I'm a married mother of a beautiful three year old girl. I'm a full-time mom and part-time student - I'm working on getting my Master's degree in Secondary Education. I'm a Texan at heart but loving living in Hawaii temporarily (that's the military life!).
My favorite things to cook
I love to bake - I love dessert and want some after every meal! I love anything with pumpkin, chocolate, or raisins. I make a lot of cookies and cakes, but I'm trying to branch out and try new things.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My grandparents are Hispanic and I love the wonderful ethnic foods that come out of their kitchen. I've tried to watch closely so that I can learn to cook a more diverse menu.
My cooking triumphs
My mom makes the best chicken fried steak - it's not your normal kind, it's a hispanic version. It's been my favorite meal since I was a kid and it took me a couple of years after I was married before I finally could make it taste as good. When I make it now and it tastes like my mom's, I'm ecstatic!
My cooking tragedies
I cannot cook a pot roast. I've tried everything and no matter what I do or how I cook it or what ingredients I use I never get a good pot roast. Even the slow cooker doesn't work.