I like to experiment with my cooking; ethnic cooking has so much in common with spices, so I find that TX chili is delicious over spaghetti, and pesto tastes great with jalapeno peppers!
My favorite things to cook
I enjoy baking, and I love making cookies. I have been experimenting with the Mexican bizcochito recipe, which is a delicate cookie made with lard, served at holiday times and for special occasions. I made some with chipotle powder and some with lemon-raspberry frozen mix. Wow!
My favorite family cooking traditions
Thanksgiving at our house was wonderful. My mom was the best cook ever, and it was nice to see all the family gathered at the table, with our children running around everywhere. I love Fall, and all the scents associated with Fall.
My cooking triumphs
For awhile, my bundt cake was the best; before that, it was my pumpkin pie. Now, I love making pumpkin cheesecake; lemon-ginger cupcakes; hazelnut cookies--everything from scratch.
My cooking tragedies
I cannot make a decent tortilla or a red enchilada sauce: I live in the shadow of my mom and two sisters who are wonderful cooks, but then, they can't make marinara sauce or bake delicate cookies or filled cupcakes!