Simple Sangrita Recipe – ¡Viva México!

Mexican Independence Day at Lola’s Cocina always includes a delicious spread of food and drinks with colors that pay homage to the country’s flag: verde, blanco, y rojo. This year, ...

10 Common Questions I Get When Traveling to Mexico with My Kids

Hi, everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a blog post, but I’m back. Amado started full-day kindergarten in August and Valentina is now in Spanish immersion daycare ...

Strawberry Beet Agua Fresca

In June, I co-hosted the most amazing event with California Strawberries. It was a Strawberry Tasting Soirée that brought together food-lovers from across Denver to connect, learn about strawberries, and ...

Simple Sangrita Recipe – ¡Viva México!

Mexican Independence Day at Lola’s Cocina always includes a delicious spread of food and drinks with colors that pay homage to the country’s flag: verde, blanco, y rojo. This year, we’re celebrating with the Bandera, which is served in three separate shot glasses, consisting of fresh lime juice (green), tequila (white), and sangrita (red). Read More…

10 Common Questions I Get When Traveling to Mexico with My Kids

Hi, everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a blog post, but I’m back. Amado started full-day kindergarten in August and Valentina is now in Spanish immersion daycare two days a week. At first I thought we were all going to experience major separation anxiety, but we’ve adjusted to our new schedules quite well and the kids love socializing with children their own age.

Now that I’m not chasing both of them around all day, I finally have time to focus on ME (and my work). I’m kicking off my comeback with a blog post that answers all of the questions you had regarding my recent trip to Mexico. Here goes! Read More…

Strawberry Beet Agua Fresca

In June, I co-hosted the most amazing event with California Strawberries. It was a Strawberry Tasting Soirée that brought together food-lovers from across Denver to connect, learn about strawberries, and enjoy beautiful food that was paired with lovely libations, all showcasing the delicate and delicious fresa. The brilliance and versatility of this tasty fruit from my home state illuminated the palates of everyone in attendance. Read More…

Blood Orange Paloma Recipe + 5 Fun Facts About Tequila on National Tequila Day


¡Hola, hola! After spending a month in Mexico, I returned reenergized and inspired with new ideas and recipes just in time for National Tequila Day. To celebrate, I’m sharing five fun facts about tequila and a delicious recipe. Since I came home to a house full of familia, we’ll be sipping on this Blood Orange Paloma all day long. ¡Salud! Read More…

The Perfect Paleta Trifecta: Strawberries, Mangos & Bananas

Strawberries, mangos, and bananas oh my! Yes, this is the ingredient trifecta for the homemade paletas I’m showcasing to kick off #PaletaWeek and the first day of summer. Read More…