I am a 55 year old mom and grandmom. I've been married since 1977 and I love my husband like I just met him yesterday. I love to write and cook or bake new recipes as much as I can. I also love to read and watch romantic comedies. I love jazz and old RB as well as funky disco music. I am from an all girl family and grew up happy and very sheltered by two very wonderful parents who are still living. I have studied many things ,including home economics,modeling,dental assisting,sewing,electronics and electricity,algebra, English,speech,political science and have won recipe contests but I have not studied cooking. I learned to cook from my mother and from listening to all the women I know who love to cook too, including my late mother in law. I think my next venture in life will be to take a culinary course before I get too old...
The year is now 2013 and I applied to take online courses at my local Jr College. I will major in English this year and hopefully get a degree b4 my 3grandkids
My favorite things to cook
goodies in all forms...breads,cakes,cookies,pies, crisps,candy, ice cream , sherberts and sorbets. I am about to start making Pan Dulce (Mexican sweetbread) since there are no Panaderias (bakeries) where I can find my old favorites.
I also love Island foods and tropical fruit so I am collecting recipes from Hawaii.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Chicken enchiladas, chile rellenos, Spanish rice, lobster ceviche, tri tip tacos with bbq cactus, anything with a Mexican flavor or flare..especially homemade salsa and tortillas
My cooking triumphs
I created an award winning (1st place amateur division)recipe in 2003 at the Maui Onion festival in Lahaina ,Hawaii. It was called a "Stuffed Maui Onion" and it was judged not only on presentation but also on taste. I was flown to Honolulu Hawaii to be taped for the Electric Kitchen show to demonstrate my recipe and method in September 2003.
My cooking tragedies
I made Portuguese sweet bread one year for Thanksgiving and the yeast would not rise so my bread loaves were like bricks!