I don't know about you, but I know exactly what I'll be doing tonight: sitting in front of my TV and enjoying (or hating) coverage of Election 2012. Whether you're voting to re-elect President Barack Obama or firmly a believer that Mitt Romney should govern the U.S., I hope you've voted and are going to be seeing America's decision this evening.

When it comes to watching Election Day coverage, though, I am a firm believer that it's always more fun with family and friends than by yourself. That's why I've put together this absolutely irresistible Election Day Menu, complete with our 8 favorite Latin dishes that are SO easy to make, you'll won't regret making them tonight. Plus, there's even a cocktail and dessert to finish off the night!

So, if you haven't voted yet, do it NOW--and then come back for these delicious goodies.

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Mango Guacamole 1

Mango Guacamole

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3 large ripe avocados
1/2 small red onion (diced)
1/2 to 1 fresh serrano chile (seeded and finely chopped)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (plus a few leaves for garnish)
About 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 medium ripe mango (peeled, flesh cut from the pit and diced)

Get the full recipe directions from our 5 Guacamole recipes for Mexican Independence Day! story.


Pork Tostadas 2

Pork Tostadas

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1 pound Smithfield pork tenderloin
8 corn tortillas
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
2 limes, quartered
1 cup prepared salsa verde
salt and pepper

Get the full recipe directions from our How to make the perfect pork tostadas! story.


Cabbage & Corn Salad 3

Cabbage & Corn Salad

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2 limes, juiced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
20 grinds fresh black pepper
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 small head green cabbage, trimmed, cored, and shredded
1/2 small head red cabbage, trimmed, cored, and shredded
1 can (15 oz.) corn kernels
1 bunch fresh cilantro, washed, dried, and finely chopped
1 bunch scallions, washed, dried, and thinly sliced into rounds

Get the full recipe directions from our 5 Super-easy Latin corn dishes story.

Michelada 4


Image via Walter Rodriguez/flickr

Ingredients: 1/2 lime
Coarse salt
2 dashes Worcestershire sauce
1 dash soy sauce
1 dash Tabasco sauce
1 pinch black pepper
1 dash Maggi seasoning, optional
12 ounces beer, preferably a dark Mexican beer like Negra Modelo.

Get the full recipe directions from our 5 Latin beer-infused dishes for National Drink Beer Day story.


Tiny Fried Tacos 5

Tiny Fried Tacos

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2 quarts vegetable oil, for frying
1/2 store-bought cooked rotisserie chicken
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon ancho chili powder
2 teaspoons smoked paprika
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper, to taste
24 (3-inch) yellow corn tortillas*

1/4 cup crema Mexicana or sour cream
1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1/4 cup crumbled cotija cheese,** or feta
Hot sauce, to taste

Get the full recipe directions from out How to make tiny tacos for your next fiesta! story.

Pumpkin Empanadas 6

Pumpkin Empanadas

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2 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar, packed firmly
1 can (15 oz.) organic pumpkin puree, NOT pie filling
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
2 tablespoons sugar

Get the full recipe directions from out 5 Latin dishes to make with all of that leftover pumpkin story.


Loaded Veggie Nachos 7

Loaded Veggie Nachos

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1 bag (7 oz.) corn chips
2 cups steamed broccoli
2 tablespoons minced pickled jalapenos
2 cups shredded cheddar
1 cup chopped tomato
1/2 cup salsa verde
1/3 cup sliced black olives

Get the full recipe directions from our National Nachos Day: 5 Finger-licking Latin recipes! story.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes 8

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes

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Ingredients (For the Cupcakes): 
2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 tbsp. espresso powder
2 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp. grated nutmeg
1/8 tsp. ground cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 can (15 oz.) pumpkin puree
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup canola or vegetable oil
4 large eggs
1/2 cup coffee or espresso, for brushing

Get the full recipe directions from our 5 Coffee desserts that will blow your mind on National Coffee Day! story.