Friday, June 24, 2016

Pay de Limón Paletas #PaletaWeek

Creamy, dreamy Key Lime Pie Paletas are a deliciously sweet and tart summer treat!


Pay de Limón Paletas - lacocinadeleslie.com

This week mi amiga Lola (from Lola's Cocina) is celebrating #PaletaWeek and has invited some of her favorite bloggers (myself included) and Instagrammers to join her in this sweet celebration. Always one looking for any reason to celebrate, I gladly accepted her invitation. Be sure to check out Lola's list of all the mouthwatering paleta recipes being shared this week.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Brunsviger (Danish Coffee Cake)

Brunsviger is a classic Danish coffee cake with a buttery sweet brown sugar and cinnamon glaze.


Brunsviger (Danish Coffee Cake) - lacocinadeleslie.com

One of my favorite things about The Secret Recipe Club. is discovering new-to-me cuisines and/or recipes that I might not have ever thought to make. My assignment this month is Sid's Sea Palm Cooking. Sid loves preparing good food and sharing it with friends, so much so that she hosts a monthly Tapas Night in her home and later shares photos and recipes on her blog. Sid's blog is full of delicious and easy-to-follow recipes, but what really drew me in were her authentic Danish recipes. My mouth was watering just reading through the recipes. Asier (Danish pickles), Skidne æg (hard-boiled eggs in mustard sauce), Lagekage (Danish layer cake), and Melboller (flour dumplings) which Sid says are perfect for soup. are all on my list of Sid's Danish recipes to try. I ended up choosing Brunsviger because the words Danish Coffee Cake just spoke to me.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Mexican Chocolate Horchata

Mexican chocolate, cinnamon and rice combine together in a rich, decadent twist on a classic agua fresca.



Satisfy your sweet tooth and keep cool this summer with an ice cold glass of Mexican Chocolate Horchata. Mexican chocolate isn't just for atoles, Champurrado, and mole sauces. It can be used in cookies, custards, as well as countless other desserts, and even in refreshing aguas frescas. Two of my favorites being Agua de Chocolate (made without milk) and this Horchata de Chocolate, which tastes like cinnamon chocolate milk in a fun agua fresca that is way more refreshing.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Longaniza Pineapple Tacos #TacoTuesday

Enjoy all the spicy sweet goodness of Tacos al Pastor in no time at all with these easy to make tacos made with Mexican longaniza sausage and pineapple.


Mexican Longaniza Tacos with Pineapple - lacocinadeleslie.com

If you like chorizo, you're going to love Mexican Longaniza. Longaniza is a Mexican sausage similar in flavor to chorizo - although sometimes it can be spicier - the main difference lies in that chorizo is made with ground meat while longaniza is made with finely chopped meat. Both are delicious and can be prepared a number of ways.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Potato Pambazos #MeatlessMonday

Pambazos de Papa (Potato Pambazos) are a delicious meatless take on a classic Mexican sandwich made with crusty bolillo rolls bathed in a spicy guajillo salsa then filled with refried beans, cooked potatoes, shredded lettuce, crumbled queso fresco, and Mexican crema.


Potato Pambazos - lacocinadeleslie.com

Pambazos are a traditional Mexican torta (sandwich) made by splitting open telera or bolillo rolls, dipping them in a spicy guajillo salsa, then frying them in manteca (or vegetable oil). The fried bread rolls are then stuffed with potatoes and chorizo, and topped with garnishes like shredded lettuce, crumbled queso fresco, Mexican crema, chiles en escabeche (pickled chiles) and/or a spicy tomatillo salsa.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Secret Recipe Club: Egg Foo Young

Hello, May! The beginning of a new month means it's time once again for another installment of The Secret Recipe Club. My assignment this month is Dancing Veggies written by Amanda, a vegetarian who loves to cook. Amanda's blog focuses on quick and easy vegetarian recipes with simple ingredients you can find at your local grocery store. Being the zucchini addict that I am, I was tempted with many a tasty zucchini recipe, like Zucchini Oat BreadSpinach & Zucchini Lasagna, and California Enchiladas (stuffed with zucchini). But there were quite a few non-zucchini recipes that also caught my eye: Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers, Greek Baked Eggs, and Herbal Tuna Salad just to name a few.




Wednesday, April 27, 2016

How to Make Mexican Sopes (Sopes de Frijoles y Chorizo)

Sopes are one of my favorite traditional Mexican antojitos (street foods). Loaded with delicious fillings like Refried Beans, chorizo, shredded beef, pork or chicken, or a variety of guisados like PicadilloPork Chile Colorado, and/or Rajas con Crema (just to name a few). But why stop there?! Sopes can also be topped with shredded lettuce, crumbled queso fresco, Mexican crema, and a variety of fiery salsas for an irresistible treat. For those of you unfamiliar with Mexican sopes the base is like a thick handmade corn tortilla with a small border to keep the yummy fillings from spilling out. And like tacos and tostadas, sopes are eaten with your hands. Traditionally sopes are fried in manteca (lard) before adding the fillings, but vegetable oil works just as well and that is how I prefer to fry my sopes.


How to Make Mexican Sopes (Como hacer sopes mexicanos) - lacocinadeleslie.com


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