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La Cocina de Leslie
Celebrating food, family, and life in Mexico.
Celebrating food, family, and life in Mexico.

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Salsa Macha
Salsa macha is an oil-based Mexican salsa made with golden fried garlic and dried árbol chiles. If you like spicy Mexican salsas, you are going to love Salsa Macha ! It's a simple, three ingredient salsa that is rich in flavor and heavy on the heat. The sma...

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Nopales en Salsa Verde #AtoZrecipechallenge
Thin slices of nopales sauteed with onion and banana peppers in a spicy tomatillo salsa topped with crumbled queso fresco  are a quick and easy side dish, garnish, or meatless filling for tacos. I haven't forgotten about my A to Z Recipe Challenge. It is st...

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Tacos de Lechuga #AtoZrecipechallenge
Tacos de Lechuga are a delicious way to enjoy tacos, even if you're on a low carb diet. Okay boys and girls, we are almost halfway through the A to Z Recipe Challenge. Today's recipe is brought to you by the letter L and these Tacos de Lechuga (Lettuce Taco...

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Kiwi Lime Sorbet #AtoZrecipechallenge
Cool, tart, and refreshing homemade sorbet made with fresh kiwi and lime juice. K is for kiwi, as in this Kiwi Lime Sorbet . But before we get into the recipe, I want to talk about one of my favorite kitchen gadgets. For the longest time (like 10+ years), o...

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Taquitos de Jamaica (Hibiscus Flower Taquitos) #AtoZrecipechallenge
Crispy taquitos filled with sauteed flor de jamaica (hibiscus flower) and queso fresco topped with lettuce and pickled red onions are a delicious meatless option perfect for Lent. J is for Jamaica , as in flor de jamaica , which is Spanish for hibiscus flow...

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Italian Pasta Salad #AtoZrecipechallenge
Creamy Italian Pasta Salad made with rotini pasta, bacon, salami, pepperoni, olives, Mexican crema , two types of cheese (parmesan and Manchego), and Italian dressing. For today's recipe in my A to Z Recipe Challenge , I could not think of a Mexican recipe ...

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Horchata de Cacahuate #AtoZrecipechallenge
Roasted unsalted peanuts are what give this horchata it's unique and refreshing flavor! H is for Horchata de Cacahuate . Horchata is a traditional Mexican agua fresca made with rice. But there are also many versions of horchata made with other grains and in...

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Ground Beef Picadillo #AtoZrecipechallenge
Traditional Mexican Picadillo made with ground beef and vegetables in a ancho and guajillo chile broth. Continuing on with the A to Z Recipe Challenge, G is for ground beef. When I think of ground beef, the first thing that pops into my head is Pappy's Pica...

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Chicken Vegetable Sopa de Fideo #AtoZrecipechallenge
When you're sick, there's nothing quite as comforting than a bowl of Sopa de Fideo with chicken and vegetables in a spicy tomato broth, just like your abuelita  or tías used to make. Today's recipe for my A to Z Recipe Challenge is brought to you by the let...

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Ensalada de Esquites (Mexican Street Corn Salad) #AtoZrecipechallenge
All the flavor of traditional Mexican street corn in a cool, refreshing salad perfect for your next barbecue! If you've never tasted a Mexican elote (corn on the cob), topped with a combination of Mexican crema , mayo, crumbled queso fresco , and Tajín, you...
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