4 Festive Chocolate Recipes for the Holidays

If you’ve been following Lola’s Cocina since its inception in 2013, you may already know that everything I share is inspired in large part by my Mexican heritage. This is ...

mezcal sour, day of the dead cocktail, drink food photography

Orange Blossom Mezcal Sour Cocktail

Last year I (finally!) learned to bake the most delectable pan de muerto to celebrate Day of the Dead. What we created with Mexican master baker Eliceo Lara wasn’t any ...

Papel Picado: 5 Fun Facts and Its Significance on Day of the Dead

Last Day of the Dead, I collaborated with my friend Marisa Morrison, founder of The Neon Tea Party, for her papel picado crafting workshop. She asked if I could lead ...

4 Festive Chocolate Recipes for the Holidays

If you’ve been following Lola’s Cocina since its inception in 2013, you may already know that everything I share is inspired in large part by my Mexican heritage. This is particularly true when it comes to cooking, especially during the holiday season. I love working with and incorporating Mexican ingredients into everything that I make, and to kick off the holidays, I have four fun chocolate recipes for you. Read More…

Orange Blossom Mezcal Sour Cocktail

mezcal sour, day of the dead cocktail, drink food photography

Last year I (finally!) learned to bake the most delectable pan de muerto to celebrate Day of the Dead. What we created with Mexican master baker Eliceo Lara wasn’t any old pan de muerto, this one was infused with orange blossom water and orange zest, highlighting subtle citrus and floral flavors. Inspired by ingredients in this traditional bread recipe, I’ve created a cocktail to celebrate my favorite holiday. Read More…

Papel Picado: 5 Fun Facts and Its Significance on Day of the Dead

Last Day of the Dead, I collaborated with my friend Marisa Morrison, founder of The Neon Tea Party, for her papel picado crafting workshop. She asked if I could lead the educational segment on this beautiful and intricate art form and provide an explanation of how it relates to Día de los Muertos. Following my research, I organized five fun facts and beautiful images of papel picado handcrafted by Yreina Flores, founder of Ay Mujer!, which I thought you might enjoy. Read More…

How to Make Perfect Hard-Boiled Eggs

Making hard-boiled eggs may come as second nature to some people, but believe it or not, there are several very good cooks in my family who boil their eggs to the point of no return, which inevitably results in a weird gray color (sometimes described as a green ring) around the yolks. If this sounds like you or someone you know, read on… Read More…

Huevos-to-Go: Lunch Ideas for the Entire Family

Last week Amado started second grade and for the first time, I finally felt prepared to take on school lunches. I know that family meal prepping can seem overwhelming, but with a mix and match of kid-friendly options that includes protein, fruits and veggies, and snacks, packing lunches can become a stress-free part of your weekly routine. Read More…