I am a stay at home mom with lots of time to create and think of new ideas on old recipes. Some are from family, or here and I just play with them and love making new tastey dishes for me and my husband.
Recently I've started creating my own recipes from scratch. So far so delicioso! :)
My favorite things to cook
Mexican, Italian, Japanese and Middle Eastern food. Moroccan food that I've tried to make came out very well too.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I learned my spaghetti recipe from my parents ( I believe my dad taught it to my mom ) I grew up watching. Another family recipe we have, that I love, is Mom's rice stuffing! She would make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas. I watched her make that so much and when I moved on my own asked her for the recipe and continue that tradition in my home.
My cooking triumphs
Making the rice stuffing taste just like Mom's! Another one I am proud of is learning how to make homemade Mexican food for my husband and have him tell me its just as good as his Mom makes it :) First time ever trying Mexican food was when I met him!! Not too bad for a white Canadian gal.
My cooking tragedies
I haven't really had one since I was about 7 years old trying to surprise my dad with home made muffins on Father's Day... I went by memory of watching my Mom and forgot ONE ingredient! They turned out to be flat wierd patties instead of nice fluffy muffins.