Archive | Fiestas & Holidays RSS feed for this archive

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

¡HOLA! This year I’ve created my first-ever holiday gift guide. My sisters like to say I’m somewhat hard to shop for, so I created a guide with some of my absolute favorite purchases – most of which were gifts to myself. I love gifting these items to my amigas, hermanas, and comadres. Hope this guide inspires you to buy a little something for yourself, or a loved one…or both. And stay tuned, because I have a kid’s guide coming up next. 

Happy shopping,

Lola Read More…

Simple Sangrita Recipe – ¡Viva México!

Mexican Independence Day at Lola’s Cocina always includes a delicious spread of food and drinks with colors that pay homage to the country’s flag: verde, blanco, y rojo. This year, we’re celebrating with the Bandera, which is served in three separate shot glasses, consisting of fresh lime juice (green), tequila (white), and sangrita (red). Read More…

How to Host a Memorable Mexican Fiesta

Earlier this month, a few fellow food-loving bloggers were in town and we decided to host a little fiesta at my house. It was wonderful to be able to open my home to inspiring Latinas and build a sense of community in the suburbs of Denver, where cultural activities are few and far between. Read More…

¡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

2-bionico-mexican-fruit-salad-lolas-cocina

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…