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Mini Coffee and Cream Cheese Flan

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My father loved flan, but as a child I only remember my mother making it from a box. This Day of the Dead I’m honoring my father’s memory with his favorite dessert, which also happens to be one of my specialties. This homemade flan is flavored with coffee, another one of my father’s faves, and is made in small ramekins, perfect for individual servings. Read More…

Fresas con Crema de Vainilla (Strawberries and Mexican Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream)

This one’s for the mamis fresas! Over the weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day across the U.S., and on May 10, we pay homage to the Mexican madres. Since May is also National Strawberry Month and these fun frutas are at their peak sweetness, I decided to whip up one of my favorite strawberry recipes. My take on fresas con crema has a gourmet twist that will tantalize your taste buds. Read More…

Dark Chocolate S’mores Clusters

As we celebrate Women’s History Month, I am always reminded of the super mujeres in my life and the special memories we have created together while cooking in the kitchen. Read More…

Lola’s Holiday Flan de Rompope (Eggnog and Rum Flan)

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Once I begin to see eggnog and rompope pop up in grocery stores, I know it’s a sign that the holidays are quickly approaching. You may have read in one of my recent Instagram posts that just the way I grew up embracing both my Mexican and American heritages, I’ve also been sipping on eggnog AND rompope since childhood. It reminds me of how every Christmas we pair tamales with potato salad, where blending both cultures comes naturally – especially when it relates to holiday cooking. This flan recipe is no exception and was inspired by ingredients and flavors I’ve loved ever since I was a child. Read More…

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…