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Dominican actress, writer, and director Laura Gómez popped into the Allrecipes studio to create a look-alike of her famous "Orange Is the New Black" character, Blanca Flores, unruly hair and all.

The star of Netflix's hit series also talks about how the emotional ending of Season 6 left her ready to take on the tough topic of immigration in Season 7 — and how it spurred her to begin sharing personal stories of immigrants on her Instagram.

Gómez also dishes on her mom's amazing culinary skills, why her friends suggest take-out any time Gómez says she'll cook, and how she and the entire OITNB cast have grown close over the last seven years of filming.

Watch this episode of "Treat Yourself" and many more on Allrecipes Twitter.

Tune into Season 7 of "Orange Is the New Black" on Netflix.

Find Laura Gómez on Facebook and on Instagram.

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