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Mexico City: Baking Pan Dulce with Dulce Hogar’s Eliceo Lara

This summer while in Mexico I learned to make Mexican sweet bread. Amado and I took a 5:45 a.m. flight to Mexico City and hit the ground running the minute we landed. While Amado bonded with his cousins, I took a pan dulce class with Eliceo Lara, a professional baker, cake decorator, and food blogger based in the Las Américas neighborhood in northern Mexico City. This is where I finally met one of my blogger amigas Daniela Cho of The Spiced Kitchen and together we learned to make conchas and other traditional breads.
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No-Churn Mango Ice Cream

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

Last summer my friend Nausheen hosted the cutest barn-themed birthday party for her daughter Arya. It was a Pinterest party gone right. Everything about it was adorable, from the theme and decorations to the dessert table. She served Indian food, which I loved, because it was delicious and different from what you typically eat at kid parties. The cherry on the cake was her homemade Indian dessert called kulfi. It was the most delicious mango ice cream I have tasted – it’s creamy and tropical and reminded me of flavors I have tasted in Mexican paletas. Read More…

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Paleta

#PaletaWeek 2017 concludes today and our friends over at Front Porch Pops shared the recipe for one of their best-selling paletas with Lola’s Cocina. Front Porch Pops is an Orange County-based popsicle shop that takes “pride in handcrafting great gourmet ice pops.” All of their popsicles are made with real fruit and no artificial colors, flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. I’ve tasted several flavors on my trips to California and they’re delicious. Check out their menu and if you’re ever in the area, be sure to give them a visit. Until then, you can make one of their fan favorites right in the comfort of your home. ¡Provecho! Read More…

Mango and Vanilla Yogurt Paletas

Have I mentioned that Amado loves fruit? Perhaps that’s why it’s been so easy to convince him to help make (and taste) paletas with me. We’ve been enjoying them all week and are having a tough time deciding on a favorite. These Mango and Vanilla Yogurt Paletas are definitely up there. Read More…

Grape and Chia Protein Paletas

Amado was recently promoted to #PaletaWeek 2017’s official taste tester, which is why this year I focused on creating a few of his favorite recipes. One of my goals as a mother is to raise a child who is open-minded to new foods and flavors and I do this by introducing Amado to different herbs and ingredients and by having him help me in the kitchen as often as possible.
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