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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…

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…

How to Decorate Brown Eggs for Easter

In the midst of a recent spring blizzard, I started eggsperimenting and came up with a few DIY egg decorating ideas that I absolutely love. They showcase the beauty of brown eggs, as opposed to covering them up with artificial dyes or wraps, and are family and budget-friendly. Read More…

A Love Affair with Cacao: Lola’s Valentine’s Day Chocolate Shop Guide

Is it just me, or is there amor in the air? In preparation for El Día del Amor y la Amistad, I’m sharing a Valentine’s Day gift guide of sorts that includes seven chocolate shops you should know about, all owned by women and/or Latinx chocolatiers, along with a few of my favorite confections from each shop.

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Lola’s 2020 Gift Guide: 10 Ideas for Kids Who Don’t Need a Single Toy

¡Hola! I’m back with another gift guide for you, and just like last year, I’ve curated my list for the chiquitos who who don’t need a single toy! Yes, I’m the mean tía who doesn’t like giving toys, unlike my sister who’s always the fan fave because she gives out life-sized doll houses and dinosaurs kingdoms. Spoiler alert: more than half of the items on this year’s gift list for kids include books that Amado, Valentina, and I have loved and read over and over again. The rest are other fun and functional items that I think you and your little ones will enjoy.

Happy shopping,

Lola

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