I'm from Alaska, lived in Mexico for a year after getting married, was in Lima for 2 years and now we're settled in Cusco for the long run. I love it here! We're planning on opening a cafe at some point so I'm trying a lot of recipes for baked goods that we can use.
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake, especially chocolate treats and cookies. My new favorite is dark chocolate cheesecake. I like to cook with chicken and vegetables, make Mexican dishes and soups. We love cumin, garlic, cilantro, chile and ginger in our house!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chocolate chip cookies... everyone in my family had to learn to make them the "right" way and now we're all very picky about them. Being from Alaska, there is always Alaskan blueberry pie or cake at any get-together.
My cooking triumphs
Finding the perfect brownie recipe and perfecting my cheesecake. It's hard to find real cheesecake where I live so that is a huge triumph!
My cooking tragedies
I decided to try a healthy recipe I found once for sweet zucchini carrot pancakes. Big mistake! My husband says they were worse than his mom's apple beet muffins, a huge joke in his family.