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Easy DIY Buñuelos + DIY Edible Calavera Ornaments

Día de los Muertos is one of the most vibrant and festive cultural traditions that my family celebrates this time of year. It is an opportunity to invoke the spirits of our loved ones who have passed by decorating altars, preparing their favorite foods, and playing music in honor of their memories. My children especially enjoy making and decorating calaveras de azucar in any form while I focus my energy on creating an ofrenda that outdoes last year’s. This Day of the Dead I am excited to share that I’ve partnered with Ole Mexican Foods to create a recipe that invites sweetness into our home as we gather around the altar and reminisce about our dearly departed.  Read More…

Tasty Turkey Picadillo Tostadas

Picadillo is a simple and tasty dish that has been in my family’s recipe book for a few generations. When my niece called from Boston and me asked how to make it, I decided to jot down the recipe for the first time. It is reminiscent of time spent at home when my mom did most of the cooking and I was her sous chef.  Read More…

Dressing Up Your Drinks: 16 Recipes and Ideas for Easy Rims and Garnishes

This week has been all about aguas frescas and to kick off your Memorial Day weekend festivities, I’ve put together a roundup of ways to dress up your drinks with fun garnishes and rims. Whether you’re serving aguas frescas or cocktails, you can bedazzle your bebidas with ingredients you probably already have in your fridge or pantry. 

¡Salud!

Lola

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All About Aguas Frescas: Recipes, Natural Sweeteners, Equipment, and Virtual Workshop Video

¡Hola! If you missed Friday’s virtual aguas frescas workshop, now you can watch the video and learn to make three delicious aguas frescas from the comfort of your own cocina.

¡Salud!

Lola

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Lola’s Fancy Passion Fruit and Coconut Flan | Flan de Maracuyá y Coco

On Sunday, May 10, Mother’s Day will be celebrated simultaneously in Mexico and the U.S. This doesn’t happen often, and I actually prefer when it falls on separate days because then I get showered with twice the love (and gifts!). Many of us aren’t able to celebrate with our madrecita for a number of reasons, but this is what I’d make for my mom if she were within driving distance. The fresh passion fruit and edible flowers take this flan over the top and make it feel extra special, like my own mother and so many of the inspiring women in my life.  

Enjoy and stay safe out there,

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