I'm 26 and living in Hawaii. I'm in the process of planning a move to Texas (boyfriend is in the Army) and am trying different Tex-Mex recipes to prepare myself for the change ;-) Once I get there I hope to begin grilling and planting my own herbs and tomatoes.
My favorite things to cook
Desserts! Cheesecakes and cookies are my favorite. I also enjoy cooking healthy, Italian, Mexican, vegetarian...and trying new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I grew up eating A LOT of mac & cheese. I'm talkin about the best kind...the one out of the box! It's now transitioned into my own tradition of adding broccoli to Kraft Deluxe mac & cheese. Next to cheesecake, this has become the number one requested food by my boyfriend.
My cooking triumphs
Triple Layer Chocolate Cheesecake. To die for and it was my first time using a springform pan so many years ago! After making it for my boyfriend's birthday last year one of his coworkers paid me to make one for him and his wife!
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make Cuban black beans and rice the way my bf's mom makes them they turned out so bad I cried! There was also the time I made an Irish cream cheesecake for my work's Thanksgiving pot luck and added extra Irish cream for more flavor...people teased me that they were getting drunk off of it!