Southern Fried Pride

Southern Dishes Hey there, so glad you stopped by! I’m Leslie. If you follow my blog then you know I love food. I love cooking and coming up with new concoctions, inventing new dishes, and sharing my recipes. I especially love cooking Mexican food as you can see all my previous recipes have been Mexican…

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Candy Corn Jello Shots

      Candy Corn Jello Shots Everybody loves candy corn, I know I do! So what is better for your Halloween gathering than some jello shots to liven up the evening! Ingredients 2 large boxes lemon Jello 2 large boxes orange Jello 1 can whipped cream Vodka Candy corn (for decoration) Instructions Prepare lemon Jello…

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Mexican Picnic Salad

Ensalada Mexicana de Dia de Campo Found this recipe actually on a facebook post on my wall and thought, “hummmm, wonder what this would taste like with jalapenos or serranos with cilantro in it. Made it, loved it, here it is! Give it a try for something different on your next picnic, tailgate party, or…

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Shrimp Cocktail/Coctel de Cameron

  Mexican Shrimp Cocktail This is another of my favorites beacuase it’s so easy and fast to make. It can be used as an appetizer or an entrée. Your guests will love it and they’ll be begging you for the recipe! Provecho! LeslieLaGringa Mexican Shrimp Cocktail/Coctel de Cameron Ingredients: 1 tsp. salt 1 sm. onion diced…

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Mexican Meatballs/Albondigas

Cold Weather Foods Albondigas – Mexican Meatballs Make these for your next brunch date for a guaranteed hit! Your guests will think you are a genius. Also great for after school snacks after they are done just wrap in aluminum foil and freeze. When you’re ready to eat them just drop them into almost boiling water…

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Sincronizadas

Cold Weather Foods Sincronizadas If you like quesadillas you’re gonna love this! They are great for a light lunch, brunch, or a snack. They are quick, easy, and cheap to make. Make these for your next brunch date for a guaranteed hit! Your guests will think you are a genius. My kids loved them for…

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Chuletas de Puerco con Arroz – Pork Chops w/Rice

Cold Weather Mexican Food Chuletas con Arroz This fast and easy dinner is great for any mom on a tight budget and schedule. Also it’s a great warm you up dish for these cold windy days we’ve been having. Prep time is a maximum of 30 minutes, half the time if you already have left…

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Homemade Chicken Tacos

  Cold Weather Food   Chicken Tacos   This is a fun easy way to make homemade tacos. I like making these when I want something easy to grab to eat while on the run like on a Saturday. People running in and out working around the yard or in the house these are as convenient…

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Huevos con Chorizo- Chorizo & Eggs

    Huevos con Chorizo Cold Weather Food   This is a great new way to eat eggs. There are several different ways to fix eggs Mexican style, but this one is my favorite. As I’ve said before in other blogs I love Chorizo!. I’ll eat it with anything.. lol. This is really a fast,…

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Gorditas

Cold Weather Mexican Food Gorditas I just love Gorditas. They can be made so many ways. I think each state in Mexico has their own way of making them and I’ve come up with my own way also. This is something I came up with years ago because I thought that a regular Gordita was…

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Cold Weather Snacks-Bean Dip

Bean Dip Ever make a big pot of Pintos and didn’t know what to do with the leftovers? Well never fear I have a solution for that. Myself I always make enough Pintos to have a pot in my fridge to last 3-4 days. We eat Pintos almost everyday just like they do in Mexico….

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Charro- Mexican type Chili Beans

Cold Weather Foods Charro-Mexican Chili Beans I love making this soup on a nice cold day. Not only is it filling and delicious it’s also cheap, doesn’t take but a few minutes, and can be made a lot of times from left overs in the fridge. I made it for supper tonight because I had left overs…

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Deer Bar-B-Q/Barbacoa de Venado Guadalajara

Deer Bar-B-Q A few weeks ago a co-worker of my husband gave him 3 deer hind-quarters where he had went hunting that past week-end. With our little freezer on our fridge we couldn’t hold but 2 of them so we gave away one of those. One of them we made Barbacoa for Thanksgiving and yesterday we…

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Burritos-Brunch in a Flash

Brunch in a Flash With my busy schedule I tend not to eat right. I’m always eating junk or something not at all healthy. Well today I decided I’m going to eat something with a couple of the food groups together so this is what I came up with. I always have beans in my…

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Mole-Mexican side dish with a Kick

  Plate of Carnitas w/mole & rice, tortillas Mole, A Traditional Dish as old as Mexico   I’m beginning to wonder if it’s ever going to really get cold. So far this week it’s been in the 70s twice. Don’t get me wrong I do love these Indian Summer days, but you know I would…

