I have been cooking since I was about 10 years old. It began with simple things such as hot dogs, eggs, and oatmeal, and progressed from there. Cooking is my therapy. After a long day, I look forward to be in my sanctuary and whipping up some deliciousness for my loved ones.
My favorite things to cook
I LOVE to layer things. Even if they sound kind of weird. To me it's abstract meets architecture meets culinary arts. I like to make variations of Shepherds pies and I am also great at typical Puertorican cookery.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I haven't established any yet, but hope to soon and pass them down to my daughters.
My cooking triumphs
I catered for my coworker's daughter's baby shower. It was a hit. I made my own mojo marinated chicken breast, baked BBQ chicken parts, my mother-in-laws meatballs, rice with pidgeon peas, potato salad, my Roll out Rustica pizza, and my hubby and I carved a watermelon like a stroller and filled it with fresh fruit. Everyone loved it and encouraged me to make it my business, which I am.
My cooking tragedies
My Ugly mint cake this past Christmas. I made a ready to bake chocolate cake from a box, and thought I would be cool and add some sour cream to moisten it up. It worked, so I decided to keep improvising. I wanted it to look festive and Christmas-ey, so I made a glaze from powdered sugar and green food coloring. Mind you this was going on a BROWN chocolate cake. I also added mint and made a filling from the same glaze, sour cream and more mint. It looked like something swamp thing choked up. And it tasted like a candy cane dipped in rancid milk.