My name is Kate Ramos and ¡Hola! Jalapeño is where I share my take on Mexican-inspired food. ¡Hola! Jalapeño is what happens when I combine my love of food and my desire to share my husband’s Mexican heritage with our kids. The result are Mexican-inspired recipes that are based in the Mexican pantry but influenced by my background as a chef and over two decades of experience in the kitchen.

I spent many years as a chef, food editor, and recipe developer exploring different cuisines and cooking styles but it wasn’t until I fell in love and married a devastatingly handsome Mexican man that I simultaneously fell in love with Mexican food, culture, and cooking.

Now as a Nueva Latina I merge authentic ingredients and flavors with modern preparations; embracing the fresh, healthy, simple cooking that is at the root of traditional Mexican cuisine.

I want my kids to grow up being lovers of Mexican culture and in my world that starts at the table.

You can find more of my recipes and stories by clicking the links below. Thanks so much for stopping by!

The Kitchn


The Latin Kitchen

AOL.com/Summer Sips

Better Homes and Gardens/ Secret-Ingredient Homemade Ice Creams

AOL.com/Soft Ricotta Banana Bread

How Sweet Eats/Currently Crushing On

The Lemon Bowl/20 Healthy Chicken Marinades for Grilling Season

Food Faith Fitness/30+ Whole 30 Weeknight Dinner Recipes

Joyful Healthy Eats/Best Patriotic Recipes For 4th of July

The Roasted Root/53+ Healthy No-Bake Desserts

The Cookie Rookie/30 Sandwich Recipes

The Cookie Rookie/30 Pasta Salads

About.com/11 Refreshing Gluten-Free Desserts for Summer

AOL.com/Summer Sips: Refreshing Summer Smoothies

AOL.com/23 Recipes Perfect For Any 4th of July Barbecue

AOL.com/Brunch Crunch: 5 Different Ways To Have Your Eggs

AOL.com/Mint and Melon Margaritas

AOL.com/Why You Should Never Buy Prepackaged Ground Beef Again

The Cookie Rookie/38 Popsicles and Frozen Treats

Parade’s Community Table/16 Ways to Make Meatloaf

BuzzFeed Food/Unusual Margaritas

Food Faith Fitness/Gluten-Free Avocado Recipes

North Dakota Today Show

AOL/ Celebrate National Margarita Day

Oh My Veggies/ 30 Vegan Holiday Treats

Parade/ Thin and Chewy Cookies For Your Cookie Jar

Cosmopolitan/Gorgeous Pasta Salads

FeedFeed/ Cakes

Salt & Wind

Community Table/Breakfast Casseroles You Have To Try

MSN/ 28 Stews to Hibernate With This Winter

Mexico In My Pocket

Better Homes and Gardens/Updated Childhood Lunch Favorites