I'm the Director of a private school. I work long hours. The way i like to wind down is in the kitchen.
I was always sitting on the counter as a little girl, watching my mother work her magic in the kitchen. Now I see that with my daughters.
Anytime we have a family gathering it is all about the food and love that goes into each dish. Every recipe brings up a memory of the ones who passed them down to us.My mother and grandmother, may they rest in peace, were the best teachers.
My favorite things to cook
First and foremost would have to be mexican food. From enchiladas to carne guisada. I also love to grill.
But my passion is baking. Brownies, cakes, pies and cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Making tamales for Christmas has got to be my favorite family cooking tradition.
My cooking triumphs
I feel triumphant every time my family asks for seconds.
My cooking tragedies
The very first time I cooked a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, i forgot to remove the bag containing the neck, liver and gizzards. My dad saved me the embarrasment by removing it before any one else could see it. Umm yeah, I was only 21 :)