I like to cook with lots of seasoning, I enjoy spicy food, and I don't make a lot of sweets. I'm currently into having a plant-strong diet and using organic, GMO-free, hormone-free, pesticide free foods as much as possible. I'm using animal products more sparingly than I used to for better health and because it's easier on the wallet! ;) Nutrient rich well cultivated food costs more in the short term and less in the long term.
My favorite things to cook
Chicken tortilla soup is simple and everyone loves it, so we make it a lot of the time when we have people over. Grilled chipotle-lime fish tacos are AMAZING, Cajun-chicken pasta is delightful, and my mom's sweet & sour meatballs on rice is probably right there with it. I like cooking things in my crock pot, but the lid broke recently so I've been using the 'ol pot on the stove top more and have been getting along fine that way.
My favorite family cooking traditions
My hispanic side of the family usually has tamales on Christmas day, and someday I hope to do the same! I'm working on coming up with my own cooking traditions, and it's a lot of fun.
My cooking triumphs
With All Recipes rated recipes and helpful reviews from other users, almost everything I cook is a cooking triumph. Seriously, if a thousand plus people 5-star something, it's bound to be good!
My cooking tragedies
Never travel in a car with a crockpot full of Chicken Tortilla Soup on your lap... unless you have a cool snap-shut lid.
When making blueberry syrup don't grab the baking soda instead of the cornstarch... it turns bubbly, very blue, and nothing like the delicious purpley goodness it would have been.