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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…

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…