I live on the beautiful central coast of California. I love to cook for my family and friends. My husband is my biggest inspiration. He was a very picky eater once upon a time- now he tries everything I make!
My favorite things to cook
I love to explore different cultures through food. My favorite thing about Allrecipes is the availability of regional U.S. recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have a very multicultural background- Midwestern, filipina, Mexican,Chilean. It makes for great family gatherings. My mom's lumpia are always a hit.
My cooking triumphs
My most recent cooking triumph was our World Cup 2010 brunch- huevos rancheros casserole, arroz con pollo, cochinita pibil, Dutch gruyere potatos au gratin, ceviche, and sangria.