Oct. 18, 2009 12:45 pm
Updated: Oct. 31, 2009 11:55 am
Hi Everybody!First, thank you for all the wonderful suggestions and blessings on my family of eight (I added four foster children to my clan nearly five months ago.) We are moving to a bigger home, (yes, as a family of eight, we have out grown out place), and my new home has a gas stove…
I am a middle school math teacher, so I have little time to cook, but when I do have time, I cook up a storm!
My favorite things to cook
I love cooking Mexican food, especially green pork chile and enchiladas. I also love cooking desserts. I love venturing out and trying new things, especially when I can get my family to eat new foods.
My favorite family cooking traditions
It is a tradition to make candy trays for Christmas and for Valentines, which includes fudges, chocolate covered cherries, peanutbutter cups, and a variety of cookies, which include sugar cut outs decorated with buttercream frosting. I also have a traditional green chile recipe, chile caribe recipe, and salsa recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation, so the recipe is not written down.
My cooking triumphs
The day I perfected my family's recipe for green chile! This chile is such a family tradition that my goal was to perfect and preserve the recipe.
My cooking tragedies
Making toffee with a new recipe and wasting two pounds of butter. Trying to make a sugarfree chocolate cake with a sugarfree cake mix. When I mixed them together I realized it was a box of sugarfree frosting. First time I made green chile for over a 100 people. I was terrified and changed my recipe in the middle. It turned out good, but it was not my original recipe. I will never change recipes in the middle while cooking in such large quantities.