My name is Tracy and I am a California girl. I engaged to an amazing man and I am 7 weeks pregnant with my second precious baby. Cooking is one of my passions in life and I am so thankful to be able to express myself through the art of cooking and baking.
My favorite things to cook
My specialties are baking cakes and yeast breads. I also enjoy cooking traditional american fare but my real passion lies in ethnic cooking. I love Indian and Thai cuisine and food infused with many spices of the world. Mexican food also wins praise in my kitchen.
My favorite family cooking traditions
As a child my mother cooked a lot of casseroles and one dish meals which I have taken a liking to. My father has always been an excellent breakfast cook and can cook a chili like no other which I plan to share with allrecipes. I have a Mexican chef in the family so naturally I love Mexican food (authentic only please!)! My cooking has taken a different twist than our traditional family menus!
My cooking triumphs
My cakes, desserts and breads are by far my most requested. In my mind these are a whole different art than those of our traditional 3 meals. Mexican, Greek, traditional american, salads, appetizers... I've been pretty successful at a wide range of ethnic foods in different categories. I'm very meticulous and I aim to please my audience visually, with textures, as well as pleasing their different tastes.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I tried to make bread! I tried to use a bread machine to mix my ingredients and the bread machine was missing one of the mixing pieces so my bread did not mix! I was so upset to not succeed at my Greek Cheese and Olive bread. Needless to say, I did not let it stop me. My quest to MASTER the art of yeast breads lives on! =)