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She Made, Ella Hace {the series}

She Made, Ella Hace (the series)
What happens when two American girls who are both married to Mexican guys find out that although one of them lives in the U.S. and one of them lives in Mexico, they both love eating the same food?  Well, naturally they decide to get "together" the only way they can and cook up the same dishes.  Or perhaps take the same ingredients and talking about them in their own voice or using them in their own way.

Leslie and I have teamed up to occasionally cook/bake/make a our own versions of the same food.  We want to see how similar (or how different) they turn out.  Other times we will pick an ingredient and use it however we choose...or maybe just talk about it.  Good food knows no borders and we hope to share the food we love with you.  It's not a competition, it's a showcase.  We will post on the same day as each other and would love to hear your thoughts on what we've made and how you make it.

Join me (here at All Roads Lead to the Kitchen) and Leslie in her kitchen (at La Cocina de Leslie) for some delicious food.

#1: Conchas
I made: Conchas
Leslie made: Conchas
#2: Tequila

#3: Mole
I made: Mole Amarillo
Leslie made: Mole Enchiladas

#4: Pan de Muerto
I made: Pan de Muerto
Leslie made: Pan de Muerto

#5: Ponche Navideño
I made: Ponche Navideño
Leslie made: Ponche Navideño

#6: Atole
I made: Vanilla-Almond Atole
Leslie made: Atole de Nuez

#7: Tamales
I made: Tamal de Fresa
Leslie made: Tamales de Puerco

#8: Tamarindo
I made: Tamarind Brandy Sour
Leslie made: Agua de Tamarindo

#9: Sopa de Fideo
I made: Sopa de Fideo
Leslie made: Sopa de Fideo Seco

#10: Pastel Azteca
I made: Pastel Azteca
Leslie made: Pastel Azteca

#11: Chorizo

#12: Paletas

#13: Pan Dulce
I made: Puerquitos
Leslie made: Chorreadas     

#14: Empanadas (Dulce)
I made: Empanadas: Apple w/ Almond Paste + Pumpkin w/ Piloncillo & Cinnamon
Leslie made: Mini Pumpkin Empanada Bites

#15: Pecan Pie
I made: Spiced Maple Pecan Pie w/ Star Anise
Leslie made: Cajeta Pecan Pie

#16: Eggnog
I made: Rompope (Mexican Eggnog)
Leslie Made: Homemade Eggnog

#17: Tomato Soup
I made: Roasted Tomato Soup w/ Poblanos / Sopa de Jitomate y Rajas
Leslie made: Homemade Tomato Soup

#18: Margaritas for National Margarita Day
I made: Orange-Vanilla Margaritas
Leslie made: Orange Margaritas w/ Lime & Chile

#19: Shrimp
I made: Queso Flameado w/ Shrimp & Salsa Ranchera
Leslie made: Tequila-Lime Shrimp Tacos

#20: Empanadas (Savory)
I made: Empanadas de Picadillo
Leslie made: Poblano Chicken Empanadas

#21: Smoothies
I made: Fruit & Oat Power Smoothies
Leslie made: Strawberry Oat Smoothies

#22: Nieves
I made:  Lemon Drop Granita
Leslie made:  Nieve Raspada de Jamaica

#23: Burgers
I made: Piggy Burgers w/ Sundried Tomato Ketchup
Leslie made: Roasted Poblano Burgers w/ Chile de Arbol Guacamole

#24: Each Other's Recipes
I made: Ejotes con Huevo
Leslie made: Tortas con Chile Colorado

#25: Tacos
I made: Spicy Pasilla-Mushroom Tacos
Leslie made: Tacos de Frijoles con Queso

#26: Sweet Potatoes
I made: Coconut Sweet Potato Pie w/ Spiced Graham Cracker Crust
Leslie made: Sweet Potatoes Tacos w/ Longaniza

#27: Football Snacks
I made: Jalapeño-Cheddar Pretzel Bites
Leslie made: Cheeseburger Pizza

#28: Chocolate
I made: Pepita Cake with Mexican Chocolate and Tequila
Leslie made: Mexican Chocolate Arroz con Leche

#29: Pipián
I made: Salmon in Pipián Verde
Leslie made: Chicken Pipian Rojo

#30: Cocktails
I made: Raspberry Lemonade Margarita
Leslie made: Margaritas de Cerveza (Beer Margaritas)

#31: Paletas
I made: Dulce de Leche Paletas
Leslie made: Paletas de Cajeta y Nuez (Caramel-Pecan Paletas)

#32: Nopales
I made: Migas con Nopales
Leslie made: Grapefruit-Cactus Paddle Smoothie

#33: Bacon
I made: Black Bean and Bacon Flautas
Leslie made: Bacon Fried Rice

#34: Green
I made: Matcha Shamrock Shortbread Cookies
Leslie made: Cucumber Lime Margaritas

#35: Strawberries
I made: Strawberry Atole + Strawberry Atole Paletas
Leslie made: Fresh Strawberry Margaritas

#36: Slow Cooker / Crockpot Recipes
I made: Slow Cooker Baked Beans
Leslie made: Crockpot Beef Shank Barbacoa

#37: Peaches
I made: Fresh Peach and Whiskey Ice Cream
Leslie made: Easy Peach Cobbler

#38: Día de Muertos
I made: Camotes Enmielados (Mexican Candied Sweet Potatoes)
Leslie made: Classic Café de Olla