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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} 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


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…

{TRES DEL MES} 3 Ways to Spice Up a Mexican-Themed Wedding or Fiesta


This month marks the one-year anniversary of one of the craftiest couples I know: my dear friends Doña Ana and Don Nico! These creative geniuses managed to transform their wedding venue — a rustic Mexican rancho (picture dirt roads, dirt floors, and huge overgrown trees everywhere) — into a charming site for a fairytale fiesta with fun and festive colors, streams of lights, and some creative chalk art, of course. Get ready to spice up your next fiesta-themed shindig with this month’s featured Tres Del Mes. And don’t forget the piñata, it is always a hit! Read More…

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