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La Cocina de Leslie
Celebrating food, family, and life in Mexico.
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Mexican Cauliflower Rice
Enjoy all the flavor of traditional Mexican rice in this healthy and delicious cauliflower rice dish. Cauliflower rice recipes are all the rage on Pinterest, and I totally jumped on the bandwagon because I love finding new ways to add more veggies to my fam...

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Ceviche de Surimi (Crab Ceviche)
This refreshing crab ceviche with lots of fresh veggies, including cucumber and carrot, is perfect for Lent Fridays or a light warm-weather meal. Ceviche is another of my go-to recipes for Lent Fridays. I have so many ceviche recipes in my repertoire, that ...

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Buffalo Crab Dip w/ Salsa Valentina
Valentina brand hot sauce not only adds a spicy kick to this creamy crab dip, it also adds tons of flavor. This spicy Buffalo Crab Dip is one of my family's favorites during Cuaresma (Lent). Made with surimi (imitation crab meat), cream cheese, Mexican crem...

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Camarones con Rajas (Creamy Shrimp with Roasted Poblano Peppers) {She Made/Ella Hace}
Camarones con Rajas is a delicious Mexican dish that consists of plump shrimp in a creamy garlic sauce with strips of roasted poblano peppers. For this month's installment of She Made/ Ella Hace my friend Heather (from  All Roads Lead to the Kitchen ) and I...

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Arroz con Crema y Elote (White Rice with Cream and Corn)
Flavorful white rice flavored with onion, garlic, golden corn kernels, and Mexican crema. With Cuaresma (Lent) starting next week, I thought now would be a good time to share how to make  Arroz con Crema y Elote. It is a popular side dish served at Mexican ...

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Lime in the Coconut Margarita for #NationalMargaritaDay
Raise your glass to celebrate National Margarita Day with this tropical Coconut Lime Margarita. I know I'm not the first blogger to point out that some foods and beverages bring certain tunes to mind. Like anytime I make something piña colada flavored, "The...

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Morisqueta de Costillitas en Salsa Ranchera
Morisqueta is a traditional Mexican dish--popular in the state of Michoacán--that consists of a mixture of beans and rice topped with tender pieces of meat in a spicy salsa. Morisqueta  is one of those dishes that when I make it, I ask myself why I don't ma...

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Salsa Ranchera (Roasted Tomato Salsa)
Spicy roasted tomato and chile serrano salsa perfect for serving with tortilla chips (or pork rinds) or with your favorite tacos. Salsa Ranchera is one of those salsas you always want to have in your fridge because you can serve it with tortilla chips or po...

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Comfort Food Classics: Banana Pudding {She Made/Ella Hace]
Creamy banana pudding made with  galletas Maria's and vanilla-flavored atole mix. . When you think Valentine's Day, the first things that come to mind are chocolates and roses. I love all things chocolate and my hubby never fails to surprise me with a beaut...

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Slow Cooker Orange Chipotle Pulled Pork
Tender and juicy slow cooker pulled pork flavored with fresh orange juice, smoky chipotle peppers, garlic, and Mexican piloncillo. Making pulled pork at home needn't be difficult at all with a little help from your slow cooker. Just mix everything together,...
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