Hello to all the cooking and baking world. My name is Connie Mendoza and i'm 29 years old. I love to cook and bake for my husband and 4 little boys (ages 7, 4, 3, and 9 months). I'm very crafty and love a budget challenge. It seems that i'm ALWAYS on a budget (I wonder why with 4 boys? DUH!) and i've found some amazing ways to cook some wonderful meals for a low price. I've been cooking and baking since i was 8. I remember the first thing i ever cooked was a scrambled egg. The next day i was taught how to make chorizo with eggs. I grew up in a strong Mexican heritage household but i don't speak Spanish! (GO FIGURE! Parents never wanted to teach us kids. They wanted to talk about us without us understanding so they kept that language from us! HAHA) I cook a lot of mexican food with all the spices and herbs that make it so yummy and was taught very early on that I HAD to know how to make homemade tortillas. My father would sit me in the kitchen during my high school years an
My favorite things to cook
Mexican food (all) I've been doing it for years and i know it best.
My favorite family cooking traditions
THANKSGIVING! I know i know. Not too original but hello!? What other day of the year do you ever make that much food? A few years back i got the word out to my entire family (extended included) that Thanksgiving would be at my house that year. Everyone seemed shocked because as the host that meant that i provided all the food. I was shocked that they didn't think i could pull it off. My mother and husband were the only one's that were confident in me that i was gonna rock the house. Not even my father thought i was gonna pull it off (than again he's a really big jerk so i have no idea why i was suprirsed). For some reason i always make the most moist and delicious turkeys that everyone talks about. Funny thing is i'm not sure how i do that. It just happens every year. hahaha I had to much food made and dishes that they didn't even know how to make themselves. There was so much food it coudln't even fit on my 12 seat extended dinning room table. I had to clear off the extr
My cooking triumphs
Thanksgiving dinner and wedding cakes.
My cooking tragedies
anything that burns in the oven is a tragedy. I hate it when that happens. It's rare but it still happens.