Like all kids I was very curious in the kitchen. I was also known to be cursed in the kitchen! I would stir a sauce, it would boil over. I would manage to burn myself once every time I stepped near the stove/oven. If a cornbread recipe called for baking powder, I would accidently grab baking soda! (the knife broke off in the 1 1/2 inch cornbread cement). One day I just... got it. I was throwing flavors together like crazy and learning all kinds of techniques. Now I'm a mom and I've found myself dining out much less. Being a chef for three has taught me a lot these last two years. I am excited to expand my horizons and share what recipes I have!
My favorite things to cook
Family dinners, quick and easy lunches/sides, deserts, appetizers. I love cake decoration!
My favorite family cooking traditions
My parents have always cooked everything for us. Anything baked, every meal, any snacks, and all holidays. My favorite holiday (year round) memories are with my sister and mother in that small, hot kitchen. MY absolute favorite memory has to be the tradition of making almond rocha from scratch and having our little taste testing assembly lines!
My cooking triumphs
Cake decoration I would say, probably because I can't think of a cooking recipe I wouldn't improve in some way!
My cooking tragedies
The cornbread catastrophe of 1995.