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Exciting News: Lola’s Mercadito is Open for Business + Giveaways

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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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10 Creative Crafts for Day of the Dead

Creative Crafts for Day of the Dead | Lola's Cocina | www.lolascocina.com

Celebrate life this Day of the Dead with crafts, cocktails, and some fun recipes. Día de los Muertos is my favorite holiday and since it’s quickly approaching I’ll be sharing ideas and recipes from a few of my favorite bloggers so that you can join in on the festivities. This week I’ve decided to kick off the fiesta with some creative crafts that will surely add life to your home this Day of the Dead. Stay tuned for exciting announcements and giveaways. Did I mention that Lola’s Cocina turns three this Day of the Dead? All the more reason to celebrate!
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{TRES DEL MES} Green, White, and Red Recipes to Celebrate Mexican Independence Day

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September 16 marks a special day in Mexican history. On this day in 1810 Father Miguel Hidalgo – known as the father of Mexican independence – launched the revolution that led to Spain’s departure from Mexico.

Several years ago I found myself in the small town of Dolores Hidalgo, where the revolution kicked off, for El Grito de Independencia. The national holiday is marked with music and festivities. Of course the celebration wouldn’t be complete without a spread of great food matching the country’s flag colors: verde, blanco, y rojo. Here are a few of my favorite recipes to help you celebrate Mexican Independence Day with sabor. ¡Viva México! Read More…

Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita

Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita | Lola's Cocina

On a recent visit to California, my sister and I embarked on a Downtown LA food tour where I was introduced to the delights of Gelateria Uli. The quaint ice cream shop is known for its unique gelato and sorbet flavors that are made fresh daily. When I saw jamaica (hibiscus) mint on the menu I knew I had to try it. What stood out to me was its bold mint flavor, which complemented the tangy hibiscus perfectly.

Needless to say, the tour triggered my taste buds and I left inspired. When my blogger buddy Kate from ¡Hola! Jalapeño asked me to participate in her 2016 Margarita Week recipe roundup, I knew exactly what to make. This Hibiscus Mint Mezcal Margarita is the boozy version of the delicious gelato I tasted in LA that left me wanting more. Like the hibiscus mint gelato, this cocktail unleashes flavors that are sure to please your palate. And the sweet mint sugar rim is just the icing on the cake!
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DIY Fiesta Favors: Bedazzled Lotería Match Boxes

DIY Loteria Match Boxes | Lola's Cocina

April has been a month full of love and festivities in honor of my best friend Corinne’s upcoming wedding. We kicked off the month with a weekend getaway in beautiful Santa Barbara, California with 22 of Corinne’s nearest and dearest gal pals and then the following weekend we reconvened for her fiesta-themed bridal shower. Read More…