I'm currently a Domestic Engineer with previous experience as an Administrative Professional. I'm married, and I have two cats that keep me company while I cook: Saki and Fiz (Fiz is in my profile photo).
My favorite things to cook
I love baking cookies. I love making up crudites trays (a little weird, I know). And I love trying out new recipes.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I have veered off quite a bit from my mother's cooking, but I have kept up and expanded cooking the Mexican food my mother prepared. I am not Hispanic, but being born and raised in southern Arizona will also have its effect on a person.
My cooking triumphs
I'm really proud of the cheesecakes I've made from recipes on this site. And I bake awesome cookies.
My cooking tragedies
Both of my tragedies involve a food processor (FP). 1) Chicken Salad became Chicken Mousse. Lesson learned was that while you can use the FP to shred the chicken, you shouldn't use it to mix in the condiments. Do that by hand mixing. 2) Gnocchi - used the FP to "mash/rice" the potatoes. Ended up with potato glue.