I am a mom of 3 and love to cook. My mother started teaching me the basics in the kitchen since I was old enough to hold a knife. I love to cook Spanish foods the most. I have always enjoyed trying new recipes in the kitchen and love cooking for parties.
My favorite things to cook
I love to grill, Puerto Rican cuisine, Dominican cuisine, Chinese, Greek, Italian, american cooking and even Indian food!
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love cooking for Christmas! In our family that would include a Pernil, Arroz con gandules and pasteles! Every Christmas expect to gain 40 pounds in our family. It's tradition to visit family members throughout the holidays and eat at their houses. You get enough carbs to pumps you up or plump you out for the entire year. I can smell the pasteles as we speak..Mmmmm!
My cooking triumphs
I learned how to make curry! It is not a big thing for many, but for a hispanic girl from chicago, THIS IS HUGE.
My cooking tragedies
I bake for the ones I hate" That is my motto for baking. Unless it is idiot proof or comes in a box, I am not a gifted baker. I hope to change this soon so I can distance myself from a name to name basis from my local baker.