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Easy Dinner that may become Your Family’s Favorite

Tinga & Mexican Rice Tinga Tinga is a dish that has been served in Mexico for many years. I first tried it about 15 years ago and it became one of my most favorites of all. Not only is it versatile it’s easy, cheap and so delicious. There are several ways to make it, but…

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Mexican Red Rice (like Pancho Villa’s)

Mexican Red Rice I love Mexican rice. It has flavor that I could never tire from. I first tasted it around 19 years ago and since then I don’t recall ever eating rice our way again..lol. Yes it is a little harder to make, but well worth the time and effort. Once you get in the swing…

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Cute Easy Gift Idea with Granola

Granola This is so cute, once I seen it I just had to share it. I found it on Martha Stewart of course. How can one person just be so talented, she’s a genius! Here’s the recipe and if you need directions on decorating the jar just go to her site with the link at…

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Another Easy DIY Idea for Old Jars

Get out your old jars! Here I am again with another jar project and I must say it’s a really cute easy one. So go get in your cabinets, basements, cellars, or wherever you store them and get them out cause this is one project that you will be able to enjoy year after year….

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Easy DIY Christmas Decor & Gifts-Old Jars

Old Fashion Jar Candle Holders Wow, can you believe it’s almost that time again? Yes, I’m talking about Christmas. That special time of year when we get to celebrate the wonderful birth of Christ. I’m so thankful we have such a loving God, that he would sacrifice his own Son to save the rest of…

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Easy & Cute DIY Christmas Decor

Christmas Lightbulbs As Decor I just love this time of year with all its merry cheer. The celebration of Jesus’ birth as a gift from God is often forgotten. Please remember why this holiday even began, it’s the reason for the season. Don’t give in to the politicaly correctness of happy holidays. That really irks…

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Mexican Tomato Soup/Sopa

Tomato Soup/Sopa de Tomate Here is a real easy side dish anyone can make. It’s almost as easy as making macaroni & cheese and I thing just as good. All my grandkids love it and I’m sure your kids will too. It can be made as a single dish for snack time or for lunch also….

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Sopa Lentil / Lentil Soup

Sopa Lentil / Lentil Soup Here’s a great soup I love to make on these cold blustery days. It’s anothr great recipe from the Garcia Family in Queretaro, Mexico, that I learnt while living there. It’s really easy and one of the fastest I seen so far making from scratch. It’s also very cheap if…

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Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Scones

Chocolate Cherry Oatmeal Scones These sweet scones can be the perfect treat for a holiday party or a unique recipe to share as a gift. With simple instructions and only 30 minutes combined prep and cooking time, they appear and taste far more complex than they are. So break out your baking gear and get…

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Having Fun with Corks

Easy DIY Project with Corks Just seen some great ideas for making things with corks. I myself don’t drink much wine, but those of you who do here are some great ideas to put all those corks you have piling up around your house to good use. If you have anymore great ideas with corks just…

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Atole, A Time Honored Tradition

Atole, Warming Up the Holidays Here is a great drink that Latinos love this time of year. It is used year round but especially around the holidays and Christmas. This great tasting cup of warmth keeps you toasty all through the cold winter months. I love the aromas of cinnamon, allspice, and ginger floating up…

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DIY SnowGlobe

Easy DIY SnowGlobe There’s nothing like a snowglobe. I don’t care who you are or how old you are everyone love’s shaking them and watching the snow or glitter swirling around and around and then falling to the bottom. Once is never enough. I found that I have to shake it at least two to…

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Easy DIY Stocking Holder

A Beautiful DIY Stocking Holder Here’s a stocking holder for your mantle I found while looking around today. I just love it and it’s really easy to do. I have seen this idea also done other ways like a coat rack, but you could do it so many ways. A couple of things I have thought of doing with…

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Missing Mexico

About this time in the past two years and this year I have been getting a feeling i’m missing something. I’ve come to the conclussion that it’s I’m missing Mexico. The last time I went was October 28th, 2009, around this time of year. I made a lot of friends one of them Yolanda, Yoli for short, and she…

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Pazole Sunday @mom’s

Hey Ya’ll! This past Sunday my daughter calls up wanting to know if I would make her and her friends a Mexican soup called Pazole. She even volunteered to buy the ingredients & so I told her of course I would. It’s an easy soup to make when you have all the ingredients out & ready then it’s…

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Hola world!

Welcome to Southern Backporch Gossip’s first Blog. Here I will tell about some of my adventures in Mexico. Living there I was blessed with being able to learn from one of the best cooks in the area. No, she wasn’t a famous chef or anything like that. She’s my Aunt Lavoria. She taught me some…

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