Show us how you incorporate mushrooms into the most important meal of the day.
  • Appetizers & Sides: Snacks, dips, soups and salads get the party started.
  • Main Dish: Savory, filling, rich and delicious; mushrooms’ flavor makes any meal memorable.

We can’t wait to see how you all are cooking with mushrooms every day, every way – whether they’re at the heart of the dish; featured in soups, stir-fries, tacos, pastas or omelets; stuffed, grilled or sautéed – we’re counting on your creativity!

Prize Details:

Every week, from March 1 – August 1, we’re giving away a black Weber 22-½’’ One Touch® Gold charcoal grill. Enter new recipes throughout the contest. Each week, one will be selected at random, and you could win a Weber grill.

One winner from each category will have their submissions highlighted on Mushroominfo.com and will win a vacation for two including a premier chef’s experience at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA). This trip includes airfare or car service, hotel accommodations and registration to participate in a cooking class at one of three CIA campus locations: Napa, CA; San Antonio, TX; or Hyde Park, NY.

For complete details and contest rules, click here.