Mexico City: Baking Pan Dulce with Dulce Hogar’s Eliceo Lara

This summer while in Mexico I learned to make Mexican sweet bread. Amado and I took a 5:45 a.m. flight to Mexico City and hit the ground running the minute we landed. While Amado bonded with his cousins, I took a pan dulce class with Eliceo Lara, a professional baker, cake decorator, and food blogger based in the Las Américas neighborhood in northern Mexico City. This is where I finally met one of my blogger amigas Daniela Cho of The Spiced Kitchen and together we learned to make conchas and other traditional breads.
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Cucumber and Chayote Agua Fresca

Amado and I recently returned from our summer travel adventures in Mexico. In a little over a month, we visited Mexico City, Valle de Bravo, Peña de Bernal, and Tequisquiapan. We ended our trip in Oaxaca where Amado attended school while I visited nearby pueblos to shop for Lola’s Mercadito. I’ll be sharing more on my trip in the coming weeks, but for now I have a delightful new recipe for you. Read More…

No-Churn Mango Ice Cream

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

Last summer my friend Nausheen hosted the cutest barn-themed birthday party for her daughter Arya. It was a Pinterest party gone right. Everything about it was adorable, from the theme and decorations to the dessert table. She served Indian food, which I loved, because it was delicious and different from what you typically eat at kid parties. The cherry on the cake was her homemade Indian dessert called kulfi. It was the most delicious mango ice cream I have tasted – it’s creamy and tropical and reminded me of flavors I have tasted in Mexican paletas. Read More…

Grandma Lola’s Pineapple Coleslaw

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

My grandma Lola was born in California but of Mexican descent and nowhere was this more apparent than in her kitchen. For family events, which took place just about every weekend, she made some of the best Mexican food in town, but her Fourth of July menu always consisted of barbecue chicken, ribs, and her world famous coleslaw. Read More…

Lemon Raspberry Cheesecake Paleta

#PaletaWeek 2017 concludes today and our friends over at Front Porch Pops shared the recipe for one of their best-selling paletas with Lola’s Cocina. Front Porch Pops is an Orange County-based popsicle shop that takes “pride in handcrafting great gourmet ice pops.” All of their popsicles are made with real fruit and no artificial colors, flavors, or high-fructose corn syrup. I’ve tasted several flavors on my trips to California and they’re delicious. Check out their menu and if you’re ever in the area, be sure to give them a visit. Until then, you can make one of their fan favorites right in the comfort of your home. ¡Provecho! Read More…