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Lola’s Salsa Negra: One of the Best Salsas from a Jar, According to Experts

¡Hola! I’m back with more good news today. This week my Salsa Negra was featured in Thrillist’s article, “The Best Store Bought Salsas, According to Experts.” Thrillist assembled a panel of Mexican food experts and asked for their salsa recommendations, then conducted a separate taste test with over 25 staffers, including Senior Food Editor, Adriana Velez. My Salsa Negra made the cut and is one of the “smaller, craft brands you’ve just got to try.”
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Lola’s Cocina Featured in The Oprah Magazine!

If you haven’t heard the news, this week I was featured in The Oprah Magazine alongside eleven other inspiring Latinas. Read More…

National Reading Month + Women’s History Month: Lola’s Bilingual Reading List

In 2018, I became a self-proclaimed book worm. An audiobook worm, that is. Some may consider this cheating, but I beg to differ. For a mother of two who is always on the go, this is a convenient and efficient way to feed my intellectual curiosity while preparing dinner and packing orders for Lola’s Mercadito. So don’t knock it until you try it! Read More…

My Little Bun in the Oven: Valentina Nava Dweck

Surpise! Amado has a sister and Lola’s Cocina has a new sous chef. Baked to perfection, Valentina weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She’s absolutely perfect and we couldn’t be happier with our new little love. Read More…

Mother-Son Dates, Lunches, and Summer Sorpresas

Many thanks to Kinder Joy™ and #WeAllGrow Latina Network for sponsoring this post; recipe and opinions are my own.

A few weeks ago, Amado and I were strolling down the aisles of our local grocery store when we discovered Kinder Joy™. I bought one for him, and he was so excited to open it at home and find that inside each half there was a treat: one had a mystery toy while the other was filled with two round chocolate-covered wafer bites filled with cocoa cream and nestled into two soft, creamy layers – one sweet milk-cream flavored and one cocoa flavored. Naturally, I realized I could use these little huevos to create moments of unexpected joy and make our little outings extra special. Read More…