I'm a nursing student/bartender who picked up a pan and a spatula one day and fell in love. I started out with many little disasters (thank God for my loving and patient friends and family. hehehe)... but I've learned a lot through trial and error. Now, even if I may say so myself, I throw the dinner parties that everyone waits for.
My favorite things to cook
Pasta, seafood and dessert... and in that order! Really though, I try to make something different every chance I get. My honey is a very happy man. lol.
My favorite family cooking traditions
With my Japanese and Mexican heritage, Tamales from scratch and traditional style mochi with my family during Christmas time.
My cooking triumphs
I planned and pulled of 7 dish dinner party for 25 people on my mother's birthday. I got rave reviews all around and at the end of the night my mother lovingly said to me, "Gee, who knew you could cook so well. Sure didn't get it from me... ".
My cooking tragedies
LOL... my very first attempt at stir fry. Can you say *chewy* stir fry soup? I can't believe my then boyfriend actually swallowed that first (and only!) bite. haha, unforgettable.