I am a fourth generation native to Arizona, and anyone who knows anything about Arizona knows how unusual that is! I have been doing daycare in my home for about 25 years, and now am babysitting my four grandchildren.
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Mexican food and we all enjoy simple comfort foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My favorite family tradition is every year our entire family; aunts, cousins, grandparents, all the take day off from work on Dec 16th and bake Christmas cookies as huge group to honor my nephew who died of SIDS on that date. We started it as a way of coping with a tragic anniversary and now it has become a very fun tradition we look forward to every year.
My cooking triumphs
My greatest cooking triumph isn't a dish, but the fact that all three of my daughters are excellent cooks, and I'd like to think I've had something to do with that.
My cooking tragedies
One of my worst cooking disasters was when I was first married (30 years ago) I invited my parents and my in-laws to dinner and I made a potato casserole that required 2 cloves of garlic, not knowing better, I added 2 ENTIRE heads of garlic! It smelled wonderful while cooking but of course was completely inedible, to say the least.