Enjoying California's beauty with my WICKEDLY AWESOME husband who is a professional chef (and yes, a critic as well :-))who never fails to show me everyday what happiness truly is. I LOVE music, growing my own fruits & veggies, cooking, arts & crafts, traveling, tattooing & living in the moment! :-)
My favorite things to cook
EVERYTHING!! I'm easily inspired-be it a place I've seen on tv-or a food/ingredient I've reciently learned about, I try to learn different ethnic dishes, techniques from my husband, and I LOVE cooking for a crowd!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Being from an Island family, the one thing you do, is cook and EAT! Everything is celebrated with food-traditional Guamanian or Mexican food is our mainstay, everyone gets together and pitches in, I love baking treats for holidays and parties, too. Given all that, nothing beats one of my husband's GREAT BBQ's!!!
My cooking triumphs
Just about anything I try. But you know that satisfying feeling you get when something you've tried really turns out well and you just LOVE it? It's a triumph!!! But my best triumphs are from recipes I've created on my own, no matter how long it took me!
My cooking tragedies
Once I was at someone's house and in charge of making garlic bread. Easy enough, and always a hit, I thought, "Cool, I got this" but low and behold, desaster struck!!!! I used a container containing Garlic Salt, instead of Garlic Granules.(no label) It had a lot of garlic in it so it didnt really look different. Can you imagine not only my surprise but everyone else's at the table???!!! ...If there was ever a time to disappear, that was it...my boyfriend was at the table, poor guy...he tried to eat them anyway and be supportive, but I could tell, he was dying. Needless to say, I never made that mistake again, and luckily, he married me anyway! :-)