I'm a mother of two beautiful girls; Brianna who is 10, and Arelis who is 16 months; they're the biggest blessing in my life. I'm a child of God, and try to honor him in all that I do. After a turbulent 2008 year with my baby's health, I'm now very involved with different non-profit organizations, such as the bone marrow foundation, the NMDP, the Ronald McDonald House, The Histiocytosis Association of America and others to help promote awareness and/or do anything I can to help, whether it is a fundraiser, or cooking for a group of parents staying at their children's bed side in a hospital room, I've found deep satisfaction in working with these great organizations. I looove music, love singing, love to dance, love going out with my girls getting down to their level and just having fun period.... Love theme parks and video games, I'm just now at 32 getting into fitness and exercise, I never liked it before, lol - I guess some things in life do change. =)
My favorite things to cook
Puerto Rican food, desserts, cakes, cookies.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Always use "sofrito" - "Sofrito" is a blend of pureed red/green peppers, onions, garlic, cilantro, "ajies" (which are very small sweet peppers sort of) "recao" (long green leaves not sure what they're called in english) salt, pepper, - This blend is the base of pretty much all Puerto Rican dishes.... Your food will never taste the same, It's amazing!
My cooking triumphs
Nothing out of the ordinary, I cook the regular every day foods we eat at home, no Gourmet stuff, but everyone seems to like it, or maybe they're just very hungry.... hahahaha
My cooking tragedies
My first cake from scratch was an upside down pineapple cake which I made for a family dinner to celebrate the birth of my youngest daughter, this was in November 2007, I put about 1 1/4 cups of baking powder instead of 1 1/4 teaspoon (because the previous ingredient had the word "cup" in it I read half of the top sentence which said "cup" and half of the bottom sentence which was talking about 1 1/4 of baking powder.... My Lord, that batter was really nasty, thank God I tasted it before putting it in the oven, I don't want to know what would have happened if I had actually baked that cake.... YUKKKKK! LOL