Leslie Harris de Limón has a keen sense for recipe development, which she’s used to create delicious Mexican recipes both traditional and contemporary. Featured here is a Mexican shrimp cocktail. (Photo/Courtesy Leslie de Limón )

Food blogs we love: La Cocina de Leslie

Who’s blogging?  Leslie Harris de Limón, a blue-eyed, Spanglish-speaking California girl.  I was raised by my Mexican grandparents, who introduced me to my love of cooking at a young age when I was barely tall enough to see over my grandparents’ stove.  I’m a wife, mom of 4 and overall domestic goddess.  And for the last 11 years, Mexico has been my home.

 Explain your blog name:  After a year of blogging with a plain, unimaginative name (Recipes by Leslie), I wanted a name that conjured up images of the Mexican-inspired dishes I share on my blog, and La Cocina de Leslie was born.

 Blogging since: April 2009

Blogging from: Yahualica, Jalisco, Mexico.  (A picturesque town just north of Guadalajara, known for producing the best chile de arbol in the world.)

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Leslie Harris de Limón is a self-titled domestic goddess, balancing four children with food blogging from her home in beautiful Mexico. (Photo/Leslie de Limón)

Most popular post: The most popular recipes on my blog are the more traditional Mexican dishes, like Coctel de Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Cocktail), and Enchiladas de Papa.  But not-so-traditional Mexican-inspired dishes like Breakfast Enchiladas and Mexican Pizza are also a big hit.

What you’ve learned about food while blogging: I’ve learned to keep an open mind when it comes to food and to never judge food by its appearance or where it came from.  And that sometimes it takes quite a few tries for a food to grow on you.

Where do you get inspiration for your posts? My family, childhood memories, foods I miss and crave from the US, and all of the amazing foods Mexico has to offer.

What have you learned from blogging? Food blogging is a never-ending learning process.

Where else can we find you online? You can usually find me on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.  Or on my other blog, Leslie Writes It All, where I share stories about our life here in Mexico.

What are your favorite food blogs? I enjoy reading The Mija Chronicles, Spicie Foodie, Scarletta Bakes and Girlichef.

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