My parents taught me to love food. Whether it's my mom's famously awesome 6 can chili or my dad's newest treat off the grill. I got my creativity in the kitchen from my mom who can take anything from the fridge and pantry and make a clever, delicious and healthy meal. And I got my taste for the exotic from my dad who will forever impress me with new ingredients and techniques.
My favorite things to cook
I recently got a rice steamer and a Wok so right now i love doing stir fry and asian dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When I was living at home I always loved the huge Thanksgiving parties with my mom and Tamales for Christmas Eve with Dad.
My cooking triumphs
Mashed Potatoes! I love to eat them and love to cook them. They're always cheesy and garlicy.
My cooking tragedies
My sister is a much better baker so I wasn't too surprised the day I left the eggs out of the pumpkin pies. They were very sad pies.