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Apple Hand Pies with Cinnamon Glaze

My sister, mom and I absolutely love apple pie! Its gotta be one of our favorites during the holiday season, Thanksgiving specific. We...

Fudge Brownies

Fudge Brownies Ingredients 1 stick butter, salted or unsalted ¼ cup cocoa powder ½ tsp instant coffee ¾ cup semi sweet chocolate chips 2...

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Cookies Ingredients 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup brown sugar 1 egg ½ tsp vanilla...

Fudge Brownie Cookies

Why not turn brownies into a cute little cookies? These are so easy to make, my nephew is obsessed with anything chocolate dessert. He...

Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

These are for my nephew. He is a chocolate dessert fanatic. Although he loves regular chocolate chips cookies. He will devour these...

Sugar Cookies with Holiday Theme M&Ms

Sugar cookies are unbelievably easy to make at home. I tend to forget that because there are holidays or festivities where we are all...

Oreo Cheesecake Cookies

This is such a decadent cookie. If you love oreos and cheesecake, you will love this recipe! My family loves both, so a mixture of both...

Carrot Cake

Carrot Cake in all its glory. This is my mom's favorite, she is always asking for this cake on her birthday and of course she gets what...

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

In any Hispanic household, you will find Abuelita Hot Chocolate packs. Major nostalgia, when I smell this solid chocolate bar. You can't...

Classic Apple Streusel Crisp

Apple crisp is most definitely a fall favorite! Fall favorites in pies, cakes, candles, cocktails, etc. However, apples don’t get the...

Dairy Free Pistachio Ice cream

Here we go again with the PISTACHIOS! Pistachio ice cream has been my favorite for quite some time now. First, it was strawberry and now...

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ABOUT ME

Hi. I’m Lourdes Perez, everyone knows me as Lulu. I was born and raised in a small town located in the Central Valley in California. I’m 29 years old and am a full time High School Special Education Teacher. I love what I do and I love working with kids. However, what brings me true joy is my love for cooking and entertaining my friends and family. 

It began way back in my teen years, watching the Food Network, writing down recipes from Giada De Laurentiis and Rachel Ray and experimenting in the kitchen. I guess you can say, I’m a self taught, “Chef.” I’ve been my mom’s little sous chef ever since I can remember.  She is who taught me real authentic Mexican cooking and I continue to learn from her to this day.

I never went to culinary school, but that didn’t keep me from learning new techniques, creating new dishes, and searching for new recipes to re-invent. I have never been so inspired at this time in my life. I am learning to balance a full time career, being a wife, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle while entertaining for friends and family with delicious food and dessert. FOOD is what gathers everyone together and I live for it. 



5 Quick Things About Me


  1. I try not to follow any specific diet- Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, gluten free, low carb, keto, etc. In my house we are definitely mindful about what we eat, so we can enjoy our favorite meals and desserts. 

  2. I stay active- whether it's going on a run, hitting the gym, or creating a HIIT workout at home.

  3. I enjoy reading Cookbooks- This is how I get ideas. Especially from chefs that inspire me.

  4. Music lifts my soul. When I’m on my way to work, cooking in the kitchen, cleaning, or relaxing; music is what motivates and just keeps me productive.

  5. I love being a tia (auntie)!! I come from a large family, ten of us total (5 brothers and 2 sisters). All biological. Currently, have 12 nieces and nephews. Another role I have is trying to be the best tia I can be. Even if my nephew, Mandito, asks me to make chocolate chip cookies, I’m on it, ASAP. 

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