I love cooking because it reminds me of growing up and spending quality time with my mom, who I don't get to see very often. Plus it's a lot of fun, and there's so much out there to cook and experience. My husband and I are getting ready to move to Italy and I can't wait to learn how to cook authentic Italian meals and also to taste them!
My favorite things to cook
My favorite thing to cook is food that relates to our Puerto Rican family heritage. I also love doing fancy dinners and big breakfasts. And I'll always love making delicious and unique desserts :)
My favorite family cooking traditions
Probably the worst things mentionable, lol! Let's see: olive oil, butter and bacon grease are used a lot. So is Sazon, Sofrito, Adobo and cilantro. Oh, and garlic. LOVE the garlic! Almost everything I do is like family tradition because I learned it all from my mom!
My cooking triumphs
Any time I cook and have people tell me how good it is, or just going back for more, I consider that a triumph. Also, when I cook things that actually look pretty when served, lol! Or, when I cook something for the first time and it comes out good.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I ever cooked rice by myself. Granted I was like 14, but still. It came out this mushy, salty goop with water still in it. Oh, it was nasty. Also, more recently, I experimented with a bottle of jerk sauce, some boneless/skinless chicken breasts and the electric skillet. Either the heat was too high or maybe I didn't dump enough sauce in there, but it came out very burnt and pretty flavorless on the inside. The squash we cooked with it came out pretty good though, so it wasn't a complete tragedy ;)