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Enmoladas con Papa | Mole Enchiladas with Potato

Enmoladas are one of the most interesting fusion recipes to hit the Mexican culinary scene. Through the combination of two traditional dishes — enchiladas and mole – a new one emerges that is as vibrant and flavorful as the country from which it originates. En vez de moler más de 25 ingredientes to make the mole from scratch, I used Guelaguetza’s Mole Coloradito, which has a hint of sweetness and spice. Just one taste will transport you to Oaxaca, where you can imagine yourself savoring these enmoladas al aire libre. So once you’re back in your cocinita, pour yourself a little mezcal, turn up the Lila Downs station on Pandora, put on your Oaxacan apron, and whip yourself up a batch of this flavorful fusion.

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Jack and the Bean Salad by What a Good Eater!

Amado making Jack and the Bean Salad

This week I participated in a virtual dinner party hosted by Amy Godiwalla and Alessandra Macaluso, authors of What a Good Eater! cookbook and blog. Twenty bloggers from throughout the country prepared fresh and delicious recipes from this family-friendly cookbook and shared them online with their readers. I made a flavorful (and super easy!) bean salad that our entire family enjoyed. Read More…

Turkey Tinga Tostadas

Turkey Tinga Tostada Recipe | Lola's Cocina |

Does anyone else suffer from FONEF (fear of not enough food)? If you’re anything like me, you’ll probably have leftovers for days after Thanksgiving. Well, here’s a spin on my classic chicken tinga recipe that will allow you to use up all of that leftover turkey.
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Going Green with Cactus Ceviche


These days, going green isn’t just about recycling. Taking care of your body is just as important as taking care of Mother Earth. That is why this week’s recipe features the nutritious nopal, or cactus paddle. Nopales may look intimidating due to their prickly exterior, but we all know that it’s what’s on the inside that counts. Read More…

How to Make Chiles Rellenos


Chiles rellenos are a joy to eat but for some, their preparation can best be described as a labor of love. It is for this reason that time and patience are two special ingredients required to successfully make this recipe. In its simplest form, a Poblano chile pepper is stuffed with cheese and fried in a light egg batter. Read More…