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¡Feliz cumpleaños, Amado! Tips on Hosting an Adult-Friendly Kid Party

¡Feliz cumpleaños, Amado! Today is Amado’s fourth birthday and I must admit that this has definitely been the most fun year for me. Read More…

Build Biónicos, Not Walls


Mexican lore has it that biónicos were first created by a street vendor in Guadalajara nearly 30 years ago. A biónico is Mexico’s version of a fruit salad taken to new heights. It’s served with freshly chopped seasonal fruit, and then topped with a sweet crema, granola, raisins, and coconut. Nowadays, these fruity salads can be found in mercados, juice bars, and along street side stands throughout Mexico. Read More…

Lola’s Mexican-Inspired Holiday Gift Guide



If you’re anything like me, that means you enjoy giving and receiving gifts that are unique and made with mucho amor. This personally curated guide to regalitos includes some of my favorite products and purchases of 2016 — all from small business owners, some of whom are my friends. The common thread is that each item on this list is inspired by a shared love of Mexico and its vibrant culture. The best part is that most gifts are under $25, some start at only $5, and they’re all perfect for spreading a little cheer for the holidays and throughout the year. Happy shopping!
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40 Lively Recipes to Celebrate Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos | Lola's Cocina

Día de los Muertos is a colorful celebration of life and like most Mexican holidays it includes a festive spread of food and drinks. To celebrate, I’ve put together a collection of recipes from a few of my favorite bloggers — some are time-honored and traditional while others are contemporary interpretations of classic recipes. Needless to say, there’s a little something for everyone to join in on the fun this Day of the Dead.
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Exciting News: Lola’s Mercadito is Open for Business + Giveaways

Lola's Mercadito | #lolasmercadito |

2016 has been quite a year for Lola’s Cocina. As my three-year blog anniversary approaches I’d like to share some exciting news. First and foremost, I’ve finally launched my line of specialty food products and online store! That’s right, Lola’s Mercadito is just a mouse click away.


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