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Safta’s Cinnamon Rugelach Recipe + 5 Fun Facts About the Jewish New Year

Today is the first day of fall and here at Lola’s Cocina, we are gearing up for Rosh Hashanah. To welcome autumn and the Jewish New Year, I’m celebrating with one of my favorite recipes and sharing some fun facts about Rosh Hashanah 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…

Mother-Son Dates, Lunches, and Summer Sorpresas

Many thanks to Kinder Joy™ and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago, Amado and I were strolling down the aisles of our local grocery store when we discovered Kinder Joy™. I bought one for him, and he was so excited to open it at home and find that inside each half there was a treat: one had a mystery toy while the other was filled with two round chocolate-covered wafer bites filled with cocoa cream and nestled into two soft, creamy layers – one sweet milk-cream flavored and one cocoa flavored. Naturally, I realized I could use these little huevos to create moments of unexpected joy and make our little outings extra special. Read More…

Picking Paleta Molds

Yesterday I kicked off summer with #PaletaWeek 2018. For the third year in a row I’ve invited some of my favorite bloggers and Instagrammers to share delicious popsicle recipes inspired by Mexico. In the past, one of the most common questions I receive is, “Which paleta mold do you use?” In preparation for the paleta party, I’ve decided to shed some light on the matter. Here’s to #PaletaWeek 2018 and staying cool this summer! Read More…

2018 #PaletaWeek Kickoff: Pitaya Coconut Kiwi Paletas

Today we toast to the first day of summer and to my 2018 #PaletaWeek kickoff. And what better way to celebrate than with a delicious paleta? Inspired by Kate of Hola Jalapeño’s Margarita Week, I introduced #PaletaWeek three years ago. It’s been so much fun to see the list of Mexican-inspired popsicles grow and grow, with recipes contributed by some of my absolute favorite chefs, home cooks, and food bloggers.

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