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Fresas con Crema de Vainilla (Strawberries and Mexican Vanilla Bean Sweet Cream)

This one’s for the mamis fresas! Over the weekend we celebrated Mother’s Day across the U.S., and on May 10, we pay homage to the Mexican madres. Since May is also National Strawberry Month and these fun frutas are at their peak sweetness, I decided to whip up one of my favorite strawberry recipes. My take on fresas con crema has a gourmet twist that will tantalize your taste buds. Read More…

Tacos de Huevos a la Mexicana

Mexican scrambled eggsIn Mexico, breakfast rarely, if ever, consists of a bowl of cold cereal. While a typical desayuno varies from region to region, you’ll find that many breakfast dishes include eggs. Some of my favorites also include ingredients that pay homage to Mexico’s flag colors: red (tomato), white (onion), and green (chile) and since Cinco de Mayo is just days away, I thought this recipe for Tacos de Huevos a la Mexicana was perfect to share. Read More…

Lola’s Holiday Flan de Rompope (Eggnog and Rum Flan)

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Once I begin to see eggnog and rompope pop up in grocery stores, I know it’s a sign that the holidays are quickly approaching. You may have read in one of my recent Instagram posts that just the way I grew up embracing both my Mexican and American heritages, I’ve also been sipping on eggnog AND rompope since childhood. It reminds me of how every Christmas we pair tamales with potato salad, where blending both cultures comes naturally – especially when it relates to holiday cooking. This flan recipe is no exception and was inspired by ingredients and flavors I’ve loved ever since I was a child. Read More…

Orange Blossom Mezcal Sour Cocktail

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Last year I (finally!) learned to bake the most delectable pan de muerto to celebrate Day of the Dead. What we created with Mexican master baker Eliceo Lara wasn’t any old pan de muerto, this one was infused with orange blossom water and orange zest, highlighting subtle citrus and floral flavors. Inspired by ingredients in this traditional bread recipe, I’ve created a cocktail to celebrate my favorite holiday. Read More…

Huevos-to-Go: Lunch Ideas for the Entire Family

Last week Amado started second grade and for the first time, I finally felt prepared to take on school lunches. I know that family meal prepping can seem overwhelming, but with a mix and match of kid-friendly options that includes protein, fruits and veggies, and snacks, packing lunches can become a stress-free part of your weekly routine. Read More…