I have moved around quite a bit and spent some time in SoCal, where I fell totally in love with the simplicity of authentice Mexican dishes.
My favorite things to cook
Carnitas, Carne Asada, Fish tacos, steak, bacon wrapped shrimp and any other flesh that can be cooked over charcoal.
My cooking triumphs
The first time I cooked carnitas for my fiance. The only Mexican food she had before that was the Ortega Taco Mix in ground beef. Fish tacos took a bit more for her to try. Nothing better than fresh grilled fish on a bed of fresh cabbage and lime. Okay, mabe a bit of creme, lol.
My cooking tragedies
Rice. I cannot cook "sticky rice" for the life of me. Cooking at sea level is so much easier than here in the middle of the country.