I'm a mother of four kids. They love my cooking and beg me to teach them how to cook. They help out with breakfast. I work fulltime and sometimes I cook in a hurry but on the weekends I go all out and make great dishes. My thrill is going out to eat with friends and trying new dishes. I try to copy the recipes. I love music and dancing. I live in the city and love it.
My favorite things to cook
I love to cook. I learned from my mom. She cooks everything and she is the queen of left-overs. I cook a lot of chicken dishes and I love to make spanish rice. I mainly cook spanish recipes but I give them an american spin. Quick and easy eats are the tacos, burritos and quesadillas.
My favorite family cooking traditions
When my family gets together we always cook tamales or pupusas. Tamales are corn flour masa stuffed with meat and veggies wraped in a green banana leaf. The kitchen would look like an assembly line, one person stirring the masa on the stove, another cutting up the veggies, another stuffing and wrapping. It's fun because we get to talk and catch up. The pupusas are corn flour tortillas stuffed with meat, chees or refried beans. I make them but not as good as the ones the women in my family make. Even if you have the ingredients, the trick is learning the technique. I still haven't perfected the pupusa, but I haven't given up.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I made tamales all by myself and they turned out great. They are not hard to make but it takes a long process and time.
My cooking tragedies
I can't bake even if my life depended on it. Once I made carrot cookies and added too much baking powder, they went to the trash. Another time I made brownies for work and they were hard as a rock. I guess I cooked them too long. To this day my co-workers still tease me about them. They called them killer brownies.