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Lola’s Holiday Gift Guide: 15 Ideas for Comadres Who Love Comida, Cultura, and Self-Care

¡HOLA! This year I’ve created my first-ever holiday gift guide. My sisters like to say I’m somewhat hard to shop for, so I created a guide with some of my absolute favorite purchases – most of which were gifts to myself. I love gifting these items to my amigas, hermanas, and comadres. Hope this guide inspires you to buy a little something for yourself, or a loved one…or both. And stay tuned, because I have a kid’s guide coming up next. 

Happy shopping,

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My Familia’s Fall Bucket List: 20 Things to Do

On an eight-hour road-trip back to Denver from South Dakota, my niece and I each created our fall bucket lists. I’m someone who loves summer so it takes time for me to warm up to autumn, but thinking through all of the fun activities we can plan got me excited about the changing seasons. I hope this bucket list serves as an activity guide for you to enjoy before all of the holiday madness begins!

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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…