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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,


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Lola’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Ideas for Comadres Who Love Comida, Cultura, and Self-Care

With Hanukkah beginning this week and Christmas just around the corner, I’ve created my second annual gift guide: 15 Ideas for Comadres Who Love Comida, Cultura, and Self-Care. It includes some of my absolute favorite gifts – items I either purchased for myself, received from a friend, or have gifted to my amigas, hermanas, and comadres. This year’s guide has goodies from as low as $4 to no more than $50 and covers that vegan friend you never know what to get, mom who needs a break, self-care diosas, and all of the fellow food lovers in your life. 

Happy shopping, 

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