My name is Kate Ramos and ¡Hola! Jalapeño is where we celebrate Mexican flavors!
I’m a white girl from the Midwest who dreamed of being a chef. So I moved to Napa Valley, did just that, and at the same time fell in love with the most charming Mexican-American man you’ll ever meet.
While working in restaurant kitchens in California I also fell hard for Mexican cuisine, it’s ingredients, and the beauty, depth and vibrance of Mexican food.
¡Hola! Jalapeño is a true expression of my love for this way of cooking. I am deeply reverent and very respectful of its traditions and its culture and I’m honored to be able to share its beauty with all of you.
As the proud mother of two Mexican-American children, I also feel it is my responsibility to enrich their lives with the flavors of Mexico and so, selfishly, ¡Hola! Jalapeño is also a journal of the recipes they have grown up eating. One I hope they will turn to when they need a bit of home.
My intention is to create easy Mexican dishes that merge authentic ingredients and flavors with modern preparations; embracing the fresh, healthy, simple cooking that is at the root of traditional Mexican cuisine.
You can find more of my recipes and stories by clicking the links below. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Shape Magazine/ Healthy Strawberry Smoothie
6-Page Feature in May 2019 issue of Better Homes & Gardens
Elle España/ Low Alcohol Cocktails
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
AOL.com/Mint and Melon Margaritas
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
Oh My Veggies/ 30 Vegan Holiday Treats
Cosmopolitan/Gorgeous Pasta Salads
Community Table/Breakfast Casseroles You Have To Try
Better Homes and Gardens/Updated Childhood Lunch Favorites