My mother is from Guam and my father is from Cuba. I have had the love for food and entertaining since I was in diapers...ok since I was tall enough to reach the stove. I come from a pretty big family, my grandmother would always be in the kitchen making food for tons of people every Sunday. My Grandparents always entertained and of course cooking was the way to bring the family together and now I realized that was not only a part of our culture but there secret to maintain strong family bonds. Good food, good music and good company.....that is a sure way to keep you smiling!
My favorite things to cook
I love sauce so I am always coming up with new ideas to add to pastas, rice, chicken and fish. I don't eat meat but I found that there is always an alternative way to make something just as delicious. I love to barbecue.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love traditional Chamorro food. Lumpias, Finadene, Kelaguen, Red rice and Estufao, empanadas....it's all great!! I'm not afraid to try things out of my comfort zone. I think taking risks and trying new things make you the cook you are.
My cooking tragedies
I don't have a sweet tooth so I RARELY bake. When I do.....well it just never turns out the way I would like. I prefer someone else to bake me a cookie.