I love to cook and I love to make people happy with food. In Mexico, they have a saying for when a woman learns to cook: "Ya te puedes casar." (Translation: You can get married now.) Well, I didn't have a lot of cooking experience when I got married (my husband is from Mexico). The first two years or so were a bit tough, but I've come to love cooking, something I never thought I had a talent for. I've gone from burning every pancake I put in the pan and having half the batter mix in my hair (something my husband refers to fondly) to regularly hearing the words, "You can get married now." It is very satisfying to know my family enjoys the food I prepare so much, especially since I used to be such a disaster in the kitchen.
My favorite things to cook
Dessert! Dessert! Dessert!
My cooking triumphs
Learning to cook from scratch. In order to eat healthier and avoid a lot of trash we get in processed foods these days, I've grown accustomed to making many things at home. Bread, cream soups, sauces, pretty much anything to avoid something in a can or a box. No Duncan Hines or Betty Crocker box mixes here! And it's nice to know what I'm giving to my family. I am very diligent in checking ingredient labels. My husband will bring home something from the grocery store bakery and the list is a mile long. No thank you!
My cooking tragedies
No matter how I succeed in other areas, I am yet to master meatloaf or biscuits. They just don't like me, I guess!