I was born and raised in St.Croix, USVI, went to college in Puerto Rico, got married there and stayed. I really like it here and feel like I have lived here all my life. I took my first cooking lessons when I was 15 yrs. at the local university in St.Croix, It was for 6 weeks but I learned so much and it has helped me to be successful in the kitchen today.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake! I bake fresh bread at least once every two weeks. I also like making Mexican dishes, pasta and healthy dishes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My family used to cook big Thanksgiving dinners but I didn't carry on the tradition as it was just my husband and I for many years until our first child was born but I sometimes organize a nice breakfast at church to remember the good times we used to have as a family on that occasion.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made bread it was such a success I called the neighbor to see what I had made. I went on to sell bread with my husband for like 6 months and many people that see us today always tell us that our bread was the best they have had and beg us to sell bread again.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked for my husband (then boyfriend) I prepared it by my cousin's house. He was coming over to eat with a roommate. I was so nervous I kept checking and turning the rice and it came out mushy and then it took on a smoked taste. I wanted so bad to make a good impression, so I was embarrassed but no one said a thing about it.