I'm a Filipina-American who loves to bake and cook. I do love throwing things together and hoping that it's a hit with my family, friends, and my boyfriend. I like to think about food combinations and thinking of what type of seasoning/ spice to use and then making it.
My favorite things to cook
Meats wise, chicken and fish are my favorite. They are versatile, like a blank canvas but it's natural flavors are good too. I just like increasing their flavor with spice. I also like to cook with veggies: red potatoes, idaho potatoes, broccoli, spinach, etc...
My favorite family cooking traditions
Every birthday or holiday gathering, you always have to have Pancit. Pancit is a traditional Filipino noodle dish similar to "chow mein". Also, Lumpia, the infamous Filipino egg roll is always a must along side the Pancit.
My cooking triumphs
experimenting with recipes and mixing in things that "feel right"... and having the finish product taste and look great!
My cooking tragedies
I attempted "Fried Mozzarella Sticks" and I pan fried them, big mistake. 2nd mistake was having the heat on too high and finally, eating the burnt ones... blech