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Marigold and Orange Blossom Sugar Cookies to Celebrate Day of the Dead

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves begin to change from vibrant greens to bold oranges, reds, and yellows and there’s a crisp chill in the air each morning. The holidays are just around the corner and baking season has officially begun. While I’ve never been much of a baker, I have definitely channeled my inner panadera over the past year and am excited to share that this Día de los Muertos I’ve partnered with Crate and Barrel to create the sweetest of treats inspired by my favorite holiday. Read More…

Lola’s Fancy Passion Fruit and Coconut Flan | Flan de Maracuyá y Coco

On Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day will be celebrated simultaneously in Mexico and the U.S. This doesn’t happen often, and I actually prefer when it falls on separate days because then I get showered with twice the love (and gifts!). Many of us aren’t able to celebrate with our madrecita for a number of reasons, but this is what I’d make for my mom if she were within driving distance. The fresh passion fruit and edible flowers take this flan over the top and make it feel extra special, like my own mother and so many of the inspiring women in my life.  

Enjoy and stay safe out there,

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Crazy for Carrots: 3 Recipes to Use Your Vitamin-Rich Carrots

Living through a pandemic has encouraged many of us go get creative in the cocina. I oftentimes find myself trying figure out what to do with a lonesome bag of carrots sitting in my crisper. While it’s easy to opt for a more versatile veggie, there are plenty of ways to use your low-calorie, high fiber, vitamin A-rich carrots. Obviously, you could juice, roast, or eat them raw, but I think you’ll find zanahorias a little more interesting if you transform them into a fun elixir, dessert, or side dish.

¡Provecho!

Lola

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Lola’s World-Famous Pumpkin Cheese Flan Recipe

Yes, you heard correctly. Pumpkin. Cheese. Flan. One of my fall bucket list items was to perfect a new dessert this season and by golly, I’ve done it. When I began experimenting with this recipe, I knew it could go terribly wrong, or oh-so right and luckily I knocked it out of the park the first time around. Add it to your Thanksgiving menu and it’s sure to be a hit.

¡De nada!

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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…