I am a stay-at-home mom who loves to expose my family to new tastes.
My favorite things to cook
I love to make anything Mexican, Italian or any sort of beef.
My favorite family cooking traditions
Once a week my kids have a designated day that they get to really cook in the kitchen. They dice, chop, mix, puree and display. Makes them proud and also shows them an understanding of the time that goes into cooking so they appreciate how lucky they are to have a dinner in front of them :: whether they like what's on their plate or not!
My cooking triumphs
I am amazed at how easy some pastries are to make. I called for pricing on elcaires and creme puffs and decided that I could save myself a bundle and made a beautiful 3-tier dessert display with amazing pastries. I had so many people ask for the vendors contact info and all I could do was smile!
My cooking tragedies
Everyone has flops :: it's how you learn in the kitchen. My worst was a flank steak that my kids affectionately called my FLAME steak because it was the smokiest mess in the house when dinner was done.