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Tres del Mes is a monthly roundup of three quick tips, suggestions, recipes, or other ideas related to Mexican food culture.

{TRES DEL MES} Three Tips from Mexico City Baker Eliceo Lara

It’s no secret that baking is not my forte, but a chance encounter with Mexico City’s beloved baker, Eliceo Lara, inspired me to pull out my rolling pin, sprinkle a bit of flour on my face, and get my bake on. I first crossed paths with Eliceo while on one of my summer trips to Mexico.
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{TRES DEL MES} 3 Green Drinks to Celebrate St. Patty’s Day

Green DrinksIf you’re looking for a little drink inspiration to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day that doesn’t involve green beer, here are a few Mexican-inspired bebidas that will have you doing the Irish two-step in no time. ¡Salud! Read More…

{TRES DEL MES} 3 Essential Mexican Kitchen Tools

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My cocina is home to an array of cooking tools, accessories, and appliances — a “woman cave” of sorts. It includes everything from a traditional molcajete and olla de barro to a modern mixer and heavy duty commercial blender. Of course I have my favorites, and I’d say that my blender and a good knife are among them, but today I’m focusing on my favorite Mexican kitchen tools. These are the three utensils that I use with the most frequency and simply cannot live without. They’re indispensable to the success of the meals that I prepare and also make unique gifts for friends and family who enjoy Mexican cooking. Read More…

{TRES DEL MES} Tamales, Traditions, and Toy Drives

Tamalada 2015 Lola's Cocina

Each year, the women in my family get together one day in December to make hundreds of tamales. It’s a time to catch up with cousins and tías and reminisce about the days when my great grandma Macky and grandma Lola ran the kitchen. Read More…

{TRES DEL MES} 3 Day of the Dead Altars to Die For

3 Day of the Dead Altars To Die For!

Creating an altar is one of the most significant traditions during Día de los Muertos festivities both in Mexico and in my home. Each and every element of an altar has special significance and is meant to remember and celebrate our loved ones who have left the mortal world. The real beauty behind a Day of the Dead altar is that it can be simple or elaborate, and can also be built communally or individually. Below are three altars that I find particularly beautiful and hope that they serve as inspiration for you! Read More…