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Spiced Piloncillo Syrup Perfect for Fall

If you’re looking for the perfect simple syrup for the fall, look no further. This spiced syrup blends ingredients and flavors reminiscent of café de ollapiloncillo (Mexican cone sugar), cinnamon, and orange. It’s perfect mixed into coffee, drizzled over strawberries or ice cream, and served alongside buñuelos.

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Easy DIY Buñuelos + DIY Edible Calavera Ornaments

Día de los Muertos is one of the most vibrant and festive cultural traditions that my family celebrates this time of year. It is an opportunity to invoke the spirits of our loved ones who have passed by decorating altars, preparing their favorite foods, and playing music in honor of their memories. My children especially enjoy making and decorating calaveras de azucar in any form while I focus my energy on creating an ofrenda that outdoes last year’s. This Day of the Dead I am excited to share that I’ve partnered with Ole Mexican Foods to create a recipe that invites sweetness into our home as we gather around the altar and reminisce about our dearly departed.  Read More…

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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